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English Teacher - Full-time - Special Needs Position

Valence School, Westerham

  • Ref:KCC886-7021-156T
  • Posted:14/01/2022
  • Pay:MPR/UPR + SEN1
  • Start Date:April or September 2022
  • App Close Date:31/01/2022 at 23:45
  • Interviews:10 February 2022

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TEACHER of ENGLISH

Full Time 1.0 FTE - Permanent

MPR/UPR (depending on experience) + SEN allowance

Are you a creative and passionate teacher with high expectations?

If so, we have a wonderful opportunity for you to join our English department.

You will make a tangible difference to the lives of students at our school, teaching across two of the three learning pathways within the secondary school.   Alongside teaching English you will be a valued part of the whole school community, who work together closely to ensure we meet our students’ individual needs. 

Students at Valence behave impeccably and are highly motivated; we are looking for an English teacher who can help our students to communicate with the world around them and achieve their full potential.

This post is suitable both for early career and more experienced teachers.  Visits to the school would be warmly welcomed.

Previous experience of SEND would be an advantage but not essential.

Information about the school

We are proud to share with you the excellent work we do with children and young people who have physical disabilities and complex medical needs. Our school is unique within the maintained sector in the whole of southern England. We cater for students aged 4 to 19 and have both day and boarding places. We have a large site with high quality teaching, social care and health care facilities. A staff team of over 200 people provides specialist teaching, social care, therapies and nursing care to an exceptionally high standard.

Our overall aim is to enable every child and young person to achieve meaningful independence. Students flourish in a supportive but challenging environment, making good educational progress and achieving a range of accreditation as they get older. There is excellent support to enable students to achieve functional communication, mobility and skills for daily living.

Valence School is a supportive environment and a rewarding place to work, and whether working directly with our students or in a school support role, every member of staff participates in enabling our students to learn and to aspire to achieve meaningful independence.

We are a Foundation Special School and are part of the Kent SEN Trust (KsENT), a cooperative trust of ten schools working together to improve outcomes for all the children and young people attending the schools.

The School works proactively with parents and external professionals to provide holistic support for every child and young person. It is also developing high quality outreach support services to local schools and more widely for children and young people in Kent who have physical disabilities who are attending mainstream schools.

The School always places children and young people at the centre of all decisions it takes and it has a relentless focus on achieving the best possible outcomes for every student.

Valence School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of every student and expect all our staff and volunteers to share this commitment. References will be taken up before interview and the successful applicants will require an enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check.

Job Contact Information

Fax: 01959 565046

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).