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Student Support Assistant/Higher Level Teaching Assistant - Full-time/Part-time

Chilmington Green School, Ashford

  • Ref:KCC887-3794378-12S
  • Posted:26/05/2023
  • Pay:Dependent on Experience (Pro rata FTE £20k - £25k)
  • Start Date:September 2023
  • App Close Date:03/07/2023 at 15:00
  • Interviews:Ongoing


Chilmington Green School is a brand-new school opening in Ashford in September 2023. We are seeking a Teaching Assistant to join founding group of staff and to work closely alongside our first cohort of Year 7 students. The role is suitable for candidates with experience of working with children to assist in promoting children’s learning and personal development, enabling each child to make the best use of the educational opportunities available to them.

You will have experience in establishing supportive relationships with students and in promoting the inclusion of students with SEN. Alongside this, you will be confident in supporting and monitoring children’s learning and, where appropriate, modifying or adapting activities as agreed with the teacher to achieve the intended learning outcomes.

You will have experience in forming and maintaining appropriate professional relationships with students and adults working in the school and demonstrate the ability to be an effective team member, modelling commitment to student learning.

Under the supervision of the SENCo, the post holder will fulfil a range of supportive and administrative duties.  These may include supporting small groups of students within and outside of the classroom, lunch supervision / activities, liaising with parents and support services and preparing materials for teaching and learning. The post holder will offer support within and outside of the classroom.  The role will involve liaising with staff to provide support to help meet the needs of different students.

This vacancy represents an exciting opportunity to join an ambitious organisation that works within the nationally renowned United Learning Trust. We are an inclusive employer and welcome applications from all candidates eager to play an important role in the growth of our school.

Information about the school

United Learning are delighted to have opened a new school in Ashford. Chilmington Green School is a new secondary school which opened in September 2023 with its first cohort of 120 Year 7 students. At capacity, the school will be a six-form entry, co-educational, non-selective secondary with a 240-place 6th form. We are currently looking for excellent, highly motivated staff, with the vision and aspiration to be a part of a school from its opening through to its first A-level results day; bringing to life the United Learning ethos of the Best in Everyone through a curriculum, culture, environment, and structure that provides an exceptional educational offer for local young people.

Staff will form a dynamic team who are supportive, friendly, and dedicated to instilling the qualities of pride, respect, and resilience in the next generation of children, preparing them for successful, fulfilling, and enjoyable adult lives. Chilmington Green will work collaboratively with United Learning’s cluster of highly successful schools in the area, Wye School (free school, 11-18) and Ashford School (independent, all through and boarding) and, as a result, staff will benefit from richer and wider opportunities for continued professional development (CPD).

United Learning is a large, and growing, group of schools aiming to offer a life changing education to children and young people across England.

United Learning schools work as a team and achieve more by sharing than any single school could. The subject specialists, Group-wide intranet, own curriculum, and online learning portal all help us share knowledge and resource, helping to simplify work processes and manage workloads for an improved work-life balance.

As a Group, we can reward our staff better: with good career opportunities, better pay, benefits, and ultimately, the satisfaction of helping children to succeed. We invest in our staff wellbeing. Our academies each have at least eight INSET days per year (with three of those solely dedicated to planning), and an ongoing group-wide wellbeing programme. It's an ethos we call ‘the best in everyone’.

We are working hard to become a more diverse organisation – which is key to our commitment to bringing out the best in everyone. We welcome applications from everyone committed to this ethos and would particularly welcome applications from black and minority ethnic candidates, who are currently under-represented in the Group as a whole. We always appoint on merit, and we are open to discussing flexible working options.

United Learning is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All positions are subject to an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring check from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and shortlisted candidates will be subject to an online check.

Here at United Learning, we are committed to ensuring our employees feel valued and appreciated. Because we are a group, we can reward you better than any school could alone, and this includes your employee benefits.

Job Contact Information

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.