Ks2/3/ SEND (SEMH) Class Teacher - Term Time

The Sallygate School, Dover

  • Ref:KCC886-6137-55T
  • Posted:14/06/2022
  • Pay:£26,971.50 - £42,526.5 + SEN Allowance £2k
  • Start Date:ASAP
  • App Close Date:13/07/2022 at 16:00
  • Interviews:TBC


Responsible To: The Headteacher – The Sallygate School   

We are seeking to recruit a KS2/3 SEND (SEMH) Class Teacher who is a great all-rounder- enthusiastic, innovative and highly motivated. A strong commitment to moving the school to ‘Outstanding’ and leading by example are of key importance. Applicants that have prior experience or training in the Primary or SEND sectors will be well prepared for teaching in our school. We are looking to strengthen our provision with a broader curriculum across the school including securing excellent outcomes for our pupils; therefore candidates with the experience or drive to lead on a specific curriculum area would have the opportunity and support to do so.

Job Summary 

To take responsibility for the planning, implementation and assessment of a broad and balanced curriculum for a small class of pupils with Special Educational Needs and a history of attachment, trauma and SEMH difficulties. To ensure that all pupils with varying learning abilities make progress and achieve the best possible outcomes. 

Successful candidates will be:

  • An excellent practitioner with high expectations of teaching and learning, achievement and a commitment to building positive relationships with pupils.
  • Trauma informed and Trauma ‘tolerant’ – with the ability to maintain good boundaries and high expectations without compromising  positive and professional relationships with pupils and staff
  • Able to offer learners a high quality curriculum, giving them confidence to succeed
  • Able to inspire pupils through the delivery of engaging lessons and to reduce gaps in learning for our pupils
  • Able to support our pupils to reach their full potential

 We can offer:

  • The opportunity to work with our articulate, fun and ready to learn young people;
  • Support with Training & Development, including our own in-house training programmes;
  • Support from experienced staff in completing the NQT (ECT) program
  • A closely knit staff team dedicated to ensuring very positive outcomes for our pupils.
  • Possible TLR available for Science specialism/subject lead

The Sallygate School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects staff to share this commitment. All appointments are subject to Enhanced Disclosure, via the DBS and are subject to qualification, reference and health checks.  CV's are not accepted in isolation

Visits to the school would be welcomed.  If you would like to arrange a visit please contact the HR on 01304 361888 or email paulette.holliday@channelsandchoices.co.uk

Information about the school

Channels and Choices was established in 2005. It was founded by a group of Qualified Social Workers who had become increasingly frustrated with the quality of children’s services when placing young people. From that time Channels & Choices has developed in to a centre of excellence in therapeutic child care services. Channels and Choices Therapeutic Community comprises of 6 children’s residential homes, a DfE registered school, a therapeutic fostering service and a resident therapy team. Currently graded Good with Outstanding Features at the last Ofsted Inspection in 2018

In December 2011 Channels and Choices opened The Sallygate School. This is a school for children with SEMH (Social, Emotional, Mental Health) needs. The school curriculum caters for key stages 2, 3 and 4 and has a high level of staff to pupil ratios to ensure that each individual child has the opportunity to reach their full potential. The school offers a broad, balanced and differentiated curriculum blended with the National Curriculum.

The school works alongside the resident therapy team, to help young people work through difficult emotional and behavioural difficulties, which often present as extreme barriers to their learning.

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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).