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Teaching Assistant - Term Time

Aspire School, Sittingbourne

  • Ref:KCC886-7005-50S
  • Posted:27/09/2022
  • Pay:KR3 +SEN allowance
  • Start Date:January 2023
  • App Close Date:27/10/2022 at 22:00
  • Interviews:TBC


At Aspire school, we believe that learning needs to be individual for all and aspirational for everyone.

We are looking for a Teaching Assistant to join our team to support a cohort of pupils with specific needs around their communication and interaction.

We are offering a rare opportunity to join a, purpose-built environment designed for our unique children. Successful candidates will have the prospect of joining this collaborative team.

If you are experienced, enthusiastic and adaptable and have the passion to bring out the individual talent and provide the necessary level of nurture and care for individual pupils, please do complete an application form.

This is a temporary term time only contract with 32.5 hours hours per week, 8.30 until 15.30 Monday to Friday, with a view to extend. 

You will be our desirable candidate if:

- You have experience in supporting children with SEN, and in particular, ASD;

- You have experience of working with children that are pre-verbal or have limited spoken language;

- You have experience of using a range of different strategies to support communication, e.g. PECs, Makaton, etc.

- You have experience of working with children with speech, language and communication needs;

- You have experience of assisting pupils with their personal care and toileting needs;

- You thrive working in a friendly team with like-minded people;

- You have a positive sense of humour and attitude;

- You are a clear communicator with adults and children;

- You are a positive role model to all.

In return, we can offer you:

- A friendly and supportive team;

- Opportunities for progression and development through training, coaching and mentoring;

- A healthy work-life balance;

- An inclusive environment where you feel valued;

- A supportive leadership team.

For more information about the school and the post please visit our website www.aspire.groveparkacademies.org

If you are interested in this post, lease complete the application form and send it to hr@groveparkacademies.org.

Please note that we accept application forms only and we will not be able to register your interest in this post if you only send us your CV.

Shortlisted candidates will be asked to attend the interview at Aspire School or via a video call.

Aspire is committed to safeguarding to all its pupils, you will therefore be subject to enhanced disclosure process. As part of our responsibility for safeguarding, in addition to the Kent policy of one employment and one personal reference, the school may request additional employment references.


Information about the school

Aspire School is a special free school in Sittingbourne for children aged from 4 to 11 years; opened in September 2020. The school is growing gradually and will eventually provide 168 places for pupils with autism and speech and language needs. Aspire School will provide exceptional specialist teaching from a team of specialist teachers, teaching assistants and other professionals. The new premises have been specifically designed to meet the needs of the children and will include therapy rooms, a high tech sensory room, soft play and a swing room. The curriculum will reflect the individual needs of the pupils and will offer opportunities for academic learning and the development of communication, life skills and personalised targets.

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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.