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Teaching Assistant - Womenswold, Canterbury - Full-time - Special Needs Position

Cross Keys Learning, Canterbury

  • Ref:KCC886-6149-13S
  • Posted:29/11/2022
  • Pay:£15,000 - £18,000
  • Start Date:ASAP
  • App Close Date:16/12/2022 at 17:00
  • Interviews:20th December


Cross Keys Learning is a developing and growing organisation and are recruiting dynamic experienced Teaching Assistant for our Womenswold site. As part of our current growth, we are recruiting highly motivated and enthusiastic individuals who can relate to students who have struggled within a mainstream setting and need a more nurturing environment, such as Cross Keys Learning.

Successful candidates should be able to demonstrate a wide range of Teaching Assistant skills, especially with SEN students. We are seeking passionate and resourceful individuals who are highly motivated, enthusiastic and who can relate to our students.

You will be expected to support the teaching staff on a day-to-day basis and be able to demonstrate strengths in meeting the SEN needs of our young people. The role will also include general classroom/one to one student support.

Cross Keys Learning are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect ALL staff to share this commitment. Our approach to safer recruitment means the successful candidate will be required to complete an enhanced DBS check, and full reference checks with previous employers will be conducted.

Information about the school

Cross Keys Learning Independent Special School was founded in 2018, following the successful placements of students with SEN needs and EHCP’s from within our KMS tuition service. Starting with ten students during its first academic year, the school increased its roll to fifteen in March 2020, and again increased the number of students to twenty seven in September 2021. In 2022 we have expanded the school to operate across two separate sites with an increased the roll of fifty five students.

We are an established and well respected provision offering education to KS3 and KS4 students (11-17 years). Our provision is designed to offer learning within small groups (5-8 per group) and we offer a broad and balanced alternative curriculum with a choice of pathways for KS4 students. Although we can support students with a wide range of needs, our curriculum and provision are designed to support learners: o with ASD/ Social and Communication difficulties o who have been unable to manage a mainstream environment due to high levels of anxiety or school refusal o who require an alternative curriculum/ pathway as their cognitive ability or school experiences have resulted in them being significantly behind ARE (age related expectations). o who may have low self-esteem and confidence

Our mission is to work together continuing to make our school a safe and secure environment where we are aware of our own, and each other’s well-being, and have a pride in our community and our learning, so we can all reach our potential.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Steve Fuller
  • Address:Cross Keys Learning, The Street, Womenswold, Canterbury, Kent , CT4 6HE
  • Telephone: 07884144625
  • Email: steve.fuller@kms.kent.sch.uk
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.