Student Coach - Full-time - Special Needs Position

King's Reach Education, Maidstone

  • Ref:KCC886-6170-24S
  • Posted:23/05/2024
  • Pay:£28,000 - £32,000 per annum pro rata
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:23/07/2024 at 12:00
  • Interviews:ASAP


Job Title:        Student Coach

 Location:       King’s Reach Education, Maidstone

 Salary:           £28,000 - £32,000 Pro Rata (Actual £24,231 - £27,692)

 Hours:            40 hours per week, Monday to Friday

 Contract:       Term time + 5 days.

We are looking for strong, resiliant people to work within our Independent special school. We are committed to improving the lives of young people, this is a great opportunity for you to join our team.

The students that we work with deserve a team of staff that can give of themselves. The growth in our own lives can and does make a huge difference to their lives.  This is a position where, "what you put in you get out" and you can truly make a difference to someone's life.

We now have a fantastic opportunity for a Student Coach to join King’s Reach Education.  If you are looking to join a highly dedicated team in a challenging and rewarding environment, we would love to hear from you!

We welcome applicants from an array of backgrounds; working with children and young adults in care, school support, Forest School, sports and coaching backgrounds or similar professions and training.


King’s Reach is a unique Education provision where “Education without limits” is the driving force behind our work with our male students.  We seek to understand every student’s story and unlock their unidentified aspirations, passions, and innate potential. We commit to being always available, constant and accepting of each of them.  We nurture aspiration, self-belief and resilience in our students, preparing them for future challenges of adult life in a changing world.

King’s Reach is a unique, one-of-a-kind school based in Maidstone in the heart of Kent providing individually personalised and bespoke learning programmes for boys and young men aged 11– 25 with special educational needs and disabilities. We define ourselves as a community; an authentic family where ‘education without limits’ is the driving force behind our work with children and young people.

Main Responsibilities

Working with a number of students, key worker for an Individual student.

  • Coach and mentor a single student towards their EHCP targets, their personal aspirations and the targets agreed together for their personal development.
  • Build a positive and progressive relationship with the student.
  • Support student behaviours by using positive behavioural tools, emotional support and managing the engagement of their student.
  • Positive challenging to enable students to grow.
  • Facilitate students to engage with tutored sessions.
  • Feed information into student plans and timetables.
  • Part of team that collects and drops off the student each day at their home as well as transport them, as their timetable requires.
  • Manage student budgets for food, school projects and all adhoc requirements.

We are committed to the safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. All successful applicants will be subject to a fully enhanced DBS

Information about the school

Kings Reach is a unique community; an authentic family where we do not limit how we educate our young people. Our approach and philosophy is firmly rooted in the principals of trauma informed practices, and through unconditional child-centred relationships, we seek to understand every young person’s story and unlock their unidentified aspirations, passions and innate potential. We nurture these by working with humility, warmth, love and integrity to inspire a belief in all our young people that they CAN achieve, grow and reach their potential despite their past experiences or starting points.

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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.