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Teaching Assistant - Term Time

The Holmesdale School, Snodland

  • Ref:KCC886-4065-596S
  • Posted:13/09/2022
  • Pay:Swale Academies Support Staff Pay Scheme
  • Start Date:November 2022
  • App Close Date:07/10/2022 at 12:00
  • Interviews:10th October 2022

Advert

Salary: £14,096 pro rata (£20,263 FTE) SAT 3

Permanent

30 hours a week, Monday to Friday.

Term time plus 5 staff development days,

We have a new opportunity to appoint a caring and supportive individual as a Teaching Assistant.

As a Teaching Assistant, you will be working with teachers to support teaching and learning, providing general and specific assistance to pupils and staff under the direction of the classroom teacher.

You will either work with individuals or small groups, supporting pupils to understand instructions and independent learning, helping to provide inclusion for all pupils.

The successful candidate would need to have:

  • Experience of working with children in a similar environment;
  • A good general education including English, Maths and Science GCSE’s;
  • Proven ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.

Evidence of other TA related qualifications or training, and experience of supporting those with specific learning difficulties would be an advantage.

Full details about the job description and the requirements of the post can be found in the accompanying recruitment pack.

The Holmesdale School is part of Swale Academies Trust, a leading Multi-Academy Trust for school improvement. A well-established, 11-18 mixed secondary school in the community of Snodland, providing a safe environment where a high quality, ambitious curriculum is delivered. Staff are committed to improvement and supporting students in a culture that is safe and fully inclusive.

Please visit https://www.holmesdale.kent.sch.uk/ for more about our school.

This is an excellent opportunity to join our school.

In return, we offer a stimulating, supporting and rewarding working environment, where all staff are valued and where you will have the opportunity to access a range of excellent professional opportunities to support your progression.

Additional benefits include:

  • Excellent on site facilities;
  • Excellent CPD programme;
  • Being part of a highly successful Trust;
  • Local Government Pension Scheme – with a generous employer contribution;
  • Employee Assistance Programme – Wellbeing and advice;
  • Ride to Work Scheme;
  • Kent Rewards Scheme – local and national retailer discounts;
  • Employee Referral Recruitment Incentive.

If you are interested in this post, please contact Carina Richardson, Deputy Headteacher at carina.richardson@holmesdale.kent.sch.uk or 01634 240416.

Applications should be made via Kent Teach.  Please note, we cannot accept CVs. 

We are happy to discuss any support you may need during your application process as part of our reasonable adjustment approach.

If you experience any difficulty in completing the application form, please contact recruitment@swale.at  or 01795 426091 ( option 2)

In accordance with current GDPR compliance we will not keep any details / application forms on file once the position is filled.

Interview Dates:  10th October 2022

Swale Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  This post is exempt from ROA and will require an enhanced DBS disclosure

Information about the school

The Holmesdale School is a well-established 11-18 co-educational school, in the heart of the Medway Valley. The school was rebuilt in 2007. This provides our community with modern, exceptionally well-resourced facilities; yet the school ethos is founded on traditional values.

The School provides a safe learning environment where students can access a high quality curriculum through the Holmesdale home style of learning which ensure that students are independent, resilient and suitably equipped for life-long learning. This is achieved through celebrating personal excellence on each individuals' learning journey.

The development and well-being of each individual child is at the heart of our moral purpose. These values are embedded through our moral code; honesty, kindness, courage and diligence.

Our school motto is Putting Progress First and we embrace the ECCO values of Engagement, Character, Community and Ownership. At The Holmesdale School we unlock potential and transform lives through exceptional education.

We achieve this through; • Excellent Teaching • State of the art facilities and an excellent climate for learning • Supporting students to be the best they can be • Being big enough for choice, small enough to care.

Holmesdale has a friendly and supportive, but disciplined, environment and provides extensive learning opportunities which unlock student’s self-belief and aspiration.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Louise Bates PA to Head of School & Executive Head
  • Address:The Holmesdale School, Malling Road, Snodland, Kent, ME6 5HS
  • Telephone: 01634 240416
  • Email: ths-office@swale.at

Fax: 01634 244041

Documents

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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.