Elms School


School Description

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.

Elms is a special school for pupils with social, emotional, mental health and learning needs. Most pupils display associated challenging behaviours resulting from a variety of difficulties and needs, including PTSD, attachment difficulties, ODD, ADHD, ASD and FASD.

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, to target developmental gaps and enable pupils to manage their behaviour and regulate their emotions so that they can form meaningful relationships throughout their lives. We also 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.

Our Ofsted inspection in October 2017 was rated Good.

We have a large team, including our transport team who bring the pupils to and from school in our fleet of MPVs.

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Vacancies at this School

Teaching Jobs

Teacher of Science - Full Time

Elms School Dover

Pay:MPS-UPS plus SEN £2270 – 4479 Ref:KCC886-7045-333T

Start Date:2023 Advert Close Date:03/01/2023View Job

Support Jobs

Annual Review Administration Officer - Term Time

Elms School Dover

Pay:KR5 + Allowance Ref:KCC886-7045-335S

Start Date:Immediate Advert Close Date:03/01/2023View Job

Teaching Assistant or Senior Teaching Assistant - Part Time

Elms School Dover

Pay:KS3/KR4/KR5 based on qualifications + Allowance Ref:KCC886-7045-332S

Start Date:Immediate Advert Close Date:31/12/2022View Job

Elms School



Elms School
Elms Vale Road
CT17 9PS

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