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ESTA Class Teacher (Specialist Provision) - Full-time

Bromstone Primary School, Broadstairs

  • Ref:KCC886-2603-131T
  • Posted:28/03/2023
  • Pay:MPS/UPS
  • Start Date:September 2023
  • App Close Date:26/04/2023 at 15:00
  • Interviews: 3rd and 4th May


We are excited to be recruiting for a highly-inclusive, experienced, passionate, and innovative and teacher to work in our Enhanced Specialist Teaching Arrangement (ESTA) from September 2023. Our ESTA is a specialist provision for pupils who have Education, Health and Care Plans; the primary need is Communication & Interaction, although we also support visually- and hearing-impaired children.

Across the whole school, 34 children are able to access the ESTA provision through their EHCP. There are currently 18 children who spend at least 50% of their time accessing a highly-adapted curriculum in the provision, supported by a skilled and experienced team; the ratio of adults to children is approximately 1:3. Our aim is for all children to be included in their mainstream classes as much as possible, and our lead ESTA teacher will use their knowledge and skills to support class teachers as required. Some children, due to a higher level of need, stay in ESTA for the majority of the week.

We are looking for someone who:

  • Is passionate and committed to meeting the needs of all children through personalised and stimulating learning experiences
  • Has experience of statutory processes for children with EHCPs – e.g. provision plans and annual review meetings
  • Can inspire and lead an enthusiastic team, working positively and flexibly
  • Has knowledge and an interest in current research to best support the practice and interventions for SEND children
  • Has a high level of emotional intelligence, with excellent interpersonal skills to communicate with children, staff, parents and other professionals.

Due to the unique nature of this role, you must have a vision and desire for mainstream inclusion, and recent experience working with children with additional needs. The role would suit a practitioner who has experience in teaching in a specialist setting, and would like to progress in their career and have the opportunity to use your skills in a mainstream primary school.  

We are proud to be a Nurture UK school and expect our staff to uphold these principles at all times. Our reputation for inclusion brings a diverse range of additional needs to our classes, all of which are supported with our amazing team of support staff, with most classes having at least two TAs. This commitment and love for inclusion makes Bromstone such a rewarding and fun place to be; our highly experienced team are here to ensure our staff and children enjoy and succeed every day. Our vision - Dream, Believe, Achieve - resonates through all aspects of our school.

We welcome and encourage informal visits to the school; please contact the school office to make an appointment. Due to the experience we require, this role may not be suitable for ECTs.

Information about the school

Bromstone is a Co-operative Foundation Primary School which believes strongly in the Co-operative ethos. As part of Thanet Endeavour Learning Trust we work in very close partnership with St Mildred’s Infant School with whom we are federated, and with Garlinge and Parkside Primary Schools. We share our Executive Headteacher with Garlinge, St Mildred’s and Parkside Schools.

Bromstone has a well-developed creative curriculum, which provides our children with exciting opportunities for learning, both in the classroom and in the wider environment. We place high value on the Arts and outdoor learning; we have an established Forest School in our grounds. Our staff are friendly, enthusiastic and very committed to providing the best education we can for our pupils. We are passionate about Bromstone and its ethos; Dream, Believe, Achieve.

All posts at Bromstone Primary School are exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020. It is an offence to apply for the role if an applicant is barred from engaging in regulated activity relevant to children.

Bromstone is fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. An enhanced DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) with barred list check is required for all successful applicants. We will carry out an online search for all shortlisted candidates.

Please note that we will only accept applications made electronically through this site. Applicants will always require the relevant child safeguarding checks to be successful.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:James Williams - Executive Headteacher
  • Address:Rumfields Road, Broadstairs, Kent, CT10 2PW
  • Telephone: (01843) 867010
  • Email: office@bromstone.kent.sch.uk


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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.