SEN (Special Educational Needs) Teacher

Location: Dagenham
Job Type: Permanent
Industry: Secondary Teacher
Reference: ERWST
Salary: £155 - 225 per day
Job Published: 21 days ago

Job Title: SEN (Special Educational Needs) Teacher

Job Overview: A SEN Teacher, also known as a Special Education Teacher, works with students who have special educational needs or disabilities. These teachers play a crucial role in providing tailored instruction and support to help students with diverse learning requirements achieve their full potential.

Key Responsibilities:

  1. Individualized Education Plans (IEPs): Develop and implement individualized education plans for students with special needs, addressing their unique learning goals, accommodations, and support services.

  2. Adaptive Instruction: Modify teaching strategies, materials, and curriculum to meet the specific needs and abilities of each student, ensuring accessibility and inclusivity.

  3. Assessment and Progress Monitoring: Regularly assess students' abilities and progress, adjusting instructional methods and goals accordingly, and collaborating with other professionals like speech therapists, occupational therapists, and counselors.

  4. Behavior Management: Implement behavior management techniques and strategies to support students in developing appropriate behaviors and social skills.

  5. Communication: Maintain open and effective communication with students, their families, and support staff, providing updates on progress and collaborating on the best ways to support the student's needs.

  6. Resource Selection: Select appropriate teaching materials, assistive technologies, and resources to support the learning process for students with special needs.

  7. Inclusion: Promote the inclusion of students with special needs in regular classroom settings whenever possible, fostering an inclusive educational environment.

  8. Advocacy: Act as an advocate for students with special needs, ensuring they receive the necessary accommodations, support services, and opportunities for their educational and personal development.

  9. Professional Development: Stay informed about the latest research, teaching techniques, and assistive technologies related to special education through ongoing professional development.

  10. Crisis Intervention: Be prepared to respond to crisis situations or medical emergencies that may arise among students with special needs.


  • Bachelor's degree in Special Education, Education, or a related field (Master's degree is often preferred).
  • Teaching certification in Special Education.
  • Strong understanding of various disabilities, learning disorders, and related educational strategies.
  • Patience, empathy, and excellent communication skills.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with other professionals, support staff, and parents.
  • Knowledge of relevant laws and regulations governing special education, such as the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) in the United States.

Working Conditions:

SEN Teachers work in a variety of educational settings, including public and private schools, special education centers, and inclusive classrooms. They may work with students across various age groups, from preschool through high school and beyond, depending on the specific needs of the students and the educational institution.

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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