District Lead Swale Specialist Teaching and Learning Service

Meadowfield School, SITTINGBOURNE, Kent, ME10 4NL

6 days remaining to apply

  • Application deadline

    1 July 2022 at 9:00am

  • Date listed

    23 June 2022

Job details

Key stages

Early years, KS1, KS2

Working pattern

Contract type

Permanent

Salary

Leadership Range L20 - L24

District Lead Swale Specialist Teaching and Learning Service job summary

District Lead Swale Specialist Teaching and Learning Service

Meadowfield School is looking for an experienced, dynamic and innovative leader for the Swale Specialist Teaching and Learning Service with a proven track record of:

Leading a team of Specialist Teachers
Supporting inclusion
Developing positive relationships with a range of schools
Supporting integrated working practices
Lead MIDAS, a highly regarded training and development centre
The successful candidate will work within the Swale District to meet the key aims of the role:

Raise standards of high-quality inclusive teaching in mainstream classrooms that enables children and young people with SEND who attend mainstream early years settings and schools to remain in these settings with access to quality first teaching
Develop the targeted and specialist knowledge, skills and expertise in Kent early years settings and mainstream schools using specialist SEN support services to create a coordinated, equitable and effective provision of additional support for children and young people with special additional needs
Swale STLS serves 131 settings, 56 schools and 75 early years settings. The successful candidate will provide advice and support as part of Kent County Council’s co-ordinated strategy for SEN support.

This is an exciting time to take on this role, as the successful candidate will lead on the work outlined in a new service level agreement. This will require creativity and resilience as we strive to maintain exceptionally high standards in a time where the demands for support are ever increasing and new, innovative approaches need to be developed. We require a leader who can see possibilities for new ways of working and who will take forward the work of a highly experienced, dedicated and qualified team.

Meadowfield School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our pupils. This post is subject to references, a medical check and an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Please apply online via www.kent-teach.com, by clicking the 'Apply' button at the top or the bottom of the page. C.V.s will not be considered.

Due to the conditions and complex needs of the pupils at Meadowfield School, continuity and consistency of support is paramount and therefore candidates for all positions will need to commit to the full working hours of the post.

Visits to the school are encouraged. To arrange an appointment or for more information, please contact our HR Team via email at hr@meadowfield.kent.sch.uk or phone 01795 477788 (option 5).

Applying for the job

Please apply on the Kent Teach Website

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Supporting documents

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About Meadowfield School

School type
Special school, ages 4 to 19
Education phase
School size
368 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 19
Contact phone number
01795 477788

Information about the school
Meadowfield School is an outstanding special school located in Sittingbourne. To find out more about the School environment and ethos, please take a look at our website, including the Working Here pages, where you can find more information, including school videos.

Our school values are very important to us as a whole school community. These are:- Teamwork, Kindness, Honesty, Respect and Understanding.

We serve pupils with profound, severe and complex needs, including autism. The school is comprised of: - Early Years - which includes our Observation and Assessment Nursery called Honey Bees and Reception classes, - IMPACTS classes - for pupils with Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties, - Extended IMPACTS classes - for pupils who benefit from a more individual-led curriculum, - Subject Led classes - for pupils who benefit from a more academic curriculum - 6th Form - preparing pupils for their next steps

We currently serve pupils from the ages of three to nineteen, and pupil numbers are set to increase rapidly over the next year and beyond as we add more classes.

If you cannot see any vacancies that you wish to apply for right now, do go to the School Vacancies tab on the school profile page and click 'Register my Interest' to receive emails whenever we post new jobs.

The Meadowfield Inclusion Development and Support (MIDAS) Centre is our highly regarded inclusion and outreach service which successfully supports 56 schools and 75 early years settings across Swale, increasing capacity to meet the needs of pupils with additional needs.

Across the school we have approximately 270 members of staff ranging from class based support staff, teachers, the Inclusion Team, Office and Admin Staff, Site Staff, ICT Department as well as our Leadership and Management Team.

Arranging a visit to Meadowfield School

If you would like to visit the school please email hr@meadowfield.kent.sch.uk

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