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Special Needs Teacher (Secondary) - Full Time - Full-time

The Ifield School, Gravesend

  • Ref:KCC886-7039-368T
  • Posted:04/08/2022
  • Pay:MPS/UPS + SEN allowance dependent on experience
  • Start Date:January 2023 or sooner
  • App Close Date:03/10/2022 at 08:00
  • Interviews:w/c 10th October 2022


We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic, creative and committed teacher to join our outstanding Special School from January 2023 or sooner, working within the secondary department.

The successful candidate will be an exceptional qualified teacher with excellent interpersonal skills, knowledge and experience of teaching English and Maths and a passion for working with children with SEND.

Candidates must be able to use their own initiative and be committed to working as part of an established and highly motivated team to provide stimulating and interesting learning opportunities for pupils with a range of profound, severe and complex learning needs.

Applications are welcome from teachers who may already be working in a Special School and from those currently working in a mainstream Secondary School.


The post offers exciting professional development opportunities for candidates seeking to develop their career within a supportive and experienced team.

What we can offer the candidate:

  • Working within a fulfilling, rewarding and caring environment supported by a consistently high quality leadership and management team
  • Entitlement to Kent Rewards and KCC Employee Benefit Scheme
  • Enrolment in Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Focus on Mental Health and Wellbeing with access to key services including a free counselling support line
  • Comprehensive CPD Programme

Information about the school

Ifield School is a special school for children and young people with profound, severe, and complex needs. Almost half of all our pupils have a diagnosis of autism and speech and language difficulties whilst some have complex medical needs.

A unique and outstanding school, located on an attractive and spacious 9-acre site with 6 acres of managed woodland area. We believe that our highly skilled staff make a positive and valuable contribution to the lives of children with profound, severe, and complex needs, each and every day.

In May 2018 Ofsted judged Ifield as an Outstanding school for the third consecutive time.

Ifield School is one of the founding members of KsENT, a co-operative trust for Kent Special Schools.

In September 2015, Ifield School federated with King's Farm Primary School under one Governing Body collectively known as the Cedar Federation.

Shortlisted candidates will be required to complete a Self Disclosure Form and in line with Keeping Children Safe in Education 2022, and will also be subject to an online search.

Ifield School and all its personnel are fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children and young people. This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service and against the ISA Barred List for Children including overseas criminal background checks where applicable. Appointments will be subject to satisfactory recruitment and vetting checks, including two references, one of which must be your current or most recent employer.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Mrs Maddie Arnold-Jones
  • Address:Cedar Avenue, Gravesend , Kent, DA12 5JT
  • Telephone: 01474 365485
  • Email: lpicton@ifield.kent.sch.uk

Fax: 01474 569744


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