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PE, Sport and Physical Development Teacher

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Organisation:Oak Field School 

Working Hours: Full Time , Hours per week - 32.5 

Salary:MPS/UPS + 1 SEN Point 

Appointment Type:Permanent 

Location:Oak Field School, Wigman Road, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG8 3HW 

Reference:OFS0012 

Closing date:13 February 2018 at midnight 


Oak Field School and Sports College is a Special School for 160 pupils aged 3 – 19 with a wide range of learning difficulties (SLD, PMLD and CLDD) and/or physical disabilities, including sensory needs, complex health needs, and some challenging behaviours linked to disability.

This is a permanent, full-time post. We are seeking to appoint for the Summer Term 2018, but would be prepared to wait for the right candidate until the Autumn Term 2018, if appropriate.

This post – which is a rare opportunity - would suit a teacher with a strongly evidenced interest in Disability Sport/SEN, committed to teaching, leading and developing PE, Sport and Physical Development in this sector. This could be an experienced teacher, a recently qualified teacher, or an NQT; please apply only if you have QTS, or will have achieved this by September 2018. Applications are welcome from Primary, Secondary or Special School teachers – we are an all-age school, and the post holder will teach classes across the school. A strong commitment to developing the curriculum for pupils with limited physical movement and communication is essential, and an interest in Dance – in its broadest sense – would be welcome, especially in terms of the multi-disciplinary Arts curriculum. For further information, please see the detailed job description.  

The school is extremely well equipped, with a large and small hall, several outdoor spaces (including a sports field and 5-a-side MUGA), gym, soft play room and a Hydrotherapy pool; we are also within walking distance of an Olympic-sized swimming pool. PE and Sport equipment includes a rotating climbing wall, a mechanical horse, and an extensive range of adapted bikes, PE/sport/physical activity equipment, and multi-sensory resources.

We are an extremely active, lively and welcoming school, committed to giving all our children and young people the best possible opportunity to engage in learning, achieve, make progress, and maximise their communication, choice-making and independence skills. We have high expectations of the children, young people and ourselves, and we appreciate and celebrate our achievements fully. The school’s 2 OFSTED inspections (March 2014 and February 2011) judged the school to be Outstanding. The school is a YST Level 3 member school, is a strategic partner in the Redhill Teaching School Alliance, and holds a number of awards and accreditations, including Arts Mark Gold, Basic Skills Quality Mark, Career Mark, the International School Award and Healthy Schools Award; we are also a Global Learning Programme Expert Centre.

We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic, proactive and hard-working teacher who is an outstanding practitioner and is committed to improving outcomes for children and young people with SEN and/or disability and their families.

The successful candidate will be:
  • Committed to developing personalised learning, curriculum and assessment in PE, Sport and Physical Development for children and young people with SLD/PMLD, using a wide range of teaching strategies, resources and assessment tools.
  • Committed to developing PE, Sport and Physical Development within an SEN setting
  • Committed to subject leadership.
  • Able to demonstrate an excellent understanding of how children and young people learn and develop, and of the pastoral role in this context.
  • Highly motivated and flexible, and committed to developing own, and others’, CPD.
  • Creative, innovative and quick to learn.
  • Able to demonstrate excellent initiative and organisational skills.
  • Keen to lead, and to join, a committed, hard-working and supportive team.
  • Committed to partnership working, both within school and with outside agencies.
  • Passionate about his/her role in improving outcomes and life chances for children and young people with disabilities.

 
An understanding of child development and experience of, or strongly evidenced interest in, teaching children and young people with SEN is essential - further training in aspects of Special Education will be provided, as appropriate. The school is organised in to 3 Phases (EYFS/KS1, 7-14, and 14-19), has particular strengths in PE and Sport, the Arts, PSHE and WREL, and a particular commitment to extra-curricular enrichment, including outdoor learning and adventure, and residential visits.

A commitment to Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people is essential, and the successful applicant will be required to have an enhanced DBS check carried out prior to commencing employment. Please note that this post will include some cross-curricular teaching, especially in EYFS/KS1 and in the 6th Form. If there is any area of the PE curriculum in which the post holder has less expertise, s/he will be expected to undertake further training in this area. Since this is a unique post, and Oak Field is a unique specialised educational setting within the City of Nottingham, we strongly advise you to arrange to make a visit to the school during school hours before you apply for this post.

Please telephone Alison Kane (Office Manager) on 0115 915 3265 to book a visit during school hours (ideally at 10am or 2pm, but flexible; there are after-school clubs on Mon, Weds and Thurs). If you are unable to make a visit, we strongly suggest you book an informal conversation about this post with David Stewart (Headteacher) or Patricia Lewis (Deputy Head) before you apply.

Provisional interview date: Tuesday 27th February 2018
 
To apply for this post, please visit the Eteach website - job reference 817178

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