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  • Start date details

    September 2023

  • Closing date

    21 March 2023 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    2 March 2023

Job details

Key stage

Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

MPS/UPS plus SEN point

What skills and experience we're looking for

Working in a school can be one of the most rewarding, exhilarating and exciting experiences.We also recognise that it can be frustrating and hard work!We spend a considerable amount of time at work, so it is vital that we are in a place where we feel supported, fulfilled and can enjoy our working life.We believe we have this at Cleeve Meadow.

Cleeve Meadow School is an ambitious and dynamic new SEND school providing a highly specialised education for 120 students between 11 and 19 years of age, who have moderate learning difficulties and may have associated additional needs.Our school is a place where traditional values meet innovation.Our staff are passionate about the very best education for our young people.We aim to inspire learners to seek out what they do not yet know and our curriculum is broad and aspirational.You will find our school has an ambitious approach to the education of our young people and our purpose is to equip them for independent and successful lives. Together, working in partnership with parents and carers, we successfully foster and develop a positive attitude in our young people and a belief in achieving beyond their expectations.

The school is particularly distinctive from existing local provisions as it works in dual partnership with its co-located mainstream school, Cleeve Park, wherever possible to maximise inclusivity of SEN students to mainstream education and providing access to mainstream teaching and shared facilities.Staff also benefit from partnership working, shared professional development and career development opportunities.

Cleeve Meadow aims to ensure that all students have the maximum opportunity to participate fully in society to enhance their life chances.We offer the same curriculum opportunities as a mainstream setting with an extended focus on life skills and career opportunities.

What the school offers its staff

We are looking for an experienced teacher who has the flexibility to teach across a range of subjects in line with our broad curriculum. As a classroom teacher, you will be joining an experienced staff body and a highly motivated team. Subjects to be delivered will be negotiated for the successful candidate.

You do not need previous experience of working in a SEND specialist setting and we are happy to accept applications from both Primary and Secondary settings in recognition of the wide ranging teacher skill set that developed in both.

If you are seeking to be an inspirational and innovative teacher who can motivate and inspire students and really make a difference, then Cleeve Meadow is for you.We require someone who will share our passion and ambition to provide an excellent education to our students who are highly engaging and rewarding to work with.

We believe in fostering a supportive approach and have an open door policy for all staff.We have a strong commitment to staff wellbeing and see work/life balance as a vital element to a fulfilling career.You will receive ongoing support and CPD opportunities across the school and wider TKAT family. Cleeve Meadow is an exceptionally happy place to work.

Further details about the role


Experience in a Special School Setting or working with students with SEND

Experience of teaching and learning strategies appropriate for special school setting

Ability and flexibility to offer teaching across other subjects and to contribute to whole school off timetable days

Previous experience of working with student progress data

Previous experience of use of whole school assessment and feedback procedures

Previous experience of overseeing external examination processes within subject or across school

Working for TKAT:

In return, as an employee of The Kemnal Academies Trust (TKAT), you will benefit from:

  • A wide variety of opportunities for professional development, including the potential to develop your career at more than one TKAT academy;
  • Opportunities to work flexibly, where possible;
  • Our support for your wellbeing at work; and
  • The rewards of working to improve the life chances of our pupils.

Commitment to safeguarding

TKAT is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Offers of employment will be subject to the full Safer Recruitment process, including an enhanced disclosure and barring service check. Our Commitment - Equal, Inclusive, Diverse TKAT is committed to inclusion, diversity and equality of opportunity by encouraging and welcoming differences, listening to individual experiences, aspirations and accomplishments and learning how to grow better together. We welcome applications from all suitable candidates, regardless of any protected characteristic; this includes applicants wishing to work flexibly.
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About Cleeve Meadow School

School type
Free School, ages 11 to 19
School size
76 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 19
Email address

School location

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