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English Teacher - Full-time - Special Needs Position

Elms School, Dover

  • Ref:KCC886-7045-246T
  • Posted:16/09/2021
  • Pay:MPS-UPS plus SEN £2270 – 4479
  • Start Date:January 2022
  • App Close Date:29/09/2021 at 10:00
  • Interviews:Mon 11th October

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Permanent/ Full Time position.  Applications from Newly Qualified Teachers and experienced practitioners welcome.

MPS-UPS plus SEN £2270 – 4479

Start: January 2022

Elms School is a special day school for children with social, emotional and mental health difficulties. The school has a mixed roll of 159 students between the ages of 5 and 16.  The school is arranged into lower, middle and upper phases.  Pupils in the middle phase follow a largely Primary model until the end of Year 8.  Class sizes are up to ten pupils with one Teacher and two Teaching Assistants.

We are looking for a dynamic, innovative and creative individual who is a good team player to teach English in the middle and upper phases. The successful candidate will have a high level of emotional intelligence and resilience, a flexible approach to their work and an ability to embrace change.

Previous experience working with children with special educational needs is desirable but not essential.  The successful candidate will demonstrate an ability to engage our pupils in learning as well as an understanding of how to support children with special educational needs to make best academic progress.  Strong behaviour management skills will also be essential.  Most importantly, if you have high levels of emotional intelligence, resilience and a desire to make every day a learning experience, we are keen to hear from you.  We will provide outstanding, personalised professional development to support you in your growth as a practitioner and to compliment your level of experience.

The school has been assessed as Good following the Ofsted inspection in October 2017. The most recent inspection report was published in November 2019.   Visits to the school are encouraged and a member of the Leadership team will look forward to introducing you to Elms.  Should you wish to take up this opportunity, please contact Melanie Wright on 01304 201964 or hr@elms.kent.sch.uk

Elms School is committed to safeguarding and promoting child welfare. This position is subject to an enhanced DBS check, pre-employment medical clearance, good references and verification of the right to work in the UK.

Closing date for the position is Wednesday 29th September and interviews will be held on Monday 11th October.

Information about the school

Elms is a special school for pupils with social, emotional, mental health and learning needs. Most pupils display associated challenging behaviours resulting from a variety of difficulties and needs, including PTSD, attachment difficulties, ODD, ADHD, ASD and FASD. All pupils start their school career in mainstream schools and come to us with a history of low self-esteem and a sense of failure.

Our broad and balanced curriculum is relevant, engaging and provides opportunities to achieve academic success as well as equipping them with skills for life. Our highly-trained staff provide bespoke therapeutic interventions, such as Thrive, to target developmental gaps and enable pupils to manage their behaviour and regulate their emotions so that they can form meaningful relationships throughout their lives. We also use Restorative Approaches to build and maintain a sense of community and to provide our pupils with the ability and attitude to respect the viewpoints of others and, when necessary, take responsibility for resolving conflict and putting things right.

Our Ofsted inspection in October 2017 was rated ‘Good’ and we have continued to make improvements to the quality of education and our holistic provision since that date.

We operate a three-phase model: lower school (three classes, years 1 – 4); middle school (eight classes, years 5 – 8, following a predominantly Primary curriculum); and the upper school (six classes, years 9 – 11, studying for Entry level/Functional Skills/ BTEC and some GCSE exams). We have a growing roll of 156 which is predicted to rise to 165 over the next academic year. We have a large team, including our transport team who bring the pupils to and from school in our fleet of MPVs.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Melanie Wright
  • Address:Elms School, Elms Vale Road, Dover, Kent, CT17 9PS
  • Telephone: 01304 201964
  • Email: hr@elms.kent.sch.uk

Fax: 01304 225000

Documents

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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.