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Teaching Assistant - Full-time - Special Needs Position

Lighthouse School, Margate

  • Ref:KCC886-6110-20S
  • Posted:07/02/2023
  • Pay:£19,918.63 (Full time) £16,426 (Pro Rata)
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:07/03/2023 at 12:00
  • Interviews:ASAP


The Lighthouse School, Margate is a small independent school that provides a blended academic and therapeutic education for SEN children. The school is rapidly developing new approaches and opportunities to support our young people.


Our school has:

  • A clear and shared vision
  • Strong supportive management
  • An innovative and creative approach
  • A motivated staff team
  • Excellent training and development opportunities
  • A focus on raising and maintaining standards and opportunities for all our pupils


We are keen to secure an enthusiastic, friendly, full-time Teaching Assistant to support students in class who have a variety of needs including social, emotional, mental health difficulties and Autism. The successful candidate will be an experienced TA used to working with students with additional needs or someone that is looking for their first opportunity to develop their skills and has an interest in working in the SEN sector. We value professional development and have a varied programme in place to support staff. We are looking for someone to uphold our values for a therapeutic setting that encourages inclusivity and shows a commitment to safeguarding the welfare of the young people in our care.

The working hours are 8.30-16.30 (these hours are negotiable), Monday to Friday.


Interviews will be conducted as soon as possible.


We are looking for staff with:

  • Energy and enthusiasm for their role
  • A friendly and compassionate nature
  • Commitment to a student-centred philosophy
  • Experience of working in education would be beneficial
  • Experience of working with children with special educational needs would be welcomed
  • A flexible approach to meet changing priorities.


Interested in the post? What we can offer you:

  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Enhanced disclosure cost coverage
  • Comprehensive induction and commitment to ongoing training expense met by employer
  • Pension Scheme
  • Free lunches
  • Well being events
  • Access to RISE- mental and physical health, financial and legal advice

Information about the school

We are a small non-maintained specialist school created to provide an inclusive and therapeutic learning environment for young people, aged 8-18, who are unable to access mainstream education and where the primary need is support for SEMH.

We aim to bridge the gap created by time lost in education by offering a personalised learning programme for our learners, who have frequently experienced disrupted education leading to disengagement, challenging behaviours and/or exclusions from a mainstream environment.

We aim to encourage our youngsters to re-engage in educational opportunities which meet their individual needs by means of one to one support, small group tuition or other interventions.

The Lighthouse School promotes enjoyment in learning through its own alternative and flexible curriculum which leads to opportunities to gain nationally accredited awards and qualifications.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Sarah Baker
  • Address:Northdown House, Northdown Park Road, Margate, Kent, CT9 3TP
  • Telephone: 01843 808454
  • Email: hr@ahgroup.org


Below are documents that have been added to this vacancy.

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 Education.