Leader Of Learning (Head Of Key Stage 3) - Full-time - Special Needs Position

Foreland Fields School, Ramsgate

  • Ref:KCC886-7040-171L
  • Posted:09/03/2020
  • Pay:L9 - L13
  • Start Date:September 2020
  • App Close Date:16/04/2020 at 12:00
  • Interviews:w/c 20th April 2020


Our visits to classrooms showed the school to be a happy place, where pupils enjoy learning and make strong progress’ (Ofsted, November 2017).


We have a vacancy for a Leader of Learning (Head of Department) within Key Stage 3, with whole school responsibility for PSHE (including SRE and Online Safety) and Computing.  The successful candidate will become part of Foreland Fields School Leadership Team.  

Foreland Fields is a specialist school based in a new state-of-the-art building. The school offers excellent on site facilities including specialist rooms and a hydrotherapy pool. The school caters for 220 pupils aged 2 – 19 years.

Foreland Fields School is innovative and forward thinking, placing great emphasis on the development of all staff in order to ensure the best possible outcomes for pupils.

The ideal candidate will be a dynamic teacher with proven leadership and interpersonal skills, who aspires to excellence whilst also relishing a challenge.

Successful candidates will have either previous management experience or will be ready to make the move into school leadership. They will contribute to the improvement and development of learning within Key Stage 3, and play a major role in shaping the future of our school. This is the perfect opportunity for an enthusiastic, innovative classroom practitioner with a proven track record of leading and coaching others to improve outcomes for learners.

In addition to weekly PPA, the post holder will receive further non-contact time to undertake Leader of Learning responsibilities

The successful candidate will: 

  • be seeking an exciting new challenge in their career.
  • have exceptional interpersonal skills and experience of managing people and / or projects.
  • have had experience of strategic planning and decision making.
  • be a committed and enthusiastic practitioner with a proven track record of good and outstanding teaching.
  • have knowledge and experience of teaching students with learning difficulties and Autistic Spectrum Disorder.
  • be familiar with, or have experience of, multi-disciplinary working within a school setting.

Visits to the school are warmly welcomed to meet staff and pupils and to find out more about the nature of the work involved. To arrange an informal visit, candidates should contact the PA to the Headteacher on Tel: 01843 863891. 

Information about the school together with all relevant application documents are available to download from the ‘Attachments’ section below. To ensure equity to all candidates, it is our policy that applications will ONLY be accepted on a completed Kent-Teach online application form. 

Foreland Fields School is totally committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. The post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure application to the Criminal Records Bureau, plus verification of the right to work in the UK.

Information about the school

Foreland Fields School is a Day Special School for pupils with Profound, Severe and Complex Needs (PSCN), many of whom also have Autistic Spectrum Disorder.

We provide for 200+ pupils aged 2-19 in five departments, Nursery, Infants, Juniors (KS2) Secondary (KS3/4) and 6th Form. In addition, we have two fully staffed mainstream inclusion classes within Garlinge Primary School and Hartsdown Academy.

We encourage all of our employees to further their career development and we respect initiative and ambition. We are committed to performance management, staff training and coaching. The successful candidate will embrace the special ethos of the School, and the role will provide an opportunity to take Foreland Fields School into this next exciting phase and beyond.

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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.