We are JFK Special School, an outstanding Special School in East London and we are expanding our provision and opening a fourth site in September 2021.
We are therefore looking to build our capacity for the future as we continue to grow and also further develop how we support other schools within our trust and beyond.
We are recruiting for September and looking for passionate and knowledgeable people at all levels from class teacher to deputy headteacher. If you want to work in an amazing special school that’s part of a fantastic values-driven trust and you are committed to having a transformational impact on students with some of the most complex needs, then please explore our current vacancies below, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions and join our talent pool.
We are a special school with dedicated sites for profound and multiple learning difficulties (PMLD) and autism spectrum conditions (ASC), full of fantastic, vibrant and incredibly talented students. Our dedicated and highly skilled staff team are passionate about supporting our pupils and each other. Their constant focus on finding new ways to meet our mission statement of enhancing life through learning is a source of inspiration, and something that makes us very proud.
Covering ages 5-19 we emphasise the importance of communication skills and increasing independence through engaging activities and a class structure that allows us to personalise each student’s learning journey to fit their individual sensory, behaviour, communication, medical and learning needs.
We aim to work in partnership with parents and other professionals as well as enhancing our links in our local community and beyond. And as a founding member of the Learning in Harmony Trust and with our Teaching School Alliance status we also seek to outwardly support other schools in our region in areas of specialist provision and teaching. We know that a collaborative approach is the only way to ensure the best possible opportunities and outcomes for all learners.
The Learning in Harmony Trust was formed in September 2014 by Sheringham Primary School and JFK Special School.
In 2015, we were joined by Upton Cross Primary School and Hartley Primary School, three further schools joined us in the first term of the 2016-17 school year - Blenheim Primary School and Greenways Primary School, all of which are located in Southend. Drew Primary School, also in Newham, joined us in January 2017. The latest school to join the trust is Temple Sutton Primary and Early Years School March 2018.
We do expect to further increase our number of schools and expand our geographical range in the near future, but there is no intention to outgrow our capacity. We want to be big enough to sustainably do all the amazing things we want to do, but small enough to still know each other very well. For us, learning in harmony doesn't mean all schools have to be the same. We are bound together by our belief that by working in partnership as one organisation we can make a significant difference to the children and young people in our schools. We are proud to have both similarities and differences as schools, and see this diversity as a strength. Our shared values unite us.
With 9 schools situated in London and in coastal Essex, staff working within our Trust have the opportunity to embrace a diverse range of experiences, from the multi-cultural City of London down to picturesque coastal Essex.
Our range of schools provide a number of rich experiences for staff and students alike. With a number of good and outstanding Infant, Junior and Primary Schools, as well as a fantastic split-site Special School, our staff have a range of opportunities for career development.
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Perks and benefits of working in the Learning in Harmony Trust include an employee benefits scheme through Perkbox, medical support through the Schools Advisory Services and second to none CPD and career development opportunities. We also work very closely with the Education Support Partnership on continuous initiatives to enhance staff wellbeing. Do have a quick look at the Trust's website for further details, and arrange a visit to the school to find out what we really are about.