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Primary Teacher - Term Time - Special Needs Position

West Heath School, Sevenoaks

  • Ref:KCC886-6079-128T
  • Posted:17/06/2022
  • Pay:£25,715 - £36,961
  • Start Date:1st September 2022
  • App Close Date:04/07/2022 at 09:00
  • Interviews:11/07/22


Monday-Friday 8.00am-4.00pm (Term-Time only, 39 weeks)  


We require a dynamic, motivated, pro-active and well-organised individual to be a part of an exciting new team delivering a primary curriculum to year 7 students with a wide range of social, emotional or mental health needs. The successful candidate will have a direct impact on pupils’ lives, raising aspirations and improving opportunities for our young people. 

The role will be demanding and challenging, but rewarding. A strong ability to teach a varied and flexible curriculum is essential and a knowledge of SEN strategies and programmes for special educational provision is desirable.  The position will see you as part of a primary model in year 7, a key link to our upper KS2 provision and an essential member of our pastoral team as a form tutor. 

All of our learners have EHCPs and as a school we are proud to promote the development of life skills and social development as equal to academic achievement.  West Heath School work towards the end goal of helping students re-integrate into mainstream learning and preparation for adulthood. 

Key Requirements 

  • Full driving licence and use of own vehicle
  • Qualified Teacher Status
  • To be able to implement and deliver appropriate differentiated and personalised learning to KS2 and KS3 students.
  • Create and deliver a primary curriculum
  • Excellent team work skills, with a flexible, engaging and adaptable approach 
  • Proactive, creative and innovative
  • Emotionally robust and resilient 


  • Regular mentoring and coaching
  • Regular training from internal and external experts
  • Career progression opportunities
  • Pension scheme
  • Discounted venue hire for parties/weddings
  • Employee Assist Support Programme


Closing Date: 9am Monday 4th July

Interviews will be held on Monday 11th July


Application Form, Job Descriptions and further details are on our website 

www.westheathschool.com or contact whs.hr@westheathschool.com  for further information. 


Working at West Heath School involves close and unsupervised contact with vulnerable groups including children and as such is a regulated activity.  The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people.  Applicants must be willing to undergo safeguarding screening appropriate to the post (including an Enhanced DBS check) 


Information about the school


Ashgrove Road, Sevenoaks, Kent TN13 1SR

“Rebuilding lives through education”

OFSTED outstanding November 2019

West Heath School is an Independent SEN residential school with charity status. We provide a therapeutically informed learning environment for children aged 10-19 who have suffered some form of trauma and are unable to access main stream education. We believe in “rebuilding lives through education”, developing life skills and encouraging students to enjoy social activities .

“A fun place to work where social development is valued as much as education”

“The support you receive from the moment you arrive at West Heath School is excellent…”

“Two days are never the same at West Heath School and this certainly keeps you on your toes!”

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Becky Finch
  • Address:West Heath , Ashgrove Road, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN13 1SR
  • Telephone: 01732 460 553
  • Email: whs.hr@westheathschool.com


Below are documents that have been added to this vacancy.

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).