PE Teacher – Required for September 2019

(Outer London Teachers Main Pay Scale (M1-M12), Plus SEN allowance)
Location: The Link Secondary School, Croydon, CR0 4PD Hours: Full Time

Closing Date: 13/05/2019

Job Description

Orchard Hill College (the College) and Orchard Hill College Academy Trust (the Trust) together form Orchard Hill College and Academy Trust (OHC&AT), a family of specialist education providers for pupils and students from nursery to further education. The College has 7 centres and the Trust is now home to 14 special schools across London, Surrey and Sussex.

The Link Secondary School is a vibrant, diverse, Special School for children with Speech, Language and Communication needs and/or a diagnosis on the Autistic Spectrum. Many of our students have associated learning difficulties including Dyslexia, Dyspraxia and often present with high levels of anxiety.

We are committed to providing our students with an outstanding education. Improving opportunities and outcomes for our students is at the heart of all that we do. We believe that all young people deserve to leave education confident that they have developed the skills they need to achieve their ambitions, with meaningful education, work and life experiences to draw on.

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Person Specification

The school’s vision of Independence, Communication, Wellbeing and Achievement for all is integral to our work.  We work in partnership with parents and carers, and with the wider community, to prepare our students for their future lives.

The ideal candidate

To be considered a real asset to the school, you must demonstrate:

-An ability to engage in reflective practice and work with restorative approaches.

-An experience of working with children with challenging behavior

-A non-judgmental and empathic approach.

-Strong behavior management skills.

-A genuine passion for education.

-Excellent communication, time management and organisational skills.

-An energetic and enthusiastic ‘can do’ attitude.

-Resilient and persevering personality.

-Both a friendly and professional manner.

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Further Information

OHC&AT are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Application Guidance

To apply please visit to view the full job description and download an application form. Please send your completed application form to

Please note that CV applications will not be considered.

Closing date:  12 noon on Monday 13th May 2019

Interview date:   W/C 20th May 2019

There is a lovely feeling at school, it is always very positive, warm and welcoming – Parent 


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