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Specialist Teacher For Visual Impairment - Full-time - Special Needs Position

Specialist Teaching and Learning Services, Westerham

  • Ref:KCC886-7021-31T
  • Posted:19/12/2018
  • Pay:MPS/UPS plus SEN
  • Start Date:Apr 2019
  • App Close Date:20/01/2019 at 23:45
  • Interviews:14 February 2019





Permanent - to start 23 April 2019

Main/Upper Pay Scale plus SEN 1 or 2

Base and service delivery in:

(1) Thanet and

(2) East Kent or South Kent (some flexibility on the base for this role)


Are you a Qualified Teacher with a passion to work with children and young people?

Do you hold the Mandatory Qualification in visual impairment or want to train to gain this qualification?

Do you want to be a part of a successful countywide team for sensory impairment?

The Sensory Service welcomes applications from Teachers with a Mandatory Qualification for Visual Impairment. These posts are part of a peripatetic teaching service delivering in homes, preschool settings and schools to support blind or partially sighted children to make good progress in education. Applications are also welcome from Teachers who wish to train to undertake the Mandatory Qualification in Visual Impairment. For those in the Training Post there will be access a £10,000 training and mentoring package.

The Sensory Service is county wide service and is part of Valence School. It is committed to providing high quality Teaching and Learning support for children and young people with sensory impairment across Kent. The Sensory Service works with children from birth or diagnosis in the home, preschool settings, mainstream schools/academies and special schools.

For details about sensory services please contact:

Lisa Bell – Visual Impairment Coordinator Tel: 07917 224205 lbell@valence.kent.sch.uk

For application details, please contact the HR Department, Valence School.

Valence School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of every student. References will be taken up before interview and the successful applicants will require an enhanced DBS check.

Information about the school

The Specialist Teaching and Learning Services team, employed by Valence School, provides a service for children and young people (0 - 19 years) with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). We also offer advice and training for pre-schools, mainstream schools and academies on how to meet the needs of children with SEND. The STLS Sensory Service team delivers sensory support across the county and operates from 14 different bases.

Our specialist teachers are experienced teachers with a qualification in one or more areas of SEND. They work alongside other professionals in providing effective and co-ordinated support. Our aim as a team is that children and young people with Special Educational Needs can have their learning, physical, social and emotional needs met, so that they can be fully included at school and make good educational progress.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Human Resources
  • Address:Valence School, Westerham Road, Westerham, Kent, TN16 1QN
  • Telephone: 01959 567841
  • Email: slowndes@valence.kent.sch.uk


Below are documents that have been added to this vacancy.

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.