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Special Needs Teacher (Primary) - Full-time

The Ifield School, Gravesend

  • Ref:KCC886-7039-260T
  • Posted:01/11/2019
  • Pay:MPS + SEN allowance dependent on experience
  • Start Date:April 2020 - or sooner
  • App Close Date:11/12/2019 at 09:00
  • Interviews:January 2020 - TBC


We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic, creative and committed teacher to join the primary department within Key Stage 1, of our outstanding Special School from April 2020, or sooner.


The successful candidate will be an exceptional qualified teacher with sound understanding and good experience in Early Years pedagogy.  They must also have excellent interpersonal skills, knowledge and experience of teaching English and Maths and a passion for working with children with SEND. 


Candidates must be able to use their own initiative and be committed to working as part of an established and highly motivated team to provide stimulating and interesting learning opportunities for pupils with a range of profound, severe and complex learning needs.


Applications are welcome from teachers who may already be working in a Special School and from those currently working in a mainstream Primary or Secondary School.




The post offers exciting professional development opportunities for candidates seeking to develop their career within a supportive and experienced team.

Information about the school

Ifield is a Foundation District Special School for pupils with profound, severe and complex learning needs and communication and interaction difficulties from age four to nineteen. We have a dynamic and innovative staff who work closely with pupils to create an ethos of care, respect and success. Inclusion is one of our priorities and this is achieved through our outreach, resources and training centre, Ifield SMILE.

In May 2018 Ofsted judged Ifield as an Outstanding school.

Ifield was designated a National Teaching School in September 2014 and is committed to the development of the Thames Teaching Alliance.

Ifield School is one of the founding members of KSENT, a Co-operative Trust for Kent Special Schools.

In September 2015, Ifield School federated with Kings Farm Primary School under one Governing Body known as the Cedar Federation.

Ifield School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service and check against the ISA Barred List for children.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Mrs Abigail Birch
  • Address:Cedar Avenue, Gravesend , Kent, DA12 5JT
  • Telephone: 01474 365485
  • Email: office@ifield.kent.sch.uk

Fax: 01474 569744

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.