• Alisdair Low

SEN Teacher - Westbury Shropshire - Pay To Teacher Payscale

N Teacher for new SEND Base

We are looking for an inspirational SEN teacher with proven track records in achieving high standards of quality to join our new school.

We require a teacher who has in depth and working knowledge of learning difficulties and Special Educational Needs who will create outstanding lessons for individuals and small groups of children, ensuring a person centred approach that is functional and relevant to the curriculum.

Are you:

  • Primary trained with SEN experience?

  • An imaginative, adaptable teacher and outstanding communicator?

  • Suited to take on a role that requires you to be resilient, calm and unflappable?

  • Reliable and trustworthy as a colleague who also enjoys close team working?

  • Passionate in using your knowledge of current theory and practice in teaching and learning, and SEND, to provide a highly effective curriculum delivery, in a stimulating and enjoyable way.

We can offer you:

· A chance to make a difference to the lives of children with SEND

· A compassionate and welcoming staff team, who are driven to achieve the best for our children

· A supportive leadership team, who want to bring out the best in their staff

· High quality CPD

· Excellent career progression opportunities

· A stunning location set in rural Shropshire

About This School:

This School is a new independent school for pupils from eleven to eighteen with learning difficulties in Westbury, Shropshire. We offer exceptional and diverse teaching to support learners and make their time at school happy and productive. We aim to create an inclusive learning environment where everyone feels valued and respects each other. Our learners are nurtured to achieve their full personal, social, academic and vocational potential though a strong pupil voice, high expectations and aspirations with quality learning opportunities which meet individual need.

Closing date: 12th Feb 2021

Job Description: Teacher, full-time, required Summer term 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter

Key Relationships: Students, colleagues, parents and the school Principal

Positioning of Role: This role reports to the Principal

Key Responsibilities: To be successful in this role, you must:

· Hold QTS

· To carry out the professional duties of a SEND Teacher in accordance with the school’s policies and under the direction of the Head

· Be experienced and passionate in using your knowledge of current theory and practice in teaching and learning, and SEND, to provide a highly effective curriculum delivery, in a stimulating and enjoyable way.

· Be ready to utilise the benefits of an independent curriculum that is innovative and flexible in terms of delivery and content to include designing a bespoke curriculum that meets the needs of a variety of learners.

· Be an enthusiastic team player, willing to go above and beyond to facilitate the learning and experience of the young people

· Be engaged with both the school ethos, thinking creatively and reflectively within an open, honest and hardworking team, while keeping the needs of the young person firmly at the centre.

Teaching, learning and assessment

· Have a clear understanding of the needs of all pupils, including those with special educational needs; those of high ability; those with English as an additional language; those with disabilities; and assessment requirements

· Have a secure understanding of how a range of factors can be barriers to pupils’ ability to learn, and how best to overcome these

· Be aware of pupils’ capabilities and their prior knowledge, and plan teaching to build on these

· Set high expectations which inspire, motivate and challenge pupils

· To be an effective professional who demonstrates thorough curriculum knowledge and can plan and deliver well-structured, multi-sensory lessons meeting the needs of all pupils.

· Guide pupils to reflect on the progress they have made and their emerging needs

· Adapt teaching to respond to the strengths and needs of all pupils:

· Know when and how to differentiate appropriately, using approaches which enable pupils to be taught effectively

· Using excellent subject knowledge, pedagogic and interpersonal skills to enthuse students and enable students to enjoy learning

· Make full use of ICT and the new technologies to enhance the quality of teaching and learning for students of all ages and attainment levels

· Encouraging and enabling all students to become effective, confident and independent life-long learner

· Promote the intellectual, moral, spiritual, cultural, social and personal abilities and aptitudes of the students

· Make use of formative and summative assessment to secure pupils’ progress

· Use relevant data to monitor progress, set targets, and plan subsequent lessons

· Provide or contribute to oral and written assessments, reports and references relating to individual students or groups of students

· Give pupils regular feedback, both orally and through accurate marking, and encourage pupils to respond positively to the feedback

Behaviour and pastoral support

· Establish a safe and stimulating environment for pupils, rooted in mutual respect

· Demonstrate consistently the positive attitudes, values and behaviour which are expected of pupils

· Ensure a positive and safe learning environment to support behaviour effectively

· Have clear values and routines for behaviour, and take responsibility for promoting good and courteous behaviour both in classrooms and around the school, in accordance with the school’s behaviour policy

· Having regard for the need to safeguard pupils’ well-being, in accordance with statutory/regulatory provisions

School partnerships

· Communicate openly and professionally with parents and carers on a regular basis about the attainment and progress of their child

· Maintaining excellent professional relationships with stakeholders by making a wider professional contribution to the continuing development of the school

· Maintain high levels of confidentiality when speaking to parents, carers and external parties.

· Actively support the school partnerships with the community e.g. attending school / community events which may occasionally occur at weekends or in the evening i.e. school productions.


· Planning and delivery of a programme of learning opportunities and activities to enrich and enhance the taught curriculum

· Participate in curriculum development for the preparation and development of courses of study, teaching materials, teaching schemes, methods of teaching and assessment and pastoral arrangements

Professional Development

· Take part as appropriate in whole school development and share and promote best practice

· Keep under review methods of teaching and programmes of work and be pro-active and take accountability for own development


· Fulfil wider professional responsibilities.

· Participate in duty rosters, including taking assemblies.

· Participate in the school’s arrangements for performance management

· Safeguard the health and safety of all children.

You will need an enhanced DBS for this position.

Due to the large volume of response we receive you will only be contacted if your skills and experience match what our client is looking for.

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