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Primary/Middle School Class Teacher - Full-time - Special Needs Position

Elms School, Dover

  • Ref:KCC886-7045-192T
  • Posted:21/11/2019
  • Pay:MPS-UPS plus SEN £2209-£4359
  • Start Date:April 2020 or sooner if available
  • App Close Date:06/01/2020 at 12:00
  • Interviews:Friday 10th January

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Primary/Middle School Class Teacher

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

MPS-UPS plus SEN £2209- 4,359

Start: April 2020 or sooner if available.

Elms School is a special day school for children with social, emotional and mental health difficulties. Pupils in the Secondary department have learning difficulties as well.  The school has a mixed roll of 150 students between the ages of 5 and 16.  The school is arranged into the lower, middle and upper phase.  Pupils in the middle phase remain with their class teacher following a largely Primary model until the end of Year 8.  Class sizes are up to ten pupils with one or two teaching assistants.

We are looking for a dynamic, innovative and creative individual who is a good team player to teach our Y7 pupils. The successful candidate will have a high level of emotional intelligence and resilience, a flexible approach to their work and an ability to embrace change.

Previous experience working with children with special educational needs is desirable but not essential.  The successful candidate will demonstrate an ability to engage our pupils in learning and to meet their needs in lessons.  Strong behaviour management ski8lls will be essential.  Our children have social, emotional and mental health needs and a nurturing approach and high levels of empathy are essential.  Candidates will need to have excellent behaviour management skills and some knowledge of the issues around attachment difficulties. 

 The school has been assessed as Good following the Ofsted inspection in October 2017. The most recent inspection report was published in November 2019.   Visits to the school are encouraged and for more information and an application pack, 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 6th January 2020

Interviews:  Friday 10th January 2020

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 145 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:Melanie Wright
  • Address:Elms School, Elms Vale Road, Dover, Kent, CT17 9PS
  • Telephone: 01304 201964
  • Email: hr@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.