Primary Teacher Meadowbrook College, Oxford, Oxfordshire

Job description

Are you energetic, enthusiastic, resilient and able to use your initiative?
Are you an excellent teacher with a passion for achieving the best outcomes for excluded learners and those with complex needs?
Can you build positive relationships with young people and make a difference?

Meadowbrook College is an Alternative Provision (AP) Academy located across four sites in Oxfordshire: Banbury, Oxford, Kidlington and Abingdon, supporting students who have either been excluded or are at risk of exclusion from school. The Academy offers students a unique approach based on a thematic curriculum which in addition to literacy and numeracy offers a wide range of enrichment experiences and opportunities for learning.

We have the following vacancy for January 2020 or earliest start:
Primary Teacher
Contract Type: Permanent
Contract Term: Full time
Salary: TMS / UPS + SEN 1 (£2,149)

We are seeking to recruit a talented and skilled KS1/2 Primary Teacher. This is an exciting opportunity for someone with the ability to inspire and motivate students who have been permanently excluded from school or finding it difficult to manage their behaviour. This is a unique opportunity to make a substantial contribution to further improving outcomes for a significant group of vulnerable and challenging young learners and to help shape provision across the College and in partner schools through an outreach model.

We are looking for applicants who are willing to work across our Banbury and Oxford sites but if you prefer to locate in one area please state your preference in your application.

We wish to appoint someone who is/has:
● An inspirational teacher, with strong interpersonal and motivational skills and an excellent track record of delivering excellence in the classroom
● High quality organisation and self-management skills
● Not afraid of a challenge and have strong, restorative behaviour management skills
● Creative and innovative with an ability to translate ideas into practice
● Resilient and has a passion for achieving the best possible outcomes for our vulnerable learners.

Further information, including a teaching staff application form, is available on our website Completed applications should be sent to Maria Rees at by 2.30pm on Friday, 27th September, 2019. If you would like more details about this post, or to visit the school prior to application, please contact Maria Rees or, alternatively, phone 01865 253198. Interviews will take place on Thursday, 3rd October, 2019. Due to our recruitment and safeguarding procedures we do not accept CVs, all applicants must apply using our Teaching Staff application forms.

Meadowbrook College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All staff and volunteers are also expected to promote Fundamental British Values. This post requires applicants to undertake an enhanced DBS disclosure in accordance with Safeguarding Children and Safer Recruitment in Education legislation.

Essential educational requirements

Educated with a good degree in relevant subject/field
Ability to use ICT effectively to promote learning and manage admin effectively
A proven track record of raising the attainment and achievement of learners who present difficulties with their behaviour
Ability to devise personalised learning outcomes for learners on a lesson by lesson basis
High quality teaching to pupils of all abilities.
Understanding of effective strategies for maintaining high standards of discipline and behaviour as it relates to achieving high rates of progress for children with challenging behaviours

Essential qualifications

Qualified teacher status
Good subject knowledge of primary curriculum

Essential skills and experience

Experience of attaining high quality outcomes with students/pupils
Experience as a personal form tutor
The ability to relate to and communicate effectively with parents and carers and to encourage their active participation in the educational process
Interest, encourage, motivate and engage young learners
Create a well-organised, stimulating learning environment
Excellent communication and organisational skills
Use methods and resources to ensure all students learn effectively

Employee benefits

TMS / UPS + SEN 1 (£2,149)

About Meadowbrook College

Located across five sites in Oxfordshire: Oxford, Banbury, Kidlington, Bicester and Abingdon, we are an Alternative Provision (AP) Academy that provides full and part-time education and support to over 150 aged 5-16 students who are excluded from, or are finding it difficult to fully access, their mainstream schools.

The Harlow Centre, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX3 0PG
Not Applicable
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