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Teacher - Full-time

The Beacon, Folkestone

  • Ref:KCC886-7043-105T
  • Posted:27/11/2018
  • Pay:MPS/UPS plus SENA
  • Start Date:Jan 2019
  • App Close Date:09/12/2018 at 18:00
  • Interviews:TBA


Do you have passion to influence and model a creative and innovative approach to learning that accelerates progress across the school, then The Beacon could be place you have been looking for and we are really keen to hear from you.

The Beacon is seeking to appoint a full time Teacher of Key Stage Five who has the qualities, skills and drive necessary to inspire our pupils.

The role would suit a candidate with experience of teaching pupils with Special Educational Needs and has a comprehensive knowledge of the curriculum, early literacy skills and entry level qualifications. You will have a commitment to sustain accelerated progress from pupil’s individual starting points and will enjoy celebrating these achievements. The pupils within this learning zone will have a range of needs including ASD, sensory and communication challenges. An ability to respond to different learning styles is essential together with a commitment to actively engage pupils within lessons.

The Beacon is committed to safeguarding the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment.

The school places a high priority on professional and career development.

Please note that this position is subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure.

Visits to the school are welcome and can be arranged via Catherine Ribbons in the HR Office.



Information about the school

The Beacon, Folkestone is a purpose built centre of excellence for learning, with outstanding facilities including hydro pool, hi-tech sensory rooms, soft play areas, state of the art PE hall, specialist subject rooms, sensory garden, grassed amphitheatre and life skills house.

The school building is specifically designed to meet the needs of the pupils and caters for 370 pupils aged 3-19 years with Profound, Severe and Complex Needs (PSCN).

The Beacon also hosts a Multi Agency Support Hub. This is one of four centres across the County that brings NHS colleagues, pediatricians, speech and occupational therapists, and nursing services, alongside children’s social services and portage colleagues into one cohesive centre. We are proud of the strong partnerships this brings to benefit the children and families of Shepway.

The Beacon is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and views it with paramount importance. It engages with children and staff in policy and practice developments, and proactively encourages feedback. All postholders are required to obtain an enhanced Criminal Records disclosure via the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS), including checks against the barred list together with all other appropriate vetting procedures.

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Our School and all its personnel are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children. This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service.