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English Teacher for SEN Provision

Job Description

Position: English Teacher (SEN Provision)
Location: Milton Keynes
Working Hours: Monday - Friday, 8 AM - 5 PM (Number of days negotiable; hours are fixed)

About Us: Dunbar Education is seeking a dedicated and passionate English Teacher to join our team, representing a well-regarded SEN provision. This role involves working with secondary-aged pupils who have Social, Emotional, and Mental Health (SEMH) needs and exhibit challenging behaviour.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lesson Planning: Develop and deliver engaging English lessons that cater to the varying needs of pupils, including those with SEMH and challenging behaviour.
  • Functional Skills Instruction: Teach functional skills in English, covering Entry Level 1 to Level 2, and manage multiple levels within one lesson effectively.
  • Behaviour Management: Implement effective behaviour management strategies to create a positive learning environment.
  • Individualised Support: Provide tailored support to pupils, recognising and addressing individual learning needs and emotional well-being.
  • Assessment and Progress Tracking: Assess pupils' progress regularly, provide feedback, and adjust teaching strategies to ensure continuous improvement.
  • Collaboration: Work collaboratively with support staff, therapists, and other professionals to deliver a holistic educational approach.
  • Parental Engagement: Communicate effectively with parents and guardians, providing regular updates on pupils' progress and addressing any concerns.
  • Professional Development: Participate in ongoing professional development opportunities to stay current with best practices in teaching and supporting pupils with SEMH needs.


  • Experience: Minimum of 6 months teaching/tutoring experience within the UK curriculum, ideally in a Pupil Referral Unit (PRU), Secure Training Centre (STC), or alternative provision.
  • Skills: Proven ability to manage challenging behaviour and support pupils with SEMH needs.
  • Qualifications: Relevant teaching qualifications and experience in delivering functional skills in English.
  • DBS: Must have an Enhanced DBS check on the update service. This position is for an immediate start, so having a valid DBS is essential.

Ideal Candidates Will Have:

  • Previous experience working with SEMH/behavioural needs.
  • Experience in a PRU, STC, or similar alternative provision setting.
  • Strong ability to teach multiple levels of English within one lesson, adapting to the needs of each pupil.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Patience, resilience, and a genuine passion for supporting pupils with special educational needs.

What We Offer:

  • A supportive and inclusive working environment.
  • Opportunities for professional development.
  • Competitive salary based on experience and qualifications.
  • The chance to make a real difference in the lives of young people with SEMH needs.

How to Apply: If you are passionate about making a difference in the lives of pupils with SEMH needs and meet the above criteria, we would love to hear from you. Please submit your CV and a cover letter detailing your experience and suitability for the role.

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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