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SEN Teaching Assistant - Part-time

Cliftonville Primary School, Margate

  • Ref:KCC886-2028-140S
  • Posted:30/03/2023
  • Pay:Coastal Academies Trust Grade 3 (£10.52ph)
  • Start Date:September 2023
  • App Close Date:28/04/2023 at 12:00
  • Interviews:Wednesday 17th May


SEN Teaching Assistant

September 2023 start - CAT Grade 3 points 8 - 11 £10.52ph)

30 hours per week, term time only

 Are you looking for a new challenge? Are you passionate about supporting children and young people with their development and learning? Are you keen to develop new skills? Come and join our fantastic team at Cliftonville Primary and Pre-School.

We are seeking an adaptable and flexible Teaching Assistant to join our dedicated, supportive SEN staff team. Ideally, you will be experienced in responding to the needs of pupils with SEN, supporting their personalised learning and social development across the day and keen to develop within the role. The role will involve supporting a pupil with specific needs within a Year 1 class.

Whilst being a mainstream school, some of our SEN pupils have a wide range of needs, including difficulties with communication, learning and sensory development as well as a diagnosis of autism. These children are often needs led and some follow personalised learning journeys along different curriculum pathways, depending on their individual needs.

Whilst relevant qualifications and experience would be an advantage, they are not essential (please refer to the Teaching Assistant Person Specification). We provide all staff with a comprehensive induction training, which includes Makaton, behaviour and safeguarding training. We are committed to providing aspirational outcomes for all our students and we will provide regular specialist training for all staff.

We advise all candidates to read the Teaching Assistant Job Description and Person Specification before applying and to refer to this in their personal statement. If you believe that you could make a difference to a child’s education then please apply. Don’t forget to look at the teaching assistant job description and person specification before applying and to refer to this in your personal statement.



You will be our desirable candidate if:

· You have experience in supporting children with ASC

· 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 have English and maths GCSEs A* - C

· You are a positive role model to all


In return, we can offer you

· A friendly and supportive Inclusion 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

Information about the school

We are one of the largest primary schools in Kent with nearly 862 children on roll, including a Pre-School that offers 30 hour provision. Following our Ofsted inspection, January 2023, we join a small group or primaries who have kept their OUTSTANDING judgement in every aspect of the school. This is attributable to the dedication and professionalism of ALL staff.

When joining us, you will be supported to be the best that you can be. As an academy within the Coastal Academies Trust (CAT) we are passionate and driven in delivering outstanding opportunities for our whole community- staff, children and parents.

We are a family. Our school is warm and welcoming to children, their families and staff. The school is immensely proud of the diverse community it serves and is committed to maintaining outstanding outcomes for every child, no matter what their starting point in an environment that promotes intellectual, physical, emotional, social and spiritual development. As with any school, there are challenges...but the rewards of working at Cliftonville are huge.

Our school values of Independence, safe and settled, respect, resilience, aspiration, learning and community are integral to all that we are and do at Cliftonville Primary and Pre-school. As part of our commitment to community we make it our mission to promote positive wellbeing for all our pupils, staff and the wider community including parents and carers. We recognise that without positive wellbeing we cannot reach our full potential. Therefore, we aim to educate and support our whole school community on the importance of wellbeing and mental health, ensuring it is everyone’s responsibility to care for one another. Through our innovative ‘Wellbeing Hub’ we will provide mental health support, understanding and intervention for pupils and parents ensuring a holistic approach.

Our staff are our greatest resource and so we ensure that all staff have a supportive network and feel they are listened, to and valued at all times.

We work together with a whole range of partners including parents, external agencies, local groups to foster warm, friendly and purposeful relationships. Through these partnerships we support and develop the childrens social, and emotional foundations upon which learning is achieved through a bespoke, exciting, ambitious and engaging curriculum.

The school holds a number of important accreditations including most recently the Well being Award, the Inclusion Quality Mark and the Continuous Professional Learning and Development Quality Mark.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Mrs Ceri Stammers, School Business Manager
  • Address:Northumberland Avenue, Margate, Kent, CT9 3LY
  • Telephone: (01843) 227575
  • Email: finance@cliftonvilleprimary.co.uk

Fax: (01843) 230614


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.