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Forest School Leader - Fixed Term - Special Needs Position

The Sallygate School, Dover

  • Ref:KCC886-6137-78S
  • Posted:15/05/2024
  • Pay:£25,000 to £29,000
  • Start Date:TBS
  • App Close Date:12/06/2024 at 09:00
  • Interviews:TBC


Forest School Leader

We are looking for a skilled, experienced, and enthusiastic Level 3 Forest School Practitioner to deliver the Forest School programme alongside the current Forest School team. The practitioner will be self-motivated and a good communicator, able to confidently liaise with our school and engage groups of children ranging in age from 7 to 16. We are now looking for the right person to join our friendly team.

Channels & Choices is an award winning, dynamic company specialising in children’s residential care, Fostering and Education based in Southeast Kent. OFSTED judge our services as ‘Good’ or ‘Outstanding’.

Channels and Choices specialise in working with children who have experienced trauma, most will have attachment difficulties.  We create a secure base for all the children in our care and we focus on achieving seamless transitions so that children can be part of a loving and nurturing family.

The post is Maternity Cover (potential to lead to a permanent position), full time 37.5 hours and is based within our Education team in South East Kent. We offer a competitive salary range of £25,000 - £29,000 per annum. Further benefits include 36 days paid annual leave per year and a loyalty scheme which rewards you with extra annual leave following 2 years of service.

Additional Perks, Rewards and Benefits

  • Private Optical, Dental and Audiological cover
  • Private Medical care
  • Loyalty scheme which rewards you with extra annual leave following 2 years of service, up to 5 extra days.
  • Long service awards for 5-, 10- and 15-years’ service
  • Regular team building days, parties, meals and more!
  • Complimentary health and wellbeing support with our employee’s assistance programme
  • Full Training Package



Information about the school

The Sallygate School is an Independent Special School catering to the unique needs of pupils with SEMH which opened in 2011. Located in the heart of the Alkham Valley, near Dover, the Sallygate School is part of Channels & Choices Therapeutic Community which comprises of several therapeutic residential children’s homes, an independent therapeutic fostering agency and a multi-disciplinary therapy service, including SaLT & OT service.

At Sallygate School, we believe in providing a comprehensive and sequenced curriculum pathway that caters to the diverse needs of all our learners. We understand that each student has unique abilities, learning styles, and developmental requirements. Our sequenced curriculum ensures a structured and supportive learning journey for every individual, enabling them to achieve their full potential.

In the Sallygate School’s most recent OFSTED Inspection in 2022, it was judged GOOD overall and OUTSTANDING in: Behaviour & Attitudes, Personal Development and Leadership & Management.

Job Contact Information

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.