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Special Needs Teacher and Middle Leader - Early Years & Key Stage 1 Lead - Full-time - Special Needs Position

The Ifield School, Gravesend

  • Ref:KCC886-7039-377T
  • Posted:11/11/2022
  • Pay:MPS/UPS +TLR3 & SEN depending on experience
  • Start Date:January 2023
  • App Close Date:02/12/2022 at 08:00
  • Interviews:TBC

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The Cedar Federation offers an exciting opportunity, starting from January 2023 for an emerging leader to develop their talents within Ifield School.

We are looking for an enthusiastic, proactive and creative teacher, with a track record of impacting positively on the lives of pupils, to lead our Early Years and Key Stage One team and inspire others to continually strive for higher standards and new innovations. If you are a leader that finds new and creative ways to teach and develop the skills of others, then this could be the perfect opportunity for you.

They will work closely together to create the best outcomes for all pupils, working alongside other Key Stage Leaders which is an essential element of the role.  The Cedar Federation will offer the right person fantastic opportunities to develop their own professional knowledge and expertise.

The successful candidate will be an exceptional qualified teacher with an empathic and caring nature. They must also possess excellent interpersonal skills, knowledge and experience of teaching English and maths and a passion for working with children with SEND. They will teach 70% of the week, with 30% dedicated to PPA and leadership time in order to fulfil the teacher and leader responsibilities. The post holder will also play a vital role in improving the quality of education across our Early Years and Key Stage One department. The development of others is vital to this role, therefore previous experience in leading teams is particularly important.

Applications are welcome from teachers who may already be working in a special school and form those currently working in a mainstream school. A background in ASD, PMLD or SLD is essential in applying for this role and a commitment to providing the very best for our pupils is paramount.

The main responsibilities of this role include, but are not limited to supporting the senior leadership team to:

  • Support other teachers and leaders to raise the quality of education, including teaching and learning.
  • Ensure high expectations for pupil progress, academic and personally.
  • Model classroom practice and provide support and guidance to colleagues in quality of education and curriculum, selecting the most appropriate teaching and learning methods and resources for pupils.
  • Ensure substantial and sustained, high quality performance of pupils from their starting points, evidenced by positive and improving progress data within a positive climate for learning.
  • Monitor and improve the quality of teaching, leading to improved rates of pupil progress.
  • Responsibility for safeguarding and working with the rest of the safeguarding team.

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

Visits are important and we encourage you to come and meet us and experience our unique environment. Please call Leigh on 01474-365485. For further information about our school, please visit https://www.ifieldschool.com.

 

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.

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.

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.

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

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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.