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Teaching Assistant/Sen Support Assistant - Term Time

Orchards Academy, Swanley

  • Ref:KCC886-4031-197S
  • Posted:10/01/2023
  • Pay:Kent Range 3
  • Start Date:ASAP
  • App Close Date:03/02/2023 at 16:00
  • Interviews:TBC


Teaching Assistant/SEN Support Assistant

Having successfully appointed for the previously advertised Teaching Assistant/SEN Support Assistant role, Orchards Academy is looking to further expand the SEN team and are looking to appoint a passionate individual to take up the position of Teaching Assistant/SEN Support Assistant.

As one of the 50 schools nationally to be granted a rebuild in summer 2021 we are looking to expand our successful team now in readiness for an increase in our school roll.

Whilst the successful candidate will be required to work across the whole ability range at KS3 and KS4 initially supporting SEN students where required, we will also be keen to support your development by offering bespoke training to support your area of interest or expertise. The importance of life experience is essential for this role. 


Closing Date for Applications: 3rd February 2023 - Please apply asap as we reserve the right to close the advert early if a suitable candidate is found. 

Interview Date: TBC

Salary: Kent Range 3 (£19,293 FTE). Pro rata salary for Term time only role approx. £13,514.00pa. 

Hours: 8.40am to 3:30pm Monday to Friday, term time only plus inset days (30 hours per week) 

Start Date: ASAP

If you have not had any communication within 10 days of the closing date please take this as confirmation that on this occasion your application has not been successful.

Safeguarding: TKAT is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment. Offers of employment will be subject to the full Safer Recruitment process, including an enhanced disclosure and barring service check.

Our Commitment - Equal, Inclusive, Diverse: TKAT is committed to inclusion, diversity and equality of opportunity by encouraging and welcoming differences, listening to individual experiences, aspirations and accomplishments and learning how to grow better together. We welcome applications from all suitable candidates, regardless of any protected characteristic; this includes applicants wishing to work flexibly.

Access to interview: Should you be selected and invited to interview please let us know if you require us to adapt the interview environment. If we can accommodate practical workplace adjustments to assist we will.   

Information about the school

Orchards Academy aims to provide a caring yet challenging curriculum and environment in which the talents of each student are nurtured and enabled to flourish.

As a small school we quickly develop a strong sense of belonging. This strong sense of community allows students to grow personally and academically as they trust and feel supported by a staff body that knows them well. This results in a calm, orderly and purposeful atmosphere where students enjoy their learning, make good progress and feel safe.

We aim to work with students, parents and the wider community to provide a safe, supportive and stimulating learning environment where high expectations and levels of challenge enable our students to achieve academically, socially and emotionally so they can make a positive contribution to society.

Working for TKAT: Leadership within TKAT schools require passion, understanding, empathy and above all, a genuine love for the profession. Our role is to support you by giving you the flexibility to work how and when you need to; to open up opportunities to develop your career; to take care of your wellbeing at work; to enable you to flourish as an individual and to offer the kind of rewards you can only find from improving the prospects and life chances for literally thousands of children and young people.

Job Contact Information

Fax: 01322 661006


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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.