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Primary Teacher - Full-time - Special Needs Position

Grange Park School, Wrotham

  • Ref:KCC886-7052-290T
  • Posted:15/02/2024
  • Pay:MPS or UPS (depending on experience) and SENA
  • Start Date:ASAP
  • App Close Date:18/03/2024 at 08:00
  • Interviews:TBC



The pupils of Grange Park are on the search for this teacher! 


Do you enjoy going on scary rides in Chessington? 

Will you challenge us in our learning and help us be amazing selves? 

Are you patient, understanding and enjoy working with children? 

Can you make our learning fun and active? 

Will you dress up for World Book Day? 

Do you enjoy walking? Will you join us for a morning walk each day on the rolling hills of the North Downs? 

Are you a teacher who wants to get to know us and learn about our Autism? 


If you have answered yes, then please contact our school office. 


Grange Park School is an Autism specific provision for children aged 9 to 19. Our class sizes are small with a maximum of 12 children. The main site is in Wrotham, which caters for students aged 12years -19years and the satellite provision is for children aged 9years -11years, which is in Stansted village, 3.1 miles from the main school site.  

You will be based at the Stansted site which is in the small village of Stansted one of West Kent's best kept secret.  You will be fully supported in your role, both in your daily practice and in our exceptional continual professional development offer provided by the school. We welcome applicants from mainstream schools as comprehensive training in Autism will be provided by the school. 


Staff say: 

"I could not ask for a better place to work, I feel well supported, and I know I'm making a difference in the lives of our children." 

"We feel valued by our Senior Leaders and our wellbeing is important to them. They go the extra mile...the smell of freshly baked scones by SLT waft through the corridors every Friday for Well-being mornings" 

If you want to be part of a team which is ambitious for all our children, then please contact the office to make an appointment for a tour of our amazing school!

Information about the school

Our School

Grange Park School is an autism specific provision for children aged 11 to 19 located in a purpose built school in Wrotham and for children aged 8-11 located in Stansted village 3 miles from the main school site. The school also operates a post16 provision in partnership with a local college in Maidstone and Medway. All of our pupils have educational heath care plans.

All of our pupils are expected to sit GCSE’s and transition into adulthood with the skills to be successful. Class sizes at the Stansted and Wrotham sites are between 11-13 pupils with a teacher and 1-2 learning mentors. At the partnership college, learning mentors are supporting individual students or small groups of students aged 16-19 years in the college tutor groups / classrooms and out in the community.

Currently judged as “good” by Ofsted. We are committed to providing our pupils with the best possible learning opportunities and supporting them in their development.

The school has achieved a number of external awards including • Advanced NAS status • UNICEF rights respecting (Gold) • Wellbeing award for schools • IQM Flagship School • IQM Inclusive School • National online Safety • Leading Parent Partnership Award • Kent Messenger Team of the year (2021) • Kent Messenger Headteacher of the year (2022) • Kent Messenger Science Teacher of the year (2023)

Grange Park is part of KSENT a collaboration of 26 special schools in Kent. This creates numerous training and development opportunities, shared working practices and career progression.

The successful candidate will embrace the special ethos of the School, and the role will provide an opportunity to take Grange Park School into this next exciting phase and beyond.

All references will be taken up before interview.

Grange Park School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service and check against the ISA Barred List for children and other relevant pre-employment checks.

Please note as part of Keeping Children Safe In Education requirements, Grange Park will carry out online searches for all shortlisted candidates

Job Contact Information

Fax: (01732) 882111


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 Education.