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Maths Teacher - Full-time - Special Needs Position

Vocational Training Centre Independent School, Sittingbourne

  • Ref:KCC886-6156-8T
  • Posted:20/09/2023
  • Pay:salary negotiable
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:11/10/2023 at 12:00
  • Interviews:13th October 2023


This is a great opportunity for a qualified Maths teacher who wants to spend less time on paperwork and more time developing creative learning opportunities for children with varied and complex needs. 

Your work will be challenging and rewarding in equal measure, and you will be working in a school with a clear ethos, where we maintain a strong safeguarding culture, where pupils are listened to, respected and involved in as many decisions as possible.

Whilst previous experience of working in an SEN/SEMH environment would be desirable, excellent teaching skills and the right motivation, personal qualities and levels of resilience are just as important.

Educated to Qualified Teacher Status or Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills and Nationally recognised degree, you will be calm, engaging, resilient, and have an innovative, inclusive style of teaching, motivated by helping every child to reach their potential.

About us

At the VTC, we provide specialist education for pupils in years 9 to 13. Soon to be located across 2 sites, we have lots of vocational learning opportunities and post 16+ pathways.  Our students are taught in small class sizes of up to 4-6 pupils and all students work towards a variety of qualifications dependent on their needs and ability.

Why join VTC?

We place the outcomes of the children and vulnerable young adults in our services at the heart of everything we do, so you’ll wake every day in the knowledge that your role will have a significant positive impact on the lives of others. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. All successful applicants will be subject to a fully enhanced DBS.

Information about the school

VTC Independent School aims to ensure that all pupils have access to an appropriate curriculum to ensure they achieve their potential and are not disadvantaged in comparison to their peers who access education in mainstream settings.

We provide for children with Social, Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH) needs who may have been permanently excluded or at risk of being permanently excluded from school. Currently this school caters for up to 32 pupils from the ages 14 to 18.

It is common for our pupils to have been out of education for long periods of time before placement here, due to not being able to access or engage in their mainstream provision, or lack of any appropriate provision being available. As a result, they usually have complex co-morbid needs alongside low self-esteem and confidence due to continued failure to engage or progress their learning, this predominantly manifests itself in very challenging behaviour and even more barriers to overcome.

We therefore offer learning pathways that are multifaceted, personalised and motivating in order to engage in new learning opportunities including highly specialised vocational offers, work experience, community project work and outdoor wellbeing interventions supported by a core of academic studies in a nurturing environment.

Previous poor attendance levels, allied to long periods out of school will be tackled with personalised programmes which will increase their attendance over time. The ethos of the school is to provide a positive learning environment that will ensure this is monitored and informed over time.

The biggest influence in changing these behaviours is impacted by the amount of time given to meeting the pupils social and emotional needs are met through high staffing levels and personalised interventions and strategies. Liaison with parents, carers, LA, and other agencies is hugely important in the success of the placement. Pupils will leave with a range of qualifications that match their requirements for their onward transition including core functional skills and vocational courses at level 1 +.

VTC Independent School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All offers of employment are subject to an Enhanced DBS check, and where applicable, a prohibition from teaching check will be completed for all applicants.

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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.