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1:1 Teaching Assistant - Term Time

Aspire School, Sittingbourne

  • Ref:KCC886-7005-57S
  • Posted:14/03/2023
  • Pay:FTE £19,293 (£14,641 pro rata) plus SEN £1,342
  • Start Date:Immediately. 1 year temporary contract.
  • App Close Date:16/04/2023 at 22:00
  • Interviews:24th April 2023


Bourne Alliance Multi Academy Trust is looking to appoint an enthusiastic teaching assistant to join a large and dynamic team at Aspire School.

At Aspire school we believe that learning needs to be individual for all and aspirational for everyone. We are looking for an experienced Teaching Assistant to join our growing team to support a year 2 pupil, on a 1:1 basis, who has very individual social and emotional needs and challenging behaviours. If you are experienced, enthusiastic, adaptable, hyper vigilant and proactive and have the passion to nurture individual pupils, please do apply.

We are offering a rare opportunity to join a new, purpose-built environment designed for our unique children. Successful candidates will have the prospect of joining this collaborative journey to develop the school and its vision as it continues to grow. This really is an exciting opportunity to be part of creating something special from the very beginning. 

If you are experienced, enthusiastic and adaptable and have the passion to bring out and nurture the individual talents in our pupils, aged 4 -11 with ASD and speech and language needs, please do complete an application form.

The working hours are 8.30 until 15.30 (32.5 hours per week) Monday to Friday, 39 weeks per year (38 weeks Term time plus 5 days). The contract is temporary, initially for 1 year but may be extended.

You will be our desirable candidate if:

  • You have experience in supporting children with SEN;
  • You have previously supported pupils with SEMH or challenging behaviour needs;
  • You have previous experience or training in de-escalation and/or positive behaviour support.
  • You are an understanding and resilient person;
  • You thrive working in a friendly team with like-minded people;
  • You have a positive sense of humour and attitude;
  • You are a clear communicator with adults and children;
  • You are a positive role model to all.

In return, we can offer you:

  • A friendly and supportive team;
  • Opportunities for progression and development through training, coaching and mentoring;
  • A healthy work-life balance;
  • An inclusive environment where you feel valued;
  • A supportive leadership team.

Shortlisted candidates will be asked to attend an interview and observation at the school.

Bourne Alliance Multi Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. This post is subject to pre-employment checks including references, an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service and the right to work in the UK. Shortlisted candidates will be subject to online searches for publicly available information.

In cases where we receive a high volume of applications for a post, we may bring the closing date forward. Therefore you are advised to submit your completed application form as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

CVs will only be accepted when accompanied by a fully completed online application form.

No agencies please.

Information about the school

Aspire School is a special free school in Sittingbourne for children aged from 4 to 11 years; opened in September 2020. The school is growing gradually and will eventually provide 168 places for pupils with autism and speech and language needs. Aspire School will provide exceptional specialist teaching from a team of specialist teachers, teaching assistants and other professionals. The new premises have been specifically designed to meet the needs of the children and will include therapy rooms, a high tech sensory room, soft play and a swing room. The curriculum will reflect the individual needs of the pupils and will offer opportunities for academic learning and the development of communication, life skills and personalised targets.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:HR
  • Address:Vellum Drive, Sittingbourne, Kent, ME10 5DA
  • Telephone: 01795 477417
  • Email: hr@ba-mat.org.uk


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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.