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Job Ref No. ECC0-24S Position Type: Teaching/Child Support Pay Range: Scale 7, Point Range 19-24
Position Start Date: 01/01/2021 Contract Type: Full-time/Part-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 04/12/2020 Midday Date of Interviews: 10th December 2020  

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Berlesduna Trust has an exciting opportunity for a SEMH Manager to join the team in January 2021.

The hours are 8am to 4pm Monday to Friday, term time only (plus 1 week).

Salary Scale 7, Point 19 (Range 19-24). Actual Salary £22,282 (including paid annual leave which must be taken during school closure periods).

Applications Close: 4th December 2020 (Midday). Interview Date: 10th December 2020.

We are a supportive, inclusive and caring Trust that welcomes all children. We are establishing our own Enhanced Mainstream Provision for SEMH at Felmore Primary School, which will provide support and education for children with Social, Emotional and Mental Health Challenges.

We are looking to appoint a highly motivated, empathetic and resilient SEMH Manager who has experience of working with children with special education needs, in particular SEMH. This person will have an understanding of SEMH and the challenges that this brings for children.

You will be supporting and nurturing primary aged pupils who have SEMH difficulties. You will be responsible for supporting them throughout their time in the setting. You will help the children to progress socially and academically by working closely with a SEMH team, as well as other school staff. You will be expected to feedback to class teachers and SENCOs about the child's progress and general wellbeing. You will be required to attend other schools in the Trust in order to work with staff and the families of pupils.

You will ideally hold a Level 3 teaching assistant qualification or higher. You will have experience of working with and supporting younger children with SEN in a school setting. You will have experience of providing support for SEN children and be confident in meeting their needs. You will have an understanding of the National Curriculum. Ideally you will have an understanding of issues surrounding SEMH children and have good behaviour management skills. Most importantly you will have a passion for working with children with additional needs and be a positive and enthusiastic team player.

Berlesduna is a Trust that values and invests in staff, excellent training, development and planned career progression.


We strongly advise a virtual visit is made prior to application. Visits can be arranged by contacting Catharine Davis on or by phone 01268 442406.

Please take care to complete the application in full as incomplete applications will not be considered.

We reserve the right to close the vacancy early so recommend that you submit your application at your earliest convenience.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. All successful applicants will be subject to an enhanced DBS check, medical clearance and satisfactory references. We are an equal opportunities employer.

Should you require any further documentation please do not hesitate to contact us.

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The vision of the Berlesduna Academy Trust is to create and foster a culture of high aspiration, enjoyment for learning, academic success and lifelong skills amongst all pupils, regardless of their social, economic or cultural background.

All appointments are subject to safer recruitment requirements to ensure the safeguarding of children and young people. All positions will involve appropriate checks and clearances.


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Contact Information

Catharine Davis
School House
Church Road, Basildon
Essex, SS14 2EX
Telephone: 01268 470880 opt 4

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