SEMH Science Teacher

Qualified Teacher - Tower Hamlets, North East London

Ref: 5132Thursday 9 May 2024

£150 - £180 PAYE per day

SEMH Science Teacher - North East London - September Permanent

Are you passionate about teaching students with social emotional and mental health disorders and neurodiverse students?

Are you a Qualified SEMH Science Teacher with experience in SEMH/SEND settings?

Or are you currently teaching in mainstream and seeking a transition into an SEND setting?

We support education providers that educate children and young people who, for many reasons, cannot access any other formal educational settings – these are the most vulnerable, at risk and hard to reach in our community. Understanding their SEMH needs is essential in these roles and we are seeking individuals who can make a positive impact.


SEMH and SEND specialist school, Newham

We are looking for a SEMH Science Teacher for a specialist SEMH school based in East London, Tower Hamlets. The school caters for students who are unable to access mainstream education due to their complex SEMH and other comorbid needs. Understanding their SEMH needs must be met before any academic development can happen. The school is located in Newham and is easily accessible via tube, train, or bus links. They are currently seeking a SEMH Science Teacher who is passionate about inclusive education and excited about the opportunity to provide essential education to their students with significant barriers to learning.


What we are looking for 

  • Therapeutic teaching approach
  • Ability to teach KS2, 3 and 4 Science including GCSE Science
  • 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.


What you can expect from this SEMH Science Teacher role

  • To teach in a setting with a likeminded team who are equally as dedicated to the learning and personal development of young people
  • A supportive and inspirational headteacher and SLT
  • Specialised, CPD to support educators working with complex SEMH and trauma
  • Experience working in specialist therapeutic settings
  • Working with a multidisciplinary education team 
  • Support and coaching from SEMH specialists


SEMH Science Teacher requirements

  • Although this particular role requires QTS/QTLS we are happy to hear from all teachers no matter what your qualification is!
  • The passion to teach and inspire young people during a crucial stage of their personal and academic development.
  • A nurturing, patient, empathetic and holistic approach
  • Commutable distance from Newham

Although experience teaching in SEMH specialist settings is beneficial I would also love to hear from individuals who are interested in taking their first steps into SEND settings.


Interested in hearing more?

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

If you are not contacted within 5 working days, unfortunately, you have been unsuccessful for 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.

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