Specialist Teacher- SEMH & Learning

Limbrick Wood Centre
10 Jan 2019
23 Jan 2019
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Contract Type
Full time permanent
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Due to increasing buy in  from Coventry schools an additional  specialist teacher post has been created in the Social, Emotional, Mental Health and Learning Team (SEMH & L).

This is an exciting opportunity to work in the well regarded SEMHL Team as part of Coventry  SEND Support Service. The team are committed to securing good and outstanding SEN practice, supporting pupils, families, SENCos and all school  staff to meet the increasingly diverse range of needs and competing challenges around  SEMH & L.

This role will involve working  within a  team of very supportive and skilled colleagues,  and offers the successful candidate considerable professional development and the opportunity to work in a range of  school settings with children, staff, parent,carers and other agencies.

 You should

·       be a good to oustanding  practitioner with a passion for SEN

·       have a genuine interest in achieving the best outcomes for pupils with SEND.

·       have a flexible, creative, solution focused approach,

·       be able to both work well in a team and to work independently using your own initiative

·       be committed to the inclusion of all pupils

·       be able to work across primary and secondary schools

·       preferably hold a level 7 qualifiaction in Dyslexia.


There are CPD opportunities for staff and a full induction programme will be provided.

Access to a car, to visit schools across the city is essential.

For an informal discussion you are most welcome to telephone Bridie Cooper, Team Lead , on 024 7678 8400 .

Full time, Term time – teachers pay and conditions

Interview – 8th February 2019

Observations – Thursday 31st January  or Friday 1st February 2019



In return, we can offer you an excellent pension scheme, 'MyCar' scheme, flexible working, interest-free loans on annual travel cards, discounts at a number of city centre restaurants, shops and other establishments.

Coventry City Council is committed to delivering the best possible services and improving the quality of life for Coventry people. In order to do this effectively we aim to have a workforce that represents the diverse communities we serve, embracing and utilising the broad range of skills, experiences and perspectives this brings.

We are committed to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for all. This includes making adjustments or changes for people who have a disability or long-term health condition.

Key Requirements

This Authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

This post is covered by the Code of Practice on the English language fluency for public sector workers.

Please note we will communicate any interview arrangements with you via email, so please check your email and WMJobs account on a regular basis after submitting your application.

This vacancy and advert will be closed as soon as sufficient applications are received. Therefore, it is strongly advised that you complete and return your application as soon as possible.

When recruiting, we review candidates against our Behaviour Framework . To find out more information about the Behaviour Framework please click here.

This post is exempted under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and as such appointment to this post will be conditional upon the receipt of a satisfactory response to a check of police records via Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

Need help with your application?

If you would like support in completing your application, then help is available at the Job Shop. 

Coventry City Council’s Job Shop is a free service for all Coventry residents. Come in and see one of our dedicated advisers and receive 1 to 1 support.

We are open Monday-Friday 9.15-4.30pm (Thursday 10.30)

Address: 1 Bull Yard, Coventry, CV1 1LH

Phone: 024 7678 5740

Email: jobshop@coventry.gov.uk  

Website: http://www.coventry.gov.uk/jobshop

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Job Description and Person Specification.pdf

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