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SEMH Teacher/Instructor

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A specialist Pupil Referral Unit (PRU) in Houghton Regis are currently seeking an SEMH Maths Teacher or instructor for an immediete start. The school caters for secondary aged students with social, emotional, and mental health difficulties and it is vital to the school that a positive learning environment is created, where both the students and the staff enjoy learning and where there are opportunities for pupils to progress into college or further work-related learning. They have a unique approach to managing behaviour and believe in nurturing and supporting student's individual needs. 

If you have a proven track record of delivering excellence and also have a history of dealing with complex needs and challenging behavior, then this position may be for you. We pride ourselves on an ethos of inclusivity, and our core values of Resilience, Innovation and Compassion are at the heart of all of our schools.

The position is:

  • Full time - working from 8.30am to 4pm
  • Long term - starting immediately and going permanent for the right candidate
  • To teach Maths to secondary aged students with SEMH and challenging behaviour

About you:

  • Have experience teaching students with SEMHas either a teacher or instructor
  • You will be confident, determined, resilient, approachable, positive and motivated.
  • You will be calm, caring and conscientious
  • Commitment, initiative and excellent interpersonal skills is essential

Key skills and experience needed:

  • Experience working in specialist schools such as SEN schools or Pupil Referral Units
  • Previous support work within a school or other child related experience
  • Strong behaviour management and confident with challenging behaviour
  • SEN experience is essential
  • One to one and small group work
  • Professional manner
  • Enthusiastic and friendly, yet firm approach

Applicants with a Team Teach qualification (or equivalent) will be preferred, however this is not essential. Pupils in the school have often experienced traumatic personal lives which has disrupted their education. It is therefore very important that applicants are patient, resilient and passionate about ensuring pupils receive an outstanding education.

Teaching Personnel are the UK’s leading Education Recruitment Agency and we are recruiting for similar vacancies across Bedfordshire.

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If you feel this is the right role for you then please contact Harry McCullagh at Teaching Personnel on 01604 521215.

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All pay rates quoted will be inclusive of 12.07% statutory holiday pay.

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