SEN Teacher

Arboretum Primary School, Derby, Derbyshire


Job details

Job role Suitable for NQTs
Subject Primary
Working pattern Full-time only
Salary Main pay range 1 to Main pay range 6, £24,373 to £35,971

Job summary

We are looking to appoint a hardworking, enthusiastic Teacher with drive and energy to join our happy, lively, forward looking and successful school. In return, we can offer you high quality professional development and the opportunity to be part of a team of teachers who regularly share best practice and learn from each other.
The successful candidate will have experience in, and a passion for, working with children with Special Educational Needs. They will work with our Orchard Group, a small group of mixed age children with SEN, supported by a dedicated team of support staff. They will have the ability to differentiate the curriculum to meet the needs of the individual children in the group, within an inspiring and inclusive learning environment.

Essential educational requirements

Degree level qualification

Essential qualifications

Qualified Teacher Status

Essential skills and experience

Previous experience working in a school
Previous experience teaching children with special educational needs
Sound understanding of the primary curriculum
Awareness of the needs of children with SEN
Excellent behaviour management skills
Ability to work as part of a team
Excellent planning and organisational skills
Effective oral and written communication skills
Knowledge of key performance indicators and the ability to use them to monitor progress
Awareness of the needs of children who speak English as an additional language
An understanding of how a pupil’s learning is affected by their intellectual, emotional and social development, and the stages of child development

Employee benefits

SEN allowance (£2,209 pa in addition to main scale salary)

School overview

School type Academy
Education phase Primary
School size Up to 585 pupils
Age range 2 to 11
Ofsted report View Ofsted report
Website Arboretum Primary School website (opens in a new window)
Contact email

About Arboretum Primary School

We are a large 635 place primary (which includes 32 children in our 2 year old unit and 78 in our 3 year old nursery), with a rich ethnic mix of delightful and well-behaved children. Our modern school has recently been refurbished and extensively extended and sits in large attractive grounds. We pride ourselves on our caring ethos and the value we place in our dedicated and friendly staff teams. We are a popular school, and have a waiting list for most year groups.

Arboretum is a Good school, as confirmed at our last Ofsted short inspection (November 2017). The inspectors felt that: “The pupils’ positive attitudes to learning and their respectful behaviour reflect the school’s values and the leaders’ good work to promote pupils’ personal development and welfare”. Our school is very well resourced and we see the benefits of regular training and development of staff, ensuring they really do make a genuine difference to our children’s education.

School location

Corden Street, Derby, Derbyshire, DE23 8GP