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Special Needs Teacher - 6Th Form - Full-time - Special Needs Position

Meadowfield School , Sittingbourne

  • Ref:KCC886-7072-484T
  • Posted:25/11/2022
  • Pay:Main Pay Range / Upper Pay Range with SENA
  • Start Date:ASAP
  • App Close Date:02/12/2022 at 08:00
  • Interviews:14 December 2022

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Meadowfield School is seeking a dynamic and flexible teacher to work in our 6th Form department, supporting students in their Preparation for Adulthood.

If you want to teach in a welcoming, joyful school community, and you share our passion and determination to unlock the potential in every pupil, then we have the ideal teaching role for you! We are looking for motivated and enthusiastic Teachers to join our highly skilled team, making a difference to our pupils with profound, severe and complex needs.

Our curriculum model, within the 6th form, seeks to place preparation for adulthood at its core; giving each student the opportunity to achieve aspirational outcomes according to their individual needs. It is centred around the four Preparing for Adulthood outcomes; Friends, Relationships & Community Inclusion, Good Health, Independent Lives and Employment.

Knowledge of Functional Skills is desirable as this is embedded across our curriculum. Experience of working in a special needs setting and teaching pupils with ASD or learning difficulties is also desirable. If you work in a mainstream setting and are curious about Special Needs Schools, you are welcome to contact us to find out more.

At Meadowfield we work hard to ensure that all of our pupils make excellent progress, and we continually seek to improve the wellbeing of both pupils and staff. Now is an exciting time to join our Outstanding school as we expand to better meet the demand for special school places in Swale. We are incredibly proud our latest Ofsted report. Ofsted recognise that relationships between our staff and pupils are exceptionally positive, and we are delighted that our pupils told inspectors they are very happy at the school and really enjoy their lessons.

We encourage all of our employees to further their career development and we respect initiative and ambition. We are committed to performance management, staff training, coaching, mentoring and peer support.

If you are appointed to a teaching role with us, we guarantee that you will be well supported. You will receive a structured process of induction and will benefit from the collective support of an experienced network of colleagues. From all staff we expect commitment to the school and a desire to improve and excel. Further information about the responsibilities of the role can be found in the attached job description.

Meadowfield School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our pupils. This post is subject to references, a medical check and an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Please apply online for this vacancy via www.kent-teach.com, by clicking the 'Apply' button at the top or the bottom of the page. C.V.s will not be considered.Please visit our website, where you can find video tours. For more information, or to arrange a Covid-safe visit to the school, please contact our HR Team via email at hr@meadowfield.kent.sch.uk or phone 01795 477788 (option 5).

Due to the conditions and complex needs of the pupils at Meadowfield School, continuity and consistency of support is paramount and therefore candidates for all positions will need to commit to the full working hours of the post. 

Information about the school

Meadowfield School is an outstanding special school located in Sittingbourne. To find out more about the School environment and ethos, please take a look at our website, including the Working Here pages, where you can find more information, including school videos.

Our school values are very important to us as a whole school community. These are:- Teamwork, Kindness, Honesty, Respect and Understanding.

We serve pupils with profound, severe and complex needs, including autism. The school is comprised of: - Early Years - which includes our Observation and Assessment Nursery called Honey Bees and Reception classes, - Engage classes - for pupils with Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties, - Explore classes - for pupils who benefit from a more individual-led curriculum, - Enquire classes - for pupils who benefit from a more academic curriculum - 6th Form - preparing pupils for their next steps.

We currently serve pupils from the ages of three to nineteen, and pupil numbers are set to increase rapidly over the next year and beyond as we add more classes. If you cannot see any vacancies that you wish to apply for right now, do go to the School Vacancies tab on the school profile page and click 'Register my Interest' to receive emails whenever we post new jobs.

The Meadowfield Inclusion Development and Support (MIDAS) Centre is our highly regarded inclusion and outreach service which successfully supports 57 schools and 73 early years settings across Swale, increasing capacity to meet the needs of pupils with additional needs.

Across the school we have approximately 270 members of staff ranging from class based support staff, teachers, the Inclusion Team, Office and Admin Staff, Site Staff, ICT Department as well as our Leadership and Management Team.

Job Contact Information

Fax: 01795 477771

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.