Primary Teacher - Social Emotional Mental Health (SEMH)
- KS2 Teacher
- Mixed Y3/4 Class
- Full Time Job
- Permanent Post
- Immediate Start
- Small Classes (4-6)
- Excellent SLT
- Outstanding Training
- Great Salary (Above National Pay Scales)
Due to an unanticipated growth in numbers in their KS2 intake my client is seeking an additional primary teacher to take a mixed Year 3/4 class of 5 pupils for the remainder of the academic year. The school have also indicated that a permanent contract would be on offer before the summer holidays for the right candidate.
The school is a special school for boys with a Statement of SEN or Education for Social, Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties, or an Education, Health and Care Plan for Social, Emotional and Mental Health Difficulties. The school aims for its students to leave school as confident learners and participating citizens, having gained the skills, qualifications and attributes that will enable them to take their place in wider society.
The school is well served by public transport with rail line stations nearby and bus routes into central London and there is sufficient parking on site for those who drive. The school offers all of its pupils a broad and balanced curriculum including full entitlement to the national curriculum.
Classes are no larger than 6 pupils and there is a deployment of two teaching assistants in every class to ensure that pupils get to access the support and teaching that they need. As a result children are offered more individual attention than could be afforded in a mainstream school.
The school has been brought under new management since September after receiving an unfavourable ofsted report in January 2016. As part of a high flying SEN academy trust the school has been given the resources to turn things around. A new "Super Head" has been appointed and the emphasis has been moved from containing behaviour to a focus on academic achievement and creating a sense of pride, ambition and self belief in students to inspire true academic attainment. Whilst some staff have been moved on, a new dynamic team have been in situ for some time and the changes are remarkable. Having visited and worked with the school under both the new regime and briefly in its previous guise it is hard to reconcile the two very different schools I visited.
The Headteacher is looking for a primary trained teacher with a proven track record of good teaching, a good sense of humour, great communication skills, empathy and great classroom and behaviour management techniques.
If you are a passionate teacher who loves a challenge, enjoys working with students who need that extra care, attention and support and has the belief that every student can meet their potential then this could be the job for you!
Apply today for immediate interviews subject to DBS clearance and sufficient referencing.