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Learning Support and Cafe Lead - Full-time

The Beacon, Folkestone

  • Ref:KCC886-7043-276S
  • Posted:30/06/2022
  • Pay:KS5 plus SENA
  • Start Date:1 September 2022
  • App Close Date:07/07/2022 at 20:00
  • Interviews:TBC

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The Beacon, Folkestone is looking to appoint a Learning Support and Cafe Lead to work in our post 19 provision, Beacon Plus and Cafe in Folkestone Town Centre.

This is a new and exciting hybrid role which will oversee the effective operation of the learner run café 3 days per week, whilst supporting class based learning activities at the learning centre on the other 2 days. 

Hours are: 31.25 hours per week, 52 week contract.  This role is NOT term time only. 

Salary: KR5 plus SENA 

The successful candidate will have the knowledge and confidence in working with SEN learners that attend our provision, in addition to some experience working in a café / food environment. 

The benefits of working at The Beacon include, a comprehensive induction programme for all staff, an established mentoring and coaching system throughout the school. A supportive leadership team and the opportunity to undertake training and development to enhance yourself as an individual through a variety of different opportunities.

For more information about the role, please the candidate pack or contact the school directly and speak to HR. 

Please note that this post is subject to an Enhanced DBS and receipt of two acceptable references.The Beacon is committed to safeguarding the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment.

Information about the school

The Beacon is a multi-site, all-age school (3-19 years) offering 380 pupils with complex needs, profound and severe learning difficulties and physical and sensory impairments a wide range of educational experiences. We currently work across four sites: the main site is Park Farm Road, Folkestone, a small 10 place satellite provision hosted by Castle Hill Primary School, Beacon+ College for 19-25 year olds based in the town centre and our new satellite provision in Walmer.

The Beacon has a strong cooperative ethos and culture, building on personalised learning to ensure all students thrive within school and beyond. Learning at The Beacon offers a child-centred ‘needs led’ curriculum, which incorporates elements of the EY Foundation Stage, National Curriculum and external accreditation as appropriate, including Life Skills and Social Skills.

We will also continue to provide training and support for mainstream schools through the Specialist Teaching and Learning Service team managed by the school. This team offers support, training, outreach advice and guidance to our mainstream colleagues. In addition, the Beacon has both conference and meeting facilities and regularly hosts nationally renowned speakers on its courses.

The Beacon also hosts a Multi-Agency Support Hub. This is one of four centres across the County that brings NHS colleagues, paediatricians, speech and occupational therapists, and nursing services, alongside children’s social services and portage colleagues into one cohesive centre. We are proud of the strong partnerships this brings to benefit the children and families of Shepway.

At The Beacon, we are driven by our shared moral purpose to do all that we can to improve educational outcomes and life chances for all our young people. We believe strongly that the best way to do this is through the partnership, collaboration and a commitment to work together to achieve excellence in all we do. Nothing says this more than our peer to peer reflection and coaching groups that exist throughout the school. This total collaboration and investment from staff drives our teaching and learning to be the best it can be. As we have outlined at the beginning of this narrative, we expect the highest possible standards of ourselves and all stakeholders, believing that in this way we can maximise learning and develop a truly reflective learning community.

If this sounds like the kind of environment in which you would thrive, then we look forward to hearing from you.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Katie Lonergan
  • Address:Park Farm Road, Folkestone, Kent, CT19 5DN
  • Telephone: 01303 847555
  • Email: HR@thebeacon.kent.sch.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).