SEMH Primary Teachers

Location: Newcastle upon Tyne
Job Type: Supply Teaching
Industry: SEN Teacher
Reference: P5T5215
Salary: £150 - 200 per day
Job Published: 18 days ago

Many children have experienced a level of trauma and with attachment related history. Often these early experiences have meant a very disrupted educational experience and our expertise means that we are able to provide an educational approach that will enable children to make progress in all areas of their well-being as well as academic progress. 

By having a child centred environment, schools are able to meet the individual learning needs of all students. This is done through a creative curriculum with variety that supports the development of physical, cognitive, emotional and social skills. Lessons are made fun and interactive with a focus on emotional development. Schools have a high ratio of learning support staff with teachers in each class - children are given the care and support they need.

By creating a nurturing environment that focuses on building quality relationships with students, students flourish and achieve their full potential.

Job Duties:

  • Plan, prepare and deliver engaging lessons to primary school students with Social, Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH) needs
  • Assess and monitor student progress, providing feedback and support to help them achieve academic and personal development goals
  • Create a positive and inclusive learning environment that promotes emotional well-being and supports the social needs of students
  • Collaborate with school staff, parents, and external professionals to develop individualised education plans for students with SEMH challenges
  • Manage challenging behaviour effectively, implementing appropriate strategies and interventions to support students' emotional regulation

Required Qualifications:

  • Qualified Teacher Status (QTS)
  • Specialist training or experience in supporting students with Social, Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH) needs


Bachelor's degree in Education or relevant field


Minimum of 2 years' experience teaching primary school students, preferably with SEMH needs

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Strong understanding of SEMH and its impact on learning and behaviour
  • Ability to differentiate instruction to meet the diverse needs of students with SEMH challenges
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Effective classroom management techniques

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Postgraduate qualification in Special Educational Needs (SEN) or related field
  • Training in therapeutic approaches for supporting students with SEMH difficulties

Working Conditions:

  • Work in a primary school setting in Newcastle
  • Full-time contract position with regular school hours
  • Opportunity to make a positive impact on the educational and emotional development of students with SEMH needs


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.

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