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English Teacher - Full-time - Special Needs Position

Learning Opportunities, Deal

  • Ref:KCC886-6063-3T
  • Posted:07/05/2021
  • Pay:MPS
  • Start Date:1st September 2021
  • App Close Date:21/07/2021 at 12:00
  • Interviews:Flexible


Qualified and Experienced English Teacher

Required for September 2021


We are seeking to appoint a highly motivated, ambitious and dynamic teacher for our excellent teaching team. You will work within a small and supportive environment that is challenging and enjoyable, making a difference to the lives of some wonderful students.

This is an exciting opportunity for someone who has:

  • The ability and passion to motivate and make English interesting and relevant to pupils with a range of additional needs.
  • The ability to help students go further than they think possible.
  • The vision to develop the curriculum to maximise student potential.
  • The ability to see solutions where others see problems.
  • The willingness to respond creatively to challenges on a daily basis.


Full details of the requirements of the post can be found in the person specification.

Applications should be made via Kent Teach.  Please note, we cannot accept CVs. 

In accordance with current GDPR compliance we will not keep any details/application forms on file once the position is filled.

Visits to the school are encouraged and welcomed. Please contact Simon Graydon (Headteacher) at simong@learningopps.org or on 07394 984289 to arrange a convenient time or to discuss the post.

Interview Date: Interviews will be held throughout May, June and July.

Learning Opportunities is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  This post is exempt from ROA and will require an enhanced DBS disclosure

Information about the school

Learning Opportunities is a small independent specialist school for students with a wide range of additional needs, including social, emotional and mental health difficulties (SEMH), autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and moderate learning difficulties. We are registered to provide education for 36 students with Education, Health and Care Plans (EHCP), aged 10 to 19 years of age (Key Stages 2,3,4 & 5). All students have, for a variety of reasons, found it difficult to achieve their full potential in other settings. Often their schooling will have been chaotic and fragmented, resulting in them falling behind their peers academically, and as a result they relish the chance to succeed in our smaller and more personal setting.

At Learning Opportunities we pride ourselves in managing the wide ranging social, emotional, behavioural and educational needs of all our students, where they are supported within a consistent, caring and supportive environment. Our dedicated staff team, who have a range of expertise, are passionate about providing the best possible opportunities and outcomes for all of our students. Highly personalised programmes support students to develop the self-confidence to deal with the significant life changes and challenges they may encounter, and to become positive members of the school and wider community.

A key feature of what we do is teaching our students to take responsibility for their behaviour and its consequences. We work in partnership with parents, carers and other agencies to help students make positive choices and changes, which will serve them better in their future life. Many of our visitors comment on the positive ethos of the school – calm, focused and happy, where appropriate and positive relationships between staff and students are clearly evident.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Simon Graydon
  • Address:Ringwould Road, Ringwould, Deal, Kent, CT14 8DW
  • Telephone: 07394 984289
  • Email: simong@learningopps.org

Fax: 01304 381906


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.