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PMLD Special Needs Teacher - Full-time - Special Needs Position

Five Acre Wood School, Maidstone

  • Ref:KCC886-7056-397T
  • Posted:26/09/2022
  • Pay:MPS/UPS +SENA
  • Start Date:January 2023 (possibly sooner)
  • App Close Date:10/10/2022 at 10:00
  • Interviews:TBC

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Are you passionate about therapueutic SEND enducation? Do you want to make sure that all pupils reach their full potential and receive the very best opportunities and outcomes? If so we are looking to expand our team of dynamic, enthusiastic and hard working Teachers. We currently have a vacancy in one of our PMLD classes from January 2023 (or possible earlier start). 

 Five Acre Wood is a successful outward looking and expanding Special School based over 3 sites in and around Maidstone, Kent. We are one of the largest special schools in the country with over 700 pupils on roll aged 2-19 years with profound, severe and complex needs.  

To join our team you will need: 

  • To want to work therapeutically 
  • The ability to create a clear vision for the class 
  • The skills to develop the pupils to their full potential 
  • To be able to assess pupils knowledge and understanding scaffolding their next steps accurately 
  • To have high expectations of students and experience of raising achievement 
  • Understand the complexities of SEN pupils 
  • Have QTS to understand the learning of our pupils 
  • Passion for pupils with SEND 

    In return we will provide: 
  • A dedicated and experienced support team 
  • Timetabled PPA which can be taken from home 
  • Excellent training and support/mentoring 
  • An allocated buddy and mentor 
  • Amazing pupils and staff 
  • A variety of therapists in school for physio, speech & language and sensory 

 You do not need prior experience of working with pupils with PMLD (Profound and Multiple Learning Disabilities) but you must need a passion for working with our pupils and a willingness to learn.  

 Our ‘Outstanding’ school will continue to expand and we are looking for people with a positive approach to join us who share our vision of ‘Only the best will do’ for all our students and staff.  

We have a comprehensive induction programme for all staff, you will be assigned a buddy and a mentor. We have a very supportive leadership team. Culture is vital to us, it’s not only what we do but how we do it that matters to us, relationships across the whole school staff team are positive, inclusive and helpful.   

To find out what our current teachers think about working at Five Acre Wood please see the attached link. Sometimes words cannot explain how something really is, we would encourage you to view the 2 links below. 

We hold an annual music festival for our pupils, it gives them the opportunity experience something they may not ordinarily be able to access. You can see it here. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9xOR-PlaONI 

Nathan Grisdale was on the X factor and reached the “Six chair challenge”. He heard about our school. He wrote a song for us and filmed it with our pupils. You can see it here. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OJF9MlJHt-I 

 For further information regarding the school, please go to our website www.fiveacrewood.co.uk

 We look forward to hearing from you. 

 

Information about the school

Five Acre Wood is a successful outward looking and expanding District Special School based over sites in and around Maidstone, Kent.

We currently have over 750 pupils on roll aged 2-19 years with profound, severe and complex needs, we are one of the largest special needs schools in the country. We have 420 employees. Our Outstanding school will continue to expand and we are looking for people with a positive approach to join us who share our vision of "Only the best will do" for all our students.

Our achievements include the WAS Wellbeing Award, which recognises how we look after employees and pupils.

We are a very supportive school, we offer opportunities for further professional development and career development.

For further information regarding the school, please go to our website www.fiveacrewood.co.uk

We hold an annual music festival for our pupils and employees, it gives them the opportunity experience something they may not ordinarily be able to access. You can see it here. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9xOR-PlaONI (If the link doesn’t connect - You Tube “Five Acre Woodstock 2019 – Amazing Festival in a Day”)

Nathan Grisdale was on the X factor and reached the “Six chair challenge”. He heard about our school. He wrote a song for us and filmed it with our pupils. You can see it here. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OJF9MlJHt-I
(If the link doesn’t connect – You Tube Nathan Grisdale - Don't Give Up (Official music video)

We have recently released our own single feat. Jack Rose, view the video here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=maa_veNaobU (if the link doesn't work search 'Five Acre Wood School Hall of Fame'

Five Acre Wood is committed to the safeguarding of all its pupils, you will therefore be subject to an enhanced disclosure process. As part of our responsibility for safeguarding, in addition to the Kent policy of one employment and one personal reference, the school will request additional employment references. The school will also, as outlined in Keeping children Safe in Education 2022, complete an online search for shortlisted candidates.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Nicola Devereux
  • Address:Boughton Lane, Maidstone , Kent, ME15 9QF
  • Telephone: (01622) 743925
  • Email: hr@five-acre.kent.sch.uk

Fax: 01622 744828

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