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Have you got experience working in a SEN teaching role or are looking for a rewarding job within a local School?

Are you available to work full-time in Merton? If yes, Teaching Personnel could have the perfect job role for you!

Special education teachers work with students who have a wide range of learning, mental, emotional, and physical disabilities. They adapt general education lessons and teach various subjects, such as reading, writing, and math, to students with mild and moderate disabilities. They also teach basic skills, such as literacy and communication techniques, to students with severe disabilities.


Special education teachers typically do the following:

  • Assess student's skills to determine their needs and to develop teaching plans
  • Adapt lessons to meet the needs of students
  • Develop Individualised Education Programs (IEPs) for each student
  • Plan, organise, and assign activities that are specific to each student's abilities
  • Teach and mentor students as a class, in small groups, and one-on-one
  • Implement IEPs, assess student's performance, and track their progress
  • Update IEPs throughout the school year to reflect student's progress and goals
  • Discuss student's progress with parents, teachers, counsellors, and administrators
  • Supervise and mentor teacher assistants who work with students with disabilities
  • Prepare and help students transition from grade to grade and after graduation

Special education teachers work as part of a team that typically includes general education teachers, counsellors, school superintendents, and parents. As a team, they develop individualised educational programs (IEPs) specific to each student's needs. IEPs outline goals and services for each student, such as sessions with the school psychologists, counsellors, and special education teachers. Teachers also meet with parents, school administrators, and counsellors to discuss updates and changes to the IEPs.

Minimum Requirements

- Previous experience working in a similar School setting, or evidence of strong Behaviour Management

- A passion and enthusiasm to see pupils achieve

- Dedication to the needs of all your pupils, working with other staff members to offer emotional and academic support

A Child Only DBS on the Update Service, or one done through Teaching Personnel

Benefits of working with Teaching Personnel

- You will be rewarded for your efforts with competitive and fair rates of pay, from £110 to £150 per day

- Online timesheet approval for Schools, meaning no paper timesheets!

- SMS and E-Mail booking confirmations

- Access to our exclusive CPD Academy, with courses such as Child Psychology and Autism Awareness available online

- Recommend a Friend bonus scheme with £50 for every successful application*

- A dedicated Consultant who will seek out your ideal job role

To apply for this job role, please contact Jordan Gonga on 0208 944 1088 or alternatively email your CV to Jordan.trimm-gonga@teachingpersonnel

All applicants will require the appropriate qualifications and training for this role. Please see for details.

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

Teaching Personnel 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. Full assistance provided.

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