Teacher of Key Skills, Kent

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Homewood School and Sixth Form CentreKent

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Start date: Required September 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPS
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Are you a qualified teacher who has experience of teaching students with Special Educational Needs? Are you looking for a new challenge in a supportive and welcoming environment? 

The aim of our Key Skills groups is to unlock the potential in SEN students to enable them to achieve their maximum and to create aspirations of the future. This is developed through our bespoke, inclusive curriculum and development of functional learning skills in a less traditional secondary education setting. We focus on developing resilience and a growth mindset through a nurturing approach. We celebrate success through building on existing attributes and developing wider skills. Learners’ communication skills and social and emotional development are at the heart of this.

Our Key Skills practices are designed to support SEN students through a focus on individuals’ progress; providing different learning experiences, using different teaching materials, approaches and equipment. This small group approach is based on the Nurture Group philosophy but also focuses on more personalised literacy, numeracy and social skills needed for students for inclusion in the mainstream curriculum secondary school environment. Links with parents/carers are critical to the success of the groups, as is student ownership through student voice work, shared responsibilities and peer support experiences.

The successful candidate will have good knowledge and awareness of Special Educational Needs strategies and have an ability to differentiate work appropriately. We would welcome applications from teachers with either primary or secondary training and experience. The right candidate will feel confident about teaching Maths, English and Humanities. The ability to teach History would be an advantage.

Professional development of our staff has emphasis here and for teaching staff there is the opportunity to engage with Leadership Development Training at NPQML or NPQSL levels. Our school is set in a 55-acre site, midway between London and the Channel Ports, and is easily commutable via major roads and motorways from London. 

We invest in our staff and you will be given a full induction programme and the support you require to progress, wherever you are in your career. All teaching staff are provided with an IT device, enjoy discounts and offers with Kent Rewards and we have an independent nursery on-site which offers discounts to Homewood Staff. Furthermore, you will enjoy a unique working environment in the beautiful town of Tenterden in the heart of the Weald of Kent.  

Closing date: 29th March 2020 

Early applications are encouraged as we review applications as we receive them.

We are not accepting applications from employment agencies for this position but would be delighted to receive a direct application.

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all members of the community.  Tenterden Schools Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all employees to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be asked to apply for an Enhanced DBS Disclosure. 

More about Homewood School and Sixth Form Centre
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Ashford Road, Tenterden, Kent, TN30 6LT, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1580 764 222
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