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Teaching Assistant - Term Time

The Orchard School, Canterbury

  • Ref:KCC886-7062-212S
  • Posted:31/03/2023
  • Pay:Kent Range 3 plus SEN allowance
  • Start Date:ASAP
  • App Close Date:20/04/2023 at 23:45
  • Interviews:To be Confirmed


Job Description 

We are looking for Teaching Assistants both our Primary and Secondary departments to provide support for students with complex needs at The Orchard School, Canterbury. 

The Orchard School is a mixed special school for pupils with emotional, social, mental health and associated learning difficulties. 

This is an exciting opportunity for an energetic and enthusiastic person to make a difference to the lives of children and young people.  The Orchard School offers a unique teaching and learning environment, committed staff and pupils and excellent career development opportunities.

32.5 hours per week Term time only plus 5 CPD days, 8.30am - 3.30pm.

Salary Kent Range 3 £14,576.25 (fte £19,293) plus SEN Allowance of £1342

Essential a GCSE or equivalent in English and Mathematics in Grade A*-C.

Please see attached Job Description and Person Specification for full details.

When applying, applicants should outline relevant experience and reasons for application - CV not essential. 

The school is committed to the safeguarding of all children and expects all staff appointed to fully promote the welfare of our pupils.  Posts are subject to Enhanced DBS checks.

Information about the school

The Orchard School caters for primary and secondary aged pupils with social, emotional, mental health difficulties and associated learning difficulties. Recently judged Good by Ofsted, the PAN is 93. Our catchment covers East Kent although pupils also attend from outside the area.

Job Contact Information

Fax: 01227 781589


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.