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Specialist Teaching Assistant for Students with Sensory Impairments and Physical Disabilities - Term Time - Special Needs Position

The Skinners’ Kent Academy, Tunbridge Wells

  • Ref:KCC886-6916-88S
  • Posted:03/05/2022
  • Pay:£20,997– £22,918
  • Start Date:As soon as possible
  • App Close Date:03/06/2022 at 13:00
  • Interviews:As soon as possible


Specialist Teaching Assistant for students with sensory impairments and physical disabilities 

We are looking for a highly motivated Specialist Teaching Assistant who will be supporting students with sensory impairment and physical disabilities.

The successful candidate will be hardworking, creative, energetic and excellent practitioner who ideally have experience of supporting students in the classroom or working with young people.  They will be caring and sensitive to the needs of all students, but especially those for whom they are responsible and with whom they are working. Their professionalism and dedication will enable our students and pupils to achieve more than they believe possible.

They will work as part of an outstanding team of Teaching Assistants and will be committed to ensuring Quality First Teaching and Learning. 

The Inclusion Team has a wide-ranging responsibility across the Academy for the progress and well-being of key groups including those with Special Educational Needs, those with English as an Additional Language, vulnerable students, Free School Meal students and Most Able and Talented students.

The team consists of an Assistant Principal for Inclusion and SENDCo, SEND Manager, Assistant  Inclusion Manager, Most Able and Talented Coordinator and an outstanding team of seven Teaching Assistants. Owing to growth and expansion we are looking to increase our numbers of Teaching Assistants as we recognise the impact that their work has on students and their life chances.

This  post is 37 hours per week, 39 weeks per year which is term time plus INSET days. 

This is a temporary role linked to named students.

Please see the job pack for further information about the the role.


We will offer: 

• An exciting and vibrant place of work 

• Gym facilities 

• Local Authority Reward Scheme 

• High Quality Continued Professional Development


The Skinners’ Kent Academy Trust is an equal opportunities employer, committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Successful applicants are subject to an enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service check and satisfactory employment references.

Please note we reserve the right to make an appointment before the closing date, so early applications are encouraged.

Information about the school

Skinners’ Kent Primary School is a unique and diverse learning community providing the highest quality education in which all pupils can thrive and achieve their potential. The School is part of The Skinners’ Kent Academy Trust. We are proud to be part of this successful Academy Trust which enables a wide variety of learning opportunities for all our children and staff.

Skinners’ Kent Primary School is an inclusive school where personalised learning ensures we meet the needs of all pupils and enables them to reach their full potential.

We aspire for all pupils at Skinners’ Kent Primary School to feel safe, happy and have a love for learning.​ Our curriculum is designed to foster curiosity and creativity, to develop motivation and habits that encourage our pupils to be lifelong learners. The life skills we teach our pupils will give them confidence and self-belief. We aim for all pupils to leave us ready to make the transition to secondary education and ultimately to play their part in their local community as well as nationally and internationally.

Oakley School leads a satellite class offering inclusive provision for pupils with special educational needs. This class is based within the building and grounds of SKPS as a specialist provision to support and enable pupils to be integrated into mainstream classes and to receive the support and encouragement that they need to progress and thrive. It is managed and led by Oakley School and has a separate admissions criteria.

We value building close relationships with our families and within our community. We welcome visitors, so please do not hesitate to contact us if you would like to visit our school.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:HR Department
  • Address:The Skinners’ Kent Academy, Blackhurst Lane, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN2 4PY
  • Telephone: 01892 534377
  • Email: hr@skinnerskentacademy.org.uk

Fax: 01892 516203


Below are documents that have been added to this vacancy.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our students. You are advised that this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and therefore this post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).