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Leader for Teaching and Learning (Curriculum SEND) - Full-time - Special Needs Position

Kite College, Sittingbourne

  • Ref:KCC886-123456-105L
  • Posted:12/05/2023
  • Pay:SL1: £43,231 - SL7: £48,690
  • Start Date:TBC
  • App Close Date:05/06/2023 at 13:00
  • Interviews:9th June 2023


KITE College is Kents only specialist further education college that provides Industry recognised education and technical vocational qualifications to young people with learning and challenging behaviour difficulties, providing them with the knowledge and skills both the employer needs and the young person requires for employment and for them to live healthy adult lives.

We are looking to recruit a Leader in Teaching and Learning to be part of a team who are passionate, experienced, share the same vision and can make a significant impact on learner's experience across the college.  The suitable candidate must be able to meet the essential requirements for this role as stated in the job description.  They also need to demonstrate experience of the development, design and management of a broad and inclusive education and vocational curriculum within SEND.

You will be responsible for the development and quality of provision including curriculum offer, content and pathways, teaching and learning, learner support and resources ensuring the provision meets the needs of all learners.

You will be part of the college Senior Leadership that focuses on leading college improvement priorities, monitoring teaching and learning, staff development and wider areas, implementing strategies that support and drive the college strategic development plan as well as being part of the day-to-day running of the college, underpinned by its values and ethos. 

You will have a responsibility to line-manage a strong team of tutors and coordinating the planning and delivery of all internal quality assurance processes as part of the college quality assurance and external awarding bodies.

Oversee teaching, learning and assessment of the curriculum and make sure that programmes, courses and qualification pathways meet the expectations of learners.

We are seeking applicants who are able to demonstrate excellent academic and professional qualifications, outstanding level of teaching/lecturing experience and proven experience of leadership in SEND educational context and Further Education.

In return KITE College offers a generous package including Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS), good salary and progression range, staff support including performance management, training and CPD programme and a commitment to our staff Wellbeing Charter.

If you would like to find out more or arrange a visit please contact Paula Armstrong (PA to the Principal) via email to Paula.Armstrong@kite-college.org  Tel: 01795 476450.


Information about the school

Information about the Trust

KITE College is an independent SEN college providing specialist supported education and technical training to young people with social, emotional and mental health difficulties.

KITE College is a specialist Post-16 College, delivering Vocational Technical Education and training courses across a variety of industries.

The College provides specialist supported provision to young people ages 16-25.

Our offer includes both vocational and technical education and training qualifications, such as Hair and Beauty, Motor Vehicle, Construction, I.T and Life Skills providing young people with the skills and knowledge they need to transition into sustainable employment and a healthy adult life.

For more detail and information on KITE College please visit our website on: kite-college.org.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Sarah Miller
  • Address:Unit 1 Bonham Drive, Eurolink Business Park, Sittingbourne, Kent, ME10 3RY
  • Telephone: 01795 476450
  • Email: principal@kite-college.org


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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.