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Teacher For Specialist Resource Provision: Speech Language And Communication Needs (SLCN) - Full-time - Special Needs Position

John Wesley Primary Sch. (CoE & Methodist VA), Ashford

  • Ref:KCC886-3299-70T
  • Posted:08/03/2019
  • Pay:MPS/UPS + SEN allowance
  • Start Date:Jun 2019
  • App Close Date:18/03/2019 at 12:00
  • Interviews:Monday 1st April 2019


Our school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and an enhanced DBS will be required for this post.

We are very excited to be extending our school to include a Specialist Resource Provision (SRP) for up to 14 primary aged children. The SRP will support children with an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) who require highly specialist provision for their Speech, Language and/or Communication needs (SLCN).

The children who access the SRP will typically have a diagnosis of a Developmental Language Disorder (DLD)or a Language Disorder associated with a biomedical condition, or a speech disorder.

We are seeking an enthusisatic and experienced qualified Teacher who is highly skilled in supporting children with SLCN to take advantage of this unique opportunity within our team to establish this provision.

Please make sure that your application reflects the full range of skills and experience which you would bring to the post, which make you the ideal candidate.

This is a new provision

Having been approved, our Specialist Resource Provision is in the planning stage, providing an excellent opportunity for the successful candidate to work with us to bring to reality our vision for highly effective and inclusive provision.

This will include not only setting up the base class, but also:

  • Working in partnership with the Local NHS Speech and Language Therapy Service (SALT), and the area SEN teams from the Local Authority to identify and support appropriate children for the SRP. This may involve supporting children with transition from their current school setting, or on to Secondary School.
  • Establishing effective working partnerships with families and staff within the mainstream setting.
  • Establishing an effective working partnership with speech and language therapists and other outside agencies working alongside the children.
  • Suppporting CPD for our mainstream staff to further enable inclusive practice.

As the successful candidate you will:

  • Be a qualified teacher with mainstream teaching experience, including working with children that have SLCN and/or additional needs.
  • Have experience in managing the work of a teaching assistant.
  • Be committed to undertaking and completing a postgraduate in SLCN qualification within two years of the SRP opening.

As the successful candidate you will be able to:

  • Develop positive, reciprocal relationships with pupils, staff and parents.
  • Enable children to access learning through teaching engaging and inspiring high quality lessons; whilst developing their independent skills.
  • Lead and support teaching assistants working within the provision and within mainstream classes to support children with SLCN.
  • Work closely with our SENCO and Class teachers to achieve high quality provision for children within the SRP and in mainstream classroom settings.
  • Establish effective relationships and work in partnership with other professionals including the speech and language therapist within the SRP.
  • Advise on how teachers and TA’s can adapt their learning environments to support pupil’s with SLCN and/or additional needs and increase independence within learning.
  • Be ambitious, demonstrating high expectations of yourself, as well as the children.
  • Fully involve yourself in the wider school.
  • Share your enthusiasm and passion for developing children’s potential and resilience within learning.

Information about the school

The John Wesley CEMP School is a two-form mainstream primary school with currently 450+ pupils. At The John Wesley CEMP School, we provide a broad and balanced education for all the children within our care. We aim to create a happy, nurturing and stimulating learning environment in which all the children can grow in self-esteem and fulfil their potential. We believe every pupil should be able to participate in all school activities in an enjoyable and safe environment and be protected from harm.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Miss Rachael Harrington
  • Address:Wesley School Road, Cuckoo Lane, Singleton, Ashford, Kent, TN23 5LW
  • Telephone: 01233 614660
  • Email: headteacher@john-wesley.org.uk

Fax: 01233 626729


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.