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Teaching Assistant - Term Time

Westlands School, Sittingbourne

  • Ref:KCC886-5434-678S
  • Posted:08/07/2022
  • Pay:Swale Academies Support Staff Pay Scheme
  • Start Date:September 2022
  • App Close Date:15/07/2022 at 12:00
  • Interviews:W/C 18th July 2022

Advert

£11,501 pro rata (£18,751) SAT 3

Permanent

27 hours and 5 minutes a week, Monday to Friday. Term Time only.

We have an opportunity to join our team of Teaching Assistants at Westlands School.

You will be working with teachers to support teaching and learning, providing general and specific assistance to pupils and staff under the direction of the classroom teacher.

You will either work with individuals or small groups, supporting pupils to understand instructions and independent learning, helping to provide inclusion for all pupils.

The successful candidate would need to have:

  • Experience of working with children in a similar environment;
  • A good general education including English, Maths and Science GCSE’s;
  • Level 1 or 2 Diploma in Learning Support or significant relevant experience;
  • Proven ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.

Evidence of other TA related qualifications or training, and experience of supporting those with specific learning difficulties would be an advantage.

For further information on the full main duties and responsibilities and the requirements for the job are detailed in the accompanying recruitment pack.

Westlands School is part of Swale Academies Trust, a leading Multi-Academy Trust for school improvement. We are particularly proud of the fact that our curriculum provides a variety of academic, arts, technology and other vocational subjects; helping focus on students of all abilities making exceptional levels of progress, particularly in the key skills of literacy and numeracy.

Please visit https://www.westlands.org.uk/ for more information.

This is an exciting opportunity to join our school. In return, we offer a stimulating, supporting and rewarding working environment, where all staff are valued.

Additional benefits include:

  • Excellent on site facilities;
  • Excellent CPD programme;
  • Being part of a highly successful Trust;
  • Local Government Pension Scheme – with generous employer contribution;
  • Employee Assistance Programme – Wellbeing and advice;
  • Cycle to Work Scheme;
  • Kent Rewards Scheme – access to local and national retail discounts;
  • Employee Referral Recruitment incentive;

Thank you for taking the time to consider this vacancy, we look forward to receiving your application.

If you are interested in this post, please contact Sarah Scott-Drysdale, Office Manager at jamie.graves@swale.at or 01795 477475.

Applications should be made via Kent Teach.  Please note, we cannot accept CVs. 

If you experience any difficulty in completing the application form, please contact recruitment@swale.at  or 01795 426091 (option 2)

We are happy to discuss any support you may need during your application process as part of our reasonable adjustment approach.

In accordance with current GDPR compliance we will not keep any details / application forms on file once the position is filled.

Swale Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  This post is exempt from ROA and will require an enhanced DBS disclosure

Information about the school

Westlands School is a large, mixed, 11-18 school with a tradition of excellent outcomes for students and a ‘Good’ OFSTED judgement. We have an enviable reputation in the local area, being significantly over-subscribed on an annual basis. As part of Swale Academies Trust we work in collaboration with other schools across Kent and East Sussex. We are a Teaching School and provide professional development of the highest quality.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Miss C Honess (Head of School)
  • Address:Westlands Avenue, Sittingbourne, Kent, ME10 1PF
  • Telephone: (01795) 477475
  • Email: wssrecruitment@swale.at

Fax: (01795) 431946

Documents

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).