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Special Needs Teacher (Primary) - Full Time - Full-time

The Ifield School, Gravesend

  • Ref:KCC886-7039-422T
  • Posted:25/09/2023
  • Pay:MPS/UPS + SEN allowance dependent on experience
  • Start Date:January 2024 or before
  • App Close Date:20/10/2023 at 16:15
  • Interviews:TBC


We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic, creative and committed teacher to join our outstanding Special School from January 2024 or before, working within the primary department.

The successful candidate will be an exceptional qualified teacher with sound understanding and good experience in Early Years pedagogy. The must also posess excellent interpersonal skills, knowledge and experience of teaching English and Maths and have a passion for working with children with SEND. 

Candidates must be able to use their own initiative and be committed to working as part of an established and highly motivated team to provide stimulating and interesting learning opportunities for pupils with a range of profound, severe and complex learning needs.

Applications are welcome from teachers who may already be working in a Special School and from those currently working in a mainstream Primary School, and in particular, within an Early Years setting.


The post offers exciting professional development opportunities for candidates seeking to develop their career within a supportive and experienced team.

What we can offer the candidate:

  • Working within a fulfilling, rewarding and caring environment supported by a consistently high quality leadership team
  • Entitlement to Kent Rewards and KCC Employee Benefit Scheme
  • Enrolment in Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Focus on Mental Health and Wellbeing with access to key services including a free counselling support line
  • Comprehensive CPD Programme

Shortlisted candidates will be required to complete a Self Disclosure Form and in line with Keeping Children Safe in Education 2023, will also be subject to an online search. Ifield School and all its personnel are fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children and young people. This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service and against the ISA Barred List for Children including overseas criminal background checks where applicable. Appointments will be subject to satisfactory recruitment and vetting checks, including two references, one of which must be your current or most recent employer.

For further information about us, please visit the school website Ifield School - Home. School visits are welcomed, please call Rosie on 01474-365485.

Information about the school

Ifield School is a welcoming and inclusive educational environment catering for pupils aged four to nineteen with profound, severe, and complex learning needs, alongside communication and interaction differences. At Ifield, we pride ourselves on our vibrant community and innovative approach to education, where every pupil has an Education, Health, and Care Plan (EHCP) tailored to their individual needs, reviewed annually to ensure progress and support.

Our dedicated staff members are the heart of our school, fostering an ethos of care, respect, and achievement. Through our collaborative efforts, we create a nurturing environment where every pupil can thrive and succeed. Inclusion is at the core of our mission and we achieve this through our outreach programmes, specialised resources, and the Ifield SMILE Training Centre.

Ifield School has been recognised as an outstanding provision by Ofsted for the fourth consecutive time, which is a testament to our commitment to excellence in education. Furthermore, Ifield School is a proud founding member of KsENT, a cooperative trust for Kent Special Schools, illustrating our dedication to collaboration and collective growth in special education. In September 2015, we federated with King's Farm Primary School, forming the Cedar Federation under a unified governing body, further enhancing our capacity to provide exceptional education and care.

At Ifield School, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our pupils are paramount. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment, and as such, stringent safeguarding measures are in place. The post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service and check against the ISA Barred List for children. Please be aware that schools are also required to undertake online recruitment checks on shortlisted candidates under changes to Keeping Safe in Education legislation.

Join us at Ifield School, where every pupil’s successes are recognised, nurtured, and celebrated along their unique educational journey.

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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.