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HLTA Interventions in English & Maths - Full-time - Special Needs Position

Ripplevale Lower School, Broadstairs

  • Ref:KCC886-60476047-3S
  • Posted:07/02/2023
  • Pay:NJC 8-12 (£11.81 to £12.70)
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:28/02/2023 at 12:00
  • Interviews:To be confirmed


Are you looking for an exciting opportunity to really make a difference with ASD pupils? Are you enthusiastic, resilient and enjoy working with young children? We are looking for a Higher Level Teaching Assistant to deliver interventions in English and Maths at our new Ripplevale Lower School site in Broadstairs for our Primary pupils. This post would be ideal for an experienced TA or a Teacher looking for a less pressurised role. The post is full time Monday to Friday 8:30 am – 3:45 pm, term time only, plus 70 inset hours which presently includes Tuesday early evening twilight sessions.

Our pupils cover the full range of academic ability but this post will be specifically targeted towards our lower achieving pupils who have gaps in their knowledge due to their ASD and other associated conditions or through missing time in school. Our pupils are engaging, fun and quirky. Applications are only accepted on a Ripplevale School application form. CVs on their own will be rejected. You can email: hr@ripplevaleschool.co.uk or, telephone 01304 373866 to request an application pack.

Child Protection & Safeguarding

Ripplevale School is committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children and the successful candidate will be required to:

Have an Enhanced DBS Disclosure and the successful candidate, as per KCSIE will also subjected to have an online search undertaken, this is also considered for all shortlisted candidates.

Ensure you are aware of all Ripplevale School’s Child Protection & Safeguarding Policies.

Ensure you abide by those policies (names and points of contact for all relevant agencies can be found in the policies

Participate in all Child Protection & Safeguarding training as required by the school.

Immediately report any incidents of a child protection / safeguarding nature.

Be aware that failure by a member of staff to report actual or suspected physical, sexual or emotional abuse or neglect of a pupil is a disciplinary offence.

Please note: This post is not exempt from the rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

Information about the school

Ripplevale School is an independent day special school for boys aged from 6 to 18 years old who have an EHCP (Education Health Care Plan) with a diagnosis of ASD, often with associated conditions.

Ripplevale School is situated over two sites. Ripplevale Lower School is situated in Broadstairs, teaching a Primary provision and Ripplevale Upper School is based in the village of Ripple near Deal, with our Secondary and Post 16 provision.

We have a committed and dedicated team which includes teachers, teaching assistants, higher level teaching assistants, a range of therapists, administrative staff and support staff. All play a significant role in the education and development of each pupil and work to create a warm, informal, friendly atmosphere in which the pupils feel secure, safe and confident.

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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.