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FLP Senior Teacher (New Horizons School)

  • Employer: East Sussex County Council
  • Reference: ACAD/TP/43239/23577
  • Published: Fri 06/05/2022, 0:00 AM
  • Closing on: Thu 19/05/2022, 0:00 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 32.5
  • Salary: Teachers Main/Upper Scale
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: St Leonards on Sea

Job introduction

Hours of work: 32.5 Hours
Working pattern: Full-time.

Closing date: Noon Thursday 19th May 2022

For more information and to apply for the above post, please contact:

New Horizons School as part of The Sabden Multi Academy Trust 
Beauchamp Road
St Leonards on Sea
East Sussex
TN38 9JU

Phone:   01323 691000
Email:     recruitment@sabden.org.uk
Website: www.sabden.org.uk

Please note, we do not accept CVs.

About the role

New Horizons School

FLP Senior Teacher – Flexible Learning Provision

MPS 1-6 /UPS 1-3

Plus SEN + TLR2b additional allowances (qualified teachers only)

Full-Time - Permanent 

Starting salary from  £32,959 per annum


The SABDEN Multi Academy Trust provides specialised education to young people with complex Social, Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH). We are three special schools, a secure unit, a large countywide alternative provision and one of five teaching schools within East Sussex. We strive to discover success through learning, self-belief and achievement. Pupils are empowered to take responsibility through a personalised curriculum supported by secure systems.


New Horizons, St Leonards-on-Sea, is seeking to appoint an innovative, enthusiastic and effective manager with empathy towards children with SEN – in particular SEMH. We require a Senior Teacher/Manager to oversee the FLP Provision. The FLP provision has two classes of eight pupils with high levels of vulnerability, the pupils that access this provision are unable to manage in mainstream provision and have been recently excluded. The pupils need a highly structured environment at all times with very little wriggle room.


The School has a bespoke curriculum where the core subjects are delivered in the morning only. Afternoons are dedicated to a “Resilience Curriculum” which incorporates an outdoor learning approach. We have opportunities for Sporting Activities, Beach Schools, Forest Schools and the John Muir Award – all outside and some offsite!  Activities can lean to your own strengths and experiences.


If you are someone who:

  • Enjoys working outside of the classroom environment – Outdoor activities/Sport/Forest Schools/Beach Schools and our very own Outdoor classroom and Nurture garden.
  • Understands the benefits of a physical style curriculum for vulnerable, hard to reach children.
  • Is a Teacher who is ready to manage a highly structured curriculum for small vulnerable groups.
  • Can effectively manage pupils in the classroom and outdoors in a range of contexts.
  • Would like to further develop your understanding of the EHCP process and have an impact on the assessment of this document to support pupils accessing the right provision for them.


You will need to:

  • Be an experienced practitioner who is ready for a leadership role as part of a distributed SMT.
  • Someone who understands how to differentiate the curriculum effectively for a range of learning abilities & needs and manage other practitioners in their pedagogy & practice.
  • A highly skilled communicator inclusive of all stakeholders.
  • Have a proven track record managing complex pupils.
  • Someone who can Inspire and Motivate colleagues.
  • Someone who can analytically think and make rational decisions in a crisis.
  • Someone who can follow the School structure, policies and procedures with the highest level of consistency.


The successful candidate will be joining a school that continues to be ambitious in its drive to improve outcomes for our pupils. You will join a highly dedicated and professional staff team and be part of a supportive working and learning environment where your professional development is highly valued. The SABDEN Multi Academy Trust are also committed to professional development and have strong induction, ECT and unqualified teacher programmes.


We welcome visits to our school (during term time) and if you would like to see us or have an informal telephone discussion prior to submitting an application, please contact Simone Hopkins, Principal, at simone.hopkins@sabden.org.uk


For an application pack, please visit the vacancy section of the SABDEN Multi Academy Trust website here: http://www.sabden.org.uk/216/vacancies


The deadline for applications is by midday, Thursday 19th May 2022.


Please send completed applications to recruitment@sabden.org.uk


Please note CVs will not be accepted.


Interviews are planned to be held W/C 23rd May 2022.


For further information about New Horizons and the Trust, please visit the SABDEN website by clicking here: www.sabden.org.uk


The school has a proven commitment to 'Equality of Opportunity' and actively promotes the welfare and safeguarding of young people. Successful applicants will be subject to an enhanced check from the Disclosure and Debarring Service (DBS).


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.

The Academy 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 an 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.

  • Employer: East Sussex County Council
  • Reference: ACAD/TP/43239/23577
  • Published: Fri 06/05/2022, 0:00 AM
  • Closing on: Thu 19/05/2022, 0:00 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 32.5
  • Salary: Teachers Main/Upper Scale
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: St Leonards on Sea

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