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SEND Science Teacher

Hours of work: Full-time teachers' hours
Working pattern: Full-time

Closing date: Friday 30 December 2022

For more information and to apply for the above post, please contact:
The Ropemakers' Academy, Reef Way, Hailsham, East Sussex, BN27 1FB
Phone: 01323 368374
Email: ropemakersoffice@beckmeadtrust.org
Website: https://www.beckmeadtrust.org/ropemakers
Please note, we do not accept CVs.

This post is covered by the Childcare Disqualification Regulations

The school will need to ensure that they are not knowingly employing a person who is disqualified under the 2018 Regulations in connection with relevant childcare provision. Accordingly, the successful candidate will be required to demonstrate to the school, by completing a self-declaration form as part of the pre-employment checks process, that they have not been disqualified under the 2018 Regulations. If the preferred candidate is found to be disqualified under the 2018 Regulations, the offer of employment will be subject to the
application by the preferred candidate to Ofsted for a waiver and the receipt of a waiver from Ofsted.

Working in a special school is not easy. Our students are vulnerable, and can
present with challenging behaviours when they are distressed. However, if your first
instinct is seeing beyond those behaviours, and looking to provide love, care and
kindness to meet their needs head on, then we really need to hear from you.

We are looking to recruit staff who are resilient, robust and nurturing whilst
committed to providing children with a first class educational offer.

Our core values are based around providing love. allowing our pupils to flourish, providing a sense of social justice and giving them a sense of community and identity. By joining The Ropemakers’ Academy, you are joining a unique family. Our dedication to therapeutic practice and commitment to making our children feel safe provides our learners with some genuine life chances and choices. These approaches are combined with an ethos of collaborative and innovative teaching and provision delivery.

Life at Ropemakers can be challenging sometimes, but do not doubt how rewarding
it also is. There is a continuous push to ensure that staff are well supported and
developed, and that an open and transparent culture exists to maximise the quality
of education. As we are only in our second year, we are still developing aspects of
our provision, but this provides our staff an opportunity to help shape our work.

As a specialist science teacher, we will ask you to work across the school,
delivering science qualification pathways and delivering specific science lessons,
as well as developing the science teaching of our other staff. In return we can offer
you the opportunity to set out and implement your vision for maths teaching, as
well as developing many aspects of your special needs and leadership practice.

You are strongly encouraged to come and visit the school and meet the team, to
enable you to see our school in action and find out more about this exciting and
unique opportunity to take your career in a new direction.

Additional Information


Work Permits: we may be able to obtain a Work Permit for this post but this is subject to meeting the requirements of the UK Border Agency’s Points-based Immigration System.

Due to the restrictions we cannot guarantee that individuals that meet the requirements of the Points-based Immigration System will be issued with clearance to obtain work permits.

This authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All staff will be expected to hold or be willing to obtain Enhanced DBS check or Enhanced check for Regulated Activity with the Disclosure & Barring Services (previously the Criminal Records Bureau). For further information about what is required in this process please go to www.gov.uk/disclosure-barring-service-check.

All school based staff have the responsibility for promoting the safeguarding and welfare of children.  All school staff should be aware of the school’s Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy and work in accordance with this document at all times.


  • Job reference
  • orbis/TP/228971/27806

  • Number of positions
  • 1

  • Location
  • Hailsham

  • Salary
  • £25,714 - £36,961 per annum

  • Closing date
  • 30/12/2022

  • Organisation
  • The Ropemakers Academy

  • Contract type
  • Permanent

  • Work pattern
  • Full Time

  • Hours
  • 32.5

  • Job type
  • Teaching and Leadership