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Functional Skills Teacher/Tutor (SEN Provision)

Job Description

Are you passionate about making a difference in the lives of young people with Social, Emotional, and Mental Health (SEMH) needs and behavioural challenges? Do you have a knack for teaching Functional Skills in a way that engages and inspires? If so, we have an exciting opportunity for you!

Position: Functional Skills Teacher/Tutor
Location: Milton Keynes
Contract Type: Full-time (Monday-Friday 8-5)
Start Date: ASAP

About the Role:

Dunbar Education is delighted to be working with a reputable SEN Secondary Provision seeking a dedicated Functional Skills Teacher/Tutor. This role involves working with pupils who have SEMH needs and behaviour challenges, helping them to develop essential Functional Skills in Maths, English, and ICT.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Plan and deliver engaging Functional Skills lessons tailored to the needs of pupils with SEMH.
  • Create a supportive and nurturing learning environment that encourages pupil engagement and success.
  • Assess and monitor pupil progress, providing feedback and adjusting teaching strategies as necessary.
  • Work collaboratively with other staff members and professionals to support the holistic development of pupils.
  • Maintain accurate records and reports on pupil progress and behaviour.
  • Implement effective behaviour management strategies to ensure a positive learning environment.


  • Proven experience in teaching or tutoring Functional Skills.
  • A minimum of 6 months' experience working in an SEN environment.
  • Current DBS on the update service.
  • Strong understanding of the challenges faced by pupils with SEMH needs and effective strategies to support them.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • A patient, compassionate, and resilient approach to teaching.

What We Offer:

  • Ongoing professional development and support.
  • A positive and collaborative working environment.
  • The opportunity to make a meaningful impact on the lives of young people with SEMH needs.

How to Apply:

If you are passionate about supporting young people with SEMH needs and have the required experience and qualifications, we would love to hear from you. Please submit your CV and a cover letter detailing your relevant experience and why you are the ideal candidate for this 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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