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Specialist Engagement Officer - Goldwyn Plus, Ashford - Term Time - Special Needs Position

Goldwyn School, Ashford

  • Ref:KCC886-7041-350S
  • Posted:22/02/2024
  • Pay:KR5 plus SENA
  • Start Date:April 2024/ASAP
  • App Close Date:10/03/2024 at 23:00
  • Interviews:TBC


This position is based at out Goldwyn Plus site, 135 Beaver Lane, Ashford, Kent TN23 5NX

We are looking to appoint a Specialist Engagement Officer to join our passionate and hardworking team at Goldwyn Plus.  

This is an exciting opportunity where we aim to deliver the very best educational experiences for students.  Our school is welcoming, calm and purposeful and, within a nurturing ethos, our learners are stretched academically, supported pastorally and developed socially and emotionally.

Goldwyn supports not only onsite learning but also incorporates attending offsite provisions when required. Due to the nature of the role the successful candidate will need to have a full driving licence and happy to drive school vehicles.  In addition, a level of flexibility is required for this post depending on the timetables of individual students.

If you are looking for a new and rewarding challenge and you are committed and passionate to making a difference, then we look forward to hearing from you.

The successful candidate will:

  • Be enthusiastic and committed, who is flexible and reliable
  • Be caring and compassionate and understanding of the needs of our children and family
  • Demonstrate excellent organisational, communication and interpersonal skills
  • Have the ability to form excellent relationships with parents, carers and staff
  • Be driven to have high expectations of yourself and others
  • Have experience of working with children with Special Educational Needs
  • Have the ability to cope with challenging behaviour
  • Encourage engagement and inclusion
  • Have the ability to think in a solution focused way

This post is offered on Kent Range 5 £22,595 - £23,693 per annum pro rata plus a SEN Allowance of £1,422.52 per annum (Actual total salary: £18,644.50 - £19,643.50)  and is for 32.5 hours per week, 39 weeks a year (term time only plus 5 staff development days).   

Visits to the school are warmly welcomed and encouraged. Please contact Emily Oliver Emily.oliver@goldwyn.kent.sch.uk  if you would like to arrange a visit or find out more information.

Closing Date: 10.03.24

Goldwyn School reserves the right to interview at any point during the recruitment process and early applications are encouraged.

Information about the school

Goldwyn is an outstanding and unique secondary (11-18) SEMH special school in Kent, operating over 4 sites in Ashford and Folkestone, with each site running its own distinctive educational pathway.

We are a highly regarded and successful school which has expanded its provision to meet the needs of our increasingly complex and vulnerable students.

Following an internal restructuring, we are seeking to recruit an enthusiastic and committed strategic leader to work with the Principal to maintain the outstanding provision we have created, whilst seeking to develop innovative and exemplary practice within SEMH education.

Goldwyn School is a KCC Foundation Special School for children and young people with an EHCP for SEMH needs from age 11 to 18. Students who are admitted to the school have complex and wide ranging difficulties and come from a wide range of socio-economic backgrounds and a wide geographical area.

Goldwyn School is an Outstanding School (Ofsted 2022) for students with SEMH needs, and consists of: • Goldwyn Ashford in Great Chart, Ashford (TN23 3BT) • Goldwyn Folkestone in Parkfield Road, Folkestone (CT19 5BY) • Goldwyn Vocational Centre in Leacon Road, Ashford, Kent (TN23 4FB) • Goldwyn Plus in Beaver Lane, Ashford (TN23 5NX) (our alternative curriculum programme)

Why Work at Goldwyn: • “Goldwyn is a family; a truly supportive unit” – School Governor • We are values driven – they are not words on a page, they are core to our school and its ethos • We have a strong and dynamic leadership team who support each other and who offer an extensive level of coaching and expertise • Our staff are our secret weapon – without a staff that feel supported and invested in, we cannot offer our students the very best education. Our staff wellbeing strategy, ambassadors and events build and sustain our team • Collaborative working is well established at the school and this fosters a culture of staff learning • There is a learning culture for our staff, with extensive CPD on offer for effective and tailored professional development • The school adopts a 2-week extended October half term to support staff wellbeing • Working from the KSENT Trust, you will have opportunities to participate in practitioner research in education, school-to-school support, and a range of leadership development programmes • Opportunities to work with partners and national leaders at the forefront of SEMH education

Job Contact Information

Fax: 01233 662177


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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.