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We are a Special Needs Academy catering for pupils with Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties (PMLD), Autism and Severe Learning Difficulties (SLD) from the ages of 4 to 19. At JFK School we work hard to ensure that all our pupils receive an education that is personalised to the individual and offers them a fun learning experience.
We are a founding member of the Learning in Harmony Multi-Academy Trust, and the close collaboration between JFK and our mainstream schools helps provide further opportunities for all our pupils and staff.
You can see a video of our practice here.
The Learning in Harmony Trust was formed in September 2014 by Sheringham Primary School and JFK Special School. In 2015, we were joined by two other Newham schools, Upton Cross Primary School and Hartley Primary School, and 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 8 schools situated in East London and in coastal Essex, staff working within our Trust have the opportunity to embrace a diverse range of experiences, from inner city multi-ethnic Newham down to Southend on Sea, only a 45 minute train journey away. 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 need look no further when it comes to career development.
Please click here to visit the Learning in Harmony Career Site
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.