Art Teacher - SEMH Setting Wakefield

Location: Wakefield
Job Type: Supply Teaching
Industry: SEN Teacher
Reference: EJF2505202303
Salary: £120 - 170 per day + £50 refer a friend scheme!
Job Published: 4 days ago

Job Title: Art Teacher - Specialist Behaviour Setting

Job Summary: We are seeking a talented and dedicated Art Teacher to join our team in a Specialist Behaviour Setting. As an Art Teacher, you will have the unique opportunity to make a positive impact on the lives of students with behavioural challenges by nurturing their artistic talents. You will be responsible for designing and delivering engaging art lessons that promote creativity, self-expression, and emotional well-being.

Our Specialist Behaviour Setting provides a supportive learning environment for students who require additional behavioural and emotional support. The successful candidate will have a deep understanding of behaviour management techniques and a passion for using art as a therapeutic tool to engage and inspire students.


  • Develop and implement a comprehensive art curriculum tailored to meet the needs of students with behavioural challenges.
  • Plan and deliver engaging art lessons that incorporate various artistic techniques, mediums, and styles.
  • Foster a safe, inclusive, and supportive classroom environment that encourages self-expression and positive behaviour.
  • Utilise behaviour management strategies and therapeutic approaches to address challenging behaviours and promote emotional well-being.
  • Provide individualised instruction and support to students with varying levels of artistic ability and behavioural needs.
  • Assess and evaluate student artwork, providing constructive feedback to encourage growth and development.
  • Collaborate with multidisciplinary teams, including behaviour specialists, therapists, and support staff, to create a cohesive learning experience for students.
  • Communicate regularly with parents/guardians, providing updates on student progress and addressing any concerns or questions.
  • Participate in professional development opportunities to enhance teaching skills and stay up to date with best practices in art education and behaviour management.


  • Bachelor's degree in Art Education, Fine Arts, or a related field (Master's degree preferred).
  • Teaching certification in Art Education (UK Qualified Teacher Status or equivalent).
  • Proven experience working with students with behavioural challenges in a specialised setting.
  • Strong knowledge of art techniques, mediums, and art history.
  • Familiarity with behaviour management strategies and therapeutic approaches.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to establish positive relationships with students, colleagues, and parents/guardians.
  • Ability to differentiate instruction to meet the diverse needs of students.
  • Patience, empathy, and a genuine passion for helping students overcome behavioural challenges through art.

All applicants will require the appropriate qualifications and training for this role. Please see the FAQs on the Protocol Education website for further details.

All pay rates quoted will be inclusive of 12.07% statutory holiday pay. This advert is for a temporary position. In some cases, the option to make this role permanent may become available at a later date.

Protocol Education is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. We undertake safeguarding checks on all workers in accordance with the DfE statutory guidance ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’, this may also include an online search as part of our due diligence on shortlisted applicants.
We offer FREE online safeguarding and Prevent Duty training to all our workers. All candidates must undertake or have undertaken a valid enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and subscribe to the DBS Update Service.

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