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

Employer: Yarrow Heights School

Salary: £43,000 to £45,000 DOE

Closing: 31st May 2024

This is an exciting opportunity to join our wonderful school and work with our exceptional pupils and staff as a Physical Education Teacher!

Are you passionate about making a positive difference in the lives of pupils with special educational needs? Do you believe in the transformative power of physical activity to enhance their mental wellbeing and development? If so, we invite you to join our dedicated team as a Physical Education Teacher within our SEN school!

About the Role:

As a Physical Education Teacher at Yarrow Heights School, you will create and lead engaging PE lessons, activities, organising sporting events, and trips in accordance with the philosophy and working ethos of the school and all relevant legislation/regulation, meeting the Independent School Standards.

Ensure the achievement of excellent educational delivery that is assessed, achieved and recorded.

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.

Ideal Candidates Will:

  • Develop and adapt a wide PE curriculum to meet the diverse needs and abilities of pupils with SEN.
  • Plan and implement inclusive and engaging PE lessons that focus on gross motor skills, coordination, and sensory integration and support mental health.
  • Foster a supportive, fun and encouraging atmosphere where pupils feel empowered to participate and succeed.
  • Monitor and assess pupil progress, adjusting teaching methods as needed to ensure continuous improvement.
  • Communicate effectively with parents/guardians and other stakeholders to provide updates on pupil achievements and challenges.
  • Lead on the creation of schemes of work to meet the curriculum requirements.
  • Writing, contributing and implementing individual education plans, making assessments of educational attainment, setting challenging yet achievable targets.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Physical Education or related field (Master’s degree preferred).
  • QTS (ECT candidates considered)
  • Experience working with pupils with special educational needs, preferably in a school or therapeutic setting or a strong desire to work within an SEN environment.
  • Demonstrate talent, passion and innovation in teaching.
  • Have compassion, patience, and a genuine desire to make a difference in the lives of pupils with SEN.
  • Strong communication, teamwork, and collaboration, and organisational skills.
  • Be self-motivated, reliable, and a resilient, positive team player.
  • Prioritise child safeguarding and equality.
  • Embrace versatility and adaptability and the drive to make a difference.

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).
  • Pension benefits.
  • Free lunch and parking.
  • Collaboration with a cohesive team dedicated to holistic pupil growth and success.
  • Opportunity to make a meaningful impact on the lives of pupils with SEN and their families.
  • Subsidised Gym membership

If you are passionate about empowering pupils with special educational needs through physical education, we would love to hear from you!

Join us in creating an inclusive and supportive learning environment where every pupil can thrive and succeed!

About Us:

Yarrow Heights School is a mixed 7-16, local authority funded, SEN day school for children, most of who have high functioning ASD.

At Yarrow Heights School, we are committed to providing a nurturing and supportive environment where 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.

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 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.

Closing date: 31st May 2024