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Music Lead

Meadow High SchoolHillingdon

We require a Music Lead to work with students with moderate and complex learning difficulties

Salary information: MPR; £29,915 - £41,136 per annum + TLR2a; £2,873 (UPR considered depending on experience).

Meadow High School a successful Special School for children with Complex Learning Needs, including Autism (currently 256 on roll). Our success has been consistently identified in all our Ofsted inspections. 

We are seeking an enthusiastic teacher who embraces the school’s vision to enable and empower our pupils with lifelong skills and enable as many as possible enter the world of work.   

Whilst experience in a special school is desirable it is not essential. We are looking for someone with the ability and drive to ensure that each pupil gets the maximum benefit from their educational placement. Applicants from mainstream or SEN backgrounds are welcome but will need to demonstrate a clear understanding of SEN and how this might impact on learning and curriculum delivery. 

We are looking for applicants who hold Qualified Teacher Status or equivalent to lead music across the school. In line with government policy, priority will be given to candidates with QTS. Candidates with UPS will need to demonstrate how they could continue to offer a whole school impact.  

We may be willing to consider unqualified teachers who are able and willing to gain QTS but this would be for the role of a Music teacher and not a Music lead role. The salary would be UQ pay range and would be subject to an alternative job description.

The successful applicant will also be a form tutor to one group and will be required to write and conduct Annual Reviews of their tutor groups EHCPs.

We wish to appoint candidates with:

  • The ability to be a team player;
  • An ability  to teach across a range of subjects and be able to offer some subject specialism;
  • An positive can do attitude;
  • An understanding of how SEN can impact on learners;
  • A commitment to supporting individual pupils and at time families;
  • The ability to use, or train 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;
  • The ability to plan and teach across a range of subjects- due to the size and nature of the school the successful candidate will need to teacher additional subjects eg English, Maths and/or PHSCE;
  • A passion for teaching pupils with SEN;
  • A sense of humour.

We can offer: 

  • A supportive staff team;
  • A commitment to your continued professional development;
  • Small class groups;
  • The opportunity to work in a caring, friendly and ambitious school.

CLOSING DATE: Monday 25th January 2021.
SHORTLISTING: Thursday 28th January 2021.
INTERVIEWS: Tues 23rd/ Weds 24th February 2021.

CVs will not be accepted.

Meadow High School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced DBS check, satisfactory references and other pre-employment checks.

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