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Class Teacher - Full-time - Special Needs Position

Hope View School, Canterbury

  • Ref:KCC886-6123-24T
  • Posted:15/01/2019
  • Pay:School Pay Spine
  • Start Date:Apr 2019
  • App Close Date:15/02/2019 at 16:00
  • Interviews:w.c. 11th March


Information about the post.

Hope View School are seeking to appoint a teacher of English and History as from April 2019. The successful applicant should have experience of teaching English at Key Stage 3 & 4 and History at KS3. They will also be required to be proficient in teaching English to GCSE level. Knowledge of Entry Level Certificate in English and History subjects would also be an advantage as would an understanding of the Functional Skills English qualification.

Experience of working with pupils with Special Educational Needs is essential. Willingness to work within a small team and an organised but flexible approach is crucial. High standards of classroom management, professionalism and expectations of pupils are also required as is the ability to be empathetic, understanding and supportive of pupils and their needs.

Post requirements:

The successful applicant will need to possess the following qualities:

A relevant degree and teaching qualification.

Experience of teaching English at Key Stage 3 and to GCSE level.

The ability to teach history to Key Stage 3 level.

Excellent communication skills and the ability to work as part of a small team.

An understanding of the ethos of the school and the ability to work within this ethos in order to support and develop all pupils regardless of ability, education, behavioural, social or emotional need.

A willingness to play a full part in the life of the school with regard to teaching, pastoral care, curriculum enrichment activities and building positive relationships with pupils and staff alike.

Experience of teaching within a Special Educational Needs environment.

An understanding of the importance of the need for safeguarding the health and well being of all pupils within the school. Upholding the school’s policies and procedures with regard to child protection and safeguarding is an essential requirement.

Salary, working hours and induction.

Hope View is an independent school and has their own pay scale for salaries.

Staff are expected to be on site at 7.50am ready to receive pupils at 8.30am. Pupils depart at 3.15pm. Staff are required to remain on site until all daily business has been concluded.

The successful applicant will undertake a period of induction/supervision which will be overseen by a member of the Senior Leadership Team.

In the case when an applicant’s probationary period has been unsuccessful, the school will give half a term’s notice following the end of the probationary period. This also applies to the applicant if they feel that they do not wish to continue in the post.

All applicants must apply using the school’s application form which must be handwritten by the applicant. This should be accompanied by a supporting statement which may be word-processed

Information about the school

Hope View School is an Independent Special School for boys with special educational needs including behaviour, emotional, social and learning difficulties, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ASD) or Asperger’s Syndrome and moderate learning difficulties. We are based just outside the village of Chilham within close proximity of Canterbury, Ashford, Maidstone, Thanet and the Medway towns (Kent). The school is equipped to accommodate 60 pupils aged between 7 and 18 years old. All pupils who attend the school have an Education and Health Care Plan. Our main aims are: To ensure, as far as possible, that each pupil placed at Hope View is given every opportunity to learn, be supported and be listened to. To support pupils in the development of their Literacy and Numeracy skills by increasing reading, spelling and numerate ability ages. To ensure pupils are well equipped by the time they leave Hope View to deal with working life, college, apprenticeships and are able to make a positive contribution to society. At Hope View we have high expectations of all of our pupils as well as firm boundaries. Pupils are expected to attend all lessons, be respectful and courteous to each other and staff. They are expected to communicate with us if they have an issue or are encountering difficulties. The ethos of Hope View is Firm, Fair and Friendly. All pupils have a voice and we insist that they are listened to, advised and supported by staff and pupils alike. Home/school contact is imperative to the successful development of all of our pupils. For this reason, we insist on maintaining close contact by telephone, email or face to face with parents, carers, social workers and any other significant agencies charged with the welfare of a pupil. Our door is always open to visitors with or without an appointment. We encourage visitors to experience for themselves the calm atmosphere and pleasant learning environment of Hope View. Our pupils are very proud of their school and welcome the opportunity to show it off to visitors whenever they can. Hope View School is a member of the National Association of Special Schools. The school follows the National Curriculum tailored to meet the needs of our pupils. Emphasis is placed on improving pupils’ reading, spelling and numeracy skills. All pupils are assessed in these areas upon entry to the school.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Mrs Carla Lorne
  • Address:Station Approach, Chilham, Canterbury , Kent, CT4 8EG
  • Telephone: 01227 7380000
  • Email: hopeviewschool@btconnect.com


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.