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We have a vacancy for a full time class teacher to join our Bradstow community as soon as possible
If you would like to join our teaching team we are confident that you will find this the most challenging but rewarding job you have ever undertaken.
Bradstow is a dynamic and unique residential special school, registered as a Children’s Home, for children and young people between the ages of 5 – 19 years. It is situated in 13 acres of parkland within a few hundred metres of the sandy beaches of Broadstairs. We endeavour to meet the needs of children and young people on the autistic spectrum continuum and severe intellectual disabilities, many of whom have associated behavioural challenges. We have achieved international recognition for our leadership and management, the development of our people and for our Gentle Teaching approach.
Experience is with SEN is not essential. What makes the difference at Bradstow is the professional and personal qualities, and the values and behaviours of the people who are employed here; and what you, as an individual, can offer our young people to enable them to feel safe, unconditionally valued and engaged.
You will be provided with an extended and ongoing package of induction and professional development. We believe that personal and professional development are essential in our specialised field and are at the core of the success of the school.
All teachers are fully trained and supported in Gentle Teaching, TEACCH, Positive Behaviour Support, PECS and other augmentative communication systems, as well as being provided with a wide range of other specialist skills. You will also be encouraged and supported to extend your skills and knowledge by undertaking further Degree and Diploma studies.
In addition to judging Bradstow ‘Outstanding’ OFSTED 2013 said:
“A culture of acceptance, tolerance and understanding is embedded throughout the school. Difference and individuality is celebrated. This is reinforced throughout every staffing level and includes all members of the maintenance, catering, teaching and care teams. Collaborative working is key to the school’s success.”
If you would like to join our community and help us to continue to transform the lives of these children and their families, please contact us. Working at Bradstow will be challenging and you will need to be committed to the needs of the young people and the school. In return we offer you a highly rewarding and satisfying career which will both develop your skills and prepare you for senior and/or specialist leadership posts as your career develops - with quite a bit of fun thrown in as well!
The salary for this post is dependent on experience. Two SEN points are also applicable for this post.
For an application form and information pack please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note that CVs will not be considered.
Applications should be received by 4pm Friday 16th February
We expect visits to the school prior to invitation to interview.
Interviews for this post will be held on Thursday 8th March 2018
Bradstow is committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children & young people, and all posts are subject to an enhanced DBS check.