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Independence Support Assistant - Fixed Term

Dartford Science and Technology College, Dartford

  • Ref:KCC886-4026-278S
  • Posted:10/05/2022
  • Pay:Actual Salary £13,902 Full Time Equivalent £18,517
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:23/05/2022 at 09:00
  • Interviews:TBA


The Governors of DSTC wish to appoint an Independence Support Assistant to support a named SEND student in lessons, conducted by a teacher, as allocated. Duties will include:

• To provide individual support as identified within High Needs Funding (HNF) of named SEND students, including where needed physical help moving students in and out of classroom situations.

• To assist classroom teachers in devising a highly personalised and differentiated curriculum.

• To keep a daily record of support in own planner.

• To keep a daily record of parental conversations in planner, and to discuss these with SEN Lead and/or SENCO.

• To log contact with parents / other external agencies on SIMs and liaise with Study Centre Lead regarding these

• To evaluate and plan weekly support and prepare appropriate work.

• To complete reports for Annual Reviews and to help implement the targets set.

• To complete Provision Map / Personalised Plans with named students and key students three times  yearly.

• To provide 1:1 withdrawal as specified within the HNF agreement.

• To provide named students with support / supervision during unstructured times, such as break and lunch.

• To liaise with parents via discussions during handovers, or by phone or email, as appropriate.

• To attend relevant in-service training.

• To be supportive of school procedures.

• To work as part of a team.

• Such other duties as the Principal or Governors may require from time to time.

Information about the school

Why work at Dartford Science and Technology College?

DSTC is a small, non-selective secondary school for girls in Dartford. We are family-centred with high aspirations and pride ourselves on excellent pastoral care. There is a strong sense of community, based on excellent relationships between staff, pupils and parents. In 2017 Ofsted graded the school Good overall and Good in each category and in March 2022 they said that DSTC continues to be a good school.

The school is a safe space for pupils to learn and develop as young citizens. The school has high expectations of pupils; behaviour, with strong systems to manage it. As a result, pupils behave very well. 100% of staff feel proud to work at DTSC and 85% of parents who responded to Parent View would recommend DSTC to other parents (Ofsted March 2022).

Lessons at DSTC have a calm and purposeful atmosphere with the students showing a genuine interest in learning. Our teachers tell us they enjoy being able to teach and enable the students to learn without disruption.

We are a Co-operative Trust school and are committed to supporting our workforce to be the best they can be. We can offer accelerated professional development with a personalised approach to developing all staff through coaching, mentoring and both internal and external training. Our new staff will have unparalleled opportunities to learn and bring excellent practice to bear in raising achievement for the students of DSTC.

Job Contact Information

Fax: 01322 222445


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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).