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Teaching Assistant - Mainstream Classes - Term Time

Whitfield Aspen School, Dover

  • Ref:KCC886-2471-130S
  • Posted:26/09/2022
  • Pay:Kent Range 3 - £19,293
  • Start Date:November 2022
  • App Close Date:04/10/2022 at 10:00
  • Interviews:Wednesday 12th October 2022



Are you looking for a new exciting challenge? Are you passionate about supporting children to learn and develop in all areas, working as part of a team of support staff?

Whitfield Aspen School are seeking enthusiastic and creative people to work as Teaching Assistants within our inclusive school.  This is an exciting opportunity to join an innovative school, which is part of an expansion programme.

Salary: Kent Range 3 pro-rata (equivalent to £19,293 for full time) £10.00 per hour.

19.5 - 27.5 hours per week Term Time only plus KCC holiday pay (Monday – Friday).

Core hours: 08:45 – 15:15 Monday – Friday.

Whitfield Aspen School values education, skills and experience. Candidates who possess GSCE qualifications with grades A*- C or 4 and above in English and Mathematics / NVQ2 / Equivalent or higher is advantageous. Candidates must be able to provide original examination certificates prior to the interview.

Experience of working in school with children is desirable.

Skills tests in English and Mathematics will be carried out during the interview process together with classroom practical activities.

Successful applicants will be required to sign up to the School’s Core Values.

Further information about our school and a Job Description can be found on www.whitfieldaspenschool.co.uk   Visits to the school can be arranged by contacting the school or emailing Gemma Kingsland-Roberts.

CV’s will not be accepted.

Tel. (01304) 821526 or e-mail: gemma.kingsland-roberts@whitfield.kent.sch.uk

Applications must be received by: Tuesday 4th October 2022

Interviews will take place: Wednesday 12th October 2022

Please note that as part of Keeping Children Safe in Education, all references are required to be obtained prior to interview.

Our school and all its’ personnel are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children. Any contract will be subject to satisfactory references, Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service checks, qualification checks and pre-employment health screening.

Information about the school

We are a ‘Good’ school with outstanding opportunities for pupils and staff. In September 2019, we were one of the first schools inspected under the new framework. Whitfield Aspen School is unusual in a national context, in that it is a two/three form entry mainstream primary, with four hundred pupils, combined with the district special school for one hundred and fifty-seven pupils with Profound, Severe and Complex Learning Needs (PSCN). Our school is an extremely cohesive community with an ethos and culture that helps young people to thrive. It has provided extensive training for ALL staff and offers staff a high degree of autonomy which comes along with high expectations 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.