Senior SEMH Primary Teacher

Qualified Teacher - Barking and Dagenham, North East London

Ref: 1708Tuesday 23 January 2024

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Senior SEMH Primary Teacher - SEMH Teacher - Barking and Dagenham - £46000 - £50000

Are you passionate about teaching students with social emotional and mental health disorders? Do you want to teach in a therapeutic setting?

Are you a SEMH Primary Teacher with experience in SEMH settings? 

SEMH specialist school seeking Senior SEMH Primary Teacher to leads teachers and mentors to deliver the cluster model in the community (curriculum focussed on academic / vocational / enrichment)

We are looking for a Senior SEMH Primary Teacher for a specialist SEMH school based in Barking and Dagenham. The school caters for students who are unable to access mainstream education and has a therapeutic approach to teaching and learning with an onsite team of Therapy staff. The class sizes are very small and focus on the individual needs of students. This class is a mixture of year 3 and year 4 and has various levels and abilities. 

These are the most vulnerable, at risk and hard to reach pupils in our community. Understanding their SEMH needs must be met before any academic development can happen. Understanding their SEMH needs is essential in these roles and we are seeking individuals who can make a positive impact.

What We Are looking for - Senior SEMH Primary Teacher

  • Therapeutic teaching approach
  • 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

What you can expect from this Senior SEMH Primary 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
  • Excellent facilities in a brand new fit for purpose school building
  • Experience working in specialist therapeutic settings.
  • Working with Multidisciplinary therapy teams 
  • Extensive specialist training from SEMH Specialists

Senior SEMH Primary Teacher Requirements

  • Although this particular role requires QTS/QTLS we want 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

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 by 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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