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SEN Teaching Assistant - Term Time - Special Needs Position

Headcorn Primary School, Headcorn

  • Ref:KCC886-2165-71S
  • Posted:15/11/2022
  • Pay:Kent Range 4
  • Start Date:January or earlier
  • App Close Date:25/11/2022 at 09:00
  • Interviews:interviews may be offered as applications received


Headcorn Primary School is looking for an energetic and enthusiastic person to join our hard-working, fun-loving team as we near the completion of our transition into a two-form entry primary school.

The successful applicant will be someone who loves to inspire and support our children and is a willing team player. You should be a highly efficient, flexible and reliable person. 

This is an exciting role for those interested or experienced in working with children with a variety of SEN needs. We provide development opportunities in a variety of Special Educational Needs. Previous successful experience as an SEN teaching assistant in either KS1 or KS2 with experience of supporting pupils 1:1 is desirable. This role will be working with children with physical disabilities as well as supporting academic progress and engagement in learning.

The relevant NVQ2/3 qualification would be an advantage however we can also support those that wish to progress in their own personal development in this area.

We need someone who can work from 8.30am to 3.30pm Monday to Friday with half an hour lunch break. As part of the contract, an additional 19 hours will be paid for INSET days and/or twilight sessions across the year (dates will be given in advance).

Visits to the school are strongly recommended, please email naomi.henderson@headcorn.kent.sch.uk or phone 01622 891289 to arrange.

Candidates may be offered an interview prior to the closing date.

£ 19,389 per annum (pro rata £ 14,556 approximately for part time) within grade Kent Range 4.

Information about the school

Our school is set in the growing village of Headcorn and is near completion of our transition into a two-form entry primary school.

We have a broad and balanced curriculum and work hard to ensure that all of our children feel valued, behave well, enjoy all they do and achieve their full potential. We have happy and committed staff, supported by keen and knowledgeable Governors.

Engagement with personal development is essential as is staff wellbeing and workload which are treated as a high priorities.

We are a professional team who are committed to our pupils learning. We believe in taking a holistic approach to a child's personal wellbeing and educational development. We have recently grown our nurture provision to include an experienced FLO, trained nurture practitioners and a therapy dog!

We have a well-resourced and spacious learning environment situated in attractive grounds.

Job Contact Information

Fax: (01622) 891285


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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.