Now Recruiting: SEN Teacher Needed

Job Title: Classroom Teacher

Location: Oxford

Salary: Experience Dependent + SEN & TLR2

Job type: Permanent, Full Time.

Here at The Mulberry Bush, our work transforms the lives of all those affected by childhood trauma, through specialist therapeutic services. We’re looking for individuals to join our ever-growing team to maintain our professional and industry renowned standards.

This teaching position is the perfect fit for an experienced primary school teacher who possesses the dedication, resilience, empathy and commitment to work effectively in what can be a physically and emotionally demanding environment.

*Candidates must have the right to live and work in the UK.

The Role:

Within the position we encourage that you introduce your own ideas, energy and enthusiasm into our highly supportive environment, nurturing all aspects of pupil development, learning and growth. We view behaviour as communication, and we will support you to bring your experience, empathy and compassion to your work.

We’ll value the skills and understanding that you’ll bring from a diverse professional and personal background, and you’ll be encouraged to share your interests and hobbies with our children throughout your teaching career!

Key Responsibilities and Duties:

Working closely under the reasonable direction of the Head Teacher to undertake the professional duties as circumstances require including:

  • Planning and preparing for the education day, lessons, child-initiated learning, group times and individual interventions.
  • Lead and manage a Teaching Team to effectively delate tasks and responsibilities whilst providing support supervision and appraisals.
  • Carrying out the School policy on assessing, recording and reporting.
  • Maintaining a safe learning environment for the pupils and safeguarding their health and safety both on and off the School premises.
  • Actively working within the treatment team of each child in your class, to ensure that their needs are being holistically met.
  • Participating in meetings, including reviews, curriculum development, teaching team, consultation, treatment team, supervision and education team meetings.
  • Working closely with other professional members of staff to create an integrated programme for all pupils.
  • Working as a member of an ‘on call team’ (approx. one weekend per term).
  • Creating, maintaining and implementing a development plan which results in improvements in teaching and learning for all children placed at the school.
  • Participating in arrangements for further training and professional development as a teacher, including performance management/appraisal.
  • Participating in Mulberry Bush training programmes, including undertaking the Mulberry Bush Foundation Degree in Therapeutic work with Children and Young People (teachers have the option of whether or not they wish to complete the assessed parts of this course).

Essential & Desirable Skills:

  • Qualified teacher status (QTS).
  • At least 3 years successful teaching experience in school-based environment.
  • Teaching experience with special educational needs.
  • Relates to and motivates children with social, emotional and behaviour difficulties.
  • Knowledge of the National Curriculum requirements (KS1 & KS2).
  • An effective communicator with colleagues and other professionals.
  • Confident in using a range of ICT to support learning.
  • Evidence of participation in professional development or further study (Desirable).
  • Working with a range of professionals i.e. Educational Psychologist, Social Worker (Desirable).


  • 50 days annual leave
  • Employer contribution pension
  • High level of support and supervision
  • Staff Wellbeing Scheme
  • Discounted Better Leisure Membership!
  • On-Site Car Parking
  • Sick Pay
  • Competitive Salary!

Additional Information:

The Mulberry Bush School is an equal opportunities employer and committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. Applicants must be able to provide evidence of having the right to live and work in the UK and be prepared to undertake a criminal background check by the DBS.

**Deadline for applications – Monday 9th January 2023, 12 noon**

**Visit day to the Mulberry Bush (recommended) –Tuesday 17th January 2023, 1pm**

**Observations of teaching in your current setting –W/C 23rd January 2023**

**Interview date – Wednesday 1st February 2023**

Please click on the APPLY button to send your CV and Cover Letter for this role.

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