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  • Closing date

    2 October 2023 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    12 September 2023

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Full time

Contract type

Fixed term

Full-time equivalent salary

PT Scale 1-6 and EPT 1-3 (salary will reflect experience)

SEND Teacher (Maternity Cover) Vacancy job summary

SEND Teacher Orchard Meadow Primary School Maternity Cover (one year)

Grade: PT Scale 1-6 and EPT 1-3 (salary will reflect experience)

Start Date: 1st November 2023 (or before)

Are you passionate about Special Educational Needs? Are you looking for an exciting career development opportunity? Would you like the opportunity to be part of our highly commended ‘Rashford’ Enhanced Pathway Provision? ‘Pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) get what they need. Leaders use robust systems to identify and meet pupils’ needs. Strategically, leaders have set up their own bespoke enhanced provision within the school. It provides therapeutic and targeted support for some pupils. Parents speak highly of this work as they feel it has transformed the education for these pupils. Leaders are clear that everyone learns the same curriculum. There is always the focus on getting any pupil back into class. If a pupil requires intensive therapy, leaders can access remotely what is taught in the lesson. This means pupils do not miss out on learning.’ (Orchard Meadow OFSTED, June 2022).

‘The school is highly inclusive. Every pupil is valued and well supported to participate fully in all aspects of school life. Leaders make sure that all pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) have their needs quickly identified and considered. The specially resourced provision for pupils with SEND (known as The Rashford Family) supports some pupils who may struggle with some aspects of mainstream education. Attendees have education, health and care (EHC) plans and receive tailored and effective support to help them when back in class.’ (Pegasus School OFSTED, May 2023).

Our Rashford Family is part of Orchard Meadow School which is a vibrant and inclusive city school that has a positive, diverse community and a determination that all children will succeed. Our children are energetic, keen to learn and enjoy being challenged. Our Enhanced Provision supports children with significant special educational needs from across three local United Learning schools.

We are looking for someone with energy, enthusiasm and a hard-working ethos to join our Rashford Team as a maternity cover position.

More information about our Enhanced Provision can be found here:


We can offer a very positive working environment and excellent professional development and support. Orchard Meadow Primary school is growing, and this is an exciting opportunity to be a part of our fantastic staff team.

We are looking for candidates who:

• Are an excellent practitioner.

• Are confident in the classroom and understand how children with SEND, learn.

• Have high expectations of what can be achieved.

• Are passionate about making sure ALL children have access to a quality education despite any apparent disadvantage.

• Seek to build positive relationships with children.

• Are flexible with a good sense of humour and an understanding of the ‘bigger picture’.

• Are able to work to their own initiative as well as part of a team.

• Hold Qualified Teacher Status.

• Are confident and excited about using and embracing IT and outdoor learning in their practice.

• Are flexible, hardworking and have a passion to make a difference in the lives of our young learners.

• Are keen to explore leadership opportunities.

If you feel you would be suitable to work within our supportive and friendly team, we would like to hear from you!

Commitment to safeguarding

Orchard Meadow Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post involves the type of work with children and young people that requires applicants to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service check. The possession of a criminal record will not necessarily prevent an applicant from obtaining this post. All users are considered confidentially and according to the nature of the role and information disclosed.

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About Orchard Meadow Primary School

School type
Academy, ages 4 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
242 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 11

Orchard Meadow is located in Blackbird Leys on the outskirts of Oxford. We proud to be a diverse school with high ambitions and expectations, which is reflected in our school values and curriculum.

Everything we do is values driven and linked to PRIDE – our school motto. Learn more about our ‘PRIDE’ values here and see some examples of our students’ many achievements on the pages of this site. Every day we want pupils to feel proud of themselves and what they can offer their community as active, enquiring, compassionate citizens.

Above all, we want our learners to be happy and feel inspired by the joy of learning. Being a pupil at Orchard Meadow is an opportunity to find out something new, be creative, be challenged and, most importantly, feel valued.

We are a school family and this ethos is supported by daily ‘family meetings’, which help pupils to feel calm, safe and ready to learn. Our commitment to pupil well-being is supplemented by a bespoke curriculum and a broad offer which includes enrichment activities for all, mentoring and therapeutic interventions.

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