SEN Teacher - Maternity

Small Haven School , Ramsgate

  • Ref:KCC886-6103-19T
  • Posted:18/02/2020
  • Pay:Dependent on qualification and experience
  • Start Date:June 2020
  • App Close Date:28/02/2020 at 17:00
  • Interviews:week commencing 02/03/20


Qualified SEN Teacher- Maternity

Are you passionate about making a difference and promoting outstanding education within special educational needs?

Are you fed up working long hours and spending your evenings and weekends marking?

Would you like to improve your work-life balance?

Does providing meaningful and personalised learning in small classes of up to six pupils appeal to you?

Do you want to feel valued as a member of the Middle Management Team and have your views and opinions effect positive change?

If you have answered yes to all of the above, then this could be the post for you.

We are offering a fantastic opportunity for an outstanding teacher to join our small specialist school. We are currently seeking a Teacher to join our secondary team in June 2020 for the duration of a maternity cover. This position may equally suit a newly qualified or experienced teacher and offers a wonderful opportunity to gain insight and experience of the unique provision we provide at Small Haven School.

What we require from you is to:

• Be committed to the safeguarding and wellbeing of the pupils
• Be an outstanding teacher with a passion for SEN
• Have excellent communication and team work skills
• Be eager to undertake ongoing development
• Be confident, calm, enthusiastic and demonstrate a positive and professional attitude with a good sense of humour!

In return we can offer you a highly rewarding position with:

• The opportunity to be part of a unique progressive school with wonderful pupils
• A great work-life balance
• A commitment to staff wellbeing and opportunities for professional development
• Quality resources and a highly maintained working environment
• A ratio of two pupils to one member of staff to enable effective differentiation
• A dedicated team within a supportive and friendly community

Salary is negotiable depending on qualification and experience.

Closing date: Friday 28th February 2020
Interviews will take place: week commencing the 2nd March
Start Date: June 2020

Viewing is essential to discover for yourself what makes Small Haven School so special and unique. Please call the office (01843 597088) and we will be happy to arrange a visit.

Please send completed application forms and any enquiries about the position to the Principal Head, Stacey White: stacey@smallhavenschool.co.uk.

Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is at the heart of this small family run school, the successful applicant will be expected to share this commitment and be subject to an enhanced DBS check.

Small Haven School is an equal opportunity employer. We welcome applications from all suitable candidates, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, disability or age. All applications are treated on merit.

Information about the school

Small Haven School provides vulnerable children, whose varying needs could not be met in other education placements, with a chance to have a sense of belonging within a school community where they can thrive. The school was awarded a Good in the recent Ofsted inspection.

Small Haven School is a close community. Relationships between staff and pupils are excellent and play an integral role in creating a calm, safe, and happy environment that facilitates learning and enables pupils to reach their full potential. Close working relationships with parents is an essential part of our school ethos.

As a small school everyone has good knowledge of each other. This allows for excellent understanding and sharing of individual student’s academic, social and emotional needs. This, along with high staff to student ratio, enables effective differentiation and personalised learning. A culture of effective communication and reflective practice is encouraged throughout the school.

Small Haven School is registered for up to 36 students aged between 6 to 19 years across KS1-KS5, all of whom have Education, Health and Care plans.The school has a highly dedicated staff team of 24 working in our small campus. This provides a safe environment for pupils who previously may have experienced insecurity and allows them the opportunity to access their education and thrive.

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