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Secondary SEN Teacher

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Lady Elizabeth School
Alicante, Spain
Date Added: Jun 17, 2024

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SEN Teacher Role Profile


Purpose of Role

We provide an enriching education of the highest standard which allows our pupils to achieve both success and, experience failure in a safe and supportive environment.  Staff, pupils and parents share the fundamental expectation of a positive attitude to learning.  We nurture our pupils, encouraging them to develop a Growth Mindset to ensure they become resilient and persevere in the face of challenges.  Happy, respectful, internationally-minded pupils, staff and parents are the core of our community.  We support our pupils and staff to constantly develop and improve themselves.  We do this as a team, without exception.


ISP Principles

Begin with our children and students. Our children and students are at the heart of what we do. Simply, their success is our success. Wellbeing and safety are both essential for learners and learning. Therefore, we are consistent in identifying potential safeguarding and Health & Safety issues and acting and following up on all concerns appropriately.


Treat everyone with care and respect. We look after one another, embrace similarities and differences and promote the well-being of self and others.


Operate effectively. We focus relentlessly on the things that are most important and will make the most difference. We apply school policies and procedures and embody the shared ideas of our community.


Are financially responsible. We make financial choices carefully based on the needs of the children, students and our schools.


Learn continuously. Getting better is what drives us. We positively engage with personal and professional development and school improvement.


ISP Support for Learning Key Responsibilities

Key tasks


        Being responsible for ensuring the Safeguarding and Welfare of all pupils in the class.  Keeping up to date with Statutory Guidelines with regards to Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSIE).  Reporting any worries regarding safeguarding in the first instance to the DSL

        Providing learning opportunities that enable each child to get better.

        Plan and teach inspirational, specialist and highly differentiated lessons to KS3 , SK4 & KS5 SENDclasses.

        Use LES’ Language of Learning.

        Monitoring attendance, punctuality, progress and the overall welfare of pupils.

        Upholding standards of uniform, appearance, behaviour and manners, in accordance with school policy.

        Setting a good example to all pupils, with regard to personal presentation and conduct - in line with school policy.

        Play a full and active role in the development of the school including department and whole school development/improvement, aware of and implementing national developments in best practice.

        Ensuring that other members of staff are aware of important information regarding pupils with SEND

        Planning learning activities for the SEND class, in accordance with the curriculum, to ensure that every child’s learning needs are catered for.

        Liaising with colleagues in the department to ensure consistent and collaborative curriculum coverage and delivery;

        Setting appropriate yet challenging expectations for pupils’ learning, behaviour and presentation of work - in accordance with school policy.

        Maintaining an ordered, stimulating and positive classroom environment that meets the expectations of the school’s policy for Learning and Teaching, with appropriate learning-focused displays.

        Write Student Passports for students with SEND

        Liaise and guide other teachers in delivery of curriculum to SEND students

        Setting appropriate, meaningful homework tasks, only where necessary and in accordance with school policy.

        Keeping all required records of the progress of pupils in the class, ensuring that the outcomes of assessments are used to inform future planning and to help set realistic targets for further progress.

        Participating in the TLSE programme, and assisting in the support of all members of their teaching team.

        Communicating, as appropriate, with Heads of Year or Head of Secondary regarding pupils in their class who might be causing concern.

        Adhering to the school’s Code of Practice for identification and assessment of SEND, liaising with the Support teachers and other professionals regarding withdrawal for Support sessions, and Support Passport Plans.

        Distributing letters and other information to go home to parents promptly, as required.

        Preparing and compiling school reports, in accordance with school policy.

        Attending appropriate parents’ meetings to keep parents informed of their child’s progress and curriculum matters.

        Ensuring pupils’ knowledge of school procedures, including fire drill.

        Sharing supervision duties on a rota basis with other members of staff.

        Substituting for absent members of staff, if required.

        Attending/Leading assemblies, as required.

        Attending weekly Staff Meetings and other meetings as required.

        Taking responsibility for personal professional development and your wellbeing.

        Contributing to the School Newsflash.


Skills, Qualifications and Experience

Experience and qualifications:

        Qualified Teacher Status (QTS)

        Good up-to-date subject knowledge and practical skills

        Successful secondary SEN teaching experience

        SEND qualifications


Skills and Knowledge

        Ability to motivate children of differing abilities

        Knowledge of the National Curriculum and exam specifications

        Knowledge of effective teaching and learning strategies

        Ability to work under pressure and prioritise effectively


Personal attributes

        Enthusiasm and a passion for learning

        A commitment to getting the best outcomes for all staff, pupils and parents and promoting the ethos and

        values of the school

        An approachable manner and excellent interpersonal skills


ISP Commitment to Safeguarding Principles

ISP is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

All post holders are subject to appropriate vetting procedures, including an online due diligence search, references and satisfactory Criminal Background Checks or equivalent covering the previous 10 years’ employment history. 


ISP Commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging

ISP is committed to strengthening our inclusive culture by identifying, hiring, developing, and retaining high-performing teammates regardless of gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation and gender expression, age, disability status, neurodivergence, socio-economic background or other demographic characteristics. Candidates who share our vision and principles and are interested in contributing to the success of ISP through this role are strongly encouraged to apply.




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