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Early Years SEN Teacher - Maternity - Special Needs Position

Whitfield Aspen School, Dover

  • Ref:KCC886-2471-127T
  • Posted:22/07/2022
  • Pay:MPS
  • Start Date:ASAP/January 2023
  • App Close Date:02/09/2022 at 10:00
  • Interviews:Wednesday 14th September 2022


Full Time Teacher required to cover Maternity Leave for Whitfield Aspen Specialist Provision until end August 2023

Main Scale Salary and SEN allowance (UPS welcome to apply) 

This would be an ideal opportunity to develop your skills to effectively support children with complex SEN for your future career development. 

We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic teacher for early years pupils with complex learning needs in our specialist resourced provision. This would be an exciting opportunity for a successful candidate to develop their skills to support children with complex SEN, by experiencing high quality CPD and working alongside supportive and skilled colleagues. This could be a stepping stone for future career development, to have the skills and confidence to support children with complex SEN in a mainstream school or in a special school. 

We will offer training in:  

Attention Autism, Sensory Integration approaches, Zones of Regulation, The Engagement Model, Proact scipr, PECS, Thrive approaches, Makaton, Intensive Interaction 

The ideal candidate will: - 


  • Have the imagination to enrich the children’s enjoyment of learning and be passionate about engaging the children in the world around them 


  • Possess excellent interpersonal skills in order to communicate effectively with children, colleagues and parents. 


  • Be able to lead a TA team in their class to ensure all learning is dynamic and personalised. 


We highly recommend you come and visit us before applying online.  This gives you a chance to see this unique school which prides itself on how it enables everyone to learn together whilst treating everyone equally but not necessarily the same. 

Contracts will be subject to satisfactory references, teacher barring and qualification checks and pre-employment health screening. 

Our school and its personnel are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children.  This post is subject to an Enhanced Certificate from the Disclosure and Barring Service. 

For further information or to make an appointment to view the school please contact Gemma Kingsland-Roberts on 01304 821526 or Gemma.Kingsland-Roberts@whitfield.kent.sch.uk


Information about the school

We are a ‘Good’ school with outstanding opportunities for pupils and staff. In September 2019, we were one of the first schools inspected under the new framework. Whitfield Aspen School is unusual in a national context, in that it is a two/three form entry mainstream primary, with four hundred pupils, combined with the district special school for one hundred and fifty-seven pupils with Profound, Severe and Complex Learning Needs (PSCN). Our school is an extremely cohesive community with an ethos and culture that helps young people to thrive. It has provided extensive training for ALL staff and offers staff a high degree of autonomy which comes along with high expectations and personal responsibility.

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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 Legislation.