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Specialist Teacher - Part-time - Special Needs Position

Elms School, Dover

  • Ref:KCC886-7045-198T
  • Posted:14/01/2020
  • Pay:MPS-UPS plus SEN £2209-£4359
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:03/02/2020 at 12:00
  • Interviews:Monday 10th February


0.6 FTC for two years linked to funding

MPS-UPS plus SEN £2,209 - £4,359

Start: ASAP


We are seeking to appoint a highly skilled and experienced teacher to join our enthusiastic and successful team working across the Dover, Deal and Sandwich area.  You would be providing SEND specialist teaching experience and advice to mainstream schools and settings to support/improve the quality of teaching and learning for children and young people with complex needs. We are looking for teachers with specialist knowledge in the areas of SEMH in particular but also Communication and Interaction; in addition, experience of Secondary Schools would be desirable.   



A qualified teacher, the successful candidate will have:


  • Specialist knowledge of the impact of specific SEND on access to the curriculum in mainstream settings and schools.
  • Specialist experience, evidence of recent CPD and relevant advanced SEND qualification(s) or willingness to work towards one.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills with successful and sustained experience of working collaboratively with teaching and non-teaching staff, parents/carers and other professionals.
  • Experience of building capacity through training and coaching.
  • An ability to work on their own initiative when needed and as part of a team.
  • Motivation to turn vision and strategy into exciting new initiatives.
  • A good standard of written English to produce reports.
  • Own transport is essential.


You will be based at Elms School, 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 120 students between the ages of 5 and 16.

Visits to the school are encouraged, please contact Hannah Ross on 01304 201964 to make an appointment.

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 3rd February 2020 12pm noon

Interviews:       Monday 10th February 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


Below are documents that have been added to this vacancy.

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.