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Teacher - Full-time - Special Needs Position

Bradstow School, Broadstairs

  • Ref:KCC212-7077-43T
  • Posted:17/03/2023
  • Pay:DOE
  • Start Date:TBC
  • App Close Date:16/04/2023 at 16:00
  • Interviews:TBC



Salary DOE + SEN allowance

Permanent position

32.5 hours per week (full-time)

Bradstow is a creative and unique residential school for children between the ages of 5 & 19. It is situated in 13 acres of parkland in Broadstairs. We seek to meet the needs of children and young people with autism and severe learning difficulties with associated behaviours that may be challenging. We have achieved national recognition for our developments in Communication and Behaviour Management, as well as having been awarded the Platinum standard for the Investors in People accreditation.

If you would like to join our teaching team we are confident that you will find this challenge the most rewarding job you have ever undertaken.

Experience is with SEN is not essential. What makes the difference at Bradstow is the professional and personal qualities, and the values and behaviours of the people who are employed here and what you, as an individual, can offer our young people to enable them to feel safe, unconditionally valued and engaged.

You will be provided with an extended and ongoing package of induction and professional development. We believe that personal and professional development are essential in our specialised field and are at the core of the success of the school. 

All teachers are fully trained and supported in Gentle Teaching, TEACCH, PROACT SCIP, PECS and other augmentative communication systems, as well as being provided with a wide range of other specialist skills. You will also be encouraged and supported to extend your skills and knowledge by undertaking further Degree and Diploma studies.

For all posts we look for candidates who are mature, warm, creative and open to learning with a patient and caring attitude to deal sensitively with vulnerable children.

We offer a generous salary and benefits including:

  • Private medical insurance
  • Investors In People Platinum Accredited employer
  • Fantastic training and development opportunities
  • Thorough induction process
  • Private healthcare
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Strong health and well-being focus
  • Free meals with our young people

Please note that safeguarding of our young people is our number one priority at Bradstow, therefore all successful applicants will be subject to an enhanced DBS check and thorough pre-employment checks.

To apply, please see our website for details. Please note we do not accept CVs and ask all applicants to complete our online application form.

Closing date: Sunday 16th April 2023

We look forward to hearing from you.

Information about the school

Bradstow is a residential special school registered as a children's home in Broadstairs, Kent. It is maintained by the London Borough of Wandsworth for children and young people with severe intellectual disabilities who are on the autistic spectrum continuum. Many of our children and young people have associated communication difficulties and emotional/behavioural challenges associated with their disabilities and medical needs.

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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.