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  • Start date details

    January 2024 or earlier

  • Closing date

    1 October 2023 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    21 July 2023

Job details

Job role

  • Teacher

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

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



Working pattern

Full time, part time: Full time Full Time 1.0 FTE. Part time Part Time 0.7 FTE (Flexibility arounds days and hours of work)

Contract type


Pay scale


Additional allowances

TLR2 (£5000) + SEN

What skills and experience we're looking for

Qualifications/Experience (Essential)

  • Qualified teacher, recognized by the DFE.
  • Mathematics degree, or evidence of teaching Mathematics as a main/ subsidiary subject.
  • Experience of teaching Mathematics up to GCSE.
  • Knowledge of safeguarding and child protection including Keeping Children Safe in Education (Statutory Guidance)


  • Basic knowledge of the educational implications of physical disabilities.
  • Experience of teaching Mathematics up to A Level.

Skills (Essential)

  • Ability to communicate effectively with a wide range of children and young people (including those using alternative communication systems*) and with professionals from a number of disciplines.
  • Ability to assess pupils across the whole ability range and to plan individual programmes of work for numeracy development.
  • Appreciation of and ability to promote the fundamental rights of children and young people, in particular their privacy, dignity, choices, independence and personal fulfilment.

What the school offers its staff

We have an exciting opportunity to teach the maths curriculum across our semi-formal and formal pathway and you will have overall responsibility for numeracy across the school.

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

Valence School is a KCC Foundation day and residential special school for students aged 4 to 19 with physical disabilities, complex medical needs and associated communication and learning difficulties. We are part of the Kent Special Educational Needs Trust (KsENT).

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

This post is suitable for an experienced teacher who would like to add an additional dimension to their practice, or an ambitious teacher looking to take on a new challenge. Previous experience of teaching SEND would be an advantage but not essential.

Visits to the school would be warmly welcomed.

Further details about the role

Please see the full application pack for Job Description

Please note, we can only consider applicants who have the right to work in the U.K. For details, please read information for applicants.

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)
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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