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School Name Ashurst Primary School
School Address New Glade Hill, St. Helens, Merseyside, WA11 9QJ Tel: 01744 678150
Job Title SEMH Teacher
Job reference ASPSEMHT1
Department Children & Young People Services Department
Grade MPR/UPR (plus SEN allowance £2450)
Pay From: £28000 + £2450 To: £43685 + £2450
Hours Full time
Closing date 02 February 2023
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Job Description

Are you a qualified teacher motivated to make a difference in children’s lives? Does working with young children with challenging behaviour as a result of social, emotional and mental health needs sound like a career for you? Can you find different and engaging ways to motivate and engage children who are not accessing mainstream education? Then, read on, as we may be able to help you start on a career that you may find rewarding and highly motivating.

Our school will be opening an eight to ten place primary age SEMH Resource Provision on after February half term 2023 as part of our new school. This specialised provision will provide a more inclusive offer for pupils with an EHCP at primary age with social, emotional and mental health (SEMH) needs in St Helens - giving them the opportunity, in time, to be educated alongside their peers. This provision will be opening during the same term as the new state of the art school and the provision is being set up within the new school building ensuring and inclusive offer for all children attending.

Our school is looking for a patient and caring teacher to work successfully with the children and build positive relationships towards learning and education; with the aim of steering them back into mainstream school when they are ready.

We are looking for somebody who has the ability to:
- Work with children with social, emotional and mental health (SEMH) needs and the resultant behavioural difficulties including self-regulation needs, in order to help them overcome the difficulties they are experiencing in their education.
- Raise standards of SEMH learners achievements using a range of teaching strategies, in line with the school’s policies and procedures.
- Take responsibility for day-to-day operation of the provision made by the school with social, emotional and mental health (SEMH) needs; and responsibility as the teacher of the SEMH Provision at Ashurst Primary School
- Liaise effectively and in collaboration with the SENCO and Senior Leadership Team to set the ethos of the SEMH Provision, and work with other members of staff employed within the SEMH Provision to maintain high standards and consistency.
- Hold high aspirations for all children and ensure that all learners needs are met in line with the statutory requirements of Early Years Framework and National Curriculum, as appropriate, in ensuring a quality education for all within the provision.

The role will involve planning and delivering individualised learning on cross curricular levels across EYFS/KS1 and KS2 – as some pupils will be working at different levels to others/ Equally, the focus of the lessons will be to help the pupils to develop through teaching self-regulation skills, social and emotional skills and manage behavioural difficulties to facilitate the children’s academic and personal development.

The successful candidate will have primary school teaching experience and the ability to manage behaviour that can be challenging while successfully engaging with children. Within the class you will have the support from Teaching Assistants and potentially other additional 1:1 Learning Support Assistants (depending on the needs of the children). The SENCO will also provide support and guidance.

This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Section Service (DBS) Enhanced Disclosure Certificate.

For an application form and further details please go direct to

Application forms should be either returned to the school or submitted online via the St Helens Council Website.

Visits to the school are welcomed. We will be holding a tour of the school at 3.30 pm on Thursday 26th January 2023. Please contact the school office to arrange a visit.

Shortlisting will take place on the afternoon of Thursday 2nd February. Interviews and observations to take place week commencing 6th February 2023.

For an application form and further details please contact
Leila Gibbons
Contact Telephone Number: 01744 671864
Contact email Address:
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Nov 2022 - SEMH Person Specification.docx
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