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Special Needs Teacher - Full-time - Special Needs Position

The Ifield School, Gravesend

  • Ref:KCC886-7039-331T
  • Posted:21/12/2021
  • Pay:MPS/UPS + SEN allowance dependent on experience
  • Start Date:April 2022
  • App Close Date:31/01/2022 at 09:00
  • Interviews:W/C 7th February 2022

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We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic, creative and committed teacher to join our unique and outstanding Special School from April 2022.

Ifield school is a special school for children and young people with profound, severe, and complex needs, set across our main school site and our Sixth Form provision, based at North Kent College. Almost half of all our pupils have a diagnosis of autism and speech and language difficulties whilst some have complex medical needs. By joining our school cohort, you will work in a variety of environments, no two days are the same.

The successful candidate will be an exceptional qualified teacher with an empathetic and caring nature. They must also possess excellent interpersonal skills, knowledge and experience of teaching English and Maths and a passion for working with children with SEND.

Candidates must be able to use their own initiative and be committed to working as part of an established and highly motivated team to provide stimulating and interesting learning opportunities for pupils with a range of profound, severe and complex learning needs.

Applications are welcome from teachers who may already be working in a Special School and from those currently working in a mainstream School. A background in SEND and in particular PMLD, SLD or ASD is paramount in applying for this post.

What we can offer the candidate:

  • The opportunity to work in various environments, not just the classroom. We have several learning spaces including the Rainbow room, Sensory circuit and swing room, hydro pool, & Ifield’s Woodland. Ifield School won the Guardian’s National ‘School We’d Like’ competition creating a new facility to enhance outdoor learning.
  • Joining a team of experienced, outstanding and supportive staff who will share their wealth of expertise and knowledge.
  • Supported by a consistently high-quality leadership team
  • Entitlement to Kent Rewards and KCC employee benefit scheme
  • Enrolment in local government Pension Scheme
  • Focus on Mental Health & Wellbeing with access to key services including a free counselling support line
  • Comprehensive CPD programme

If you feel our school culture and ethos fits with your career aspirations and overall wellbeing, please call Leigh on 01474-365485 with any questions.  Please use the apply button below to complete your application form.

Information about the school

Ifield School is a special school for children and young people with profound, severe, and complex needs. Almost half of all our pupils have a diagnosis of autism and speech and language difficulties whilst some have complex medical needs. By joining our school cohort, you will work in a variety of environments, no two days are the same.

A unique and outstanding school, located on an attractive and spacious 9-acre site with 6 acres of managed woodland area. We believe that our highly skilled teaching assistants make a positive and valuable contribution to the lives of children with profound, severe, and complex needs, each and every day.

In May 2018 Ofsted judged Ifield as an Outstanding school for the third consecutive time.

Ifield School is one of the founding members of KsENT, a co-operative trust for Kent Special Schools.

In September 2015, Ifield School federated with King's Farm Primary School under one Governing Body collectively known as the Cedar Federation.

Ifield School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service and check against the ISA Barred List for children.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Miss Maddy Jones
  • Address:Cedar Avenue, Gravesend , Kent, DA12 5JT
  • Telephone: 01474 365485
  • Email: lpicton@ifield.kent.sch.uk

Fax: 01474 569744

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our students. You are advised that this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and therefore this post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).