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Classroom Support Assistants (10.00 AM - 2.00 PM Weekdays) - Part-time

Foreland Fields School, Ramsgate

  • Ref:KCC886-7040-261S
  • Posted:15/11/2022
  • Pay:Kent Range 3
  • Start Date:January 2023
  • App Close Date:28/11/2022 at 12:00
  • Interviews:TBC


In response to an exciting phase of development and expansion at Foreland Fields School, we have created a new role of Classroom Support Assistant and we are looking to appoint a number of these across the school.

Classroom Support Assistants will work Monday to Friday from 10.00am until 2.00pm and they will be responsible for supporting the smooth running of the classroom and wider learning environment by carrying out duties that include assisting with supervision of pupils, assisting with eating and drinking and personal care and maintaining stock and resources (please see Classroom Support Assistant Job Description attached).

Whilst relevant qualifications and experience would be an advantage, they are not essential (please refer to the Classroom Support Assistant Person Specification). We will provide you with a full week of induction training, which includes Moving and Handling, Makaton, Pool Evacuation, Behaviour and Safeguarding Training and our friendly staff team are here to support you, as you develop new skills. Classroom Support Assistants will also be required to attend 5 training days per year. 

If you are looking for a new challenge and you are keen to support children and young people with their development and learning, we are interested in hearing from you.

We strongly recommend that candidates have a look at our website www.foreland.kent.sch.uk prior to applying for this post. You will find useful information regarding the curriculum and the strategies that we use to support teaching and learning.

Candidates are welcome to contact Sarah Thorp (Deputy Headteacher) by telephone (01843 863891) if they would like to learn more about this exciting opportunity.

Foreland Fields School is totally committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people.  A copy of our Child Protection policy is below.  The post is subject to an enhanced DBS check plus verification of the right to work in the UK.

Information about the school

Foreland Fields School is a Day Special School for pupils with Profound, Severe and Complex Needs (PSCN), many of whom also have Autistic Spectrum Disorder.

We provide for 200+ pupils aged 3-19 in five departments, Nursery, Infants, Juniors (KS2) Secondary (KS3) and KS4/6th Form. In addition, we have satellite classes at Garlinge Primary School, Hartsdown Academy and East Kent College.

We encourage all of our employees to further their career development and we respect initiative and ambition. We are committed to performance management, staff training and coaching. The successful candidate will embrace the special ethos of the School, and the role will provide an opportunity to take Foreland Fields School into this next exciting phase and beyond.

Foreland Fields School is committed to the safeguarding and well-being of children therefore all successful candidates will be subject to an Enhanced DBS check and references. We will also complete an online search on all shortlisted candidates.

Job Contact Information


Below are documents that have been added to this vacancy.

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.