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Central & Cover Class Teacher - Full-time - Special Needs Position

Life Skills Manor for Autism, Sandwich

  • Ref:KCC886-19087-31T
  • Posted:01/12/2023
  • Pay:MPS/ UPR/ Unqualified plus SENA
  • Start Date:ASAP
  • App Close Date:31/01/2024 at 22:00
  • Interviews:February 2024


Have you got the capabilty to help us on our journey to become an outstanding independent school for children with autism? 

We require an inspirational teacher to join us on our journey to deliver an academic and real-life skills curriculum to children diagnosed with autism. We are looking for drive, enthusiasm and potential to join our friendly, positive and professional school.

The successful candidates will either be experienced and successful SEN teachers who enjoy team working and taking responsibility, NQT's who can demonstrate they are going to add to the school or mainstream teachers who have a desire and passion to move to special needs teaching. You will benefit from opportunities for further professional development and career progression as we value and support staff in all aspects of school life. As a new school, we will have opportunities for progression too. 

We have a comprehensive induction programme for all staff and a very supportive leadership team. Culture and wellbeing is vital to us, it’s not only what we do but how we do it that matters to us, relationships across the whole school staff team are positive, inclusive and helpful.

Information about the school

The journey for Life Skills Manor for Autism started in 2015, proposed as a Special Free School. The original proposer team consisted of parents with children with autism and educational experts that had a range of SEND experience.

During the original proposal, the steering group formulated a Life Skills curriculum based upon the views of parent led groups. Unfortunately, the project was shelved pending political obstacles associated with Free Schools.

In 2020, we were able to proceed with the Life Skills Manor vision as a self-governing provision. We are delighted to report that we are now a registered independent special school with the Department for Education. Furthermore, we are taking strides to be at the forefront of special needs education.

Our school has been in the making for many years and we opened our doors in January 2022 to deliver our curriculum that embeds ‘skills for life’.

Our curriculum intent is to,

•Deliver a double-stranded curriculum at KS3 that is principally skills based with the inclusion of core academic subjects such as Maths, English and Science.

•Ensure every pupil will leave with employer recognised accreditations, certifications, qualifications, and social skills that will provide them with a solid platform to go onto further education or employment.

•Ensure Life Skills lessons will be taught every day to foster independent living, employability, healthy living, and participation in society.

Our pupil cohort will,

•Have a primary diagnosis of autism or in process of receiving a diagnosis.
•Have an EHC Plan.
•Be from the Catchment Districts of Thanet, Dover or Canterbury.
•Have Moderate Learning Difficulties or are High Functioning Autism.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Paul Barrett
  • Address:Life Skills Manor, Baypoint Sports Club , Ramsgate Road, Sandwich, Kent, CT13 9QL
  • Telephone: 01304 747464
  • Email: paul@lifeskillsmanor.co.uk


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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.