Specialist Teacher (STLS Team) - Full-time - Special Needs Position

Closing date
30 May 2021

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Pay: MPS/UPS plus SENA

Start Date: September 2021

We are looking for a Specialist teacher for Communication and Interaction to join our dynamic Specialist Teaching and Learning Service based at Goldwyn School Ashford.

The successful candidate will have an enthusiasm, commitment and drive to ensure the best possible outcomes for Children and Young People (CYP) with Special Educational Needs & Disability (SEND); have good communication skills and a solution focus approach to support working collaboratively with professionals in statutory and non-statutory organisations and supporting schools, groups and individuals to foster an inclusive ethos/principles to meet the needs of all students. Resilience and flexibility are essential.

Candidates should have specialist knowledge and experience of C&I, either in a mainstream or special school setting, across age ranges.

The ability to travel to meet the requirements of the role is essential.

There will be an expectation to gain appropriate specific relevant advanced SEND qualification alongside a comprehensive CPD programme.

Closing Date: 12/05/2021 at 12:00

Interviews: 17.05.21

Information about the STLS

The Specialist Teaching and Learning Service is based at Goldwyn School in Ashford. The Team is comprised of Specialist Teachers with specialisms in Early Years, Cognition and Learning, Social Emotional & Mental Health, Communication and Interaction, Hearing Impairment and Visual Impairment. The Specialist Teaching and Learning Service aims to work with SENDCos and other professionals to provide high quality advice, support, information, training and outreach to mainstream pre-school settings, schools and parents through the LIFT (Local Inclusion Forum Team) referral process.

We work alongside pre-school settings, schools and other professionals in providing effective and co-ordinated support. Our aim is that children and young people with Special Educational Needs can have their learning, physical, social and emotional needs met, so that they can be fully included at school and make good educational progress.

Goldwyn School is committed to the highest standards in safeguarding procedures and promoting the welfare of every student and we expect all our staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

References may be taken up before interview and the successful applicant will undertake an enhanced DBS check.

Information about the school

Goldwyn is a pioneering school that provides an exciting, high achieving and creative curriculum for students who have social, emotional and health needs. Every child at Goldwyn is unique and it is our mission to design a learning pathway that reflects high aspirations as well as encouraging their inherent talents through music, art, languages, technology, science, sport, vocational education and much more. The Goldwyn leaders and all our staff are inspirational and committed to providing a happy, secure and stimulating school in which students enjoy their learning. We provide an education which develops the whole child academically, socially and emotionally. We focus our energies on ensuring that all children aim for excellence in their work and are able to achieve the very best that they can.

Goldwyn School is a KCC Foundation Special School for children and young people with an EHCP for SEMH needs from age 11 to 18. Students who are admitted to the school have complex and wide ranging difficulties and come from a wide range of socio-economic backgrounds and a wide geographical area.

Goldwyn School is an Outstanding School for students with SEMH needs, and consists of:
  • Goldwyn Ashford in Great Chart, Ashford (TN23 3BT)
  • Goldwyn Folkestone in Parkfield Road, Folkestone (CT19 5BY)
  • Goldwyn Sixth Form in Leacon Road, Ashford, Kent (TN23 4FB)
  • Goldwyn Plus in Beaver Lane, Ashford (TN23 5NX) (our alternative curriculum programme)

Our School and all its personnel are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children. This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service.


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