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Teaching Assistant or Senior Teaching Assistant - Part-time - Special Needs Position

Elms School, Dover

  • Ref:KCC886-7045-300S
  • Posted:23/06/2022
  • Pay:KS3/KR4/KR5 based on qualifications + Allowance
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:04/07/2022 at 09:00
  • Interviews:TBC

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Entry Level Teaching Assistant KR3/Teaching Assistant KR 4/Senior Teaching Assistant KR5

All with SEN allowance

Working 30hrs per week, term time only (38 weeks per year), plus 15 training sessions from 3.15 – 5.15 on Tuesdays

Start: ASAP

Come and join the Elms team! 

There are opportunities to appoint Teaching Assistants in both the primary and secondary phases at the school.  The posts offer an opportunity for an enthusiastic and experienced TA to join our dedicated and highly effective staff team.

We have a new framework which enables teaching assistants to progress from KR3 to KR5 based on teaching assitant qualifications or equivalent. We will support you in your development on this learning journey if you require additional training to access the Senior Teaching Assistant range. 

The school prides itself on providing the very best all round education for these exceptional young people. 

The successful candidate will work supporting pupils with a range of behaviour and learning needs and will have a high level of emotional intelligence and resilience, a flexible approach to their work and an ability to embrace change. Elms is a challenging yet very rewarding place to work and we provide support and training for all our staff.

The school places a high priority on professional and career development.  All staff receive a full induction and support programme throughout the year to achieve their performance management targets.

Candidates need to possess a minimum of GCSE grade C/4 or above or Functional Skills Level 2 in English and Mathematics (or equivalent). 

Elms School is committed to safeguarding and promoting child welfare and Fundamental British Values. This position is subject to an enhanced DBS check, pre-employment medical clearance, good references and verification of the right to work in the UK.

Please apply for this position using the application form on Kent Teach, we are unable to accept CVs for this position. 

Please note that we need full details of any employment since the age of 18.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role. Therefore, if you are interested, please submit your application as early as possible.

Information about the school

Elms School is a nurturing place of learning that has high expectations for all.

Our therapeutic approaches nurture students so they form relationships and to learn to; self-regulate; demonstrate respect; take responsibility; understand their and others’ emotions.

Our curriculum enriches the experiences of our students, develops independence and promotes collaboration.

Elms is a special school for pupils with social, emotional, mental health and learning needs. Most pupils display associated challenging behaviours resulting from a variety of difficulties and needs, including PTSD, attachment difficulties, ODD, ADHD, ASD and FASD.

Our broad and balanced curriculum is relevant, engaging and provides opportunities to achieve academic success as well as equipping them with skills for life. Our highly-trained staff provide bespoke therapeutic interventions, such as Thrive, to target developmental gaps and enable pupils to manage their behaviour and regulate their emotions so that they can form meaningful relationships throughout their lives. We also use Restorative Approaches to build and maintain a sense of community and to provide our pupils with the ability and attitude to respect the viewpoints of others and, when necessary, take responsibility for resolving conflict and putting things right.

Our Ofsted inspection in October 2017 was rated Good.

We have a large team, including our transport team who bring the pupils to and from school in our fleet of MPVs.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Melanie Wright
  • Address:Elms School, Elms Vale Road, Dover, Kent, CT17 9PS
  • Telephone: 01304 201964
  • Email: hr@elms.kent.sch.uk

Fax: 01304 225000

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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).