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Date Added: Tue 18/06/2024


Pontefract, WF8, UK
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Job Type: Permanent, Full Time

Salary: £140 - £210/day

SEMH Teacher - Pontefract

Prospero Teaching is currently working with a SEMH School in Pontefract that is looking for an experienced SEMH Teacher / Tutor / Instructor

This school caters for secondary aged pupils who have Social, Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH) needs. The school offers a variety of enriching educational opportunities for pupils including academic, functional and vocational skills.

As an SEMH teacher you will connect directly with young people, guiding them to get the very best from their education. The role requires a holistic and nurturing approach from someone who is empathetic and understanding of the needs of the students.

This opportunity will suit teachers who have a passion and natural ability to engage hard to reach pupils and those with strong classroom presence. You will engage the children and young people within the school in innovative, therapeutic, and meaningful activities, supporting them in learning to help them reach their full potential.

This role is a full-time position (Monday to Friday) to start w/c 9th September 2024.

Roles and responsibilities:

Manage challenging behaviour positively and in line with the schools' ethos and procedures.
Ensure lessons are planned to meet the needs of children.
Ability to tailor your lessons to the needs of each student
Provide a positive and nurturing environment for children with a range of needs.
Motivate, engage and inspire children
A dedication to the safeguarding of young people.
Follow the schools policies and procedures


Qualified teacher status (QTS) or other teaching qualification
Specific experience working with children with SEMH needs desirable.
A resilient attitude and range of behaviour management techniques.


Hold Right to Work in the UK
Hold an enhanced DBS certificate registered with the online update service or be willing to process a new application
Provide two professional child related references that cover the last two years


If you would like to be considered for this role, please apply with a copy of your up to date CV. Unfortunately, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Prospero Teaching is acting as an employment business/education recruitment agency in relation to this vacancy. The successful candidate will be required to register and have passed all safeguarding/vetting checks with Prospero Teaching in order to fill this vacancy. Any adult working with children and vulnerable young people are responsible for safeguarding and protecting the welfare of the children and young people.

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