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Deaf Specialist Teaching Assistant - Full-time

St Gregory's Catholic School, Tunbridge Wells

  • Ref:KCC886-5435-59S
  • Posted:17/05/2022
  • Pay:KR5 (£19,723-£20,893) – KR6 (£20,997 – £23,262)
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:05/06/2022 at 17:00
  • Interviews:9th of June, 2022

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We wish to appoint an enthusiastic and energetic Deaf Specialist Teaching Assistant to work with Deaf/deaf children across the curriculum.  The person appointed will have good communication and interpersonal skills.

The Role:

The Teaching Assistant will work closely with

  • The Teacher of the Deaf, who is in charge of the Deaf Resource Base and other Teaching Assistants
  • Will be working with deaf students
  • A TA with sign language skills is desirable, otherwise willingness to commit to learning BSL will be considered

We are a total communication team of highly motivated professionals with a holistic approach to the children’s learning and achievements. The ideal candidate will have BSL Level 3 or above and have experience of working with Deaf young people in an educational setting. St Gregory’s will consider suitable applicants who are willing to commit to achieving a BSL level 3 qualification. The person appointed must be able to differentiate work across all subjects in mainstream classes and should therefore be educated to A level. They will also be working 1:1 with Deaf/deaf students to improve their BSL, literacy and numeracy skills. We would also consider applicants who do not hold a qualification but who would be willing to commit to achieving this, the training will be provided by the school. 

Hours of work will be Monday to Friday 8.30am – 4pm, (32.5 hours p.w.), term time only plus 5 non-pupil days and the salary is Kent Range 5 – Kent Range 6. 

St Gregory’s is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and this position is subject to satisfactory enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service. We are an equal opportunities employer.

Our Offer: We create an environment where our staff can thrive and enjoy the work that they do which enables our young people to flourish, gain confidence, achieve and be happy. We have a reputation for being a very caring environment and we have a great record for investing in staff training and development.

Application Process

Please contact the school at HR@sgschool.org.uk to obtain an application form or download it from our website here.

Application Deadline: 5th June 2022

Interviews: 9th of June 2022      

If you wish to visit the school before applying or require any support with your application, please contact HR@sgschool.org.uk

Safer Recruitment

St Gregory’s is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and this position is subject to satisfactory enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service. We are an equal opportunities employer. 

Information about the school

St Gregory’s is a mixed Catholic Secondary School, ages 11-18 with approximately 1370 students on roll. St. Gregory’s is an Outstanding School (Ofsted 2013) which aims to provide a caring and supportive environment in which each individual can flourish.

We firmly believe that there is no ceiling on achievement and that in each student there is the potential to succeed. St. Gregory’s is a place where young people are able to learn and enjoy school, developing their talents to the full. Aspirational targets are embraced by the whole school to ensure attainment and progress is consistently outstanding.

The school is in a rural setting on the outskirts of Tunbridge Wells and within easy distance of a main line station. London and the South Coast are easily accessible.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Nusrat Wahid - HR Hub
  • Address:Reynolds Lane, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN4 9XL
  • Telephone: 01622 754551 Ext:196
  • Email: hr@sgschool.org.uk
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).