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Special Needs Teacher - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties - Full-time

Meadowfield School , Sittingbourne

  • Ref:KCC886-7072-591T
  • Posted:04/06/2024
  • Pay:Main Pay Range / Upper Pay Range with SENA
  • Start Date:September 2024 (negotiable)
  • App Close Date:14/06/2024 at 08:00
  • Interviews:27 June 2024

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Meadowfield School is looking to appoint innovative and inspirational special needs teachers to lead a class for children with PMLD (Profound and Multiple Learning difficulties) delivering a therapeutic and multisensory approach to learning.

If you want to teach in a welcoming, joyful school community, and you share our passion and determination to unlock the potential in every pupil, then we have the ideal teaching role for you!

Experience of delivering a sensory based curriculum is desirable, but not essential, as is experience of working in a special needs setting and teaching pupils with ASD or learning difficulties. If you work in a mainstream setting and are curious about Special Needs Schools, you are welcome to contact us to find out more.

We are looking for motivated and enthusiastic Teachers to join our highly skilled team, making a difference to our pupils with profound, severe and complex needs.

At Meadowfield we work hard to ensure that all of our pupils make excellent progress, and we continually seek to improve the wellbeing of both pupils and staff. Now is an exciting time to join our Outstanding school as we expand to better meet the demand for special school places in Swale. We are incredibly proud our latest Ofsted report. Ofsted recognise that relationships between our staff and pupils are exceptionally positive, and we are delighted that our pupils told inspectors they are very happy at the school and really enjoy their lessons.

We encourage all of our employees to further their career development and we respect initiative and ambition. We are committed to performance management, staff training, coaching, mentoring and peer support.  You will receive a structured process of induction and will benefit from the collective support of an experienced network of colleagues.

From all staff we expect commitment to the school and a desire to improve and excel. As part of this commitment, teachers are expected to be willing and able to move between departments to further their professional development and support the school.  Further information about the responsibilities of the role can be found in the attached job description.


Meadowfield School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our pupils. This post is subject to references, a medical check and an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Please apply online for this vacancy via www.kent-teach.com, by clicking the 'Apply' button at the top or the bottom of the page. C.V.s will not be considered.Please visit our website, where you can find video tours. For more information, or to arrange a visit to the school, please contact our HR Team via email at hr@meadowfield.kent.sch.uk or phone 01795 477788 (option 5).

Due to the conditions and complex needs of the pupils at Meadowfield School, continuity and consistency of support is paramount and therefore candidates for all positions will need to commit to the full working hours of the post.

Due to the potential for conflicts of interest, it is school policy that close family members of current pupils will not be interviewed.

Information about the school

Meadowfield School is an outstanding special school located in Sittingbourne. We encourage you to visit our school website to learn about us including information about our policies, values, curriculum and more.

We serve just under 400 pupils with profound, severe and complex needs, including autism. The school is comprised of: • Honey Bees, our Observation and Assessment Nursery Early Years • Engage Department, for pupils with complex physical, medical and sensory needs • Explore Department, for pupils who benefit from a more individual-led curriculum • Enquire Department, for pupils who benefit from a more academic curriculum • Sixth Form • Satellite provision at Sunny Bank Primary School

The Meadowfield Inclusion Development and Support (MIDAS) Centre is home to our highly regarded Specialist Teaching and Learning Service (STLS) who successfully support 58 schools and 73 early years settings across Swale, increasing capacity to meet the needs of pupils with additional needs. In addition, STLS offer a rich programme of training to mainstream colleagues and to parents.

We are a founding member of the Kent Special Educational Needs Trust (KSENT), a collaborative group of special schools in Kent who work together to promote best SEND practice throughout the county.

We have approximately 270 members of staff including Teachers, Teaching Assistants, Office and Admin Staff, Site Staff, ICT Department, Wellbeing Team, Finance and Business Services as well as our Leadership and Management Team.

Job Contact Information

Fax: 01795 477771

Documents

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.