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Teaching Assistants (Fixed Term)- Term Time Only (Multiple Roles Available) - Fixed Term

The Charles Dickens School, Broadstairs

  • Ref:KCC886-4016-632S
  • Posted:03/12/2021
  • Pay:£19,293 per annum (pro rata to £12,134 per annum)
  • Start Date:ASAP
  • App Close Date:29/09/2022 at 09:00
  • Interviews:TBC



The BCAT Trust consists of 3 schools: Barton Court Grammar School, an 11-18 years co-educational grammar school in the heart of Canterbury; The Charles Dickens School, an 11-16 years co-educational non-selective school in Broadstairs and opening in 2022 a Free School, Barton Manor School, an 11-18 years co-educational non-selective school co-sited with Barton Court Grammar School.

The Charles Dickens School enjoys a good reputation locally, with dedicated colleagues and enthusiastic students. Staff hold high expectations for all students and work tirelessly to continue to raise attainment and achievement. 

The Post

The School requires Teaching Assistants for an immediate start to support a number of SEND students joining us in Year 7. This role is suitable for someone who wishes to pursue a career in teaching and wishes to gain further experience in the workplace or someone who enjoys enabling students to learn and wants to play an integral role in supporting teaching and learning in a school thereby raising the standard of achievement for all students. 

Candidates must be excellent communicators, motivated, able to work independently and have good ICT skills.  You will be liaising with teachers regarding planning and differentiation of work, support the provision plans of students with EHCP's and in particular those with High Needs Funding.  At least 2 years' experience of working closely with SEND students is required.

Hours of work are 08.40am-15.10 Mon-Fri.  These hours include a 20 minute break and a 40 minute unpaid lunch break.  This is a term time only post + 1 Staff Development Day.

These roles are fixed term contracts and based on a one year contract.

BCAT Range 3 - £19,293 per annum (pro rata to £12,134 per annum)

Deadline: Thursday 29 September 2022 @ midday

How to Apply

Applications for this post should be made online only using the School's application form.  CVs will not be accepted.  On the website visit the information page and click on Recruitment.  Please email your application to recruitment@cds.kent.sch.uk.  If you wish to discuss this post or arrange a visit, please contact Mrs Anne-Marie Ormsby, Personnel Assistant.

The Charles Dickens School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  The post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure application via the Disclosure & Barring Service and a check against the ISA Barred List of Children.

Information about the school

The Charles Dickens School is a rapidly-improving, non-selective 11-18 school located in Broadstairs, Kent. We have a vision and a determination to provide our community with an excellent school and we are making great strides towards this. Our results in 2022 identify us as the most improved school in Kent (out of 101 secondary schools) and one of the most improved schools in the country.

To work here is to embrace the challenges of an economically-diverse community and understand the influence education has in addressing social immobility. There are few schools in the country where a teacher’s ability to change lives is so evident. Without hyperbole, this is a career-defining mission. We’re looking for brilliant people to join us on our journey.

The School has excellent facilities. All rooms are equipped with state-of-the art electronic interactive whiteboards. There are excellent specialist facilities for sport, hospitality, engineering, dance, drama, music and art. We have a Specialist Resource Provision for visually-impaired children. We offer and value a broad curriculum aimed at promoting talent beyond traditional academic subjects. Our significant investment in professional development drives colleagues’ continuous improvement. This is a place where everyone improves regardless of their career stage.

Our recent Ofsted Inspection in March 2023 graded the School 'Good' in every category.

The Charles Dickens School is part of Barton Court Academy Trust, a small, ambitious Trust which also comprises a high achieving grammar school, Barton Court Grammar School and Barton Manor School, a new non-selective school which opened in September 2022.

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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.