Meadow High School

Faculty Lead of PE
Post Start Date: ASAP
Closing date: 20/02/2023
Closing time: 5:00 PM

Teaching Vacancy 
Faculty Lead of PE required as soon as possible

Salary information: MPR; £32,407 - £43,193 per annum (includes Outer London Allowance) + SEN1 Allowance; £2,384 and TLR2b; £5,025 (dependent upon experience)
Further information: UPR will be considered for suitably qualified and experienced candidates

We are looking for an enthusiastic Faculty Leader for our PE department. Whilst experience in a special school is desirable it is not essential. However, a clear commitment to meeting the needs of individual pupils with SEND needs is. Our goal is to provide high quality personalised learning for pupils so they achieve their personal best.

Applicants from Primary and Secondary backgrounds are welcome. 

We are looking for an innovative, enthusiastic and experienced PE Lead Teacher to join our team. The successful candidate will demonstrate a real interest in making a difference to the lives of pupils with special needs. This role is a second tier middle leadership role and the successful candidate will have a key role in developing an innovative curriculum suited to meeting the needs of our diverse school population, both when in school and for their ‘Life Beyond Meadow’. The successful candidate will play a key role in developing and promoting this vision within the PE department and as a middle leader ensuing that opportunities for embedding independence across the school are provided and capitalised on. 

Meadow High School is a large Special Needs school for secondary aged school pupils aged from 11 to 19. We currently have 257 pupils, the school’s success was highlighted in our last Ofsted Report (May 2018).  The school has recently moved into a new building and we are in the process of planning a further new build to ensure that the building provides a safe and nurturing environment for all pupils. 

All pupils at Meadow work within pathways of pupils with comparable needs.  At the core our vision for Meadow is for us to ensure that all our pupils develop transferable skills for life, have opportunities to develop work related learning skills and develop the highest level of personal independence possible. This vision is driving our curriculum development.

Meadow ethos is to ensure that all pupils thrive in a safe and secure learning environment. Many pupils at Meadow are on the autistic spectrum and have associated sensory and communication needs. Meadow has its own therapy team including Occupational Therapists, Speech and Language Therapists and a Physiotherapist. As a school we are developing better ways to support our pupils to access learning by embedding a therapeutic approach to aspects of teaching and learning across the school. We believe that every learner's needs are central to our model of teaching and that every pupil shapes a lesson.

If you are an established teacher who is seeking a new and exciting opportunity with SEN pupils, have real interest in PE and want to develop your leadership skills then this could be a perfect opportunity for you.

We wish to appoint candidates with;
  • Demonstrate good subject knowledge relevant to the role of a PE teacher.
  • Experience of managing and monitoring the effectiveness of a team / curriculum area. (Desirable)
  • Able to lead and work effectively as a member of a team.
  • Ability to plan, teach and assess effectively to a high standard.
  • Relevant experience of working successfully as a Middle Leader. (Desirable)
  • Able to demonstrate energy, drive and enthusiasm.
We can offer;
  • A supportive staff team.
  • A commitment to your continued professional development.
  • Small class groups.
  • The opportunity to work in an excellent school.
  • Good facilities.
  • The result of our most recent workplace survey showed that our employees think that Meadow is a good place to work.

In addition, as part of the shortlisting process, we will carry out an online search as part of our due diligence on the shortlisted candidates to help identify any incidents or issues that may have happened, and are publicly available online, and which we may want to explore with candidates at interview.

CLOSING DATE: Monday 20th February 2023 @ 9:00am    
SHORTLISTING: Week commencing 20th February 2023    
INTERVIEWS: Monday 27th February 2023

Supporting Documents

Additional Information
CVs will not be accepted

Safeguarding Statement
Meadow High School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced DBS check, satisfactory references and other pre-employment checks.

Our Location
Address: Royal Lane, Hillingdon, Uxbridge, Middlesex, UB8 3QU