Ridge View School

  • District: Tonbridge and Malling
  • Headteacher: Jacqui Tovey
  • Telephone: (01732) 771384
  • DfES Number: 886 7051
  • Phase: Special
  • Email: personnel@ridge-view.kent.sch.uk

School Description

Ridge View is an ambitious, successful and Ofsted rated Outstanding school for children and young people aged 2-19 with profound, severe and complex needs, many of whom have a diagnosis of autism.

We have just started a new transformation journey and will be moving to South Tonbridge (near Judd school) into an amazing state of the art multi-million pound purpose built school complete with woodland walk and life skills house in September 2017. In addition we will also be opening a new satellite provision within a local mainstream primary school in Kent.

Ridge View invests in employing the best staff and in training them to achieve in their respective roles. We strive to engage staff who are self-motivated, professional and ambitious for all of the children and young people who attend Ridge View.

The school is involved in a number of collaborative arrangements outside of the immediate school. We are members of KASS (Kent Association of Special Schools) which comprises of 24 special schools across Kent. Ridge View is also part of the Collaborative Learning Alliance of Special Schools (CLASS) Multi-teaching School Alliance.

We are looking for exceptional people to join our team who are able to demonstrate belief in our school culture and ethos; have a passion for working with children and young people with special needs as well as enthusiastic, creative and energetic.

In return, we are able to offer friendly, enthusiastic and delightful pupils and a committed, supportive and motivated staff team who are dedicated in providing the best education and support to all the pupils who attend Ridge View.

We have small class sizes with a good level of teaching assistant support, a friendly team and a commitment to continuous professional development within a caring school where "enjoyment is at the heart of all we achieve" which encapsulates the approach to learning we provide.

At Ridge View we strive to enable all pupils to achieve their maximum potential. We have high expectations for all pupils and endeavour to ensure that individual needs, interests and abilities are met. We celebrate difference and encourage curiosity and creativity. We work hard to enable our pupils to be independent, resilient and able to make positive life choices.

This is a wonderful opportunity to join the school at a very exciting time when we are expanding provision and pupil numbers.

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Ridge View School



Cage Green Road
TN10 4PT