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Ks3 Teacher - Full-time - Special Needs Position

Ripplevale School and College - Rochester, Rochester

  • Ref:KCC887-6006-49T
  • Posted:08/06/2023
  • Pay:MPS
  • Start Date:September 2023
  • App Close Date:19/06/2023 at 13:00
  • Interviews:22nd June 2023


We are currently looking for a KS3 teacher to teach a small class of students (typically 3 - 6 students) following a primary model approach.  This is a full time post. 

It is our belief that all students have the opportunity to make progress but to do this they need to feel safe and secure in the surroundings.  Ripplevale provides a holistic approach that is child centred.  The provision includes a therapy team of SaLT, OT and Emotional Wellbeing specialists working in our caring and nurturing environment. 

The post would be suitable for a KS2 or  KS3 specialist who has a passion for working with students with diverse needs in small groups.

We can offer you:

Pay in line with National Main Pay Scales

A strong and supportive leadership team that is  passionate about staff and student wellbeing

An ‘Employee Assistance Programme’ membership entitling you to Home Life Support, Work Life Assistance, Physical and Emotional Health Support and Wellbeing support resources including mini health checks.

Strong support for your further professional development 

Sickness benefits.

We require you to:

Be passionate about students’ learning and development

Be a great team player with a positive outlook

Be an excellent classroom practitioner with a passion for the development of the whole child

If you are passionate about improving outcomes for students and you are looking for an exciting opportunity to have a real impact in a nurturing environment, then this could be the job for you.

Applicants are strongly advised to apply early for this post as we reserve the right to close a vacancy prior to the closing date if a high number of applications have been received.

Information about the school

Ripplevale Rochester is an independent specialist provision for students aged 6 to 25 who have been diagnosed with various needs, which may include ASD, dyslexia, speech, language and communication difficulties, DCD, sensory, social, emotional and other learning difficulties along with high levels of anxiety. The school is set in an historic Medway town and enjoys the outstanding community facilities and links that the towns of Chatham and Rochester have to offer.

Ripplevale provides a holistic child centred approach to education underpinned by our team of 98 Teachers, Teaching assistants, Administrators and Therapists, all working in a caring and nurturing environment, with a common belief that all students have the opportunity to make progress and experience success everyday, in a safe, caring, nurturing and secure environment.

Our site boasts well-resourced classrooms, small class sizes, music and drama facilities, Science labs, Therapy rooms, amazing vocational teaching areas such as our hair and beauty studios, a coffee shop, catering kitchens, as well as numerous areas for children to have fun and enjoy social times. Staff are both welcoming and friendly at this independent school and there is a collaborative approach where resources and best practices are shared.

Job Contact Information

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.