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Teacher - Full-time

Aspire School, Sittingbourne

  • Ref:KCC886-7005-68T
  • Posted:15/03/2024
  • Pay:MPS/ UPS + SEN allowance
  • Start Date:ASAP
  • App Close Date:30/04/2024 at 23:45
  • Interviews:ASAP


At Aspire school we believe that learning needs to be individual for all and aspirational for everyone.

As a specialist provision for children with ASD and speech, language and communication needs we believe that learning for our pupils needs to be relevant to them and build upon their individual starting points. We are therefore looking for Teachers who share our vision and wish to help develop and teach the children a relevant, individual and aspirational curriculum.

We are offering a rare opportunity to join a purpose-built environment designed for our unique children. Successful candidates will have the prospect of joining this collaborative journey to build the school and its vision as it develops. This really is an exciting opportunity to be part of creating something special. 

If you are experienced, enthusiastic and forward-thinking and have the passion to bring out and nurture the individual talents in our pupils, aged 4 -11 with ASD and speech and language needs, please do complete an application form.

You will be our desirable candidate if:

  • You are a Qualified Teacher with experience of teaching pupils with ASD and/or Speech Language and Communication needs;
  • You share our vision that the curriculum for our pupils should be based around their starting points and individual learning needs;
  • You thrive working in a friendly team with like-minded people;
  • You have a positive sense of humour and attitude;
  • You are a clear communicator with adults and children;
  • You are a positive role model to all.

In return, we can offer you:

  • A unique and exciting role;
  • A friendly and supportive team;
  • A healthy work-life balance;
  • An inclusive environment where you feel valued;
  • A supportive leadership team.

In cases where we receive a high volume of applications for a post, we may bring the closing date forward. We reserve the right to make an appointment before the closing date, so early applications are encouraged to avoid disappointment.

CVs will only be accepted when accompanied by a fully completed online application form. No agencies please.

Aspire School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. This post is subject to references and an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service. Shortlisted candidates will be subject to online searches for publicly available information.

Information about the school

Aspire School is a special free school in Sittingbourne for children aged from 4 to 11 years; opened in September 2020. The school provides 168 places for pupils with autism and speech and language needs. Aspire School will provide exceptional specialist teaching from a team of specialist teachers, teaching assistants and other professionals. The new premises have been specifically designed to meet the needs of the children and will include therapy rooms, a high tech sensory room, soft play and a swing room. The curriculum will reflect the individual needs of the pupils and will offer opportunities for academic learning and the development of communication, life skills and personalised targets.

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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.