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English Teacher (1 Day Per Week) - Part-time - Special Needs Position

Elms School, Dover

  • Ref:KCC886-7045-387T
  • Posted:20/09/2023
  • Pay:MPS-UPS plus SEN
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:30/10/2023 at 09:00
  • Interviews:TBC


KS3/4 English Teacher

Permanent/ Part time position - 1 day per week. 

Applications from Newly Qualified Teachers and experienced practitioners welcome.


Elms School is a special day school for children with social, emotional and mental health difficulties. The school has a mixed roll of 156 students between the ages of 5 and 16.

We are looking for a dynamic, innovative and creative individual who is a good team player to teach English in Years 9-11. The successful candidate will have a high level of emotional intelligence and resilience, a flexible approach to their work and an ability to embrace change.

This position is for 1 day per week, ideally a Wednesday, but this may be flexible.

Previous experience working with children with special educational needs is desirable but not essential.  The successful candidate will demonstrate an ability to engage our pupils in learning as well as an understanding of how to support children with special educational needs to make best academic progress.  Strong behaviour management skills will also be essential.  Most importantly, if you have high levels of emotional intelligence, resilience and a desire to make every day a learning experience, we are keen to hear from you.  We will provide outstanding, personalised professional development to support you in your growth as a practitioner and to compliment your level of experience.

Should you wish to visit the school or have any queries, please contact Melanie Wright on 01304 201964 or hr@elms.kent.sch.uk

Elms School is committed to safeguarding and promoting child welfare. This position is subject to an enhanced DBS check, pre-employment medical clearance, good references and verification of the right to work in the UK.

We reserve the right to close the advert early should sufficient applications be received, so please apply to register your interest early.  

Information about the school

Elms is a special school for pupils with social, emotional, mental health and learning needs.

Elms School offers staff the following support:

Access to an on-site HR Advisor, who is also a Mental Health First Aider; Fortnightly Supervision for Teachers; Membership of Benenden Health Care; Access to Support Line Counselling; Menopause Support; SLT open door approach; Team Teach Training; Full Time DSL.

Elms School is a nurturing place of learning that has high expectations for all. Our therapeutic approaches nurture students so they form relationships and to learn to; self-regulate; demonstrate respect; take responsibility; understand their and others’ emotions. Our curriculum enriches the experiences of our students, develops independence and promotes collaboration. Our broad and balanced curriculum is relevant, engaging and provides opportunities to achieve academic success as well as equipping them with skills for life.

Our highly-trained staff provide bespoke therapeutic interventions, such as Thrive or Trauma Informed Practice, to address social emotional development and enable pupils to manage their behaviour and regulate their emotions so that they can form meaningful relationships throughout their lives. We teach our students how to regulate using the Zones of Regulation. We use Restorative Approaches to build and maintain a sense of community and to provide our pupils with the ability and attitude to respect the viewpoints of others and, when necessary, take responsibility for resolving conflict and putting things right.

In our Ofsted inspection in March 2023, Elms School continues to be a Good school.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Melanie Wright
  • Address:Elms School, Elms Vale Road, Dover, Kent, CT17 9PS
  • Telephone: 01304 201964
  • Email: hr@elms.kent.sch.uk

Fax: 01304 225000


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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.