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Specialist Teacher (Outreach Teacher for the Specialist Teaching and Learning Service) - Part-time

Five Acre Wood School, Maidstone

  • Ref:KCC886-7056-519T
  • Posted:14/11/2023
  • Pay:MPS/UPS + SENA
  • Start Date:Jan/April 23
  • App Close Date:04/12/2023 at 10:00
  • Interviews:TBC

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We require a Specialist Teacher to work within the highly skilled Specialist Teaching and Learning Service team, providing an outreach service to mainstream schools. This role is part time, for 2.5 days per week.

Based at Five Acre Wood School, the purpose of the job is to ensure the best possible outcomes for Children and Young People (CYP) with Special Educational Needs & Disability (SEND) aged 0 – 19/24 by working collaboratively with professionals in statutory and non-statutory organisations.

Although the successful candidate will have a base at Five Acre Wood School, the role is to support children with additional needs in mainstream schools and therefore visit a number of different schools each day.

 Main duties and responsibilities:

 Provide specialist teaching expertise and advice to improve the quality of teaching and learning for CYP with SEND, supporting the delivery of and access to the National Curriculum and other appropriate approaches to learning.

 

  1. Improve practitioner’s capacity to raise achievement and attainment of CYP and overcome the barriers to learning for CYP with SEMH and Communication and Interaction difficulties by developing and delivering training.

 

  1. Provide high quality, highly specialist information, intervention, and support for CYP with SEMH and Communication and Interaction difficulties.

 

  1. Support and liaise with settings and schools to develop good communication and positive transitions from Early Years to School expectations.

 

  1. Actively promote the development of an ethos that supports independence and resilience in CYP with SEND, specifically with regards to SEMH and Communication and Interaction.

 

  1. Work in partnership with families, and a range of educational settings to promote and facilitate the development of inclusive practices in order to raise the attainment and achievement of CYP (0-19) with SEND.

 

  1. Meet the requirements of the SEN Code of Practice and Kent’s Mainstream Core Standards by providing specialist assessments and observations to inform appropriate learning objectives, targets and strategies for individual CYP which may inform County decision making.

 

  1. Have a current awareness of the additional services available to support CYP and their families with SEMH as well as Communication and Interactions difficulties within the county, and actively support and participate in the multi-agency planning and decision-making forum, taking the lead where appropriate.

 Please see attached job description and person specification for full details.

 Five Acre Wood is committed to the safeguarding of all its pupils, you will therefore be subject to an enhanced disclosure process. As part of our responsibility for safeguarding, in addition to the Kent policy of one employment and one personal reference, the school will request additional employment references. The school will also, as outlined in Keeping children Safe in Education 2022, complete an online search for shortlisted candidates.

Information about the school

Five Acre Wood is a successful outward looking and expanding Special School based over 4 sites in and around Maidstone, Kent. We are one of the largest special schools in the country with over 800 pupils on roll aged 2-19 years with profound, severe and complex needs.

Our ‘Outstanding’ school will continue to expand and we are looking for people with a positive approach to join us who share our vision of ‘Only the best will do’ for all our students and staff. We are a Teaching School and part of a collaborative alliance with other special schools. We have been awarded The Schools Wellbeing Award for pupils and staff which demonstrates we really value our people and want to work with them to fulfil their career ambitions.

In addition to your salary, SEN allowance and pension benefits, we have excellent additional staff benefits including:

Confidential staff counselling service A wellbeing app and platform A range of staff social and well-being events Annual flu vaccinations

Sometimes words cannot explain how something really is, we would encourage you to view the links below:

We hold an annual music festival for our pupils, it gives them the opportunity experience something they may not ordinarily be able to access. You can see it here.

Woodstock 2023 – Woodstock 2023 Festival at Five Acre Wood School - YouTube

Woodstock 2022 - Woodstock 2022 Festival at Five Acre Wood Schools - YouTube

Woodstock 2019 - Five Acre Wood School's "Woodstock 2019" - Amazing Festival in a Day! (Longer Film) - YouTube

We produced our own songs and music videos, you can watch them here: -

Beautiful – Five Acre Wood School featuring Taryn Charles - Youtube

Five Acre Wood School Featuring Jack Rose - Hall Of Fame - YouTube

Don’t Give Up – Nathan Grisdale and Five Acre Wood School - YouTube

We look forward to hearing from you.

Five Acre Wood is committed to the safeguarding of all its pupils, you will therefore be subject to an enhanced disclosure process. As part of our responsibility for safeguarding, in addition to the Kent policy of one employment and one personal reference, the school will request additional employment references. The school will also, as outlined in Keeping children Safe in Education 2022, complete an online search for shortlisted candidates.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Nicola Devereux
  • Address:Boughton Lane, Maidstone , Kent, ME15 9QF
  • Telephone: (01622) 743925
  • Email: hr@five-acre.kent.sch.uk

Fax: 01622 744828

Documents

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.