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Physical Education Teacher

Underley Garden SchoolCumbria

Job Title:               Physical Education Teacher

Location:               Underley Garden, Kirkby Lonsdale, LA6 2DZ

Salary:                   Pay range dependent on qualifications and experience

Hours:                    40 hours per week

Contract:               Permanent        

Are you a Teacher committed to improving the lives of children and young people?

Underley Garden seeks an enthusiastic teacher who can inspire children and young people with complex learning through Physical Education. Our children and young people need engaging, creative, practical learning and so delivering staff need the ability to thrive in a flexible curriculum structure and fully utilise our fantastic facilities to offer personalised programmes.

Delivering staff at UG are encouraged to take a creative approach, seeking ways to positively engage with and motivate all children and young people through sessions that promote learning as well as offer experiences, develop independence and promote life skills.

This teacher position covers the planning and delivery of lessons to all of the children and young people who attend UG and so the successful candidate must commit to getting to know the needs and abilities of all prior to planning educational activities.

Although this is a post for teaching of PE, our school requires teachers to take on a second subject in order to cover our curriculum.

About us:

The young people who attend Underley Garden all have an EHCP. Underley Garden meets the needs of a range of SEN including; Autism, Learning Difficulties, Mental Health & Medical needs and related behavioural difficulties.

For over 16 years Options Autism have provided care and education to children, young people and adults with autism, complex needs and learning difficulties. As part of Outcomes First Group we are leading our sector in setting and delivering new approaches that provide measurable outcomes for those in our care.

Please see the Job Description and Person Specification for full details regarding this position.

Why join us?

We offer a friendly and inclusive working environment and the chance to be part of a fantastic multidisciplinary team, who work hard and support each other to deliver personalised, bespoke education & care. Our benefits package includes free parking, shopping discounts and cashback via our ‘Rewards Hub’, and access to content on mindfulness, fitness, recipes and much more as part of our ‘Your Wellbeing Matters’ programme.


We can also offer an attractive internal package; including planning and preparation time, a well-organised, engaging and resourced provision, CPD opportunities, friendly, supportive colleagues, well-motivated children and young people, small class sizes as well as a complimentary pass to a local gym and leisure facility.

As well as opportunities for internal promotion, you will have access to high-quality Continuing Professional Development to help pursue your own personal goals. We also offer accredited training programmes including Diplomas and NVQs, supplemented by ongoing learning opportunities.

Ultimately, all of our roles give you the opportunity to enrich the lives of young people and make a positive difference.

Application process & dates

Closing date: 6th May 2021; interviews will be held week beginning 10th May

Position start date: September 2021 however ideally before to allow a smooth handover.

The School reserves the right to interview and/or make an appointment before the closing date if a suitable candidate is found.

Options Autism is part of Outcomes First Group. We are committed to the safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. All successful applicants will be subject to fully Enhanced DBS.




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