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Inclusion Lead/General Teacher - Full-time - Special Needs Position

Goldwyn School, Ashford

  • Ref:KCC886-7041-364T
  • Posted:06/06/2024
  • Pay:UPS/MPS plus SENA plus TLR2
  • Start Date:September 2024/ASAP
  • App Close Date:23/06/2024 at 16:00
  • Interviews:TBC


Based at Parkfield Road, Folkestone, CT19 5BY

We are excited to be hiring a new Inclusion Lead and General Teacher to join our fantastic team in Folkestone!

Goldwyn School is seeking to appoint a dynamic and dedicated Inclusion Lead with a proven track record of raising standards and improving outcomes for all students.  The successful candidate will play a pivotal role in ensuring that all students receive the support and resources they need to reach their full potential. 

You will be a member of the wider Senior Leadership team who is determined to drive positive change, is passionate about enhancing and developing provision for students with additional needs, and who wants to make a difference to children’s lives.

A teaching commitment is attached to this responsibility of approximately 65%.  Please state your specialist subject(s) in your application.

We are an outstanding school (Ofsted 2022) and always looking to develop our practice; as such, we are ever keen to employ candidates who have a range of professional experiences and can offer, not only quality teaching, but something ‘different’.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Communicate the school vision compellingly and support the Principal’s strategic leadership
  • To lead, manage, develop and maintain high quality inclusive provision which enables quality teaching, excellent learning outcomes and success for all students.
  • Demonstrate stamina and resilience in addressing the diverse needs of our students
  • Employ a solution-focused approach to overcome barriers to learning and participation
  • Work collaboratively with teachers, support staff, parents, and external agencies
  • Possess a comprehensive understanding of SEND interventions and CPD for what approaches our cohort will need

Qualifications and Skills:

  • Proven experience in a similar role
  • Excellent communication skills, with the ability to engage with a diverse range of stakeholders
  • Strong team ethic and collaborative approach to problem-solving
  • Pragmatic and creative mind-set, able to adapt strategies to meet the evolving needs of our students
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively under pressure and prioritise tasks accordingly
  • Commitment to professional development and staying abreast of best practices in inclusive education

Visits to our school are warmly welcomed and encouraged. Please contact Barry McGinn, Director of Pathway: barry.mcginn@goldwyn.kent.sch.uk

Closing Date:  23 June 2024              

Applications will be considered in the order in which they are received. Goldwyn School reserves the right to interview at any point during the recruitment process and early applications are encouraged.


Goldwyn School is committed to the highest standards in safeguarding procedures and promoting the welfare of every student and we expect all our staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

References may be taken up before interview and the successful applicant will undertake an enhanced DBS

An online search will also be carried out as part of due diligence on all short-listed candidates.


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.