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SEND Teacher (KS1) - Special Education Needs Unit

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Job Title: SEND Teacher (KS1) - Special Education Needs Unit

Location: St Albans

Contract: Full-time, Permanent

Are you a dedicated and experienced SEND Teacher looking for an exciting opportunity to make a significant impact on the lives of children with special educational needs? We are currently seeking a passionate SEND Teacher to join a thriving primary school in St Albans and be part of the new Special Education Needs Unit.

About the School: The school is a well-established and highly regarded primary school committed to providing a supportive and inclusive learning environment. They have recently built a state-of-the-art SEN unit within the school premises, specifically designed to cater to the needs of their pupils with special educational needs.

Position Overview: As an experienced SEND Teacher, you will play a pivotal role in delivering outstanding education and care to a small class of a maximum of 10 pupils, all in Key Stage 1. Working closely with the SEN team and utilising the excellent resources and facilities available in the new unit, you will create a nurturing and stimulating learning environment that promotes academic progress, social development, and emotional well-being.


  • Plan and deliver tailored lessons and learning activities to meet the individual needs and abilities of pupils with special educational needs in KS1.
  • Implement and adapt the curriculum to ensure optimal engagement and progress for each student.
  • Assess and monitor pupils' progress, providing constructive feedback and support.
  • Collaborate with the SEN team, parents, and external professionals to create personalised learning plans and strategies.
  • Foster a positive and inclusive classroom atmosphere, promoting a sense of belonging and self-confidence among students.
  • Employ a range of effective teaching strategies, resources, and assistive technologies to facilitate learning.
  • Maintain accurate records and documentation related to pupils' progress, achievements, and behaviour.


  • Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) with relevant experience in teaching children with special educational needs.
  • Sound knowledge of SEN practices, strategies, and the latest educational approaches.
  • Experience working in a KS1 setting and a thorough understanding of the KS1 curriculum.
  • Ability to differentiate instruction and adapt teaching methods to accommodate diverse learning styles and needs.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, enabling effective collaboration with colleagues, parents, and external agencies.
  • A genuine passion for inclusive education and a commitment to nurturing the holistic development of each student.

If you are an enthusiastic and compassionate SEND Teacher seeking a fulfilling role in a well-equipped SEN unit, we would love to hear from you. This is a unique opportunity to be part of an innovative and supportive team dedicated to making a positive difference in the lives of children with special educational needs.

To apply, please submit your CV and a cover letter outlining your relevant experience and why you are interested in joining our school. Shortlisted candidates will be invited for an interview and teaching demonstration.

Dunbar Education is an equal opportunity employer committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All appointments are subject to satisfactory DBS checks and references