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Teacher Year 5/6 - Full-time

The Beacon, Folkestone

  • Ref:KCC886-7043-157T
  • Posted:09/09/2019
  • Pay:MPS/UPS plus SEN
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:04/10/2019 at 08:00
  • Interviews:TBC


If you want to be part of a highly supportive and creative learning environment, then please read on!

We provide an exciting and fast paced environment that is constantly seeking to develop and enhance the best learning opportunities for our pupils. This is achieved through a dedicated peer to peer coaching programme, self-reflection and an ethos and culture where everyone is committed to school improvement.  We are proud of our pupils’ accelerated progress, development of independence and the success of our onward routes into further education, employment and training, but don’t just take our word for it – have a read of what Ofsted recently said about us

http://thebeacon.kent.sch.uk/media/sites/2/The-Beacon-Ofsted-Inspection-Report-2019.pdf .

We are looking for a teacher to work in a year 5/6 class, the pupils in this class will have a range of complex  learning needs and working at P Scale/ Stage 1 level.  Due to the complex needs of the pupils this role would suit an individual who has the qualities and skills for a sensory and practical approach to learning. 

The role would suit a candidate with some experience of teaching pupils with Special Educational Needs and a comprehensive knowledge of the curriculum. You will have a commitment to sustain progress from pupils’ individual starting points and will enjoy celebrating these achievements. The pupils within the learning zone in which you will teach will have a range of needs including ASD, sensory and communication challenges. An ability to respond to different learning styles is essential together with a commitment to actively engage pupils within lessons. You must also have high expectations for the pupils you teach.

The Beacon is committed to safeguarding the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment.

The school places a high priority on professional and career development.

Please note that this position is subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure.

If you are interested in the position, then we would really welcome a conversation and a visit to the school where a member of the Senior Leadership Team would be pleased to spend some time with you. Please contact Lauren Scott-Smith on 01303 847555 or email Lauren.Scott-Smith@thebeacon.kent.sch.uk .


Information about the school

The Beacon, Folkestone is a purpose built centre of excellence for learning, with outstanding facilities including hydro pool, hi-tech sensory rooms, soft play areas, state of the art PE hall, specialist subject rooms, sensory garden, grassed amphitheatre and life skills house.

The school building is specifically designed to meet the needs of the pupils and caters for 370 pupils aged 3-19 years with Profound, Severe and Complex Needs (PSCN).

The Beacon also hosts a Multi Agency Support Hub. This is one of four centres across the County that brings NHS colleagues, pediatricians, speech and occupational therapists, and nursing services, alongside children’s social services and portage colleagues into one cohesive centre. We are proud of the strong partnerships this brings to benefit the children and families of Shepway.

The Beacon is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and views it with paramount importance. It engages with children and staff in policy and practice developments, and proactively encourages feedback. All postholders are required to obtain an enhanced Criminal Records disclosure via the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS), including checks against the barred list together with all other appropriate vetting procedures.

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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.