Axcis

Axcis is the leading supplier of special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) staff in England and Wales.

We recruit special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) staff for mainstream schools and alternative provisions across England and Wales and offer recruitment solutions for short-term, long-term and permanent vacancies. Working with the broadest range of positions, our candidates include teachers, teaching assistants, therapists and school leaders.

Established in 2001, our head office is in London’s West End. We have since grown in-line with increasing demand from schools for the quality, specialist service we are able to provide. We have offices across the UK and continue to expand as more schools hear about us and express a desire to make use of our unique service. Many of our experienced team of consultants are ex-teachers or members of school support staff, so have on-the-ground knowledge of the sector. As a result, we are able to provide a recruitment package which reflects this in-depth understanding of what schools are looking for in the staff they recruit. 

We have always taken our responsibility to the sector seriously, and this is reflected in our professional partnerships with organisations such as NAS (National Autistic Society) and nasen (National Association of Special Educational Needs).

Axcis is not “just another agency” and we pride ourselves on offering a unique service which is backed up by a serious commitment to the SEND sector. During our time in partnership with these organisations, we have helped to fund numerous training and support initiatives which have helped to spread awareness and good practice. This goes a long way in demonstrating our commitment to the sector and our desire to give something back. 

Our client relationships are of paramount importance to us and we pride ourselves on working closely to build long-term partnerships. This is reflected in the positive feedback we receive from schools about our consultants and the service they provide, as well as feedback on the candidates we place. 

Our compliance process is extremely rigorous. Each applicant must undergo a full series of checks which conform to DfE requirements. Files are then re-checked as part of our quality assurance process before they are cleared to begin working in one of our client schools. We also offer an enviable professional development package, which is open to all Axcis candidates or client school staff. This includes a variety of courses over the academic year, including Team Teach, Non-Verbal Communication, Level 2 Safeguarding, Moving and Handling, Autism Awareness and Managing Challenging Behaviour.

 

Teaching Jobs

In order for us to be able to assist you in finding work as a teacher in the UK you will need to hold a UK recognised teaching qualification and the right to work here. You will also need to able to meet our stringent safeguarding requirements. 

A large proportion of our teaching jobs are in special schools, units and alternative provisions, but we also have teaching positions working with small groups of pupils with more moderate types of special needs in mainstream settings. Our clients provide an education  for young people with ever more complex needs, including PMLD, SLD, ASD, mental health and emotional issues (previously SEBD) and many others.

Most teachers are used to having statemented pupils in their inclusive classroom e.g.  young people  on the autistic spectrum. However, children unable to cope in the mainstream will attend a special school. (Note: existing statements will remain in place until they are all gradually transferred to the Education, Health and Care Plan with which they are being replaced over the next few years).

Although we are a dedicated special needs teaching agency and welcome candidates with previous special educational needs experience or qualifications, we also acknowledge that a huge part of working successfully within the special needs sector is related to the “right fit” personality wise.  If you are a qualified teacher with an interest in working with special needs but no formal experience or SEND qualification, please call the office and speak to a consultant who will be happy to offer you advice on this matter.

We offer training and support across wide-ranging specialist areas and would love to work with you in this most rewarding of careers.

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