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Leader of Learning - Secondary Discoverers Pathway - Full-time

Foreland Fields School, Ramsgate

  • Ref:KCC886-7040-269L
  • Posted:19/02/2023
  • Pay:Leadership, L9 - L13
  • Start Date:September 2023 or earlier if possible
  • App Close Date:20/02/2023 at 10:00
  • Interviews:24th February 2023


We have a vacancy for a Leader of Learning for our Secondary Discoverers Pathway with whole school responsibility for PSHE (including SRE).  The Discoverers’ Pathway is for our students and pupils with severe learning difficulties, who follow a semi-formal curriculum based on life-skills and independence. The successful candidate will become part of Foreland Fields School Leadership Team.  

Foreland Fields School is innovative and forward thinking, placing great emphasis on the development of all staff in order to ensure the best possible outcomes for pupils.

The ideal candidate will be a dynamic teacher with proven leadership and interpersonal skills, who aspires to excellence whilst also relishing a challenge.

Successful candidates will have either previous management experience or will be ready to make the move into school leadership. They will contribute to the improvement and development of learning within the Discoverers’ Pathway and play a major role in shaping the future of our school. This is the perfect opportunity for an enthusiastic, innovative classroom practitioner with a proven track record of leading and coaching others to improve outcomes for learners.

In addition to weekly PPA, the post holder will receive further non-contact time to undertake Leader of Learning responsibilities

The successful candidate will: 

  • be seeking an exciting new challenge in their career.
  • have exceptional interpersonal skills and experience of managing people and / or projects.
  • have had experience of strategic planning and decision making.
  • be a committed and enthusiastic practitioner with a proven track record of good and outstanding teaching.
  • have knowledge and experience of teaching students with learning difficulties and Autistic Spectrum Disorder.
  • be familiar with, or have experience of, multi-disciplinary working within a school setting.


Candidates are warmly invited to visit the school at the following times:

Tuesday 7th February @ 10am

Tuesday 7th February @ 4pm

Wednesday, 8th February @ 10am

Wednesday, 8th February @ 4pm

Please contact the Deputy Headteacher (sarahthorp@foreland.kent.sch.uk) for further information, or to arrange a visit to the school.

Information about the school together with all relevant application documents are available to download from the ‘Attachments’ section below. To ensure equity to all candidates, it is our policy that applications will ONLY be accepted on a completed Kent-Teach online application form. 

Information about the school

Foreland Fields School is a Day Special School for pupils with Profound, Severe and Complex Needs (PSCN), many of whom also have Autistic Spectrum Disorder.

We provide for 200+ pupils aged 3-19 in five departments, Nursery, Infants, Juniors (KS2) Secondary (KS3) and KS4/6th Form. In addition, we have satellite classes at Garlinge Primary School, Hartsdown Academy and East Kent College.

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 and coaching. The successful candidate will embrace the special ethos of the School, and the role will provide an opportunity to take Foreland Fields School into this next exciting phase and beyond.

Foreland Fields School is committed to the safeguarding and well-being of children therefore all successful candidates will be subject to an Enhanced DBS check and references. We will also complete an online search on all shortlisted candidates.

Job Contact Information


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 Education.