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Teacher of SEND

Purpose of role: 

  • Plan, implement and deliver appropriately differentiated, stimulating and engaging learning experiences and promote a love of learning for all students.

  • Monitor and support the overall progress and development of students as a Teacher and Form Tutor in order to improve their quality of learning and personal growth

  • Facilitate and encourage a learning experience which provides students with the opportunity to achieve their individual potential 

  • Contribute to raising standards of student achievement 

  • Share and support the Academy’s responsibility to provide and monitor opportunities for the personal and academic growth of students 

  • Undertake the professional duties of a Teacher by having regard to national standards 

  • Be responsible for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children and young people within the school, raising any concerns following school protocol/procedures

Key accountabilities

  • Guide and motivate students to enable each individual to obtain maximum advantage from full participation in school life, unlocking the potential of each child and ensuring the best possible outcomes for students, whatever their starting point 

  • Create an effective, well-organised and stimulating learning environment ‚óŹ Be alert to issues of safeguarding and child protection, ensuring that the welfare and safety of children attending the academy is paramount 

  • Report any child protection concerns to the Designated Safeguarding Lead in accordance with safeguarding policies, procedures and practice 

  • Prepare for and/or lead EHCP review meetings 

  • Support behaviour management and pastoral care within your class 

  • Work closely with parents, outside agencies and the wider community to ensure students’ physical, academic, social and pastoral needs are met 

  • Take responsibility for health and safety issues within own classroom and to report areas of concern in line with school policy 

  • Collaborate and work with colleagues and other relevant professionals within and beyond the school 

  • Be prepared to teach across the age-range of the school (4-16) 

  • Assist in the development of appropriate syllabuses, resources, schemes of work, marking policies and teaching strategies within the school

  • Devise, contribute to and implement statutory assessment, annual reviews and IEPs 

  • Implement and follow school policies and procedures 

  • Use ICT to support learning and teaching and raise standards 

  • To be responsible for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of students within the Academy and implementing all associated policies (eg Child Protection) 

  • Promote the inclusion and acceptance of all students within the classroom

  • Challenge and motivate students, promote and reinforce self-esteem 

  • Support students consistently whilst recognising and responding to their individual needs 

  • Contribute to the overall ethos/work/aims of the school 

  • Contribute to Co-op’s overall vision, values and guiding principles 

  • Attend and participate in training events and participate in project teams 

  • Comply with policies and procedures relating to child protection, health, safety and security and confidentiality, reporting any concerns 

  • To carry out any other reasonable request as and when required 

  • Model the Ways of Being Co-op for staff and students 

  • Professional Expectations 

  • Put students first and their safety foremost 

  • Follow Standard Operating Procedures and contribute to their review 

  • Work as partners with class teams by taking part in briefings and planning discussions 

  • Liaise with parents and other partners

Professional Expectations

  • Rigorously apply school policies and ensure procedures are followed 

  • Participate in supervision duties 

  • Participate in professional development opportunities 

  • Contribute to a positive safety culture 

  • Be a role model of professional behaviours and standards 

The above list is not exhaustive or exclusive. The role requires the post holder to be  professional, cooperative and flexible in line with business needs of the Trust. The post holder is required to undertake additional such duties as may reasonably be  expected within the scope and grading for the post. 

Whilst every endeavour has been made to outline the main duties and responsibilities of the post, a document such as this does not permit every item to be specified in detail. Broad headings, therefore, may have been used below, in which case all the usual associated routines are naturally included in the job profile. 

This school is an Equal Opportunities Employer and requires its employees to comply with all current equality policies in terms of equal opportunity for employment and access to services. 

This school is committed, where possible, to making any necessary reasonable adjustments to the job role and the working environment that would enable access to employment opportunities for disabled job applicants or continued employment for any employee who develops a disabling condition. 


How to apply 

The closing date for applications is Monday 26th February 2024 with interviews taking place from Thursday 29th February to the 4th March. 

Visit to download an application form. 

Completed applications should be emailed to  before the closing date and time.  Please ensure that you complete and submit Part A and Part B of the application form.