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Teacher KS1/2 SEN

We are looking for the sort of primary school teacher that our young children will remember for the rest of their life.  Most importantly, you must be kind, firm, gentle, have a great sense of humour, be patient, forgiving and nurturing.  Our young people are at the beginning of their journey with us, and we need you to make a great impression on them, by helping them to learn in a safe environment, share our values and set them on their way to being well rounded students.  You will also be pro-active in developing your knowledge and skills working with our pupils.  It’s an incredibly rewarding position.  In some cases you will be their first teacher and your positive personality will have an impact on the rest of their life in school. 

If you think that you could offer our young children any or all of the above then we want to meet you!

Post Ref: 24.05

Salary: MPS depending on experience plus SEN 1

Closing date: Friday 19th April 2024

Start date: September 2024

We are seeking to appoint an excellent SEN practitioner to teach in KS1/2. You will be required to demonstrate good primary practice and be able to facilitate the ongoing progress and development of this class in a range of learning and personal development programmes. Experience of working with pupils with communication and interaction difficulties and the ability to demonstrate development of communication skills would be an advantage. 

You will:

  • Be a qualified teacher with the ability to inspire young people with SEN.
  • Be passionate about helping students who can sometimes find school life challenging.
  • Be flexible, positive and have a ‘can do’ attitude.
  • Be an excellent teacher with a successful track record of impacting positively upon student progress;
  • Be a highly motivated and enthusiastic person with good interpersonal skills and ability to work independently as well as part of a team.

Main Responsibilities of the Role

  • To implement and deliver an appropriately broad, balanced and relevant differentiated curriculum as appropriate to the needs of the learners, with a focus on academic achievements and developing life and social skills.
  • To teach highly effective lessons, support students and monitor student’s progress in order to develop pupil achievements, develop life skills and prepare them for adulthood.
  • To develop their own practice and work to the ‘Teachers’ standards’ DfE, alongside an ongoing drive to reinforce the vision and values of the school including the understanding of pupils needs through the EHCP’s.

Specific Responsibilities

Teaching and Learning

  • Provide a high- quality learning experience for students.
  • To ensure lessons are well resourced within the constraints of the budget.
  • To plan differentiated lessons, which provide for the variety of special needs within the class.
  • To plan and oversee the effective deployment of teacher assistants within the class.
  • To be confident to teach across the range of subjects in the Primary and Early Years curriculums.


  • To maintain and update student assessments in line with school policies and practice.
  • To provide data in line with the QA and accountability matrix.
  • To produce reports for students taught.


  • To assist in the development of appropriate schemes of work.
  • To assist in the ongoing development of the curriculum.

Staff Development and Quality Assurance

  • To engage in the school’s professional development through engaging with the QA and Accountability Matrix.
  • To actively engage in the school’s appraisal process.
  • To maintain an up-to-date and relevant knowledge of SEND.


  • To communicate effectively with parents on a regular basis including formal and informal events.
  • To communicate with external agencies.

Other Duties

  • To ensure the safeguarding of students as a priority, at all times following the school’s Safeguarding policies and practice.
  • To ensure practice is in line with school’s Health and Safety policy.
  • To undertake risk assessment of activities.

The above duties are not exhaustive and the post holder may be required to undertake tasks, roles and responsibilities as may be reasonably assigned to them by the Senior Leadership Team.

This job description will be kept under review and may be amended via consultation with the individual, Governing Body and/or Senior Leadership Team as required.

Employment Duties

To be performed in accordance with the provisions of the School Teachers’ Pay and Conditions Document and within the range of teachers’ duties set out in that document.

A full induction programme and opportunities for professional development will be provided.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. A copy of our safeguarding policy can be found here: Safeguarding Policy Webpage. This role falls under KCSIE regulated activities and as such it is an offence to apply for the role if you are barred from engaging in regulated activity relating to children.

Please ensure you read and understand our Privacy Notice, which is attached with this pack, before applying. We make appointments in accordance with our Recruitment and Selection Policy.

This role requires the ability to fulfil all spoken aspects of the role with confidence and fluency in English.

How to apply:

Please complete the Orchard Manor School Application Form .  When completing application forms, applicants are advised that submitting an incorrect or insufficiently completed application form will result in non-selection for interview. Particular attention should be made to supplying a full career history since secondary education and referees meeting the required criteria. Please send completed applications to Karyn Buckle-Cooper:

Please note - CVs will not be considered.