Lead of Science and Technology Teacher, Hillingdon

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Meadow High SchoolHillingdon

Date posted:
Start date: As soon as possible
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: GBP £28,355 - £39,641 (Plus, 1 SEN POINT, £2,209 and TLR2a, £2,796)
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Salary information: MPR (includes Outer London Allowance) + 1 SEN POINT, £2,209 and TLR2a, £2,796;
Further salary information: UPR (£41,419 - £44,541) available where already suitably qualified and experienced.

Experience in a special school although desirable is not required, more the ability to ensure that each pupil gets the maximum benefit from their educational placement. Applicants from Primary and Secondary backgrounds are welcome. 

We are looking for in innovative and enthusiastic Science and Technology Lead Teacher to join our team. The successful candidate will demonstrate a real interest in making a difference to the lives of pupils with special needs. This role is a second tier middle leadership role and the successful candidate will have a key role in developing an innovative curriculum. We are currently developing and extending our curriculum to make it truly bespoke and reflective of individual pupils needs and the school’s drive to ensure that all our young people leave school with key skills for life. This is a new role and the successful candidate will play a key role in developing and promoting this vision within the Science and Technology Department.

Meadow High School is a large Special Needs school for secondary aged school pupils aged from 11 to 19. We currently have 247 pupils, the school’s success was highlighted in our last Ofsted Report (May 2018). The school will be undertaking a large rebuild over the next few years. All pupils have Learning Difficulties and many pupils have addition complex needs. The school is currently developing a ‘pathways’ model to offer a more bespoke curriculum to learners. At the core our vision for Meadow is to ensure that all our pupils develop skills for life, employability and independence. This vision is driving our curriculum development.

Meadow ethos is to ensure that all pupils thrive in a safe and secure learning environment. Many pupils at Meadow are on the autistic spectrum and have associated sensory and communication needs. Meadow has its own therapy team including Occupation Therapists, Speech and Language Therapists and a Physiotherapist. As a school we are developing better ways to support our pupils to access learning by embedding a therapeutic approach to aspects of teaching and learning across the school. We believed that every learners needs are central to our model of teaching and that every pupil shapes a lesson.

If you are an established teacher who is seeking a new and exciting opportunity with SEN pupils, have real interest in Science and Technology and want to develop your leadership skills then this could be a perfect opportunity for you.

We wish to appoint candidates with:

  • The ability to teach using a integrated using a Visual, Auditory, Kinesthetic approach;
  • The ability to be a team player;
  • The ability to use a wide range of communication techniques (PECS, Signalong etc);
  • Good organisational skills;
  • The ability to differentiate work for a range of learning needs and abilities;
  • A highly structured approach to teaching suited to the needs of pupils with ASD.

We can offer:

  • A supportive staff team;
  • A commitment to your continued professional development;
  • Small class groups;
  • The opportunity to work in an excellent school;
  • Good facilities;
  • The result of our recent workplace survey showed that our employees think that Meadow is a good place to work.

Visits to the school are welcomed and encouraged, to arrange this please contact the school office on: 01895 443310

With consent we would like to apply for references prior to interview. CVs will not be accepted.

Shortlisting: Week commencing Monday 24th February 2020
Interviews: Thursday 27th February 2020



More about Meadow High School
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Type: Special Needs
Funding status: State - Community
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Royal Lane, Hillingdon, Uxbridge, Middlesex, UB8 3QU, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1895 443310