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Teaching Assistant (Permanent and Relief Positions Available - Please Specify on Application Form) - Term Time

Shenstone School, Crayford

  • Ref:KCC303-7001-78S
  • Posted:10/02/2023
  • Pay:£17,700 actual salary - (Bexley 5 £13.21 per hour)
  • Start Date:ASAP
  • App Close Date:16/04/2023 at 23:45
  • Interviews:TBA


Post Title:  

Teaching Assistant

Post Location: 

Shenstone School (Sites are at: Crayford, Sidcup & Belvedere)

Although you will be predominately based at one site (site allocation will be discussed at interview), you will need to be prepared/willing to work at any of our three sites.

Contract Type:

Permanent & Relief positions available (please specify what position you are applying for on your application)


30 hours per week (9:00 a.m. – 3:45 p.m.)

39 weeks per year (term time + training days)


Bexley 05 (£13.21 per hour)


£24,804 (full-time equivalent)

£17,700 (Actual salary)

Post Start Date:



If you are interested in applying and wish to view our amazing school, please e-mail hr@shenstone-tkat.org with your name and contact number and we will arrange a convenient date and time.

Closing Date: 

Open until filled – latest date to apply is the 16th April 2023.

We will be accepting applications until our positions are filled.  If we fill all of our vacancies, we will close this advert prior to the latest date specified above and without further notice.  If you are interested in this position, it is highly recommended that you apply as soon as possible upon seeing the advert.

Interview Date: 



We are looking for enthusiastic, engaging, empathetic and resilient candidates to join our fantastic and dedicated team at Shenstone School.  You will be required to work as part of a team, under the direction of the Class Teacher/Cover Supervisor helping and supporting pupils with their emotional, social and cognitive learning. 

You will use a variety of different techniques to motivate, engage and encourage the pupils to achieve their greatest possible outcomes.  You will also be required to initiate and participate in games/activities, toilet/change where necessary and protect pupils safety and wellbeing.

If you are looking for a challenge and are able to support and encourage our amazing pupils with SEND to achieve their full potential in our specialist school setting, then we would welcome your application.  The achievements of our pupils are extraordinary and will give you a sense of achievement when they make progress, however small.

It is paramount that you feel confident and resilient in working with pupils with challenging behaviour.   As individuals, each pupil presents with different abilities and behavioural needs which vary from child to child. 

For further details and how to apply – please refer to our Recruitment Pack.

Thank you

Information about the school

Shenstone is an all-through school for children and young people with Severe Learning Difficulties (SLD). We work across three sites within Bexley. Two sites are primary (Sidcup and Crayford), and the third site is our growing secondary provision (located in Thamesmead for 2024/25 before moving to a purpose-built new site in Belvedere in September 2025). Exciting times are ahead for everyone at Shenstone School.

Our staff are passionate about providing our students with the best learning opportunities. Working in partnership with parents and carers, we successfully foster and develop a positive attitude in our young people and support them to have opportunities that will allow them to achieve beyond their expectations. The support and guidance students receive from staff give them the confidence to learn independently and strive to achieve their most aspirational outcomes. The school positions itself as a centre of excellence for its students, parents/carers, staff, local authorities and the wider community.

We aim to ensure that all students have the maximum opportunity to participate fully in society to enhance their life chances. We pride ourselves on ensuring that learning remains purposeful but is equally fun. We are committed to supporting the emotional health and well-being of all our students, staff and parents/carers, and we stand by our motto of “Together we engage, thrive and achieve”.

We are very proud of Shenstone School and our achievements, which include autism accreditation through the National Autistic Society, The Wellbeing Award for Schools, Outstandingly Happy School status, Move Centre of Excellence Award, National Online Safety Certified School status, and we are also an accredited Arts Award Centre. We continue to expand with new ideas and initiatives to maintain and improve services for students and staff.

Staff at Shenstone School can access the following benefits: excellent induction and probation processes, comprehensive in-house training, competitive pension scheme, employee counselling services, vaccination programmes, on-site mental health first aid team and various other well-being and social activities.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Georgia Bissett
  • Address:94 Old Road, Crayford, Kent, DA1 4DZ
  • Telephone: 01322 524145
  • Email: hr@shenstone-tkat.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.