Contract Type: Full Time
Salary: MPS/UPS
School Type:
Academy Secondary Aged
School Size: 451-1000
School Age Range: 11-18
Pupil Gender: Mixed
Address: Sandown Park, Tunbridge Wells, Kent TN2 4PY
Ofsted Ranking: Outstanding 1


SEND Teacher (Fixed Term Until 31 August 2022)

The Skinners’ Kent Academy is an inclusive Academy, which prides itself on working with all students across the ability range. As part of a pilot study into the benefit of small group working and personalised provision, the Academy is seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and dedicated member of teaching staff, who is committed to enriching the lives and progress of students with SEND, specifically those with ASD and SEMH.

The successful candidate will be fully supported in the role, led by our Assistant Principal for Inclusion and SENDCO, our SEND Manager and the Inclusion team.

The Academy would welcome applications from teaching staff who have:

– Primary or secondary experience

– SEND experience

– Teaching with recognised strategies to support a range of complex learning and behaviour difficulties

– Commitment to inclusive education

– Are flexible in their teaching style and strategies

– Commitment to ensuring SEND students remain within mainstream education

The Skinners’ Kent Academy Trust is an equal opportunities employer, committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Successful applicants are subject to an enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service check and satisfactory employment references.

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About Skinners Kent Academy

The Academy is founded on the following key principles:

A culture of high standards and high aspirations.

The Academy is an exciting place of learning, offering an outstanding education tailored to meet individual needs. A spirit of entrepreneurship is encouraged, in order that students gain an understanding of the benefits that business and social enterprise activities can offer to themselves and the local and wider community.

A culture of active participation.

Good citizenship and community engagement are encouraged, recognised and celebrated. Students develop confidence in their problem solving abilities. They also develop a sense of initiative, leadership skills and the determination to see ideas through to completion. The Academy encourages students to take risks, accept failures and try different approaches in order to help prepare them for a rapidly changing world and meet the expectations required for work in the 21st Century.

An emotionally rich learning environment.

The foundations of a happy and fulfilled life are developed and nurtured by strong supportive relationships between students, staff and peers. Students are balanced, articulate people, who have a strong sense of self-worth and compassion for others.

An inclusive environment where every child is known and every learner supported.

All who study, work or visit the Academy feel safe, welcome and valued, irrespective of ability, belief, gender or ethnicity. All students and their families have a sense of worth, identity, aspiration and belonging.