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  • Start date details

    September 2024

  • Closing date

    17 June 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    17 May 2024

Job details

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Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1, Key stage 2, Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Subject

English

Working pattern

Full time

Contract type

Permanent

Full-time equivalent salary

Fringe MPR/UPR (dependent on experience)

Additional allowances

SEN allowance

What skills and experience we're looking for

Are you a creative and passionate teacher with high expectations?

If so, we have a wonderful opportunity for you to have a

central role in our English department.

You will make a tangible difference to the lives of students at our school, teaching across two of the three learning pathways within the secondary school. Alongside teaching English you will be a valued part of the whole school community, who work together closely to ensure we meet our students’ individual needs.

Students at Valence behave impeccably and are highly motivated; we are looking for an English teacher who can help our students communicate with the world around them and achieve their full potential.

This post is suitable both for early career and more experienced teachers, with secondary or primary school experience. Experience of teaching GCSE English Literature and Language, or equivalent qualifications, is desirable.

Visits to the school would be warmly welcomed.

What the school offers its staff

Valence School is a KCC Foundation residential and day Special School for children and young people with physical disabilities, complex medical needs and associated learning and communication difficulties. We are part of the Kent Special Educational Needs Trust (KsENT).


Further details about the role

Previous experience of SEND would be an advantage but not necessary.

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
medical
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

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About Valence School

School type
Special school, ages 4 to 19
School size
119 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 19
Phone number
01959 567841

We are proud to share with you the excellent work we do with children and young people who have physical disabilities and complex medical needs. Our school is unique within the maintained sector in the whole of southern England. We cater for students aged 4 to 19 and have both day and boarding places. We have a large site with high quality teaching, social care and health care facilities. A staff team of over 200 people provides specialist teaching, social care, therapies and nursing care to an exceptionally high standard.

Our overall aim is to enable every child and young person to achieve meaningful independence. Students flourish in a supportive but challenging environment, making good educational progress and achieving a range of accreditation as they get older. There is excellent support to enable students to achieve functional communication, mobility and skills for daily living.

We are a Foundation Special School and are part of the Kent SEN Trust, a cooperative trust of ten schools working together to improve outcomes for all the children and young people attending the schools. In 2008 Valence became a specialist Sports College and this status plays a significant role in raising students’ achievements and their participation in high quality physical education and sport.

The School works proactively with parents and external professionals to provide holistic support for every child and young person. It is also developing high quality outreach support services to local schools and more widely for children and young people in Kent who have physical disabilities who are attending mainstream schools.

The School always places children and young people at the centre of all decisions it takes and it has a relentless focus on achieving the best possible outcomes for every student.

Arranging a visit to Valence School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email vacancies@valence.kent.sch.uk.

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