Specialist Teacher


Person Specification and Job Description

Specialist Teacher

We are a company providing personalised education programmes for children and young people diagnosed with complex additional needs who find it difficult to access school.

Job Title: Specialist Teacher 

Responsible to: Individual Case Leads

It is essential that you...

  • have Qualified Teacher Status.
  • had previous experience of teaching individuals with complex additional needs.
  • had previous experience of teaching children or young people in an education setting.
  • had previous experience of planning and delivering curriculums and programmes of learning creatively.
  • share our commitment to the protection, safeguarding and wellbeing of children and young people.
  • are able to build strong professional relationships with children and young people with complex needs, their families and your colleagues.
  • have the enthusiasm to engage children and young people in their learning and a good standard of; Literacy, Numeracy and ICT to be able to support their learning effectively and use our systems at SENse Learning.
  • are able to use your own initiative to meet and support children/young people's varying and complex needs.
  • are able to react calmly to challenging situations and behaviour and demonstrate the resilience needed to support children with high levels of anxiety.
  • have a clean driving licence, business insurance and use of your own car to transport children and young people to community outings and to work experience placements.
  • are registered as self employed for tax purposes.
  • attend compulsory induction training and MAPA with SENse Learning prior to starting any contracts
  • keep up to date with your CPD through courses offered to you through SENse Learning

Duties and Responsibilities:

Understanding of Needs

  • Developing strong professional relationships with the children and young people who have complex needs and have often experienced significant difficulties in previous education settings
  • Following the guidance in each person's individual risk assessment/student plan to support them to manage their anxiety and behaviour in a positive way and to keep them and others safe.

Planning and Delivery

  • Supporting and teaching children and young people to follow learning activities set out by yourselves or by the Case Leads
  • Planning and preparing creative, interest based learning activities following guidance provided by the Case Leads.
  • Supporting children and young people on community outings and work experience
  • Working with other professions to set targets and deliver strategies/activities to meet children and young people's communication, social, sensory, physical, emotional and behavioural needs

Assessment and Paperwork

  • Documenting children and young people's progress using photographs, videos and written reports
  • Completing the relevant sections of our tracking and monitoring system, LearnTrek.
  • Contributing to a half termly snapshot report and full term report on LearnTrek.
  • Contributing to an annual report for the students annual review process
  • Liasing with the Case Lead to collaboratively set targets for progression


  • Communicating frequently and effectively with colleagues and families about the needs of the children and young people and regularly reviewing our strategies and practice as these complex needs change.
  • Communicating with your colleagues within your specific teams
  • Attending half termly team meeting with Case Lead

Pay: £40-£45 an hour.

Mileage Expenses: Over 100 miles travelled per week, per student, can be claimed at 0.45p per mile. All mileage can be claimed for miles travelled with a student in the car E.G Work Experience, Trips out.

Please contact Kaya on 01444 400896 or admin.team@sense-learning.com for an application form.