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Valence School

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English Teacher


Full Time 1.0 FTE - Permanent

MPR/UPR (depending on experience) + SEN allowance

Are you a creative and passionate teacher with high expectations?

If so, we have a wonderful opportunity for you to have a central role in our English department.

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

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

This post is suitable both for early career and more experienced teachers, with secondary or primary school experience. Experience of teaching GCSE English Literature and Language, or equivalent qualifications, is desirable.

Visits to the school would be warmly welcomed.

Valence School is a KCC Foundation residential and day Special School for children and young people with physical disabilities, complex medical needs and associated learning and communication difficulties.  We are part of the Kent Special Educational Needs Trust (KsENT).

Previous experience of SEND would be an advantage but not necessary.

Please see the application pack to complete the online application form.

If you have any questions please contact the HR team :

We are recruiting for this post on a rolling basis, therefore you are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy, interview and appoint earlier if we receive sufficient applications for this role.  

Valence School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of every student and we expect all our staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We value diversity and promote equality for all.

References will be taken up before interview and online checks undertaken for shortlisted candidates. This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act and an enhanced DBS check will be run for the successful candidate.