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Lunchtime Teacher - Part-time

Whitfield Aspen School, Dover

  • Ref:KCC886-2471-92T
  • Posted:08/03/2019
  • Pay:MPS
  • Start Date:Apr 2019
  • App Close Date:22/03/2019 at 12:00
  • Interviews:28th March 2019


Lunchtime Teacher required for one year from April 2019 (or as soon as possible)

Mainscale Salary Point 2/3 Part Time Hours: 11.30am – 2.00pm with flexibility to work extra hours as and when required.

Exciting, innovative, unique, creative, inspirational!

Do any of these words sound like you? Would you like the chance to develop the learning for our pupils in the outside learning environment at lunch times.

Whitfield Aspen School is seeking a dynamic teacher to join our successful team, to enhance learning, behaviour, social and independent play opportunities.  The strengths of our school’s outside learning environment include a playground, forest school, playing fields, quiet area, climbing wall and a hydrotherapy pool.  We are looking for someone who would embrace the challenge to maximise the opportunities for pupils to extend their cross curricular learning in this varied environment.

We are a fully inclusive school and strive to Learn Together with Aspiration, Imagination and Determination.  This is a rare opportunity for someone new to join our friendly and supportive staff so we need to find the right person.  Have you got what it takes? 

We are looking for:

  • An outstanding teacher who is committed to providing exciting and meaningful learning opportunities.
  • A team member who is determined to get high quality work from children.
  • A teacher who uses their imagination to enrich the children’s enjoyment of learning.

If you would like to join our highly motivated team, receive quality CPD and be part of the wider Samphire Learning Hub, we highly recommend you come and visit us before applying online.  This gives applicants a chance to see Whitfield (Main School) and Aspen (Special School) living and learning together.  This is a unique school which prides itself on how it enables everyone to learn together whilst treating everyone equally but not necessarily the same.

Please ensure that before submitting details of referees on your application form, that they are willing to provide a reference prior to the commencement of the interview process.

Contracts will be subject to satisfactory references, teacher barring and qualification checks and pre-employment health screening.

Our school and its personnel are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children.  This post is subject to an Enhanced Certificate from the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Information about the school

We believe that we are a ‘Good’ school with outstanding opportunities for pupils and staff to fulfil our vision of learning together with aspiration, imagination and determination. Ofsted January 2016 said “This is a highly inclusive, inventive and aspirational school. It is on a journey of continuing improvement and change”. Our school is an extremely cohesive community with an ethos and culture that helps young people to thrive. Ofsted January 2016 said “Aspen pupils, and those in mainstream, are taught very successfully alongside each other, this helps them become well-rounded and well-behaved individuals”. We are part of three wider learning communities, the Samphire Learning Hub (SLH) which is a collaboration of nine local primary schools, KSENT (the collaboration of Kent special schools).

Whitfield Aspen School is unusual in a national context, in that it is a two/three form entry mainstream primary, with three hundred and eighty pupils, combined with the district special school for ninety-six pupils with Profound, Severe and Complex Learning Needs (PSCN). Twelve pupils on the Aspen role are at the Whitfield Aspen satellite class at Aylesham Primary school which is one of the SLH schools. This is because locally the demand for PSCN school places is higher than capacity. There is also an Observation and Assessment Nursery provision for 2 FTE pupils as part of the Aspen EYFS and provision for outreach observation and assessment within local mainstream Nurseries for 5 FTE. This means the proportion of pupils with profound, severe and complex learning needs far exceeds the national average for a mainstream school.

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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.