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SEN Teaching Assistant - Term Time

New Horizons Children’s Academy, Chatham

  • Ref:KCC887-2008-118S
  • Posted:05/08/2022
  • Pay:£16,827 - £19,872 per annum for hours and weeks st
  • Start Date:ASAP
  • App Close Date:03/09/2022 at 23:45
  • Interviews:TBC


We are seeking to appoint a SEN Teaching Assistant at New Horizons Children's Academy to provide one-to-one support for a pupil.  A willingness to work as part of a team and seek positive solutions is essential.  The successful applicant will need to be able to explore and extend different behaviour strategies in order to help the child reach his full potential. 

You will need to hold a relevant L2 or higher childcare qualification, have good communication skills and excellent literacy and numeracy skills (GCSE or equivalent, Grade C or above). Good ICT skills would also be desirable.  

You will need to have experience of working with primary aged children as well as a desire to support pupils to reach their full potential through one-to-one work, group work and whole class support. 

The successful candidate will:

  • Have experience of working with young people to support their physical and mental wellbeing and will possess excellent written and communication skills. 
  • be educated to a minimum requirement of Grade C or above (or equivalent) in English and Mathematics and good ICT skills.
  • Have high levels of motivation, energy and commitment with a reflective approach to the role 
  • Have the ability to work to build positive relationships with students and their parents/carers  essential.  
  • Be able to demonstrate that they can work as both part of a team and contribute to the effective organisation of the school with administrative support.

What you need to do now:

If you are interested in working at our friendly school, benefitting from a supportive network of colleagues across our Trust, and are keen to progress your career then please apply today!

Early applications are encouraged and we reserve the right to close the vacancy if a suitable candidate is found.

To arrange an informal telephone conversation please contact Georgina Spratt at g.spratt@tsatrust.org.uk. 

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.

Information about the school

We are committed to an ethos of excellence and a whole school approach to the teaching and learning of thinking skills.

We believe our greatest asset is our children and young people and we are proud of their many achievements and their personal growth. Our pupils develop into responsible, happy and confident young people. Through the high quality of education they receive and the support and care from home and school working together they will literally have the best life chances possible.

We believe that children only thrive when they are happy and feel safe in their environment. Therefore all our primary, junior and infants schools are dedicated to ensuring;

There are high expectations for every child Every lesson matters therefore they should be exciting and motivate children to think and learn Every child is treated as an individual and with dignity Children learn to play and learn together understanding moral values of mutual respect, tolerance and personal responsibility.

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