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SEN Teaching Assistant - 8.30 to 15.30 Monday to Friday - Term Time

Cage Green Primary School and Phoenix Centre , Tonbridge

  • Ref:KCC886-2114-169S
  • Posted:29/06/2022
  • Pay:KR3 £18,425+£1,322 SENA pro rata permanent
  • Start Date:September 2022
  • App Close Date:07/07/2022 at 10:00
  • Interviews:To be confirmed


The children in the Phoenix Centre for Autism are looking for a new TA.  They need someone who is cheerful and resilient with a positive outlook.  

The Phoenix Centre for Autism is a specialist resource provision for 22 primary aged children between Year Two and Year Six at Cage Green Primary School.  Next year, there will be two classes with approximately 11 children per class.  The centre provides an adapted National Curriculum offering to our children, taking into account their communication, social, physical and sensory needs.

You will be a class TA working with the class teacher to support learning within the classroom environment  and working with targeted groups of children. You may also support children when they go into our mainstream classes. You will also support the children at lunchtime by providing games and activities to keep them engaged or supporting the children while they eat. 

The successful applicant should:

  • Have an interest in working with children with additional needs
  • Have a good understanding of behaviour management and how this relates to managing a class of children with additional needs. 
  • Have good mathematics and English
  • Be able to communicate well with children, parents and colleagues and enjoy working as part of a supportive and reflective team. 
  • Be able to adapt activities towards children’s learning abilities
  • Be flexible and able to respond to children’s needs, thinking on your feet and remaining calm under pressure.
  • Be forward thinking and proactive
  • Previous experience as a teaching assistant in a primary school age group setting or of working with children with an autistic spectrum condition is desirable but not essential.

This role would be suitable for applicants who wanted to job share. 

If you wish to find out more about the role, please contact Vicki Maher, SENCo, Cage Green Primary School on 01732 354325. Visits from prospective applicants are encouraged. 

We reserve the right to withdraw this vacancy early to appoint the appropriate candidate.

CVs are not accepted as an alternative to a completed application form.  

Previous applicants need not apply, if you have not had a response within two weeks of the closing date you have not been successful at this time.  Feedback is not given for unsuccessful applications.

Information about the school

Cage Green Primary School is a happy primary school in north Tonbridge with 250 pupils from Reception to Year Six, including a resourced provision for children with autistic spectrum conditions.

It is an exciting time to join Cage Green as we became part of Connect Schools Academy Trust in July 2019. If you come to join us, you will be part of a dynamic period of development and progress to ensure that our children receive the very best learning experiences they can.

Cage Green is an inclusive school and we place great importance on the need to ensure that all our pupils are included equally in opportunities for learning. The school's ethos and the values we practise and promote aim to secure equal opportunities for all the pupils at Cage Green whatever their age, gender, ethnicity, attainment and background. As a learning community all the staff work hard and are fully committed to securing the best provision for our pupils and the different groups that they may represent. Our school and all its personnel are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children. This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Joanna Styles
  • Address:Cage Green Road, Tonbridge, Kent, TN10 4PT
  • Telephone: (01732) 354325
  • Email: jsinger@CSAT.org.uk

Fax: 01732 369468


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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).