Specialist Teacher for Visual Impairment

These posts are based in East Kent and South Kent

2 x 1.0 FTE Specialist Teacher for Visual Impairment


2 x 1.0 FTE Specialist Teacher for Visual Impairment Training Post

Permanent - to start 23 April 2019

Main/Upper Pay Scale plus SEN Allowance

Base and service delivery:

(1) Thanet

(2) East Kent or South Kent (there is some flexibility on the base for this role)

Are you a Qualified Teacher with a passion to work with children and young people with visual impairment?

Do you hold the Mandatory Qualification in visual impairment or want to train to gain this qualification?

Do you want to be a part of a successful countywide team for sensory impairment?

The Sensory Service welcomes applications from Teachers with a Mandatory Qualification for Visual Impairment.  These posts are part of a peripatetic teaching service delivering in homes, preschool settings and schools to support blind or partially sighted children to make good progress in education.  Applications are also welcome from Teachers who wish to train to undertake the Mandatory Qualification in Visual Impairment.  For those in the Training Posts there will be access a £10,000 training and mentoring package.

The Sensory Service is county wide service and is part of Valence School.  It is committed to providing high quality Teaching and Learning support for children and young people with sensory impairment across Kent.  The Sensory Service works with children from birth or diagnosis in the home, preschool settings, mainstream schools/academies and special schools.

For details about sensory services please contact:

Lisa Bell – Visual Impairment Coordinator Tel: 07917 224205 lbell@valence.kent.sch.uk

For further information and an application form, please contact the HR Department, Valence School at vacancies@valence.kent.sch.uk or call 01959 567841.  To apply please download the following documents:

Closing date for applications: Sunday 20 January 2019

Interviews expected to take place on Thursday 14 February 2019

Valence School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of every student and expects all our staff to share this committment.  The successful applicants will require an enhanced DBS check and references will be taken up before interview.

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