Teacher of English - SEN

Teacher or Senior Leader - South East London

Ref: 704Tuesday 19 April 2022

Teacher of English– permanent role September or sooner! - SEMH School - South East London

Are you an experienced and qualified teacher looking for a new challenge or career progression?

Are you able to teach English to GCSE?

Is the opportunity to make a genuine social impact what you have been waiting for?

Are you a mainstream Teacher of English looking for an opportunity to transition into an SEN school?

I am interested in speaking to a qualified Teacher of English in SE London who is passionate about working with vulnerable children with highly complex SEMH needs/disorders and ASD. This is a permanent position to start September 2022 or sooner, the school is in brand new premises, and you will be joining a vibrant and welcoming staff team. Teachers from mainstream backgrounds looking to transition to SEND settings, specifically SEMH, are encouraged to apply! The school have a large therapy team, including Play/Art/Drama/OT/SaLT and the staff and therapist work collaboratively as part of the wider staff team.

Brief overview:

  • Teacher of English
  • £30000-£40,000 (depending on experience)
  • Location: South East London
  • SEMH therapeutic school for children with a diagnosis of SEMH 
  • Role to start  ASAP or September 2022
  • Ability to engage children with SEND is essential
  • Continued Professional Development - paid for (up to 100%) by the school


About the role of Teacher of English

As a Teacher of English based in this highly complex setting, you will be responsible for delivering creative and engaging lessons for small groups of 4 to 6 children. Working as a Teacher of English requires a holistic approach, focusing on the whole child; academic development is only possible when you address the primary need first. You will work with the school's multidisciplinary therapy team, helping students find ways to do what they need and want to do. This opportunity will suit a teacher with a passion and natural ability to engage hard to reach pupils and those with a strong classroom presence. You will engage the children and young people within the school in innovative, therapeutic, and meaningful activities, supporting them in learning to help them reach their full potential. The school values pupil progress, and it is a positive and safe learning environment where staff morale is high.


Requirements for Teacher of English

To work as a Teacher of English, you will require QTS or QTLS and have relevant experience as a Teacher in the UK. Solid experience working with highly vulnerable children, pupils at risk of exploitation, gang-related issues, violent and aggressive behaviour, substance misuse, school phobic, highly disengaged pupils, attachment and anxiety disorders is beneficial, but we want to hear from ALL teachers. If you are interested in a teaching approach that is holistic and therapeutic but do not necessarily have this experience yet, please still enquire.


Are you interested in hearing more?


If you want to hear more about our Teacher of English opportunities, please get in touch! You can apply by the response to this advert! or by emailing darragh@psinclusion.co.uk.

Unfortunately, if you are not contacted within 5 working days, 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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