Primary Lead Teacher - SEMH/SEND

Vision for Education Ltd - Permanent Recruitment ServiceFolkestone, Kent

Position: Primary Lead Teacher - SEMH/SEND Independent Special School

Location: Folkestone, Kent

Start: September 2021, or as soon as possible

Salary: from £32,000 - £35,000

Contract Type: Permanent, Full-time

Vision for Education are very excited to be supporting a friendly and successful education provision that supports vulnerable children aged 5 - 17yrs with SEMH and complex trauma. They are a small and specialist provision, educating a maximum of 50 students. 

Our clients' schools are graded as ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted and form part of a strong, multiagency and therapeutic approach which provides education for pupils with Social, Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH) difficulties, challenging behaviours and other associated learning and attachment-based needs.

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced Primary Teacher to have a key strategic role within the development of our their school. You will be part of a team which is committed to providing a safe and inclusive learning environment where everyone is valued and encouraged to reach their full potential, and aspirations for both students and staff are very high.

The work they do is both varied and challenging, and they form a cornerstone of a triangulated approach which places the child at the centre of education, care and therapeutic intervention.

This would be the ideal opportunity for a candidate looking to develop within a leadership role.

They offer: 

  • Competitive salary
  • Continual professional development and further career opportunities
  • An opportunity to be directly involved in the curricular and wider development of the school
  • Excellent Induction Package including specialist therapeutic training opportunities
  • On-going mentoring and coaching 
  • A very supportive and widely experienced team
  • Opportunity for continuous development within a leadership role
  • An interesting work environment where you can have a positive influence on the lives of children and young people

As Primary Lead Teacher you will have: 

  • QTS and will have a proven record of good or outstanding teaching practice and leadership experience
  • A strong desire to work inclusively within an emotionally literate environment, supporting children who have experienced adverse childhood experiences (ACEs)
  • Experience managing challenging behaviours and working with children with SEMH difficulties
  • A non-judgemental approach to behaviour management
  • Proven experience of planning and delivering a creative and academically engaging curriculum which meets the needs of individual pupils, whilst maintaining high standards of education throughout the school
  • The desire to be engaged in all aspects of school life from academic to pastoral
  • The ability to teach and work with pupils presenting with a wide range of emotional and attachment-based needs
  • A passion for making a difference to the education and lives of young people within the school and in building positive and supportive relationships.

Our client have a strong safeguarding culture and expect applicants to be committed to the safeguarding of children and eager to continually develop their practice in this area. An enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service Certificate is required prior to commencement of this post.

How to apply

Apply today via this website, or for more information about this role please contact Tracy Harrison on 0191 267 6555

Applicants must be aware that applications will be reviewed as received and suitable candidate will be invited for interview, potentially prior to the closing date.  Therefore there is a chance that the closing date may be brought forward.

Vision for Education are committed to safeguarding children and young people. We take our responsibilities extremely seriously. All staff we register will undertake thorough interviewing and referencing checks and hold, or be prepared to undergo, an Enhanced DBS check that must be registered on the Update Service.

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