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Teaching Assistant - Part-time - Special Needs Position

Rowhill School, Longfield

  • Ref:KCC886-7044-119S
  • Posted:22/11/2022
  • Pay:Kent Range 5 £20,595 FTE + SEN
  • Start Date:a.s.a.p.
  • App Close Date:09/12/2022 at 14:00
  • Interviews:tbc


We are looking for a dynamic and passionate Teaching Assistant who is seeking a new and rewarding role. This is an excellent opportunity to offer you variety, as no two days are the same and will give you the chance to make a significant and positive impact to the way that children learn and engage.  

This exciting and varied opening has arisen for talented and committed individuals to join our Alternative Provision, to work with our pupils in order to reduce the gaps in their learning.

Previous experience of working with children would be beneficial but not essential as full training and support will be given. 

The successful applicant will be supporting students in a variety of subjects, including construction and motor maintenance, as well as supporting staff in delivering core subjects.

This role is pivotal to ensuring a significant impact on the school and its pupils: enabling the pupils to build self-esteem, confidence and resilience.

We are looking for someone who:

  • Has literacy, math and or practical skills;
  • Is keen and enthusiastic;
  • Has a genuine interest and sensitivity to children’s individual needs;
  • Has the ability to work as part of a team;
  • Has a positive and flexible outlook;
  • Experience of dealing with behaviour and learning difficulties would be an advantage.

The post is offered for 30 hours per week, 39 weeks per year.  There may also be opportunities for additional hours.   Start date a.s.a.p.

Information about the school

Rowhill School is a day special school designated for pupils with Social Emotional and Mental Health difficulties. The school currently has approximately 151 pupils on roll, between the ages of 5 and 16. Pupils have a wide range of needs, including communication and interaction difficulties, as well as behavioural, social and mental health needs. We also provide an Alternative Curriculum Provision for 23 KS4 pupils, providing tutoring, both on and off site.

The Dartford STLS teaching service also forms part of the schools' structure.

Our staff work closely with pupils to create an ethos of care, respect and success. At Rowhill, we feel strongly that our pupils are entitled to a broad, balanced, inclusive, relevant and learner-focused curriculum, which will develop the young people to be lifelong independent learners.

Rowhill School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the safety and well-being of all children and expects all staff to support the school in achieving this commitment.

Job Contact Information

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.