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Cover Teaching Assistant - Maidstone - Term Time - Special Needs Position

Five Acre Wood School, Maidstone

  • Ref:KCC886-7056-410S
  • Posted:14/11/2022
  • Pay:Actual £12,922.02 inc. SEN
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:28/11/2022 at 10:00
  • Interviews:TBC

Advert

Inspirational cover Teaching Assistants required at this very special school. We are looking for cover Teaching Assistants to join us. The successful candidate will work in a team of cover staff to support with staff absences within the school, you could be required to work in any area of the school and that could change on a daily basis. The hours of work are 9.30am to 2.30pm Monday to Friday.

Are you adaptable and able to bring out the best in our pupils with special talents, aged 2 – 19, with severe, profound or complex needs?

Due to an increase in pupil numbers we require Teaching Assistants to join our "Outstanding" school. We are looking for drive, enthusiasm and potential to join our friendly, professional, positive and forward looking school. 

Although the advert has a close date, applications may be shortlisted and interviews held sooner.

Successful candidates will either be experienced and successful Teaching Assistants who enjoy team working and taking responsibility or have worked in a Special Needs or child based environment. Alternatively you may have a passion for special needs and looking for your first opportunity. You will benefit from opportunities for further professional development and career progression as we value and support staff in all aspects of school life. The successful candidate will also have a strong commitment to inclusive principles and be committed to safeguarding children and young people.

Roles can be based at any of our sites - Loose, Allington and Snodland. But will predominently be Loose based.

Sometimes words cannot explain how something really is, we would encourage you to view the 2 links below.

We hold an annual music festival for our pupils, it gives them the opportunity experience something they may not ordinarily be able to access. You can see it here. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9xOR-PlaONI (If the link doesn’t connect - You Tube “Five Acre Woodstock 2019 – Amazing Festival in a Day”)

Nathan Grisdale was on the X factor and reached the “Six chair challenge”. He heard about our school. He wrote a song for us and filmed it with our pupils. You can see it here. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OJF9MlJHt-I

(If the link doesn’t connect – You Tube Nathan Grisdale - Don't Give Up (Official music video))

We look forward to hearing from you.

Five Acre Wood is committed to the safeguarding of all its pupils, you will therefore be subject to an 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 will request additional employment references. The school will also, as outlined in Keeping children Safe in Education 2022, complete an online search for shortlisted candidates.

Information about the school

Five Acre Wood is a successful outward looking and expanding District Special School based over sites in and around Maidstone, Kent.

We currently have over 750 pupils on roll aged 2-19 years with profound, severe and complex needs, we are one of the largest special needs schools in the country. We have 420 employees. Our Outstanding school will continue to expand and we are looking for people with a positive approach to join us who share our vision of "Only the best will do" for all our students.

Our achievements include the WAS Wellbeing Award, which recognises how we look after employees and pupils.

We are a very supportive school, we offer opportunities for further professional development and career development.

For further information regarding the school, please go to our website www.fiveacrewood.co.uk

We hold an annual music festival for our pupils and employees, it gives them the opportunity experience something they may not ordinarily be able to access. You can see it here. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9xOR-PlaONI (If the link doesn’t connect - You Tube “Five Acre Woodstock 2019 – Amazing Festival in a Day”)

Nathan Grisdale was on the X factor and reached the “Six chair challenge”. He heard about our school. He wrote a song for us and filmed it with our pupils. You can see it here. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OJF9MlJHt-I
(If the link doesn’t connect – You Tube Nathan Grisdale - Don't Give Up (Official music video)

We have recently released our own single feat. Jack Rose, view the video here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=maa_veNaobU (if the link doesn't work search 'Five Acre Wood School Hall of Fame'

Five Acre Wood is committed to the safeguarding of all its pupils, you will therefore be subject to an 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 will request additional employment references. The school will also, as outlined in Keeping children Safe in Education 2022, complete an online search for shortlisted candidates.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Nicola Devereux
  • Address:Boughton Lane, Maidstone , Kent, ME15 9QF
  • Telephone: (01622) 743925
  • Email: hr@five-acre.kent.sch.uk

Fax: 01622 744828

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.