SEMH Primary Teacher

Qualified Teacher - Greenwich, South East London

Ref: 5345Friday 17 May 2024

SEMH Primary Teacher 

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Are you passionate about teaching students with social, emotional and mental health difficulties?

Do you have experience teaching the primary curriculum?

Parker Smith seeks a Primary Year 3 and Year 4 Teacher for an SEMH school in South East London. The school caters for students who are unable to access mainstream education. The school caters for students with SEMH needs and sometimes a dual diagnosis of autism. This specialist teaching role is to start in May 2024 for a year. 

What we are looking for -

  • Deliver high-quality teaching to year 3 and year 4 students with SEMH needs, following the National Curriculum and SEMH guidelines.
  • Create and implement engaging lesson plans that cater to the diverse needs and abilities of each student.
  • Provide differentiated instruction to students who may require additional support in their learning.
  • Foster positive relationships with students, parents/carers, and other staff members to ensure the best outcomes for each child.
  • Assess and monitor student progress regularly, using a range of assessment methods and tools.
  • Collaborate with other staff members to create a positive and inclusive school culture that supports student well-being and success.

What We Are Looking for - SEMH Primary Teacher

  • Therapeutic teaching approach
  • Able to deliver primary curriculum
  • Experience of teaching with emotional regulation and with positive behaviour/de-escalation strategies
  • Positive role model to support communication with a sensitive, nurturing, and consistent approach
  • Experience with SEMH, Trauma, Sensory processing, social communication teaching background
  • Ability to build strong and meaningful relationships with vulnerable students
  • Experience of working with disengaged teenagers is essential.

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check will be required for the successful applicant.

Interested in hearing more about SEMH Primary Teacher roles?

If you want to hear more about our SEND opportunities, please get in touch! You can apply by the response to this advert or by emailing your CV to 

If you are not contacted within 5 working days, unfortunately, you have been unsuccessful in this role. However, we will keep your CV, and you are welcome to contact us to discuss your SEND career development.

Parker Smith Inclusion is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All candidates must undertake or have undertaken a valid enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. We will help you with this.

By applying for this role, you are consenting to Parker Smith Inclusion Ltd storing your personal details in our fully encrypted database, in line with the new GDPR requirements.

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