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Primary Teacher (Broadstairs) - Full-time - Special Needs Position

Ripplevale Lower School, Broadstairs

  • Ref:KCC886-60476047-16T
  • Posted:25/09/2023
  • Pay:MPS Scale + SEN Allowance
  • Start Date:January 2024
  • App Close Date:25/10/2023 at 12:00
  • Interviews:27th or 30th October


Ripplevale School requires a Qualified Primary Teacher to join a successful Independent Special School for students aged between 6-11 years old who are on the Autistic Spectrum. We provide a small, caring environment in which to develop our pupils learning and social needs. Applicants will be required to teach and motivate a small class groups of pupils and should have experience of teaching Key Stage 1 and 2. Applicants should be committed, enthusiastic, innovative and able to continue to improve and develop learning within our school.

Please note - Applications are only accepted on a Ripplevale School application form. CVs on their own will be rejected. You can email: hr@ripplevaleschool.co.uk or telephone 01304 373866 to request an application pack.

Child Protection & Safeguarding

Ripplevale School is committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children and the successful candidate will be required to:

Have an Enhanced DBS Disclosure and the successful candidate will also be subjected to have an online social media check.

Ensure you are aware of all Ripplevale School’s Child Protection & Safeguarding Policies.

Ensure you abide by those policies (names and points of contact for all relevant agencies can be found in the policies on website).

Participate in all Child Protection & Safeguarding training as required by the school.

Immediately report any incidents of a child protection / safeguarding nature.

Be aware that failure by a member of staff to report actual or suspected physical, sexual or emotional abuse or neglect of a pupil is a disciplinary offence.

Please note - This post is not exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

Information about the school

Ripplevale School is an independent day special school for pupils aged from 6 to 18 years old who have an EHCP (Education Health Care Plan) with a diagnosis of ASD, often with associated conditions.

Ripplevale School is situated over two sites. Ripplevale Lower School is situated in Broadstairs, teaching a Primary provision and Ripplevale Upper School is based in the village of Ripple near Deal, with our Secondary and Post 16 provision.

We have a committed and dedicated team which includes teachers, teaching assistants, higher level teaching assistants, a range of therapists, administrative staff and support staff. All play a significant role in the education and development of each pupil and work to create a warm, informal, friendly atmosphere in which the pupils feel secure, safe and confident.


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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 Legislation.