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Teaching Assistants - Term Time - Special Needs Position

Foreland Fields School, Ramsgate

  • Ref:KCC886-7040-245S
  • Posted:05/05/2022
  • Pay:KR3 plus SEN Allowance
  • Start Date:1st September 2022
  • App Close Date:20/05/2022 at 12:00
  • Interviews:TBC


Are you looking for a new challenge? Are you passionate about supporting children and young people with their development and learning? Are you keen to develop new skills? Come and join our fantastic team at Foreland Fields School!

Our school is currently undergoing an exciting phase of expansion and therefore, we have a number of vacancies across our provision for teaching assistants.

Our pupils and students have a wide range of needs, including difficulties with communication, learning, physical and sensory development as well as medical and care needs. All pupils and students have either severe or profound learning difficulties and many also have a diagnosis of autism. Classes are needs led and pupils and students follow personalised learning journeys along different curriculum pathways, depending on their individual needs.

Teaching Assistants are appointed to the whole school and may be required to work with any needs type or age group.  However, we are in the process of developing our curriculum pathways and we are particularly keen to hear from candidates who have an interest in working with our more complex pupils and students with a diagnosis of ASD. We are also keen to hear from candidates who have a qualification in BSL (British Sign Language).

Whilst relevant qualifications and experience would be an advantage, they are not essential (please refer to the Teaching Assistant Person Specification). We provide all staff with a full week of induction training, which includes Moving and Handling, Makaton, Pool Evacuation, Behaviour and Safeguarding Training. We are committed to providing aspirational outcomes for all our students and we will provide regular specialist training for all staff, throughout their careers at Foreland Fields School. Essential training for Teaching Assistants takes place on Thursdays and all staff are required to attend this as well as 5 INSET days per year.

If you are interested in working with us at Foreland Fields School – please have a look at our website www.foreland.kent.sch.uk where you will find useful information about our pupils and students and their needs, the curriculum and the strategies that we use to support learning.

Candidates are welcome to contact Sarah Thorp (Deputy Headteacher) by telephone (01843 863891) if they would like to learn more about this exciting opportunity.

Information about the school

Foreland Fields School is a Day Special School for pupils with Profound, Severe and Complex Needs (PSCN), many of whom also have Autistic Spectrum Disorder.

We provide for 250+ pupils aged 3-19 in five departments, Nursery, Infants, Juniors (KS2) Secondary (KS3) and KS4/6th Form. In addition, from September 2022 we will have five fully staffed mainstream inclusion class within Garlinge Primary School, Hartsdown Technology School and East Kent College (Broadstairs campus).

We encourage all of our employees to further their career development and we respect initiative and ambition. We are committed to performance management, staff training and coaching and we will expect the successful candidate to sign up to the values and ethos of our school.

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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).