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Special Needs Specialist Teacher - Full-time - Special Needs Position

Specialist Teaching and Learning Services, Westerham

  • Ref:KCC886-7021-18T
  • Posted:13/09/2017
  • Pay:MPS/UPS + SEN1
  • Start Date:Jan 2018
  • App Close Date:01/10/2017 at 23:45
  • Interviews:18 October 2017

Job Description

2 Full Time Training Posts – to start 1st January 2018

Main/Upper Pay Range plus SEN 1 Allowance

Base open to negotiation

  • Are you a Qualified Teacher with a passion to work with children and young people with visual impairment?
  • Are you prepared to study to gain the Mandatory Qualification in visual impairment?
  • Do you want to be a part of a successful countywide team for sensory impairment?

The STLS Sensory Service has the exciting opportunity for qualified and experienced teachers to train to become Specialist Teacher for Visual Impairment.  The post will access a £10,000 training and mentoring package available over a maximum of four years. 

It is intended that the post holder will have the opportunity to apply for permanent posts within the Sensory Service (with the Mandatory Qualification this will be at SEN 2). 

The STLS Sensory Service is part of the Specialist Teaching and Learning Service employed by Valence School.  The STLS Sensory Service provides a county delivery from 14 bases across Kent. 

The STLS Sensory Service is committed to providing high quality teaching and learning support for children and young people with sensory impairment across Kent.  The service works with children from birth or diagnosis in the home, preschool settings, mainstream schools/academies and special schools.

For details about sensory services please contact:

Jane Cottle - County Coordinator for Visual Impairment and MSI/Deafblind on 07834 764288.Information about the school

The Specialist Teaching and Learning Services team, employed by Valence School, provides a service for children and young people (0 - 19 years) with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). We also offer advice and training for pre-schools, mainstream schools and academies on how to meet the needs of children with SEND. The STLS Sensory Service team delivers sensory support across the county and operates from 14 different bases.

Our specialist teachers are experienced teachers with a qualification in one or more areas of SEND. They work alongside other professionals in providing effective and co-ordinated support. Our aim as a team is that children and young people with Special Educational Needs can have their learning, physical, social and emotional needs met, so that they can be fully included at school and make good educational progress.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Human Resources
  • Address:Valence School, Westerham Road, Westerham, Kent, TN16 1QN
  • Telephone: 01959 567841
  • Email: slowndes@valence.kent.sch.uk


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Our School and all its personnel are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children. This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service.