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Primary Teacher (Lower School) - Full-time - Special Needs Position

West Heath School, Sevenoaks

  • Ref:KCC886-6079-170T
  • Posted:09/06/2023
  • Pay:MPS 1 -6
  • Start Date:4/9/23
  • App Close Date:28/06/2023 at 08:00
  • Interviews:TBC


Hours:             Monday-Friday 8.00am-4.00pm

Salary:            Teachers M-Scale 1 to 6 (Fringe)

Starting:          September 2023

Closing:          9am, Wednesday 28th June 2023


We are recruiting for a talented and inspiring Teacher for our Lower School department.  You will be a valued member of the teaching team as well as supporting pastorally in a Tutor group and providing one-to-one support sessions with students.

Our successful candidate will be passionate about primary education with the ability to motivate and support students as well as being creative, well organised and able to deliver dynamic lessons to a diverse range of students.

A secure knowledge of the primary curriculum is required and experience of SEN/SEMH related strategies and programmes would be welcomed. This role requires a candidate that is student focused as this role comes with pastoral responsibilities. You will spend a significant part of your day supporting your tutors and requires a patient and compassionate approach.

As well as working in an incredibly rewarding environment our benefits include free lunches and onsite parking. There are excellent opportunities for career development and training from internal and external experts. 

We welcome applications from teachers at different stages of their careers, whether you are recently qualified and would like to develop your experience or you have many years of experience.  You will be joining a friendly and supportive team who are dedicated to providing a nurturing environment where pupils thrive and are able to rebuild their confidence to learn and achieve.

All of our learners have EHCPs and as a school we are proud to promote the development of life skills and social development as equal to academic achievement.  West Heath School work towards the end goal of helping students re-integrate into mainstream learning and preparation for adulthood.


Job Description, personal specification and application form can be found on our website.

To arrange an informal visit please email whs.hr @westheathschool.com


Working at West Heath School involves close and unsupervised contact with vulnerable groups including children and as such is a regulated activity.  The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people.  Applicants must be willing to undergo safeguarding screening appropriate to the post (including an Enhanced DBS check)

Information about the school


Ashgrove Road, Sevenoaks, Kent TN13 1SR

“Rebuilding lives through education”

OFSTED outstanding May 2022

West Heath School is an Independent SEN residential school with charity status. We provide a therapeutically informed learning environment for children aged 10-19 who have suffered some form of trauma and are unable to access main stream education. We believe in “rebuilding lives through education”, developing life skills and encouraging students to enjoy social activities .

“A fun place to work where social development is valued as much as education”

“The support you receive from the moment you arrive at West Heath School is excellent…”

“Two days are never the same at West Heath School and this certainly keeps you on your toes!”

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Nicola Kelly or Chloe Checkley
  • Address:West Heath , Ashgrove Road, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN13 1SR
  • Telephone: 01732 460 553
  • Email: whs.hr-team@westheathschool.com


Below are documents that have been added to this vacancy.

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.