Post title: Physical Education/Vocational Instructor
Setting: Leaways School
Line manager: Head Teacher
Leaways School is seeking to appoint a Physical Education/Vocational Instructor.
Leaways School provides a safe learning environment for children and young people with social, emotional and mental health difficulties including autism and an EHC Plan. We also have a separate specialist area to support young people on the autistic spectrum (ASC) and a Primary unit taking children from 7 years old. We aim to offer as close to a mainstream experience as possible but provide the additional care and support needed around each young person to enable them to thrive. Our mission aims to engage children and young people by: Rewarding positive achievement, behaviour and academic success;
Providing children and young people with essential life skills in preparation for adulthood Create and maintain transparent relationships with children and young people, parents and professionals.
The purpose of the post is to secure high-quality teaching, effective use of resources and ensure improved standards of learning and achievement for all students. The post holder will ensure a cohesive and personalised programme of learning activities for Leaways pupils in line with the national curriculum. The post includes responsibility for Physical Education/ related vocational opportunities and outings externally and partnerships with other schools. The post holder will also have some pastoral responsibility and strive to ensure strong parent / carer relationships and have strong communication skills.
Main duties include:
To deliver and co-ordinate a broad and balanced Physical Education curriculum in line with the National Curriculum to pupils, all of which have a wide range of special educational needs, especially social, emotional and mental health issues/Autistic spectrum disorder.
Plan and co-ordinate a wide range of physical education opportunities externally and develop relationships with other organisations.
Develop partnerships with other local schools for opportunities to share facilities and enter competitive sport.
To work co-operatively with other staff in the general running of the school to liaise with parents and a wide multi-disciplinary group regarding learners on roll, attending meetings as appropriate.
To contribute to systematic on-going records of learners’ progress to the agreed format within the service ensuring curriculum delivery relevant to the needs of learners.
To write accurate reports on pupil’s progress.
To attend reviews and case conferences as appropriate.
To attend INSET, training sessions and staff meetings as required.
To make full and appropriate use of information technology with training as required.
To implement the organisation’s equal opportunities policy fully, working actively to overcome and prevent discrimination on the grounds of race, gender, disability, status and sexual orientation.
To carry out such other duties as may be required from time to time to meet the needs of the service.
Essential criteria includes:
- Relevant teaching qualification and/or coaching/ sporting body qualifications
- Developing and implementing a P.E curriculum relevant for a broad range and ability of YP
- Dealing with Challenging Behaviour
- Safeguarding and Child Protection procedures
- Developing a P.E curriculum for YP with ASC/SEND (Desirable)
- Good verbal and listening skills
- Ability to work as a team member
- Able to use own initiative
- Able to work under guidance
- Able to work in challenging circumstances
- Organisational, planning and evaluative skills
- Working with children and YP with ASD and/ or LD
- Delivering P.E in a school setting
In return we offer a competitive salary and benefits, ongoing opportunities for continued professional development and training, a friendly, passionate and committed team of colleagues and access to employee perks, including cycle to work scheme, discounts on shopping and cinema tickets, birthday treats, employee of the month award and enhanced pension contributions for qualified teaching staff.
We would love to hear from you if you feel that you meet the requirements for the role and share our passion and commitment to developing confident and capable young people by meeting their educational, health and social care needs in structured, nurturing school and home provisions.
Kedleston Group Limited is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of its children and young people. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check. We are an equal opportunities employer welcoming applications from all sections of the community.
We look forward to receiving your application.
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