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PRU Teacher (SEND: SEMH)

Elementa Support Services



£28000 - £43685/annum


Posted: 21/01/2023

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PRU Teacher (SEND: SEMH)

Location: Chard

Type: Permanent (via trial contract)

Dates: 17/04/2023

Salary: MPS & UPS

Hours: Full time

Elementa are supporting this PRU to appoint an experienced (qualified) teacher to work  in their secondary aged setting as a PRU Teacher. This is an amazing organisation that work ethically, with a progressive and collaborative ethos and strong links with local schools. Their collaborative outreach work with local schools offers upskilling to mainstream school practitioners with the ultimate aim of avoiding students being referred into their service. The outgoing teacher has been successful in securing a post offering career progression and the school are supportive of the move however looking to replace the person with another outstanding SEND Teacher.  The post holder is still employed therefore an earlier start date may be possible.

The right person should have experience extensive of working with students that have SEMH and display challenging behaviours and ideally of having used the THRIVE approach. This job role will be working at a specialist setting which provides education for children from KS2 - KS4 across several sites however the role will delivering to secondary aged children. 

Naturally, working at a specialist setting for SEMH will involve working with the more challenging learners so resilience, a sense of humour, empathy and the desire to motivate education professionals and learners whatever their background or ability will be key to being successful in this role. 

This organisation offers one of the most supportive and progressive environments possible for both learners and staff colleagues. This staff team work hard to ensure they provide the best opportunities for their learners.

For the successful applicant, pending your ongoing success, you will have the opportunity for progression as the organisation have a culture of nurture & development for their staff team. If you are keen to join an organisation where your hard work & perseverance are rewarded, this is a great opportunity for you.

As a person, the right applicant will be:

experienced at working with learners that frequently display challenging behaviour

resilient, positive natured and maintain composure when working in challenging situations

be committed, empathetic and passionate about providing the best opportunity for the learners

have a strong work ethic with a professional approach

Elementa will be managing all applicants and screening their suitability for the school. Elementa are not a supply agency, we are a school services & recruiting partner to schools. This is a permanent opportunity however the school will likely elect to offer the post via trial contract with Elementa. We will manage the candidate vetting & compliance and process your payroll on behalf of the school. Therefore applicants being considered for the role after pre-screening will be required to complete the registration process for Elementa. This includes full vetting & background checks and application for an Enhanced DBS Disclosure (which may be chargeable @ £52) unless you have a current DBS on the update service.

If you have the relevant skills and experience necessary for this role then please apply with your full up to date CV. All applicants will be promptly responded to.


Weekly pay – no waiting for monthly payroll cut off dates, Elementa pays one week in lieu.

PAYE contract – unless a candidate specifically requests it, all candidates are paid via PAYE giving them the protections and payment structure of a traditional employer:employee relationship; no umbrella companies.

Training & Support – a broad range of free or heavily discounted training available including Safeguarding, Behaviour, Team Teach, SEND, Makaton and Thrive. Regular welfare contact and support from a dedicated candidate manager

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