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ESMA Senior Teacher
  • Employer: Hertfordshire County Council
  • Reference: HCC18361
  • Published: Sun 28/11/2021, 22:29 PM
  • Closing on: Fri 03/12/2021, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: To be confirmed
  • Salary: MPS/UPS + SEN + TLR2a
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Hemel Hempstead , Hertfordshire

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ESMA Senior Teacher

JOB TITLE: Senior Teacher for Educational Support for Medical Absence (ESMA)

Salary MPS/UPS + SEN + TLR2a

Location: Based in Hemel Hempstead, covering  St Albans & Dacorum / Watford, Three Rivers & Hertsmere

Contract: Permanent

Hours: Full Time

Diversity: We are an inclusive employer and value a diverse workforce 


Would you like an opportunity to support Hertfordshire delivering better outcomes for children unable to attend school for medical reasons?


The Educational Support for Medical Absence (ESMA) is an educational teaching service for children with medical needs, which sits within Access and Inclusion, part of the Integrated Services for Learning (ISL) portfolio within Children’s Services. 


ISL is a multi-disciplinary service comprising of SEND Specialist Advice and Support services, Access & Inclusion Services, Educational Psychologists and Statutory services. Within the service, there is a vacancy for a Senior Teacher post for the Educational Support for Medical Absence (ESMA). 


The post holder will support the County Lead Teacher for ESMA, ensuring quality and equity of service delivery in a geographic area. They will teach KS3/KS4 in one of the core subjects (English, Maths or Science). Additionally, they will lead a team of teachers, and support staff to deliver an effective teaching programme to support access to learning and ensuring all children and young people make excellent progress and reintegrate successfully back to school.


As part of Integrated Services for Learning (ISL) the post holder will work closely with schools, health professionals and other agencies to ensure children absent from school for medical reasons are provided with the best possible education and supported to return to school when appropriate.


We are looking for an outstanding teacher to lead on outstanding practice with relevant experience and skills in working with children with medical needs (physical and mental), and an excellent communicator who also believes in the importance of pastoral care and support. 



Closing Date:  Midnight 9th December 2021

Interview Date:  17th December 2021 A.M.

Benefits of Working for HCC:

  • Flexible Working Arrangements (depending on the role)
  • Excellent Career Development
  • Salary Exchange for Additional Benefits
  • Excellent Pension Scheme with Employer Contributions
  • Shopping Discounts
  • Support Groups & Wellbeing Schemes