Small Group Access Teacher, East Sussex

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Peacehaven Community SchoolEast Sussex
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Start date: September, 2019
Contract type: Part Time
Salary: TMS/ UPS
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

Access Teacher

Permanent 0.6 FTE post

Start:  September, 2019

We are looking to appoint an enthusiastic and inspirational Access Teacher from April or September 2019. We welcome applications from NQTs and primary teachers.

Peacehaven Community School (PCS) is a proudly comprehensive school. This means diverse teaching opportunities, from supporting SEN students with complex needs - some of whom may also be gifted and talented and studying in our Baccalaureate stream – to working with learners who are new to English. Our approach to each child is the same; we want to support them to achieve their dreams. We don’t believe in barriers and we don’t believe in labels; we believe in hard work and high aspirations. If you are ambitious for yourself and for the students you teach, we would like to meet you.

PCS is a school that knows what it is: a place of learning. 

Since November 2015 Swale Academies Trust (SAT) has been supporting the leadership of the school. SAT has a proud history of supporting non-selective schools to out-perform grammar schools in Kent. Here in East Sussex, the Trust is applying those same principles to areas where students have not had the advantages given to their peers in more affluent areas.

We would welcome applications from teachers who want to develop their careers and explore the opportunities that working with an established academy trust brings. 

This is your opportunity to join our inspirational and forward-thinking team, making a significant and measurable difference in improving the educational attainment of the children and young people in this inclusive community.

The Role

The successful candidate will join a team of Access teachers who have experience of working in primary, secondary and special schools.  The team comprises of 4 class teachers and 2 specialist teachers in literacy and language and a team of Learning Support Assistants.  The Access Team are part of the Learning Support and Development Faculty who support students in meeting all the Every Child Matters outcomes.  

Students in the Access classes enter their secondary education working at levels 3 and below and experience barriers to learning. They have a range of special education needs including language and literacy difficulties, Aspergers Syndrome and physical disabilities. The school has a Special Facility for students with speech, language and communication difficulties, the majority of whom are taught in Access classes.

Ethos and Values

Peacehaven Community School offers high quality inclusive teaching and learning.  The Learning Support and Development Faculty plays a leading role in ensuring that all our students have full access to the curriculum and those students from vulnerable groups make good progress across the curriculum and good progress towards expected outcomes.

Teachers and support staff in the Faculty are committed to knowing their students as individuals and meeting their needs through a personalised range of support. 

All staff contribute to the development of policy and practice through a process of ongoing reflection and evaluation.

Teaching and Learning

Access teachers are teachers of English, Maths and Humanities. They follow the schemes of work developed by each Faculty and contribute to the planning, evaluating and development of this curriculum. In addition teachers further differentiate this curriculum to meet the needs of the students that they work with.  Teachers in the Access team also teach English and Maths GCSE and Entry Level courses, PSHE and ASDAN life skills courses. The Faculty runs daily Independent Study support sessions and staff are involved in a range of extra-curricular activities.

Teachers need to develop excellent relationships with students in their classes and with their parents and carers.  They need to manage the effective deployment of Learning Support Assistants and volunteers and to work together with specialist teachers and other professionals to reduce the barriers to learning experienced by their students. Year 7 teachers will also liaise with Primary Schools regarding students who will join their classes.

Job Description and Person Specification are available from

Closing date Tuesday 23rd April, 2019, 09:00am

Completed application forms should be emailed to

All enquiries to Loren Davies or call 01273 575798

We are committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children and young people. To help protect the children in our care, the successful applicants will be required to complete an enhanced DBS check. Any post offered will be conditional on us obtaining two good references for you. We are unable to accept CVs as applications and will only consider candidates who complete the application form provided.

More about Peacehaven Community School
Address: Greenwich Way, Peacehaven, East Sussex, BN10 8RB, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1273 581100