County Coordinator for Visual Impairment and Multisensory Impairment, A Kent Special School (to be mutually agreed)

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Valence SchoolA Kent Special School (to be mutually agreed)

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Start date: January 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: UPS + SEN max + TLR 2c (£6,450)
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Are you a Qualified Teacher for Visual Impairment or Multisensory Impairment?

Do you have a passion to improve outcomes for work with children and young people with sensory impairment?

Do you want to be of the leadership team for a successful countywide service for sensory impairment? 

Kent’s Sensory Service requires a County Coordinator for Visual Impairment and Multisensory Impairment/ Deafblindness to provide specialist expertise and professional leadership for a team of Specialist Teachers for VI and MSI.

This is an exciting opportunity to work with specialist staff within special schools and mainstream schools to build capacity to achieve the best outcomes for children and young people with visual impairment or deafblindness.  

The postholder will work across the county to promote excellence in inclusive practice and provide specific professional expertise.  The post will include undertaking complex casework and will have responsibility for the allocation and coordination of the work of peripatetic Specialist Teachers for VI and MSI.  The post holder will also provide leadership to Early Years VI Play Specialists and MSI Intervenors.   

Qualified Teacher Status and a Mandatory Qualification in Visual Impairment or Multisensory Impairment are the required minimum qualifications.  

The STLS Sensory Service is part of the Specialist Teaching and Learning Services employed by Valence School.  The team delivers sensory support across the county and operates from 14 different bases.

For more information, please contact:

Suzanne Wilkins on 07825 013362  or email

Interview date: In the week beginning 16th October 2017 at Valence School

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More about Valence School
Type: Special Needs
Funding status: State - Community
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 5 - 19 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Westerham Road, Westerham, Kent, TN16 1QN, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1959 562156
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