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Special Needs Teacher - Full-time - Special Needs Position

Five Acre Wood School, Maidstone

  • Ref:KCC886-7056-236T
  • Posted:14/02/2020
  • Pay:MPS/UPS +SENA
  • Start Date:September/April 2020
  • App Close Date:03/03/2020 at 12:00
  • Interviews:16th March 2020

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Welcome to Five Acre Wood

Five Acre Wood is a successful outward looking and expanding Special School based over 3 sites in and around Maidstone, Kent. We are one of the largest special schools in the country with 532 pupils on roll aged 2-19 years with profound, severe and complex needs. 

Our ‘Outstanding’ school will continue to expand and we are looking for people with a positive approach to join us who share our vision of ‘Only the best will do’ for all our students and staff. We are a Teaching School and part of a collaborative alliance with other special schools. We have been awarded ‘Investors in People - Gold award’ standard, the first school the assessor has awarded this standard at first application in 20 years. This demonstrates we really value our people and want to work with them to fulfil their career ambitions.

We require teachers to join our fabulous, dynamic, creative school. We are looking for drive, enthusiasm and potential to join our friendly, positive and professional school.

The successful candidates will either be experienced and successful SEN teachers who enjoy team working and taking responsibility, NQT's who can demonstrate they are going to add to the school or mainstream teachers who have a desire and passion to move to special needs teaching. We have a history of successful development of all 3 categories. You will benefit from opportunities for further professional development and career progression as we value and support staff in all aspects of school life.

We have a comprehensive induction programme for all staff, you will be assigned a buddy and a mentor. We have a very supportive leadership team. Culture is vital to us, it’s not only what we do but how we do it that matters to us, relationships across the whole school staff team are positive, inclusive and helpful.  

To find out what our current teachers think about working at Five Acre Wood please see the attached link. Sometimes words cannot explain how something really is, we would encourage you to view the 2 links below.

We hold an annual music festival for our pupils, it gives them the opportunity experience something they may not ordinarily be able to access. You can see it here. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9xOR-PlaONI (If the link doesn’t connect - You Tube “Five Acre Woodstock 2019 – Amazing Festival in a Day”)

Nathan Grisdale was on the X factor and reached the “Six chair challenge”. He heard about our school. He wrote a song for us and filmed it with our pupils. You can see it here. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OJF9MlJHt-I

(If the link doesn’t connect – You Tube Nathan Grisdale - Don't Give Up (Official music video))

 

For further information regarding the school, please go to our website www.fiveacrewood.co.uk.

We will be holding an open morning should you wish to see us prior to application.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Hayley Talbot

Head of HR

 

Information about the school

Five Acre Wood is a successful outward looking and expanding District Special School based over 3 sites in and around Maidstone, Kent. We currently have 530 pupils on roll aged 2-19 years with profound, severe and complex needs. We have 340 employees. Our "Outstanding" school will continue to expand and we are looking for people with a positive approach to join us who share our vision of "Only the best will do" for all our students. For further information regarding the school, please go to our website www.fiveacrewood.co.uk

Our school is committed to safeguarding pupils and staff. Our staff recruitment policies and practices comply with safe recruitment and selection requirements. We always ensure clearance of enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) prior to employment. We look forward to hearing from you.

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Fax: 01622 744828

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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.