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Teaching Assistant/Progress Engagement Guide - Term Time

ISP School, Teynham , Teynham

  • Ref:KCC123-6065-18S
  • Posted:02/07/2022
  • Pay:£17,290 - £20,099
  • Start Date:September 2022
  • App Close Date:22/07/2022 at 07:00
  • Interviews:TBC


Salary: £17, 290 - £20,099

Hours: 8.30am – 4.30pm Term Time only  

Benefits: Company Pension, Life Assurance, Employee Discount Scheme

About Us

Whitstable Polar Re-start is a new extension to ISP School Teynham which supports CYP with Social, Emotional and Mental Health needs (SEMH) and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). The centre is designed to bridge the gap in education whilst preparing young people for the transition back to full time education following exclusion or long term absence. Young people are supported to transition onto another school placement if appropriate and when they are ready.

We provide high quality education, adopting a holistic and tailored approach, complemented by a full range of support services, for each and every one of our pupils.

We are looking for an inspirational person who has experience working with vulnerable children in school across key stages 2, 3 & 4 and is prepared to guide pupils in core subjects and the wider curriculum. A learn to learn personalised programme will be offered which begins with a 6 week assessment and follows the National Curriculum.

For more information and an informal discussion please contact Carole Cox, Head Teacher on 01795 523 900

Role responsibilities

  • Dedicated to mentoring and supporting one pupil or else a small group
  • Supporting the Classroom Teacher during lessons
  • Reporting on pupil’s progress and concerns, and liaising with other School staff to ensure pupils’ needs are met
  • Supervision of pupils during non-classroom time including extra-curricular activities and school trips
  • Assisting with lesson planning and classroom preparation
  • Setting work where appropriate, and marking
  • Building positive relationships with your pupil/s and driving interaction and positive learning outcomes


  • Have a strong basic education, ideally to A-Level, with a minimum of GCSE Grade C or equivalent in English Language and Mathematics and sound IT skills
  • Previous experience of working with pupils with SEN-SEMH & ASD across Key Stages 2, 3 & 4 (nurture approach)  
  • Previous experience of working with pupils with SEMH within an educational setting
  • Experienced and confident to be able to lead on a specialism i.e. Reading, Mathematics, Forest School, etc.
  • Experience in behaviour management and techniques
  • Commitment to professional development and willingness to learn.
  • Committed to working as part of a team

 What we offer

A commitment to support your development in acquiring new skills through a wide range of professional opportunities

  • An opportunity to make a huge contribution to the lives and lifelong learning of vulnerable children who deserve high-quality teaching in a safe educational provision
  • A friendly and inclusive team who are passionate about improving pupil outcomes


The successful candidate will be required to complete an enhanced DBS check, the cost of which will be met by ISP.


ISP is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates.


ISP is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff to share this commitment





Information about the school

ISP School is an independent specialist provision serving children and young people (CYP) in Kent and Medway who live with their families, foster carers or in residential children’s homes.

We support children and young people with social, emotional, and mental health difficulties (SEMH), communication and interaction, cognition, and learning needs, and our experienced education teams work hard to deliver highly innovative and personalised curriculums that are tailored to individual pupil's requirements.

We ensure that we offer safe and nurturing environments, where all children are valued as individuals so that they can achieve the very best for themselves and their future. Our empathetic staff teams work closely with pupils to build trusting relationships, review their needs regularly, and differentiate the curriculum accordingly, so that we can offer individualised support for their special educational needs.

All our pupils benefit from small, friendly classes of a maximum of 5-7 pupils per class, allowing us to really get to know our children, achieve positive outcomes and succeed in providing pathways that enable a smooth transition to higher education, training and apprenticeships.

Making a difference to children and helping them to grow is what's most important to us and so we provide an innovative curriculum that enables each of our learners to develop their personal, emotional, social, and academic skills and knowledge, which will shape their whole life.

Job Contact Information

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).