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Enrichment Lead - Part-time - Special Needs Position

Elms School, Dover

  • Ref:KCC886-7045-255S
  • Posted:12/01/2022
  • Pay:Kent Range 7, plus SEN
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:26/01/2022 at 10:00
  • Interviews:TBC


Kent Range 7 (£23 033 - £26 075), Plus SEN £1323

Pro rata salary £16062 - £18184, plus SEN £1221

30hrs per week, 39 weeks per year.

Elms School has an exciting HLTA opportunity for an Enrichment Lead.  As well as enrichment activities throughout the school, you will oversee the Forest School provision and Duke of Edinburgh scheme for KS4.

The school already provides both Forest School and Duke of Edinburgh programmes and we are looking for a dedicated and motivated individual to develop this further.  You will plan, deliver and assess inspirational Forest School sessions and a range of engaging Duke of Edinburgh activities.

We are looking for someone with at least 1 year Forest School experience and knowledge, understanding and/or experience of delivering the Duke of Edinburgh award programme.  Candidates ideally will hold Level 3 Forest School Leader qualification and be a Duke of Edinburgh Co-ordinator (or be willing to undertake and complete the training).

The role requires excellent communication skills, the ability to organise offsite trips and work with external providers.  You will act as a role model, promote learning in the outdoor environment and have a flexible approach to help meet the needs of the school, this will include some classroom duties. 

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 and Fundamental British Values. 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.

Information about the school

Elms is a special school for pupils with social, emotional, mental health and learning needs.

Elms School offers staff the following support:

Access to an on-site HR Advisor, who is also a Mental Health First Aider; Fortnightly Supervision for Teachers; Membership of Benenden Health Care; Access to Support Line Counselling; Menopause Support; SLT open door approach; Team Teach Training; Full Time DSL.

Elms School is a nurturing place of learning that has high expectations for all. Our therapeutic approaches nurture students so they form relationships and to learn to; self-regulate; demonstrate respect; take responsibility; understand their and others’ emotions. Our curriculum enriches the experiences of our students, develops independence and promotes collaboration. 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 or Trauma Informed Practice, to address social emotional development and enable pupils to manage their behaviour and regulate their emotions so that they can form meaningful relationships throughout their lives. We teach our students how to regulate using the Zones of Regulation. We 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.

In our Ofsted inspection in March 2023, Elms School continues to be a Good school.

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


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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). Please be aware that schools are also required to undertake online recruitment checks on shortlisted candidates under changes to Keeping Children Safe in Education.