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SEN Teaching Assistant - Term Time - Special Needs Position

Penshurst CEP School, Tonbridge

  • Ref:KCC886-3314-119S
  • Posted:22/07/2022
  • Pay:Kent Range 3 or 4 dependent on experience
  • Start Date:September 2022
  • App Close Date:25/08/2022 at 17:00
  • Interviews:In the week of 30th August 2022


Penshurst CE Primary School are seeking a compassionate and experienced Special Needs Teaching Assistant. The successful candidate will be required to provide some 1:1 or small group support as well as more whole class support.

We are looking for an experienced practitioner, who is confident in working with pupils who have additional needs, particularly young people with complex emotional needs. The ideal candidate will be flexible and adapt quickly to provide support in a range of contexts.

The position is full-time

This post would suit a candidate who has:

  • Experience of working with children with SEN; including autism and complex emotional needs
  • A good understanding of an education and school settings (identifying challenges and strengths of the setting to support SEND pupils)
  • Creative and dynamic in their approach to teaching and learning – adapting learning as necessary and making it very practical
  • Enthusiastic team-player and strong communicator
  • Empathetic, vigilant and nurturing
  • Skilled at precise record keeping
  • Always looking to develop knowledge skills further


Successful candidates will benefit from:

  • Working in a school with an excellent track record of supporting the needs of individual children
  • Working with colleagues who all support each other and work together to ensure positive outcomes for all pupils whatever their starting points

There may be an opportunity to see the school during the school break  -  applicants should contact the Headteacher (headteacher@penshurst.kent.sch.uk) to arrange a tour of the school.



Information about the school

We are a small village church school, at the heart of our community, set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. We have around 85 pupils taught in four classes: Foundation, Year 1 & 2 ; Year 3 & 4, Year 5 & 6.

The school plays a very active role in the local and wider community and provides many opportunities for children to develop their talents and interests, whether this be in the sporting competitions we take part in or in our wide range of extra-curricular clubs.

Our staff team is small, friendly and mutually supportive, which we believe is a real strength of our school. Our Christian values are important to us and are at the heart of all we strive to achieve. We encourage all members of the school community to walk in the shoes of others; - demonstrating our understanding of the needs of others as well as promoting kindness at every opportunity.

Job Contact Information

Fax: (01892) 870446


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). Please be aware that schools are also required to undertake online recruitment checks on shortlisted candidates under changes to Keeping Children Safe in Legislation.