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Classroom Support Assistant (10.00 AM - 2.00 PM Weekdays) - Part-time

Foreland Fields School, Ramsgate

  • Ref:KCC886-7040-279S
  • Posted:23/05/2023
  • Pay:KR3 (£21,293 FTE)
  • Start Date:September 2023 or earlier if possible
  • App Close Date:08/06/2023 at 12:00
  • Interviews:TBA


In response to an exciting phase of development and expansion at Foreland Fields School, we have created a new role of Classroom Support Assistant and we are looking to appoint a number of these across the school from the beginning of September, or earlier if possible.

Classroom Support Assistants work Monday to Friday from 10am until 2pm and they are responsible for supporting the smooth running of the classroom and wider learning environment by carrying out duties that include assisting with supervision of pupils, assisting with eating and drinking and personal care and maintaining stock and resources (Please see Classroom Support Assistant Job Description).

Whilst relevant qualifications and experience would be an advantage, they are not essential (please refer to the Classroom Support Assistant Person Specification). We will provide you with a full week of induction training, which includes Moving and Handling, Makaton, Pool Evacuation, Behaviour and Safeguarding Training and our friendly staff team are here to support you, as you develop new skills. Classroom Support Assistants will also be required to attend 5 training days per year. 

If you are looking for a new challenge and you are keen to support children and young people with their development and learning, we are interested in hearing from you.

We strongly recommend that candidates have a look at our website www.foreland.kent.sch.uk prior to applying for this post. You will find useful information regarding the curriculum and the strategies that we use to support teaching and learning.

Candidates are welcome to contact Sarah Thorp (Deputy Headteacher) during school hours by telephone (01843 863891) if they would like to learn more about this exciting opportunity.

Information about the school

Foreland Fields School is a Day Special School for pupils with Profound, Severe and Complex Needs (PSCN), many of whom also have Autistic Spectrum Disorder.

We provide for 200+ pupils aged 3-19 in five departments, Nursery, Infants (KS1), Juniors (KS2) Secondary(KS3/KS4) and Sixth Form (KS5). In addition, we have a fully staffed mainstream inclusion class within Garlinge Primary School and we are currently looking to extend our satellite provision.

We encourage all of our employees to further their career development and we respect initiative and ambition. We are committed to performance management, staff training and coaching and we will expect the successful candidate to sign up to the values and ethos of our school.

Foreland Fields School is committed to the safeguarding and well-being of children therefore all successful candidates will be subject to an Enhanced DBS check and references. We will also complete an online search on all shortlisted candidates.

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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.