Yarrow Heights School, Cobden Avenue, Bitterne Park, Southampton, SO18 1FS

Employer: Yarrow Heights School

Salary: £40,000 to £44,500 DOE

Hours: Full-time

Closing: 19th July 2024

About the Role

 Are you passionate about making a difference in the lives of pupils with Special Educational Needs (SEN)? Do you have passion for all things IT, unlimited energy and patience to share your technology skills with our pupils to inspire young minds? If so, we have the perfect opportunity for you! We’re seeking an IT Teacher to meet the exceptional demand for our School. As an IT Teacher at Yarrow Heights School, you’ll demonstrate a thorough curriculum knowledge, the ability to innovate and create stimulating lessons which meet each child’s needs, so that they make exceptional progress and accreditation, whilst ensuring they gain essential skills and knowledge for their future success. You’ll deliver high quality teaching, supported by effective use of resources leading to high levels of achievement for all pupils.

Your responsibilities include:

  • Teaching and providing highly effective delivery of the IT curriculum.
  • Adapting your lesson plans to the individualised learning needs of our pupils.
  • Monitoring, recording and reporting on their progress.
  • Contributing to and assisting in implementing initiatives related to the School Development Plan.

Whether you’re a seasoned professional or an aspiring educator eager to utilise your skills in a Special Educational Needs (SEN) setting, we encourage you to apply.


Qualifications and Training:

  • Qualified Teacher Status (Newly Qualified teachers are welcome to apply)
  • Subject Specific Degree


  • Experience working with children with special educational needs, such as autism, SEMH, and ADHD, is preferred.
  • Training in aspects of SEN, i.e., ADHD, Dyslexia, Autism, is advantageous.
  • Teaching experience; involvement in school self-evaluation and development planning
  • Desirable to have line management experience of departments
  • Experience of contributing to staff development
  • Desirable to have experience of safeguarding, either as a safeguarding officer, or safeguarding lead.

Skills and Knowledge:

  • Data analysis skills, and the ability to use data to set targets and identify weaknesses
  • An understanding of high-quality teaching, and the ability to model this for others and support others to improve
  • An understanding of school finances and financial management
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to communicate a vision and inspire others
  • Ability to build effective working relationships
  • An understanding of the processes involved in EHCP documentation

Personal Qualities:

  • A commitment to getting the best outcomes for all pupils and promoting the ethos and values of the school
  • Ability to work under pressure and prioritise effectively
  • Commitment to maintaining confidentiality at all times
  • Commitment to safeguarding and equality
  • Boundless energy, creative thinking approach and a can-do attitude

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All appointments are made subject to receipt of a completed application form, satisfactory references and relevant checks and Enhanced DBS Disclosure.