Class Teacher - Sen

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About the role

An exciting and unusual opportunity has arisen in our well established Teacher team due to a relocation of one of our outstanding teachers at Meadow Wood School.

Meadow Wood school is a unique and very special school for primary aged pupils with physical and neurological impairment (PNI); Meadow Wood school students have a wide range of attainment and complex needs. Therefore, they require a highly individualised curriculum and assessment based on engagagement model, pre-keystage standard or National curriculum levels depending on each childs individual needs. Meadow Wood School is the only PNI primary school in Hertfordshire. We are seeking an outstanding class teacher who already has experience of working with PNI children or who is willing to develop their skills in this area.

We would welcome applications from teachers working within the mainstream or the SEN sector. A comprehensive training package and induction is provided. NQTs are welcome to apply.

We wish to appoint a highly motivated teacher with the ability and desire to:

  • Facilitate our students to progress, achieve and enjoy their learning
  • Work in partnerships with parents and multidisciplinary teams
  • Implement curriculum innovations
  • Develop challenging and exciting teaching and learning
  • Contribute positively to team work

 We are looking for a class teacher who:

  • Is a creative and committed practitioner from a special or mainstream background
  • Has a passion for teaching and learning
  • Is reflective, open to feedback and driven to be outstanding
  • Believes passionately in the potential for education and will go that extra mile every day
  • Committed to their own professional development
  • Has excellent personal skills in supporting us to work towards our vision to provide a holistic education

We can offer:

  • A friendly and supportive staff team
  • A commitment to your professional development: ELKLAN, PODD, MOVE, Moving and Handling, Behaviour Management, Medical procedures
  • An opportunity to work in a dynamic and thriving school
  • Exciting opportunities to contribute to school development
  • Active engagement in school improvement
  • Excellent local and international partnerships
  • Opportunities for you to use and develop your teaching and leadership skills

Key Information for Applicants

This position is for a SEN Class Teacher to start September 2022 or earlier

The salary will be MPS or UPS + 1-2 SEN points depending on experience

Dates for your Diary

The closing date for applications is 12.00pm on Thursday 3rd February 2022

Shortlist date is Thursday 3rd February 2022

Interviews will be Tuesday 8th February 2022

Visits to the school prior to the interviews are essential. This may be organised by contacting Merja Paakkonen, Headteacher or Darren White or Liz Chard Deputy Head Teachers on 0208-4204720.

Please contact the school office for further information. CVs are not accepted.

NB: Please be advised that visits to the school and interviews will be organised depending on the guidance of any COVID-19 restrictions at the time.

The Sunflower Federation was established in May 2017 and is formed of two schools namely Meadow Wood and Breakspeare. The Federatoin is governed by the one Governing board (one responsible body). The federated governing board manages all accountabilities and responsibilities for both school sites.

The Sunflower Federation is committed to providing equality of opportunity and to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment.

Meadow Wood School

Coldharbour Lane


Hertfordshire WD23 4NN




Contact details

Merja Paakkonen , Headteacher of The Sunflower Federation
Meadow Wood School Cold Harbour Lane Bushey
Hertfordshire WD23 4NN

Telephone: 0208-420-4720
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