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  • Expected start date

    1 November 2021

  • Application deadline

    23 September 2021 at 5:00pm

  • Date listed

    13 September 2021

Job details

Job role
SEND responsibilities (special educational needs and disabilities)
Working pattern
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday.
Contract type
Fixed term (Maternity Cover )

Job summary

If you want to be part of a highly supportive and creative learning environment, then please read on!

We provide an exciting and fast paced environment that is constantly seeking to develop and enhance the best learning opportunities for our learners. This is achieved through a dedicated peer to peer coaching and support programme, self-reflection and an ethos and culture where everyone is committed to school improvement.

Folkestone Beacon Plus are looking for an experienced teacher to lead the education elements for our trailblazing post 19 provision for three days per week. Building upon your current excellent classroom practice, we will be looking for a creative person who can engage with young adults and facilitate a creative and energetic learning environment, bridging the gap between employment, life learning skills and age appropriate development.

The role would suit a candidate with experience of teaching pupils with Special Educational Needs and a comprehensive knowledge of the curriculum. An expertise in different learning styles and differentiation to enable all learners to reach their maximum potential is essential. The role includes delivering Maths, English and Employability skills to an accredited outcome that demonstrates the excellent progress they have made. Excellent safeguarding knowledge, interpersonal skills and the ability to engage with young adults is essential in your role as tutor and mentor.

The large focus on work based experience will provide an exciting number of opportunities for “live” learning that will enable the learners to develop employment and independent skills to support their transition into their communities in a really meaningful way.

This role is up to 0.6 FTE and based at our learning centre in the heart of the Folkestone town. Working days: Mon - Wed.

The Beacon is committed to safeguarding the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment.

The school places a high priority on professional and career development.

Please note that this position is subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure.

If you are interested in the position, then we would really welcome a conversation and a visit to the school. For more information contact Katie Lonergan on 01303 847555 ext. 205 or email hr@thebeacon.kent.sch.uk

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School overview

School type
Special school, ages 3 to 19
Education phase
School size
363 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 19

About The Beacon Folkestone

The Beacon is a multi-site, all-age school (3-19 years) offering 380 pupils with complex needs, profound and severe learning difficulties and physical and sensory impairments a wide range of educational experiences. We currently work across four sites: the main site is Park Farm Road, Folkestone, a small 10 place satellite provision hosted by Castle Hill Primary School, Beacon+ College for 19-25 year olds based in the town centre and our new satellite provision in Walmer.

The Beacon has a strong cooperative ethos and culture, building on personalised learning to ensure all students thrive within school and beyond. Learning at The Beacon offers a child-centred ‘needs led’ curriculum, which incorporates elements of the EY Foundation Stage, National Curriculum and external accreditation as appropriate, including Life Skills and Social Skills.

We will also continue to provide training and support for mainstream schools through the Specialist Teaching and Learning Service team managed by the school. This team offers support, training, outreach advice and guidance to our mainstream colleagues. In addition, the Beacon has both conference and meeting facilities and regularly hosts nationally renowned speakers on its courses.

The Beacon also hosts a MultiAgency Support Hub. This is one of four centres across the County that brings NHS colleagues, paediatricians, speech and occupational therapists, and nursing services, alongside children’s social services and portage colleagues into one cohesive centre. We are proud of the strong partnerships this brings to benefit the children and families of Shepway.

At The Beacon, we are driven by our shared moral purpose to do all that we can to improve educational outcomes and life chances for all our young people. We believe strongly that the best way to do this is through the partnership, collaboration and a commitment to work together to achieve excellence in all we do. We expect the highest possible standards of ourselves and all stakeholders, believing that in this way we can maximise learning and develop a truly reflective learning community.

School location

Park Farm Road, Folkestone, Kent, CT19 5DN

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