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Personal Development Teacher/Tutor

Job Type

Full-time, Permanent


Competitive, dependent on experience

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 the Company

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

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