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SEN Teaching Assistant Apprentice - Fixed Term

Turner Schools

  • Ref:KCC-F42-256-S
  • Posted:23/05/2023
  • Pay:Apprentice Rate £10,186 per annum
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:26/06/2023 at 12:00
  • Interviews:To Be Confirmed

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We are looking for a highly professional, dedicated and motivated Apprentice SEND Teaching Assistant to join the team at Turner Free School. The ideal candidate will be passionate about supporting pupils with SEND, have excellent communication skills, demonstrate patience when dealing with pupils and parents and be able to utilise a range of strategies to support our pupils to achieve success.

This role will require you to support children with SEND, through classroom support as well as take a leading role in delivering small group interventions and 1:1 support. 

 Are you...

  • Someone who has the highest expectations of themselves and others?
  • A dedicated team player with energy, drive and creativity?
  • Able to work collaboratively and act with initiative?
  • Of the belief that all pupils can do well and have a desire to help them achieve?
  • Ambitious and committed to your own professional development?
  • Able to demonstrate a willingness to take on board advice in order to develop further?
  • Able to supervise pupils at more unstructured times of the school day, engaging them in games and social skills activities?

 Do you…

  • Have a keen interest in supporting pupil’s learning?
  • Have the ability to build a rapport with learners, including those with special educational needs?
  • Have the ability to use ICT and to learn new ICT skills?

 In return, we can offer...

  • Fabulous pupils who want to learn
  • A fantastic supporting and friendly team of staff
  • Ongoing CPD & support for future career progression
  • A school which takes pupil & staff wellbeing seriously
  • Supportive central Trust team, governors & a dedicated staff team who are continually willing to learn
  • A genuine opportunity to make a difference & be part of our journey to set a new standard in non-selective, knowledge rich education.

Qualifications Needed: 

  • GCSE English or the equivalent
  • GCSE Maths or the equivalent 

In addition to this, all employees are expected to contribute to the wider life of the school community and candidates should be mindful of this when applying for the position.

Please state your curriculum strengths and experience on your application form.

37 hours a week. Term Time + INSET Days.

Any course work to be completed in addition to the hours detailed above. Arrangements for dedicated time for training and development to be decided.

This is a fixed term appointment for the duration of the apprenticeship. (18 months)

Shortlisted candidates may be observed working with children as part of the selection process and will be expected to have visited the school prior to interview.

We reserve the right to withdraw the advert early if a suitable candidate is found.

Information about the trust

Turner Schools is a Multi-Academy Trust (MAT) with schools in Folkestone and Dover on the beautiful Kent coast. The Turner Schools family includes six schools in Folkestone:-

Dover Christ Church Academy Folkestone Primary Folkestone Academy Morehall Primary Martello Primary Turner Free School

We provide education through pre-school, primary, secondary and on to sixth form. Each academy is individual and responds to the needs of its local community to provide the best possible opportunity for its young people. We promote high academic standards, while ensuring crucial opportunities for personal and emotional development.

Turner Schools is committed to Transforming children’s futures…Empowering children’s futures…Strengthening communities.

To help us achieve this, Turner Staff ‘Walk the Turner Talk’

They will:

• Speak and act with care: always show compassion and respect for children. • Act boldly: be ambitious for yourself and the children and young people we serve. • Learn from adversity: be evaluative, thoughtful and reflective. • Challenge convention: be curious, welcome difference and unfamiliar thinking. • Connect with others: support colleagues, parents and pupils to make a great team. • Use your voice: offer different views and ask questions. • Do what it takes: be relentless in pursuing the best for children. • Ask for support: be open and honest when plans go awry. • Don’t give up: be calm, resilient and measured when managing challenges.

Turner Schools is committed to safeguarding children and promoting their welfare. It expects all staff and volunteers to share this same commitment. Any appointment is subject to satisfactory recruitment checks, including an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. Two references are required prior to commencement of employment. We are an equal opportunities employer.

For further information on Turner Schools, please visit www.turnerschools.com

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Caroline Dominguez
  • Address:Academy Lane,
    CT19 5FP
  • Telephone: 01303 842433
  • Email: hr@turnerschools.com


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.