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Specialist Teacher - Temporary

Rowhill School, Longfield

  • Ref:KCC886-7044-127T
  • Posted:28/03/2023
  • Pay:MPS/UPS plus SEN Allowance
  • Start Date:ASAP
  • App Close Date:18/04/2023 at 15:00
  • Interviews:Week Commencing 24/4/23




Dartford Specialist Teaching and Learning Service

Responsible to:

Dartford STLS Lead

Accountable to:

Headteacher, Rowhill School


Part-time (up to 3 days a week)

 Start date: ASAP     End date: 21 July 2023

Are you a Qualified Teacher with a passion to work with children and young people with SEND?

Do you want to be a part of a dedicated and successful team who are dedicated to “making a difference” to children and young people with SEND, their families and professionals who work with them?

The Dartford Specialist Teaching and Learning Service has an exciting secondment opportunity for a qualified and experienced teacher to join our team, who are employed by Rowhill School and located in a satellite base (STLS Base) in Greenhithe.  This interim opportunity has arisen as we recruit for a permanent C and I Specialist Teacher. The successful candidate for the secondment will remain employed by their school and financial arrangements will made to back-fill their existing position. 

Dartford STLS is one of twelve District STLS teams in Kent, commissioned by Kent County Council, and is committed to providing high quality teaching and learning support for children and young people with SEND, within mainstream schools and EY settings in Dartford. A solution-focused approach is at the heart of all that we do to improve inclusive practice.

We are looking for an excellent practitioner with knowledge and experience of working with pupils who have Communication and Interaction needs. The age range covered will be across all age phases but is likely to be predominantly within the primary age phase. The role will mainly involve supporting and advising school staff on successfully including pupils and striving to removes barriers to inclusion. This includes school visits for individual cases, groups or cohorts, capacity building and delivering training. 

Rowhill School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment.


Deadline for applications: 

Tuesday 18th April


Wednesday 19th April

Interviews to be held:

Week Commencing 24th April

Further information:

Please see JD and Person Specification attached for further information. Please contact Kirby Woods, STLS Lead for Dartford District for further information, an informal discussion or to register your interest.  woodsk@rowhill.kent.sch.uk or 07864 802364.

Information about the school

Rowhill School is a day special school designated for pupils with Social Emotional and Mental Health difficulties. The school currently has approximately 160 pupils on roll, between the ages of 5 and 16. Pupils have a wide range of needs, including communication and interaction difficulties, as well as behavioural, social and mental health needs. We also provide an Alternative Curriculum Provision for KS4 pupils, providing tutoring, both on and off site.

The Dartford STLS teaching service also forms part of the schools structure.

Our staff work closely with pupils to create an ethos of care, respect and success. At Rowhill, we feel strongly that our pupils are entitled to a broad, balanced, inclusive, relevant and learner-focused curriculum, which will develop the young people to be lifelong independent learners.

Rowhill School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the safety and well-being of all children and expects all staff to support the school in achieving this commitment.

Job Contact Information


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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 Education.