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Class Teacher - Temp to Perm

Job Description

Class Teacher at SEMH PRU

Location: High Wycombe

Contract: Temporary, with potential for a permanent contract later on

Dunbar Education is proud to represent our client, a secondary alternative provision, in the search for a dedicated and compassionate Class Teacher for SEMH Nurture School in High Wycombe. This specialized school provides tailored education for students with Social, Emotional, and Mental Health (SEMH) needs, ensuring a supportive and nurturing environment for their learning and development.

About the Role:

Teaching All Subjects: The selected candidate will deliver lessons across the curriculum to small classes, with a maximum class size of 8 children.

Supportive Environment: The school fosters a collaborative and supportive atmosphere among staff, ensuring that every student receives the care and guidance they require to thrive.

Flexibility: The position is open to candidates with either primary or secondary teaching backgrounds. While Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) is preferred, candidates with significant teaching experience will also be considered.

Full-time or Part-time: The school offers flexibility in terms of working hours, with opportunities for 0.6, 0.8, or full-time positions to suit the candidate's preferences.

Immediate Availability: The position is immediately available to cover absence, with the potential for a permanent contract later on based on performance and fit.

Pay Scale: The salary will be paid according to the MPS/UPS scale, commensurate with the candidate's qualifications and experience, whether qualified or unqualified.


  • Previous experience working with SEMH students or in special educational needs settings is essential.
  • The ideal candidate will demonstrate a nurturing and patient approach to teaching, prioritizing the well-being and development of their students.


  • Competitive salary based on experience and hours worked, paid to scale (MPS/UPS).
  • Opportunity to make a meaningful impact on the lives of vulnerable young people.
  • Supportive and collaborative working environment.
  • Potential for a permanent contract for outstanding performers.

Application Deadline: Rolling basis until position filled

The SEMH Nurture School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All appointments are subject to satisfactory pre-employment checks, including a disclosure and barring service check.

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