Teacher of SEND

Posted 21 July 2022
Salary £110 - 170 per day
Job type Permanent
DisciplineEducation & SEND
Contact NameJamie Heath

Job description

Teacher of SEND

Contract Type: Permanent

Hours: Full Time

Salary: Main and upper pay range (DOE)

Reports To: Headteacher

Role Purpose:

The School will require the post holder to demonstrate the ability and commitment of working with pupils with special educational needs. Planning and delivering outstanding and effective teaching to enable a high-quality learning experience for all pupils. Teachers will need to demonstrate compassion, understanding and flexibility in their approach ensuring progression is central to all lessons whilst giving our pupils the confidence to grow as they progress through our school.

Key Responsibilities:

  • To work with identified pupils individually or in small groups tosupport learning and maximise potential
  • To work across a variety of subjects and year groups
  • To have high expectations of pupils to ensure they achieve their full educational potential whilst demonstrating the ability and commitment of working with pupils with special educational needs by:

- Establishing a supportive relationship

- Implementing individual support strategies

- Building resilience and self confidence

- To have an observant and responsive approach

- Showing compassion and understanding

  • Apply a range of teaching strategies to deliver learning objectives and incorporate inclusive strategies that meet the needs of all learners
  • Create an inviting and stimulating environment both within the classroom and outdoors, including the celebration of pupils’ achievements.
  • To have excellent behaviour management skills, with the ability to manage confrontation and challenging behaviour in line with schools’ ethos and vision
  • To have good teamworking skills to liaise with other teachers and other professionals such as educational psychologists, speech and language therapists and social workers
  • Flexibility - it's important to be able to respond to the needs of the children and adapt or change plans accordingly

This job description is current at the date of publication but will be reviewed on an annual basis and, following consultation with you, may be changed to reflect or anticipate changes in the job requirements which are commensurate with the job title and grade.


The School would expect all its teachers to be working in line and demonstrating best practice as outlined below:


A teacher must:

1. Set high expectations which inspire, motivate and challenge students

• establish a safe and stimulating environment for students, rooted in mutual respect

• set goals that stretch and challenge students of all backgrounds, abilities and dispositions

• demonstrate consistently the positive attitudes, values and behaviour which are expected of students.

2. Promote good progress and outcomes by students

• be accountable for students’ attainment, progress and outcomes

• analyse students’ data and exam performance to inform planning and intervention.

• plan teaching to build on students' capabilities and prior knowledge

• guide students to reflect on the progress they have made and their emerging needs

• demonstrate knowledge and understanding of how students learn and how this impacts on teaching

• encourage students to take a responsible and conscientious attitude to their own work and


3. Demonstrate good subject and curriculum knowledge

• have a secure knowledge of the relevant subject(s) and curriculum areas, foster and maintain students’ interest in the subject, and address misunderstandings

• demonstrate a critical understanding of developments in the subject and curriculum areas, and promote the value of scholarship

•To promote a positive, energetic, and enthusiastic outlook whilst demonstrating patience, understanding and empathy with pupils and families.

•Take responsibility for your own professional development by reviewing your own performance, acting upon advice/feedback, and keeping up to date with current developments in good practice

• To undertake any other duties appropriate to the grade of the post as requested by management

• demonstrate an understanding of and take responsibility for promoting high standards of literacy, articulacy and the correct use of standard English, whatever the teacher’s specialist subject

• if teaching early reading, demonstrate a clear understanding of systematic synthetic phonics

• if teaching early mathematics, demonstrate a clear understanding of appropriate teaching strategies.

4. Plan and teach well-structured lessons

• impart knowledge and develop understanding through effective use of lesson time

• promote a love of learning and children’s intellectual curiosity

• set homework according to the School timetable and plan other out-of-class activities to consolidate and extend the knowledge and understanding students have acquired

• reflect systematically on the effectiveness of lessons and approaches to teaching

• contribute to the design and provision of an engaging curriculum within the relevant subject


5. Adapt teaching to respond to the strengths and needs of all students

• know when and how to differentiate appropriately, using approaches which enable students to be taught effectively

• have a secure understanding of how a range of factors can inhibit students’ ability to learn, and how best to overcome these

• demonstrate an awareness of the physical, social and intellectual development of children, and know how to adapt teaching to support students’ education at different stages of development

• have a clear understanding of the needs of all students, including those with special educational needs; those of high ability; those with English as an additional language; those with disabilities; and be able to use and evaluate distinctive teaching approaches to engage and support them.

6. Make accurate and productive use of assessment

• know and understand how to assess the relevant subject and curriculum areas, including statutory assessment requirements

• make use of formative and summative assessment to secure students’ progress

• use relevant data to monitor progress, set targets, and plan subsequent lessons

• give students regular feedback, both orally and through accurate marking within the agreed time and encourage students to respond to the feedback.

• follow the School’s assessments reporting policies.

7. Manage behaviour effectively to ensure a good and safe learning environment

• have clear rules and routines for behaviour in classrooms, and take responsibility for promoting good and courteous behaviour both in classrooms and around the School, in accordance with the School’s behaviour for learning policy

• have high expectations of behaviour, and establish a framework for discipline with a range of strategies, using praise, sanctions and rewards consistently and fairly

• manage classes effectively, using approaches which are appropriate to students’ needs in order to involve and motivate them

• maintain good relationships with students, exercise appropriate authority, and act decisively when necessary.



A teacher is expected to demonstrate consistently high standards of personal and professional conduct. The following statements define the behaviour and attitudes which set the required standard for conduct throughout a teacher’s career.

Teachers uphold public trust in the profession and maintain high standards of ethics and behaviour, within and outside School, by:

• treating students with dignity, building relationships rooted in mutual respect, and at all times observing proper boundaries appropriate to a teacher’s professional position

• having regard for the need to safeguard students’ well-being, in accordance with statutory provisions

• showing tolerance of and respect for the rights of others

• not undermining fundamental British values, including democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect, and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs

• ensuring that personal beliefs are not expressed in ways which exploit students’ vulnerability or might lead them to break the law. Teachers must have proper and professional regard for the ethos, policies and practices of the School in which they teach and maintain high standards in their own attendance and punctuality. Teachers must have an understanding of, and always act within, the statutory frameworks which set out their professional duties and responsibilities.