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

Employer: Yarrow Heights School

Salary: £30,000 to £40,000 DOE

Closing: 31st May 2024

About the Role:

Yarrow Heights School is a Social, Emotional, Mental Health (SEMH) SEN provision, we are seeking a highly motivated and dynamic individual to join our dedicated team as a Personal Development lead. This key role is integral to driving and further enhancing our qualitative whole school provision. It demands strong competences in building trusting and professional relationships with our pupils through the design and delivery of a comprehensive curriculum which encompasses Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) education, life skills, and careers guidance for pupils across Key Stage 2 to Key Stage 4.


  • Curriculum Development: Design, adapt and constantly review a holistic and engaging curriculum to meet the diverse needs of our pupils.
  • Instructional Delivery: Deliver high-quality, interactive and stimulating lessons fostering the development and growth of essential life skills and personal health and social awareness.
  • Individualised/Small Group Support: Provide personalised interventions around PSHE/Life Skills development to address and enhance pupils’ learning needs in these areas.
  • Collaborative Planning: Work with Teaching and Tutor staff teams to integrate pupils personalised developmental goals into the broader curriculum.
  • Assessments and Monitoring: Develop assessment strategies to evaluate, evidence and report on pupil progress within Personal development.
  • Engagement: Foster strong, positive, and professional relationships with pupils, colleagues, parents and the wider community.
  • Professional Development: Stay updated on innovative and outstanding practices across PSHE and personal development education.
  • Compliance and Safeguarding: Ensure adherence to relevant policies and procedures, especially regarding pupil welfare.


  • Experience in planning and delivering PSHE curriculum, life skills, and careers education.
  • Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) preferred but not essential.
  • Experience working with pupils with special educational needs (SEN) advantageous.
  • Strong understanding of child development, behaviour management, and inclusive teaching practices.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and organisational skills.
  • Commitment to promoting equality, diversity, and inclusion within the school community.

About Us:

Yarrow Heights School is a mixed 7-19, local authority funded, SEN day school for children, most of who are able learners with an EHCP and a diagnosis with ASC and associated needs.

At Yarrow Heights every pupil is valued and treated as an individual and with respect. We are a team with extensive experience and expertise in special education and therapeutic support for pupils whose needs can no longer be met in a mainstream provision. The vision of our school is to nurture aspiration, develop resilience and empower learning. It is centred on our single desire to make a positive, lifelong difference to the lives of our pupils.

Why Choose Yarrow Heights?

At Yarrow Heights, we prioritise a supportive and inclusive environment where both pupils and staff can thrive. Joining our team means:

  • Competitive salary based on experience and qualifications.
  • A school culture that prioritises pupil and staff well-being.
  • Opportunities to learn and grow within an Ofsted Outstanding rated school (Nov 2022).
  • Flexible Pension.
  • Free lunch and parking.
  • Collaboration with a cohesive team dedicated to holistic pupil growth and success.
  • Subsidised Gym membership

Job Details:

Location: Southampton, SO18 1FS.

Education: Bachelor’s degree preferred/Or educated to similar standard.

Experience: Teaching experience in mainstream and/or SEN secondary schools.

Certification: Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) required; Newly qualified teachers welcome to apply.

To Learn More:

Visit our website at https://www.yarrowheights.com/jobs for the full job description and application form.

Ready to Apply?

Download and complete the application form from https://www.yarrowheights.com/jobs, then email it to hannah.cramp@yarrowheights.com.

We’re dedicated to safeguarding and promoting children’s welfare. All applicants must undergo appropriate safeguarding checks, including DBS checks and references from previous child-related roles.

Join us in shaping the future of education at Yarrow Heights School!


We are dedicated to safeguarding and promoting children’s welfare. All applicants must undergo appropriate safeguarding checks, including DBS checks and references from previous child-related roles.