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Learning Strategies Teacher - Part-time - Special Needs Position

Tonbridge School, Tonbridge

  • Ref:KCC886-6020-18T
  • Posted:16/05/2019
  • Pay:School's Scale
  • Start Date:Sep 2019
  • App Close Date:04/06/2019 at 12:00
  • Interviews:June 2019


This is an exciting opportunity for a supportive and inspiring SEND specialist to join our Learning Strategies Department on Mondays – Fridays on a part time basis working 20 hours per week.

The successful candidate will be qualified to QTS level, with experience in teaching students with specific learning difficulties and disabilities. Qualifications in SEND teaching would be advantageous and quality professional training and development will be offered.

You will teach individual and small group lessons across Key Stages 3, 4 and 5 supporting pupils with a range of subjects, especially literacy skills, as well as liaising with staff to provide support and strategies for pupils with learning support needs. Candidates should have the energy and enthusiasm required to commit to an outstanding boarding and day school and will be able to inspire, empower and motivate the boys we teach.

The Department consists of the Head of Department / SENDCo who teaches full time, assisted by a specialist SEND teacher teaching Monday to Friday.

Tonbridge School has outstanding development opportunities and world-class teaching facilities.

Applications should be received by the 4th June at noon

See our website for full details and application form:


Email: patricia.matsaert@tonbridge-school.org

Tonbridge School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure & Barring Service.

Information about the school

Tonbridge School is one of the leading boys' boarding schools in the country and is highly respected internationally.

Tonbridge School aims to provide a caring and enlightened environment in which the talents of each individual flourish. We encourage boys to be creative, tolerant and to strive for academic, sporting and cultural excellence. Respect for tradition and an openness to innovation are equally valued. A well-established house system at the heart of the school fosters a strong sense of belonging. Tonbridge seeks to celebrate its distinctive mixture of boarders and day boys; this helps to create a unique broadening and deepening of opportunity. We want boys to enjoy their time here, but also to be made aware of their social and moral responsibilities. Tonbridgians should enter into the adult world with the knowledge and self-belief to fulfil their own potential and, in many cases, to become leaders in their chosen field. Equally, we hope to foster a life-long empathy for the needs and views of others: in the words of the great novelist and Old Tonbridgian, E.M. Forster: 'Only Connect'.

The School occupies an extensive and impressive site of over 150 acres. With a distinctive mix of boarders and day boys, it has around 780 pupils: approximately 60% occupy the seven boarding houses, with the remainder being attached to one of the five day houses.

State-of-the-art facilities include the Vere Hodge Arts and Technology Centre, the E.M. Forster Theatre and the Smythe Library. The Tonbridge School Centre offers an outstanding range of leisure and sporting opportunities for students, staff and the public, while the new £20million Science Centre, opening in early 2019, will transform teaching and learning in that area.

With a reputation for excellence in all that it does, Tonbridge School aims to recruit, retain and develop the best and most committed teaching and support staff.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Patricia Matasert
  • Address:High Street, Tonbridge, Kent, TN9 1JP
  • Telephone: 01732 365555
  • Email: pfm@tonbridge-school.org
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.