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Teacher - Full-time - Special Needs Position

Aspire School, Sittingbourne

  • Ref:KCC886-7005-16T
  • Posted:20/09/2021
  • Pay:MPS/ UPS + SEN allowance
  • Start Date:January 2021
  • App Close Date:04/10/2021 at 15:00
  • Interviews:tbc


At Aspire school we believe that learning needs to be individual for all and aspirational for everyone.

As a specialist provision for children with ASD and speech, language and communication needs we believe that learning for our pupils needs to be relevant to them and build upon their individual starting points. We are therefore looking for Teachers who share our vision and wish to help develop and teach the children a relevant, individual and aspirational curriculum.

We are offering a rare opportunity to join a brand new, purpose-built environment designed for our unique children. Successful candidates will have the prospect of joining this collaborative journey to build the school and its vision from the outset. This really is an exciting opportunity to be part of creating something special from the very beginning.

If you are experienced, enthusiastic and forward-thinking and have the passion to bring out and nurture the individual talents in our pupils, aged 4 -11 with ASD and speech and language needs, please do complete an application form.

You will be our desirable candidate if:

  • You are a Qualified Teacher with experience of teaching pupils with ASD and/or Speech Language and Communication needs;
  • You share our vision that the curriculum for our pupils should be based around their starting points and individual learning needs;
  • You thrive working in a friendly team with like-minded people;
  • You have a positive sense of humour and attitude;
  • You are a clear communicator with adults and children;
  • You are a positive role model to all.

In return, we can offer you:

  • A unique and exciting role;
  • A friendly and supportive team;
  • A healthy work-life balance;
  • An inclusive environment where you feel valued;
  • A supportive leadership team.

For more information about the school and the post please visit our website www.grove-park.kent.sch.uk/welcome-1/

Please note that we will not accept CVs as an expression of interest in the role.  An application form must be submitted in order to be considered for shortlisting.

Aspire School is committed to the safeguarding of all its pupils, you will therefore be subject to an enhanced disclosure process. As part of our responsibility for safeguarding, in addition to the Kent policy of one employment and one personal reference, the school may request additional employment references.

Recruitment during COVID-19: We aim to manage the recruitment process with as little disruptions as possible. Candidates will be interviewed via remote video link and further information on the interview itself will be discussed if your application is shortlisted.

Information about the school

Aspire School is a special free school in Sittingbourne for children aged from 4 to 11 years; opening in September 2020. The school will grow gradually and will eventually provide 168 places for pupils with autism and speech and language needs. Aspire School will provide exceptional specialist teaching from a team of specialist teachers, teaching assistants and other professionals. The new premises have been specifically designed to meet the needs of the children and will include therapy rooms, a high tech sensory room, soft play and a swing room. The curriculum will reflect the individual needs of the pupils and will offer opportunities for academic learning and the development of communication, life skills and personalised targets.

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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.