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Art Teacher (SEN -covering other creative lessons aswell)

Job Description

Dunbar Education is seeking a dedicated and passionate Art Teacher to join our team, teaching KS4 students. This is an exciting opportunity for a qualified teacher who is eager to make a significant impact on the lives of young people with special educational needs.

Must Have:

  • Experience with SEN, particularly hard-to-reach and challenging young people who have barriers to learning
  • DBS on the update service or willing to acquire one
  • Experience teaching in a school


  • Flexibility to offer any of the following subject areas: Art, Design, Technology, Health & Social Care, ICT, Media

Job Description:

  • Planning and Delivering Lessons: Develop and implement engaging and differentiated lesson plans in Art, catering to the diverse needs of SEN students.
  • Individualised Support: Provide one-to-one and small group support to students, ensuring each child has the opportunity to thrive and succeed in their artistic endeavours.
  • Assessment and Monitoring: Regularly assess students' progress, maintain detailed records, and use this information to inform future planning and interventions.
  • Classroom Management: Create a safe, supportive, and stimulating learning environment that encourages student participation and engagement.
  • Collaboration: Work closely with other teachers, teaching assistants, and SEN specialists to develop and implement effective strategies that support student learning and wellbeing.
  • Parental Engagement: Communicate effectively with parents and carers, providing regular updates on student progress and involving them in the learning process where appropriate.
  • Professional Development: Stay informed about the latest developments in SEN education and art teaching, and participate in ongoing professional development opportunities.

Personal Attributes:

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Patience, resilience, and a positive attitude
  • Ability to adapt and be flexible in a dynamic learning environment
  • Passion for helping young people with SEN achieve their potential

Dunbar Education is committed to the highest standards of safeguarding to ensure the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff, to share this commitment. To adhere with safer recruitment procedures and guidelines, all registrations will be required to fill out our application form in, to receive work. This will be subject to pre-employment checks including an enhanced DBS disclosure and satisfactory references. Dunbar Education is an equal opportunities employer and recognises the value of and seeks to achieve a diverse workforce in schools. We welcome applications from all backgrounds. Dunbar Education is a member of ASPCo compliance plus, for more information please refer to our recruitment & selection policy statement.

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