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Teacher of PE and Maths - Full-time - Special Needs Position

Learning Opportunities, Deal

  • Ref:KCC886-6063-9T
  • Posted:13/06/2022
  • Pay:MPS
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:03/07/2022 at 23:00
  • Interviews:w/c 11th July


Interviews: W/B Monday 4th July 2022 

If you are a dedicated, driven Teacher of PE who has a real passion for the subject and a drive to instil this in our learners then we have an exciting opportunity for you… 

We are seeking to appoint an inspirational Teacher with excellent subject knowledge to lead PE across the school and teach maths . The successful candidate will join our unique team of teachers and teaching assistants who support and teach our similarly unique group of students. 

What we are looking for: 

  • An excellent classroom practitioner 
  • Somebody who is well-organised, proactive and able to work effectively as part of a team 
  • Somebody who works well with staff and students alike 
  • Confident classroom management skills 
  • Knowledge of PE and maths at both Key Stage 3 & 4 
  • Someone keen to make a difference to the lives of young people and will go the extra mile to achieve this 
  • Someone looking to join a community that works to develop young people into successful citizens. 
  • Someone ready to work with young people both in lessons and as a tutor 

What Learning Opportunities can offer you: 

  • Support and training 
  • Encouragement to develop your career 
  • A caring atmosphere with welcoming staff and students 
  • A community where we understand the importance of well being for all of our members 
  • To be part of a whole school team – working together to achieve and valuing every individual’s contribution. 


Information about the school

Learning Opportunities is a small independent specialist school for students with a wide range of additional needs, including social, emotional and mental health difficulties (SEMH), autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and moderate learning difficulties. We are registered to provide education for 36 students with Education, Health and Care Plans (EHCP), aged 10 to 19 years of age (Key Stages 2,3,4 & 5). All students have, for a variety of reasons, found it difficult to achieve their full potential in other settings. Often their schooling will have been chaotic and fragmented, resulting in them falling behind their peers academically, and as a result they relish the chance to succeed in our smaller and more personal setting.

At Learning Opportunities we pride ourselves in managing the wide ranging social, emotional, behavioural and educational needs of all our students, where they are supported within a consistent, caring and supportive environment. Our dedicated staff team, who have a range of expertise, are passionate about providing the best possible opportunities and outcomes for all of our students. Highly personalised programmes support students to develop the self-confidence to deal with the significant life changes and challenges they may encounter, and to become positive members of the school and wider community.

A key feature of what we do is teaching our students to take responsibility for their behaviour and its consequences. We work in partnership with parents, carers and other agencies to help students make positive choices and changes, which will serve them better in their future life. Many of our visitors comment on the positive ethos of the school – calm, focused and happy, where appropriate and positive relationships between staff and students are clearly evident.

Following a successful Ofsted inspection in October 2022 we are now looking for a member of staff to join the team who can continue the great work we already do and contribute to making our provision even better in the future.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Simon Graydon
  • Address:Ringwould Road, Ringwould, Deal, Kent, CT14 8DW
  • Telephone: 07394 984289
  • Email: lesleyb@learningopps.org

Fax: 01304 381906


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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). Please be aware that schools are also required to undertake online recruitment checks on shortlisted candidates under changes to Keeping Children Safe in Education.