PE Teacher (SEN) Orchard Manor School, Dawlish

Job description

We have a vacancy for a TEACHER OF PE

We are seeking an excellent teacher of PE who can inspire and motivate students and promote healthy active lifestyles. You will be able to demonstrate a passion for and exceptional implementation of the PE curriculum.
The successful candidate will be a talented teacher; a creative thinker; a team player; student centred; and relate well to challenging students.
You will:
• Be a qualified teacher with the ability to inspire young people with SEN.
• Be passionate about helping students who can sometimes find school life challenging.
• Be flexible, positive and have a ‘can do’ attitude.
• Be an excellent teacher with a successful track record of impacting positively upon student progress;
• Be a highly motivated and enthusiastic person with good interpersonal skills and ability to work independently as well as part of a team.
• Be confident to teach across the primary and secondary curriculum

Main Responsibilities of the Role

• To implement and deliver an appropriately broad, balanced and relevant differentiated curriculum as appropriate to the needs of the learners, with a focus on academic achievements and developing life and social skills.
• To teach highly effective lessons, support students and monitor student’s progress in order to develop pupil achievements, develop life skills and prepare them for adulthood.
• To develop their own practice and work to the ‘Teachers’ standards’ DfE, alongside an ongoing drive to reinforce the vision and values of the school including the understanding of pupils needs through the EHCP’s.

Specific Responsibilities

Teaching and Learning
• Provide a high-quality learning experience for students.
• To ensure lessons are well resourced within the constraints of the budget.
• To plan differentiated lessons, which provide for the variety of special needs within the class.
• To plan and oversee the effective deployment of teacher assistants within the class.
• To be confident to teach across the range of subjects in the Primary and Early Years curriculums.

• To maintain and update student assessments in line with school policies and practice.
• To provide data in line with the QA and accountability matrix.
• To produce reports for students taught.

• To assist in the development of appropriate schemes of work.
• To assist in the ongoing development of the curriculum.
• To provide a range of opportunities including external coaches such as professional sports club outreach coaches.

Staff Development and Quality Assurance
• To engage in the school’s professional development through engaging with the QA and Accountability Matrix.
• To actively engage in the school’s appraisal process.
• To maintain an up-to-date and relevant knowledge of SEND.

• To communicate effectively with parents on a regular basis including formal and informal events.
• To communicate with external agencies.

Other Duties
• To ensure the safeguarding of students as a priority, at all times following the school’s Safeguarding policies and practice.
• To ensure practice is in line with school’s Health and Safety policy.
• To undertake risk assessment of activities.

The above duties are not exhaustive and the post holder may be required to undertake tasks, roles and responsibilities as may be reasonably assigned to them by the Senior Leadership Team.

This job description will be kept under review and may be amended via consultation with the individual, Governing Body and/or Senior Leadership Team as required.

Employment Duties

To be performed in accordance with the provisions of the School Teachers’ Pay and Conditions Document and within the range of teachers’ duties set out in that document.
Closing date: 1st March 2020
A full induction programme and opportunities for professional development will be provided.
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Please ensure you read and understand our Privacy Notice, which is attached with this pack, before applying. We make appointments in accordance with our Recruitment and Selection Policy.
This role requires the ability to fulfil all spoken aspects of the role with confidence and fluency in English.

Essential educational requirements

5 GCSEs at grades 9 to 4 (A* to C), including English, maths and a science.

Essential qualifications

QTS, Degree in a relevant subject.

Essential skills and experience

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Employee benefits


About Orchard Manor School

Orchard Manor School provides education and care for 3 to 19 year-old children and young people with Communication and Interaction Difficulties (Autistic Spectrum Conditions) and associated learning difficulties. With both day and residential places we are committed to keeping every child at the centre of everything we do and to build a centre of excellence in SEN provision.

John Nash Drive, Dawlish, EX7 9SF
Not Applicable
Special School
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