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Teaching Assistant - Specialist Resource Provision - Term Time

Meopham School, Meopham

  • Ref:KCC886-4004-419S
  • Posted:23/03/2023
  • Pay:£20,263 (SAT 3) + £1257 SEN Allowance - FTE
  • Start Date:April/May 2023
  • App Close Date:17/04/2023 at 12:00
  • Interviews:w/c 24th April 2023


  • School: Meopham School – The Windmill (SRP)
  • FTE Salary: £20,263 (SAT 3) + £1257 SEN Allowance
  • Pro Rata Salary: £17,506 (SAT 3) + £1,085 SEN Allowance
  • 37 Hours a week
  • Term time plus 5 Staff Development Days

We are currently seeking a Teaching Assistant to work in The Windmill Specialist Resource Provision at Meopham School. The Windmill is a specialist provision who support pupils with an EHCP and have autism as their primary area of need. As a Teaching Assistant you will be responsible for supporting Windmill pupils both inside and outside of the classroom, to support their progress and meet their potential. You will work closely with the Head of The Windmill, The Windmill team and class teachers on a daily basis. Good levels of literacy and numeracy, willingness to learn and work as part of a team to support our students are essential. Experience of working with pupils with autism and associated diagnosis is desirable, but not essential.

We are involved in extensive outreach work across schools in Kent, both within the Trust and beyond. This means we can offer you an invigorating professional environment in which to grow. The opportunities are genuially endless. Meopham School is the highest performing non-selective school in Kent.   We invite you to be a significant part of our future success.

For more information about our school please visit our website: https://www.meophamschool.org.uk/.

Join us and benefit from:

  • Working within a supportive team;
  • Being part of our successful Trust;
  • Local Government Pension Scheme – with a generous employer contribution;
  • Employee Assistance Programme – Wellbeing and advice;
  • Ride to Work Scheme;
  • Eye test reimbursement;
  • Kent Rewards Scheme – access to local and national retail discounts.
  • Employee Referral Recruitment Incentive.

Full details of the requirements of the post can be found in the accompanying recruitment pack.

If you are interested in this post, please contact Jenny Trueman, for an informal discussion.  Jennifer.trueman@swale.at and 01474 814646

Applications should be made via Kent Teach.  Please note, we cannot accept CVs. 

If you experience any difficulty in completing the application form, please contact recruitment@swale.at  or 01795 426091 (option 2)

In accordance with current GDPR compliance we will not keep any details / application forms on file once the position is filled.

Interview Date: w/c 24th April 2023

Swale Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  This post is exempt from ROA and will require an enhanced DBS disclosure.

Information about the school

Welcome to Meopham School, where a traditional family culture combines with an ambitious ethos for excellence.

Meopham School is situated in a beautiful village location. Our staff love working in our warm, friendly, family environment. Our reputation in the community is second-to-none. Our students are wonderful ambassadors for us, both in school and beyond.

Our ethos creates a supportive, energising and inspiring climate for success. Indeed, we were recognised as the highest performing non-selective school in Kent for the third year running in the January 2019 school Performance Tables. We were also judged as Outstanding by Ofsted in January 2019.

However, at Meopham School we measure success not just in terms of excellent academic outcomes, but also in the development of strong character. Our traditional academic curriculum combines with our Excellence Through Character curriculum to ensure that every student is nurtured to uncover their talents and aptitudes. We recognise that excellent examination results are only a part of the story. Qualifications and personality open doors initially, but it is strength of character which keeps those doors open and allows our young people to lead happy, successful and healthy lives.

We are proud that Meopham School students are curious in their learning, resilient in overcoming difficulty, and are confident in evaluating their own progress. As a consequence, they are ambitious to achieve academic and personal success, both in school and in the world beyond.

Meopham School is part of the wider Swales Academies Trust. Which has vastly grown into a variety of different schools in both secondary and primary sectors. We value children of all abilities and we offer a fully-inclusive environment where they can fulfil their undoubted potential. It is an environment where we will nurture them to become resilient, reflective in all areas of school life.  Our vision is to ensure that all of our students become well rounded, responsible, confident and articulate young adults the wider community can be proud of.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Glenn Prebble - Headteacher
  • Address:Wrotham Road, Meopham, Kent, DA13 0AH
  • Telephone: (01474) 814646
  • Email: mssrecruitment@swale.at

Fax: (01474) 814646


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.