Therapeutic Primary Teacher - September 2024

Qualified Teacher - Croydon, South East London

Ref: 4677Tuesday 23 April 2024

£160 - £230 PAYE

Therapeutic Primary Teacher -  Croydon 

SEMH specialist school

We are currently searching for a Primary Teacher to work at a specialised SEMH therapeutic school located in South East London. The school offers education to students who are not able to attend mainstream schools and adopts a therapeutic approach to teaching and learning by having a team of therapy staff available onsite. The class sizes are very small, and the focus is on the individual needs of students who may have experienced trauma or adverse childhood experiences. Our aim is to support education providers that cater to children and young people who, for various reasons, cannot access formal educational settings. These students are often the most vulnerable, at risk, and hard to reach in our community. Therefore, it is essential for the individuals in these roles to understand their SEMH needs, which must be met before any academic development can take place. We are looking for someone who can make a positive impact by understanding their SEMH needs.

What We Are Looking for - Therapeutic Primary Teacher

  • Therapeutic teaching approach
  • Primary specialist with phonics experience
  • Experience in 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 working with disengaged teenagers is essential.

What you can expect from this Therapeutic 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

Therapeutic 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

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.

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