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SEN Teacher - Full-time - Special Needs Position

Snowfields Academy , Maidstone

  • Ref:KCC886-7006-37T
  • Posted:20/05/2022
  • Pay:MPS commensurate with experience
  • Start Date:September 2022
  • App Close Date:20/05/2022 at 14:00
  • Interviews:TBC

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Are you looking for a job where each day is different, filled with experiences that are both challenging, fun and fulfilling? A role where you go home with a sense of achievement knowing that you and your team have made a difference every day to the wonderful young people in your care? Where you can shine and achieve your very best with like minded people who genuinely care and work as a team? If you are, then please read on!

About the role: Snowfields Academy (Cranbrook campus) are seeking to appoint a talented and motivated SEN Class Teacher to join us from September 2022. Our successful candidate will offer the very best teaching and learning to our pupils and ensure they achieve the excellent outcomes they deserve. We can offer a wide range of developmental opportunities to work with pupils from different age groups and with varying levels of need across different settings, and we offer excellent continuing professional development opportunities to increase your knowledge and skills and allow you to progress your career. We are driven to ensure our pupils are safe and happy and we have high expectations that every pupil will be valued, challenged and supported to make sustained academic and personal progress. We welcome teachers with a range of subject knowledge and experience of working with young people who are significantly below age expected attainment. This role would suit a SEN teacher or a highly experienced primary teacher who can adapt teaching for students with ASD.

We are looking for teachers who:

  • Are graduates with QTS

  • Have evidence of outstanding practice with students with additional needs and ASD

  • Are an expert teacher within their subject specialism 

  • Ideally, you will have worked within an SEN setting or with discrete ASD groups of students in  a mainstream environment 

  • Have the highest expectations of pupils and themselves with a desire to professionally develop

  • Are enthusiastic, flexible, imaginative and forward thinking

  • Have the ability to nurture, inspire, motivate and engage students with ASD to achieve and succeed

  • Are able to form positive relationships with students, staff, parents and governor

  • Possess excellent interpersonal and organisational skills

In return, our successful candidates will receive:

  • The opportunity to help shape our future by joining a LAT academy

  • A school community committed to nurturing young people with ASD alongside raising achievement and attainment

  • A stunning environment with modern building, excellent resources and facilities, purpose built for students with ASD

  • A strong commitment to support professional development opportunities

  • A supportive Governing Body and Leadership Team dedicated to exceptional outcomes within a happy environment which nurtures and supports all staff and students

This is a permanent opportunity offering Main Pay Scale commensurate with experience. For those interested in visiting the academy, please contact talent@latrust.org.uk in the first instance. ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Limited time only! Do you know a great teacher who would like to hear about opportunities with Leigh Academies Trust? If so, make a referral today for the chance to receive £300 as a 'thank you'. Simply complete the referral form by clicking hereT&C's apply.

Information about the school

Working with us at Snowfields Academy: ​​​​​​​Snowfields Academy opened in September 2020 as a new secondary provision for students with ASD. When full we will offer 140 places across year groups 7-13 for young people who are working at or close to age-related expectations. Class sizes are small with 12/13 in each class, supported by 2-3 teaching assistants according to need. We offer a range of GCSEs and other qualifications for young people on a blend of academic and vocational pathways.

The academy benefits from being a brand new school with a design tailored to the students it provides for, carefully considered to make the most of both its inside and outside environments in order to enhance the learning of its students. The environment supports specialisms in horticulture and catering with a purpose-designed teaching kitchen, servery and cafe, and internal and external horticulture facilities supporting our students into employment. We will work closely with local businesses to offer an outstanding range of work experience opportunities and supported internships.​​​​​​​

At Snowfields Academy we:

Inspire and engage our children so they develop a lifelong love of learning, working towards the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme at Key Stage 3 Deliver a quality, inclusive education so all children are able to achieve to their full potential Create a learning environment where barriers to learning are overcome and students feel safe and happy and are ready to learn Ensure that all children feel valued and celebrate their individuality and success at every opportunity Always work within a multi-disciplinary framework alongside families and other professionals Use personalised approaches to manage behaviour and reduce anxieties Ensure safeguarding, pastoral support and embedding British Values are at the heart of all we do Create a culture where staff work collaboratively as part of the wider team, sharing ideas and good practice and offering support to each other.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Being part of Leigh Academies Trust: As of 1st September 2021, our Trust comprises 31 geographically organised academies (15 secondaries, 14 primaries and 2 special) educating 20,000 students, and employing over 2,500 talented staff. The Trust is establishing four ‘clusters’ of academies: North West Kent; Central Kent; South East London; Medway. In addition, the Trust is responsible for one of the region’s biggest initial teaching training organisations, a large teaching school hub and is an accredited apprenticeship provider. Click here to view our future plans in our Vision 2025 document.

As part of Leigh Academies Trust you will have ample opportunity to collaborate with your peers both within the academy and across the whole Trust. This is an important part of our vision as we know through experience that we perform better when we work together. You are supported to undertake regular self-development to continue your professional development and hopefully progress further within the organisation.

Click here to view the range of benefits available to all LAT staff.​​​​​​​

Our commitment to safeguarding: Leigh Academies Trust and all of our academies are committed to ensuring the highest levels of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our pupils, and we expect all our staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We adopt a fair, robust and consistent recruitment process across all academies and business units. All offers of employment are subject to an Enhanced DBS check, references, and where applicable, a prohibition from teaching check.

Our commitment to equality and diversity: As a Trust we are passionate about diversity and recognise that as individuals, we all bring something unique to the role regardless of any protected characteristics which is why we treat all of our people equally, without compromise. We are committed to providing equality and fairness throughout our recruitment and employment practices and not to discriminate on any grounds.

Based on the quality and quantity of applications received, Leigh Academies Trust reserves the right to close this vacancy sooner than the specified closing date. Applicants will be notified of this where possible. Therefore, early applications are encouraged.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Olivia Couzins
  • Address:Gidds Pond Way, Off Newnham Court Way, Maidstone, Kent, ME14 5FT
  • Telephone: 01634 412240
  • Email: talent@latrust.org.uk

Documents

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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).