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Teacher (Independent Autism School) - Maternity - Special Needs Position

The Quest School, Paddock Wood

  • Ref:KCC886-6108-48T
  • Posted:15/05/2020
  • Pay:£23,000 - £25,000 pa
  • Start Date:September 2020
  • App Close Date:15/07/2020 at 16:00
  • Interviews:TBC


This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced and enthusiastic Teacher to join our outstanding school.

In the position of Teacher at Quest, you will have a wide and varied role, teaching children with autism, supported by our amazing team of Teachers, Behavioural Specialists and Tutors using techniques based on the principles of ABA.

This is a fixed term maternity cover position, starting in September 2020.

The ideal post holder will be an experienced qualified Teacher, who has experience of working in a similar environment.

For the full description of the role and person specifications, please refer to the attached Job Description.

To apply please complete the attached Application Form and email directly to ellie.drake@questschool.co.uk

Quest is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Our commitment is underpinned by robust processes and procedures that seek to maximise opportunity, minimise risk and continuously promote a culture of safeguarding amongst our workforce.

All successful applicants will be required to complete an enhanced DBS check which must be maintained throughout the period of employment.

We are committed to equality of opportunity for all staff and applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, employment status, ethnic origin, gender, marital status, nationality, pregnancy and maternity, religious belief or non-belief, responsibility for dependants, sexual orientation, social background, trade union or political activity or any other reasons which cannot be shown or justified.

Information about the school

Quest School is an independent specialist school, registered to take pupils from age 5-19 years, across the autistic spectrum. Our last Ofsted inspection in May 2018 rated us ‘Outstanding’ across all areas.

Quest was founded in 2003 by a group of parents and Applied Behavioural Analysis (ABA) professionals, seeking to create a specialist learning environment, designed around the specific needs of pupils with autism.

The ABA approach is foundational to every aspect of learning within the school and uses a structured teaching approach built on the principles of behaviour science. Quest is the only ABA school in Kent – there are only a handful of other ABA schools across the UK.

Regardless of ability level, pupils at Quest School have made outstanding progress in all areas of learning. For some, this is achieving everyday tasks independently; for others, it is achieving nationally recognised accreditation at Key Stage 4 and 5. All pupils at Quest have a Statement of Special Educational Needs/Education, Health and Care Plan and consequently, places are agreed and funded by Local Authorities rather than individual fee-paying places.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Ellie Drake
  • Address:The Quest School, The Hop Farm, Maidstone Road, Paddock Wood, Kent, TN12 6PY
  • Telephone: 01732522700
  • Email: ellie.drake@questschool.co.uk


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.