Salary: £25,000 - £35,000 p/a dependant on experience

Position: Full Time (37.5 hours per week)

Positions available: 1

Closing date: 7th September 2020

Teacher KS 2/3/4 SEND – Full Time 

The Sallygate School, Dover – Responsible to the Head Teacher

We are seeking to recruit a KS2/3/4 SEND Class Teacher who is a great all-rounder- enthusiastic, innovative and highly motivated. A strong commitment to moving the school to ‘Outstanding’ and leading by example are of key importance. Applicants that have prior experience or training in the Primary or SEND sectors will be well prepared for teaching in our school. We are looking to strengthen our provision with a broader curriculum across the school including securing good outcomes for our pupils as they prepare for Post 16 education/training with other providers; therefore candidates with the experience or drive to lead on a specific curriculum area would have the opportunity and support to do so.

Overall purpose of Job
To work under the reasonable direction of the Head Teacher/Senior Leadership Team to teach classes and possibly take responsibility for a curriculum area across the department and perform such particular duties as may reasonably be assigned in accordance with the needs of the school.

Responsible to Head Teacher/Senior Leadership Team
Liaison with school staff, Channels and Choices Community, Foster Carers, Parents (as appropriate), Local Authorities, other professional and external agencies.

Principal Duties
Although not exhaustive, the following duties (and such other duties as the Headteacher may reasonably require) shall be deemed to be included in the duties which a teacher may be required to perform, in addition to other tasks necessitated by a change in role within the organisation.


  • Planning and preparing courses and lessons
  • Teaching in accordance to their educational needs, including setting and marking or pupil’s work
  • Assessing, recording and reporting on the development, progress and attainment of pupils

Making assessments and reports on pupils

  • Providing and contributing to oral and written assessment, reports and references relating to individual and groups of pupils

Other Activities

  • To have responsibility as Form Tutor for a group of pupils with responsibility for maintaining appropriate class records and for their pastoral well-being.
  • Promoting the general progress and well-being of individual pupils and of any class or group of pupils
  • Providing guidance and advice on pupil’s educational and social matters, on their further education and future career planning
  • Making records and reports on the personal and social needs of pupils
  • Communicating and consulting with the care staff, foster carers and where appropriate, parents of pupils
  • Participating in relevant meetings
  • To be available for lunch and break duties
  • To actively support the school and adhere to the company policies
  • To actively support the Positive Relationships, Physical Intervention and Positive Handling Policies of the school. This will include using agreed interventions to maintain the safety of all pupils and staff and the discipline of the school.
  • To contribute to the development of a positive work ethos and happy working environment.

Participating in arrangements made in accordance with the organisations appraisal process

Reviewing, Induction, Training & Development
Reviewing from time to time methods of teaching and programmes of work
Participating in arrangements for further development and professional training

Educational methods
Advising and cooperating with the Head Teacher/Deputy Head Teacher and other teachers on the preparation and development of courses of study, teaching programmes, methods of teaching and assessment, pastoral programmes of care

Discipline, Health, Welfare & Safety
Maintaining good order and discipline among the pupils, safeguarding their health, welfare and safety, both when they are authorised to be on the school premises and when they are engaged on authorised school activities elsewhere

Supervising, and so far as practicable, teaching any pupils when their teacher is not available

Public Examinations
Help pupils prepare for public examinations and assessing pupils for the purposes of such examinations.   Recording and reporting such assessments and participating in arrangements for pupils and supervision during such examinations.

Participating in administrative and organisational tasks related to such duties as are described above, including the management and supervision of persons providing support for the teachers in the school and the ordering and allocation of equipment and materials
Attending assemblies, registering and attendance of pupils, whether these duties are to be performed before, during or after school sessions
To maintain all records accurately

Participating in meetings at the school which relate to the curriculum for the school or the administration or organisation of the school, including pastoral arrangements
Other meeting in accordance with the needs of the school

Special Needs
To give active support to help the school meet the individual needs of all of the pupils

Health & Safety
To ensure that the Health & Safety Policy is consistently applied

Equal Opportunities
To give active support to the school’s policy on equal opportunities

Essential Qualifications, Experience and Personal Qualities

  • Qualified Teacher Status
  • Evidence of Good/Outstanding Teacher
  • Up to date knowledge of the Curriculum
  • Experience of assessment, pupil tracking and target setting
  • Flexible and able to adapt to change
  • Able to use own initiative
  • Works well in a team and good communicator
  • Positive approach to professional development
  • Enjoys a challenge
  • Willing to take part in extra-curricular activities

Desirable Qualifications, Experience and Personal Qualities

  • Experience of working in a SEMH provision
  • Further Qualification in SEND
  • Experience of working in a therapeutic environment
  • Ability/Experience of Teaching and Assessing English to KS4 level

The Sallygate School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects staff to share this commitment. All appointments are subject to Enhanced Disclosure, via the DBS and are subject to qualification, reference and health checks.  CV’s are not accepted in isolation

Visits to the school would be welcomed.  If you would like to arrange a visit please contact the Headteacher on 01304 212510 or email

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