Five Acre Wood School


School Description

Five Acre Wood is a successful outward looking and expanding Special School based over 4 sites in and around Maidstone, Kent. We are one of the largest special schools in the country with over 800 pupils on roll aged 2-19 years with profound, severe and complex needs.

Our ‘Outstanding’ school will continue to expand and we are looking for people with a positive approach to join us who share our vision of ‘Only the best will do’ for all our students and staff. We are a Teaching School and part of a collaborative alliance with other special schools. We have been awarded The Schools Wellbeing Award for pupils and staff which demonstrates we really value our people and want to work with them to fulfil their career ambitions.

In addition to your salary, SEN allowance and pension benefits, we have excellent additional staff benefits including:

Confidential staff counselling service A wellbeing app and platform A range of staff social and well-being events Annual flu vaccinations

Sometimes words cannot explain how something really is, we would encourage you to view the links below:

We hold an annual music festival for our pupils, it gives them the opportunity experience something they may not ordinarily be able to access. You can see it here.

Woodstock 2022 - Woodstock 2022 Festival at Five Acre Wood Schools - YouTube

Woodstock 2019 - Five Acre Wood School's "Woodstock 2019" - Amazing Festival in a Day! (Longer Film) - YouTube

We produced our own songs and music videos, you can watch them here: - Five Acre Wood School Featuring Jack Rose - Hall Of Fame - YouTube

We look forward to hearing from you.

Five Acre Wood 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 will request additional employment references. The school will also, as outlined in Keeping children Safe in Education 2022, complete an online search for shortlisted candidates.

School Video

Introductory film to Five Acre Wood School.

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Vacancies at this School

Teaching Jobs

Special Needs Teacher - Full Time

Five Acre Wood School Maidstone

Pay:MPS/UPS +SENA Ref:KCC886-7056-528T

Start Date:TBC Advert Close Date:20/12/2023View Job

Support Jobs

Grounds Worker - Full Time

Five Acre Wood School Maidstone

Pay:KR6 £25,223.52 inc. FAW Allowance Ref:KCC886-7056-529S

Start Date:TBC Advert Close Date:22/12/2023View Job

Lunchtime Supervisor- Maidstone/Snodland - Part Time

Five Acre Wood School Maidstone

Pay:KR3 + SEN (actual £5,303.15 including SEN) Ref:KCC886-7056-527S

Start Date:ASAP Advert Close Date:20/12/2023View Job

Teaching Assistant - Maidstone/Snodland - Term Time

Five Acre Wood School Maidstone

Pay:Actual £16,056.31 inc. SEN Ref:KCC886-7056-526S

Start Date:TBC Advert Close Date:19/12/2023View Job

Five Acre Wood School



Boughton Lane
ME15 9QF

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