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Special Needs Teacher - Full-time/Part-time

Stone Bay School, Broadstairs

  • Ref:KCC886-7058-171T
  • Posted:09/02/2024
  • Pay:MPS/UPS Plus SEN
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:15/04/2024 at 12:00
  • Interviews:W/C 19/04/2024


Are you the very special teacher our pupils need? 

Our children need a hard working, caring, positive and motivated professional who will ideally have experience of working with children with autism and associated social and communication difficulties and severe learning difficulties.

We are looking to appoint an outstanding teacher, starting in June or September 2024 (or sooner if you are the person who fits our brief). You will nurture, teach and inspire a small group of autistic pupils. Experience of working within a specialist provision will be an advantage but mainstream colleagues are extremely welcome to apply, we are looking for the right personal attributes we can help you with the rest. You will need to be calm, flexible, resilient and most of all loving. The successful candidate will either be an experienced and successful SEN teacher who wants to develop their career,  If you are a mainstream teacher who ihas a desire and passion to move to special needs teaching either full time or part time please get in touch, come and have a look around at our wonderful school. 

Ideal candidates will:

  • hold a recognised teaching qualification
  • be resilient, kind, patient and have a good sense of humour 
  • have experience of teaching pupils with special educational needs in either a mainstream or specialist setting
  • be flexible and keen to learn (growth mindset)
  • be able to differentiate their approach for pupils with a range of abilities
  • have excellent interpersonal skills with students, parents, professionals and other adults
  • be an effective team player with proven ability to coordinate and direct the work of classroom support staff
  • be passionate about making every day count - our pupils deserve the best childhood 

The post offers exciting professional development opportunities for candidates seeking to develop their career within a professional, friendly and supportive environment. We offer an Induction programme and support for all new staff and you will have experienced colleagues to learn from and with.Due to expansion and some teachers reducing hours we have both permanent and fixed term positions F/T and P/T available. 

Stone Bay School is committed to the safeguarding and well-being of children therefore all successful candidates will be subject to an Enhanced DBS checks and online searches.

Informal visits to the school are actively encouraged in order to find out more about the nature of the work involved. Please contact the school office on 01843 863421 or email hr@stone-bay.kent.sch.uk to arrange a visit with Jane Hatwell our Headteacher.

Applications will be considered in the order in which they are received. Stone Bay School reserves the right to interview at any point during the recruitment process and early applications are encouraged.

Information about the school



Information about the school

We specialise in providing day and residential education for pupils aged 4 to 19 years who have a diagnosis of Autism. We believe that all our pupils are entitled to the very best possible education delivered in an environment that is both safe and conducive to learning. We work tirelessly to ensure we get this just right for all our pupils. Our unique school is situated on Stone Bay in the seaside town of Broadstairs in a beautiful Victorian building which benefits from stunning views over the English Channel. The local coastal environment provides many unique and enjoyable learning opportunities for our pupils. At Stone Bay School every staff member plays an important role in ensuring our children have the opportunities to achieve their full potential. Do you have what it takes? Are you kind and caring, do you have a positive attitude, are you keen to learn and develop, are you a team player and do you want to work in a community that embraces diversity and inclusion?

This is what our staff say about Stone Bay School: * A caring, amazing school that I am proud to be part of. * Stone Bay is a school with a massive heart, staff that really care about our pupils and it is an absolute pleasure to be part of it. * Happy place. * Stone Bay is a positive place to work that strives to do its best for all of its pupils. * A developing environment which is ever-changing and dynamic to ensure we get it right for our children. * Stone Bay School is a safe and nurturing environment for our students. * A workplace that nurtures talents and interests and supports all employees to develop their skills further. * We strive to get it right for every pupil and I genuinely believe that we do that. * Stone Bay is a fun safe environment for all pupils and staff, everyone is a team player and always helping others if they need it. * Vibrant, inspiring, fun and caring.

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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.