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Primary Class Teacher - Full-time - Special Needs Position

Elms School, Dover

  • Ref:KCC886-7045-169T
  • Posted:22/05/2019
  • Pay:MPS-UPS plus SEN £2106 - £4158
  • Start Date:Sep 2019
  • App Close Date:10/06/2019 at 10:00
  • Interviews:Thursday 13th June


Primary Class Teacher

Permanent/ Full Time position. Applications welcome from Newly Qualified Teachers and experienced practitioners.

MPS-UPS plus SEN £2106 - £4158

Start: September 2019 or January 2020


Elms School is a special day school for children with social, emotional, mental health and behavioural difficulties. Pupils in the Secondary department have learning difficulties as well. The school has a mixed roll of 145 students between the ages of 5 and 16. 

At Elms School, we aim to support pupils with learning to manage their emotions and behaviour so that they are better able to manage independently when they leave us. In addition, we aim to provide an excellent academic education so that they can fulfil their potential.  We therefore provide a combination of academic teaching along with various therapeutic interventions to address all their needs

The school has been assessed as Good following the Ofsted inspection in October 2017. The most recent inspection report was published in November 2017.

Due to an increase in demand for places, we have opened a seventh Primary class in the school. We are looking for someone to teach initially in Year 5.  In order to enable continuity, we like our Y5 teachers to take the class through to Year 8, following a predominantly Primary curriculum and model of teaching.

Previous experience working with children with special educational needs is desirable but not essential. However, candidates need to have much empathy and a passion for making a difference to the lives of our exceptional young people, many of whom have had a difficult start in life.  Candidates will need to have excellent behaviour management skills and some knowledge of the issues around attachment difficulties. 

We are looking for a dynamic, innovative and creative individual who is a good team player, with a high level of emotional intelligence and resilience, a flexible approach to their work and an ability to embrace change. The successful candidate will demonstrate an ability to engage our pupils in learning and to meet their needs in lessons.

Visits to the school are encouraged and for more information please contact the school office.

Elms School is committed to safeguarding and promoting child welfare. This position is subject to an enhanced DBS check, pre employment medical clearance, good references and verification of the right to work in the UK.

Closing date: Monday 10th June 2019 at 10.00 am

Interviews: Thursday 13th June 2019

The school requires a completed application form – no CV’s accepted.

Information about the school

Elms School is a special day school for children with social, emotional and learning difficulties. Many of our pupils have ASD, ADHD or other difficulties such as attachment difficulties. The school has a mixed roll of 156 students between the ages of 5 and 16.

The school has been assessed as Good. The most recent inspection report was published in November 2017. At Elms we combine academic success with a therapeutic, nurturing approach in order to best support the learning and emotional needs of our pupils.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Ali Roberts
  • Address:Elms School, Elms Vale Road, Dover, Kent, CT17 9PS
  • Telephone: 01304 201964
  • Email: office@elms.kent.sch.uk

Fax: 01304 225000


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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.