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Progress & Engagement Guide (TA) - Full-time - Special Needs Position

Cornfields School, Ashford

  • Ref:KCC887-146521-36S
  • Posted:27/01/2023
  • Pay:Negotiable Depending on Experiance
  • Start Date:Immediate or by negotiation
  • App Close Date:08/02/2023 at 16:00
  • Interviews:9th & 10th February


Cornfields school has recently been judged as Outstanding by Ofsted.  We are looking for an amazing person to come and join the team.

Cornfields School in Ashford is small, independent special needs school for children aged between 7 and 16 years of age.    Our schools create a calm, orderly and safe space where every child is able to be supported to develop academically and emotionally. 

Our Progress & Engagement Guides fulfil a key role in pupils’ progress by working with pupils and teachers to identify gaps in knowledge and providing 1:1 support or small group working to close the gaps.  The precise nature of this intensive support ensures pupils are not left behind in classroom learning and are able to make rapid and sustainable progress.

We are seeking  Progress & Engagement Guides to join our teams at both our Ashford and  Cranbrook schools.  An understanding and  appreciation of special educational needs would be an advantage but the essential qualities required will include compassion, flexibility and the ability to engage with pupils with passion, determination and resilience.   We support and  work with wonderfully individual children and have the opportunity to change their lives and improve their life chances.

Our staff team are amazing and they benefit from CPD opportunities to enable them to develop and progress.  

If you believe you are able to make a positive difference to our pupils then we would welcome an application form from you.

Information about the school

Cornfields School in Ashford is a smaller than average-sized special school which operate a nurture-based ethos and is registered to admit between 50 pupils. The school serves pupils aged 7-16, who have a range of primary diagnosis including autism, social, emotional and mental health difficulties and cognition and learning difficulties. Belle Vue school in Cranbrook is registered to admit 60 pupils between the ages of 11 -19. Our pupils are wonderfully individual, each one with strengths and areas for improvement. Our schools are calm, quiet and orderly settings where pupils can be supported to develop academically and emotionally.

Ofsted inspected Cornfields school in March 2022 and judged us to be Outstanding in all areas. Belle Vue was inspected shortly afterwards and also judged to be Outstanding in all areas.

Our vision is that every child should go to an inspiring and life changing school, have the best teaching and benefit from all services working in partnership with each other to ensure their future life chances are improved.

At the core of our schools is a drive to improve life chances of children. We will go above and beyond, set high expectations and improve outcomes by working together with others.

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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.