SEMH Secondary Teaching Job

£24,000 - £29,000
Small co-ed secondary
Arundel, West Sussex

Sussex Teachers are working with a small independent day school in Arundel, West Sussex to find an experienced SEN specialist to join their team from September 2019. In this full-time teaching role, you will be working with pupils aged 11 – 16 with social, emotional and mental health needs.

You will be working in a very small independent setting teaching pupils who have had a disrupted education prior to joining the school. With a fluctuating roll, the school caters to less than 10 students at any time with a purposeful but relaxed and supportive atmosphere. Most of their pupils are in the care of the local authority and are current residents in the school’s affiliated home, with strong links between academic and welfare staff. The school caters to young people that have been unable to access mainstream provisions, whether this was due to the complexity of needs, their level of risk in larger settings or their difficulties engaging in a larger school environment. Many learners display challenging behaviour and have complex learning needs.

Working in a small team, you will teach an average of three students, with support by the Residential Support Workers/Teaching Assistants and Headteacher. Wherever possible you will teach within a single year group or key stage however depending on student numbers you may sometimes be expected to teach students across KS 3 and 4. According to each student’s unique education plan you will deliver a Key Stage 3 and 4 curriculums based on, ASDAN short courses and awards and English and maths at Functional Skills and GCSE's. It is important that you recognise students emotional and behavioural needs whilst supporting each student’s individual education plan.

We are looking for someone who is dedicated to improving pupil’s outcomes and who views every student as an individual with the potential to succeed. To be eligible for this position it is essential that you have Qualified Teacher Status and hold experience working with young people with social, emotional and behavioural difficulties. You should hold high expectations for your pupils and be able to confidently assess their progress using the schools inhouse framework. You should then use this to inform your own planning and target setting to provide precisely the right level of challenge, including for the most able pupils. It is important that you have excellent communication and relationship skills and are able to maintain good working relationships with colleagues, young people (and their families) as well as other professional organisations. You must be available full time (within term times), Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm. Applications are particularly welcome from teachers who can offer science or vocational subjects.

This is a permanent position to begin in September 2019, with the school offering a competitive salary of £24,000 rising to £29,000pa with a benefits scheme and company pension. With only three pupils to teach you have the opportunity to make a significant and positive change to a young person’s life and attitudes towards education. This is an excellent opportunity to work in a specialist school with an innovative approach to education.

If you would like to hear more information about this SEN Teaching position, please call us on 01273 626800. If this position isn’t quite right for you, but you would like to register your interest in long-term supply or permanent roles get in touch now to receive updates about our current roles.


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