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Additional Educational Needs Teacher - Job Share

Whitfield Aspen School, Dover

  • Ref:KCC886-2471-124T
  • Posted:10/05/2022
  • Pay:MPS
  • Start Date:1st September 2022
  • App Close Date:17/05/2022 at 12:00
  • Interviews:Tuesday 24th May 2022


AEN Teacher FTE 0.5 required for September 2022

Mainscale Salary

Whitfield Aspen School is looking for a motivated and enthusiastic teacher to teach our pupils with profound, severe and complex needs at our fantastic and unique school. You should have the skills to lead a team of Teaching Assistants to ensure effective pupil learning through innovative and creative approaches to the curriculum. Previous experience of working in a special school is desirable but not essential.

We looking for dynamic individuals who will fully embrace the school’s Vision and Values of “Learning Together with Aspiration, Imagination and Determination”.  This is a very exciting opportunity for someone to join our friendly and supportive staff so we need to find the right people.  Have you got what it takes? 

The ideal candidate will: -


  • Have experience, understanding and an enthusiasm to meet the learning needs of all pupils in exciting, meaningful and effective ways.
  • Be committed to improving their professional learning and knowledge, through engagement with research.
  • Have high expectations and a commitment to providing stimulating learning experiences.
  • Possess excellent interpersonal skills in order to communicate effectively with children, colleagues and parents.
  • Be able to lead a TA team in their class to ensure all learning is dynamic and personalised.
  • A teacher who uses their imagination to enrich the children’s enjoyment of learning and is passionate about engaging the children in the world around them.

If you would like to join our highly motivated team in our school, we highly recommend that you visit us prior to completing your application.  This will give applicants an opportunity to find out more about our unique school which prides itself on how it enables everyone to learn together whilst treating everyone equally but not necessarily the same.  Please also refer to our website www.whitfieldaspenschool.co.uk for further information about our school.

Contracts will be subject to satisfactory references, teacher barring and qualification checks and pre-employment health screening.

Our school and its personnel are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children.  This post is subject to an Enhanced Certificate from the Disclosure and Barring Service.

For further information or to arrange a visit please contact Gemma Kingsland-Roberts on 01304 821526 or by email: gemma.kingsland-roberts@whitfield.kent.sch.uk

Deadline for Applications: Tuesday 17th May 2022, 12 noon

Interview Date: Tuesday 24th May 2022

Information about the school

We are a ‘Good’ school with outstanding opportunities for pupils and staff. In September 2019, we were one of the first schools inspected under the new framework. Whitfield Aspen School is unusual in a national context, in that it is a two/three form entry mainstream primary, with four hundred pupils, combined with the district special school for one hundred and forty-eight pupils with Profound, Severe and Complex Learning Needs (PSCN). Our school is an extremely cohesive community with an ethos and culture that helps young people to thrive. It has provided extensive training for ALL staff and offers staff a high degree of autonomy which comes along with high expectations and personal responsibility.

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We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our students. You are advised that this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and therefore this post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).