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Maternity Cover Specialist Resource Provision Lead Teacher - Autism - Maternity

Garlinge Primary School and Nursery, Margate

  • Ref:KCC886-3917-300T
  • Posted:12/09/2023
  • Pay:MPS/UPS plus SEN allowance
  • Start Date:November 2023
  • App Close Date:04/10/2023 at 12:00
  • Interviews:Thursday 12 October


Garlinge Primary School and Nursery currently has a vacancy for an enthusiastic, dedicated and experienced teacher to lead our Specialist Resource Provision for children with Autism (ASC) on a Maternity Cover contract. This is a fantastic opportunity for a practitioner with SEND expertise to use their skills, vision and drive in a purpose-built new learning environment in which children with Autism can thrive and reach their potential. 

Our SRP is a purpose-built new classroom supporting up to 16 children with Autism and the SRP Lead Teacher is supported by a dedicated HLTA and TA. The pupils in the SRP need high-quality individualised support and a successful transition programme. We require a commitment to delivering an outstanding level of Teaching and Learning and a rich and enjoyable curriculum.

At Garlinge we pride ourselves on our inclusivity and the SRP is a valued and integrated part of our mainstream provision. As such the lead teacher also supports colleagues through the school with Autism training and resources. 

If you would like to visit our school please email the HR Officer on ashbyc@garlinge.kent.sch.uk to make an appointment for a tour of our large site. 

Our school website also features a comprehensive video tour of the school which gives a fantastic representation of a typical day at Garlinge plus a wealth of information relating to policies, values and standards.

CVs will not be accepted so please complete the application form in full and explain how your skills and experience make you a suitable candidate for the role.

Formal interviews will take place on Thursday 12 October with a panel comprising members of the SLT and the SENDCo. You will also be required to deliver an activity to a group of children from the SRP designed to develop their social skills. 

Garlinge Primary School and Nursery is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Our Safeguarding Policy is available on the school website.

Shortlisted candidates will be subject to online checks following Keeping Children Safe in Education 2023. The interviewee will also be asked questions relating to the safeguarding of children.

We are also committed to championing staff wellbeing and all employees can access free counselling, occupational health support and supervision sessions.

This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service and a check against the ISA Barred List for Children, two satisfactory references and right to work in the UK documentation.

If applicants have not been contacted by Tuesday 10 October they have been unsuccessful on this occasion.

Information about the school

Garlinge Primary School and Nursery continues to be a ‘Good’ school as recognised in our latest Ofsted inspection (March 2018). The inspection found that staff ‘have an unwavering commitment and determination to provide the best possible experiences for all pupils in a happy, calm and aspirational environment’.

We are a large four form entry school to the west of Margate with approximately 775 pupils. We aim to provide a caring, exciting and inclusive learning environment where every child and family really matters with a focus on raising standards alongside the development of the whole child. The school’s values are Perseverance, Aspiration, Respect and Teamwork and all children are familiar with these. The most recent Ofsted visit noted that the values ‘pervade every aspect of the school’s work’, and we are proud that is the case.

We are a school with a Specialist Resource Provision (SRP) for Physically Disabled pupils, a KS1 and KS2 satellite class from Foreland Fields School and a further SRP for pupils with Autism.

We are a part of an established Cooperative Trust (Thanet Endeavour Learning Trust), working with Bromstone Primary School, Parkside Community Primary School and St Mildred’s Primary Infant School. We work closely within our Trust to improve all aspects of our practice, including CPD and support for ECTs.

Our large site comprises of a KS2 and a KS1 building, three large playgrounds and a school field and we continue to invest heavily in our outdoor learning environment which includes an inclusive play area and sports courts.

We inspire, respect and celebrate achievement and diversity.

Job Contact Information

Fax: 01843 298648


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 Legislation.