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English Lead - Full-time

Caldecott Foundation School, Ashford

  • Ref:KCC886-7003-83T
  • Posted:19/01/2022
  • Pay:MPS + TLR £2,875
  • Start Date:TBC
  • App Close Date:16/02/2022 at 09:00
  • Interviews:TBC


English Lead Teacher

MPS + TLR £2,875 PA

Caldecott School is looking for a talented, dynamic, and motivated teacher to take on an exciting role as class teacher and English Lead across both the Primary and Secondary settings. Caldecott is a non-maintained special school with 54 young people on roll, aged between 5 – 16 years.

We provide high-quality education and therapeutic care for a range of needs. Our clear purpose is to make an enduring difference to our children’s lives, providing them with the knowledge, resilience and skills that prepare them for adulthood and ensure they have a better future.

We invite teachers from both mainstream and SEN sectors to apply; a primary background is essential as you will be required to teach across the curriculum. A love of practical and outdoor experiences would be important as these are key to our curriculum offer. 

 About the role 

We teach through a thematic curriculum in Primary and a creative and cross curricular approach in Key Stage 3. In Key Stage 4 pupils work towards accredited qualifications.

We are looking for a leader to:

  • provide support and expertise to staff through coaching and mentoring
  • build a bank of appropriate resources and scheme of work
  • track and evaluate progress and achievement
  • regularly monitor and provide feedback
  • ensure consistency in the teaching and learning of English, across the school
  • a desire to ensure our English offer is the best it can be.

We offer: 

  • Professional development opportunities 
  • An opportunity to be involved in the development and progression of the whole school. 
  • On-going mentoring and coaching 
  • Access to Medicare
  • A very supportive team 
  • Being part of the Caldecott Foundation – an innovative and rapidly growing organisation


A visit to the school is essential for shortlisted candidates.


Closing Date: Wednesday 16th February 2022 (please note in cases where we receive a high volume of applications, we may bring the closing date forward therefore you are advised to submit your completed application form as early as possible to avoid disappointment)


The Caldecott Foundation is committed to safeguarding children.  We follow safer recruitment guidelines and all appointments will be subject to a satisfactory enhanced criminal record check from the Disclosure and Barring Service and references.


If you feel you have the personal skills and energy please go to the Foundations website, www.thecaldecottfoundation.co.uk or contact our Recruitment Officer bethany.cook@caldecottfoundation.co.uk or by phone on 01303 815639 for a full job description and person specification and an application form.


Please note: we aim to contact shortlisted applicants as soon as possible. 


Registered Charity No. 307889


Information about the school

Information about the Caldecott School, Smeeth (Near Ashford) Kent.

The Caldecott School is a non-maintained special school catering for young people, aged between 8 and 18 years. Our pupils have a variety of needs including Autism (ASD), Social, Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH) difficulties, and a range of communication needs. Governors, senior leaders and all staff teams work tirelessly to provide a safe, stimulation and nurturing learning environment where boys and girls can develop their full potential.

Caldecott is a non-maintained special school with 54 young people on roll, aged between 5 – 16 years.

We have invested in Forest School and each class spends a morning in the woods engaging in outdoor learning. A creative curriculum supported by trips, land-based learning. P.E. and food technology ensures our pupils have a balanced education to meet their needs.

In helping children build a future, we are committed to developing support networks and strategies that young people will require in today’s society. Through a personalised curriculum offer, underpinned by a holistic approach to therapeutic interventions we aim to re-engage each and every learner. Our approach supports rapid improvements in pupils’ behaviour and builds the key competencies and skills pupils need for the next stage of their learning, be that moving between a key stage, re-integration to a new school or transition to college or work.

Every one of our students is treated as an individual and has the support of a highly qualified and experienced staff team including therapists, teachers, teaching assistants and boarding staff. We have also invested heavily in modern, well equipped classrooms and work areas to provide our pupils with an outstanding environment in which to grow and learn.

Job Contact Information

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).