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PD Teaching Assistant - Term Time

Westlands School, Sittingbourne

  • Ref:KCC886-5434-746S
  • Posted:08/06/2023
  • Pay:£12,456 - £13,009 Pro Rata (£22,457 - £23,453)SATB
  • Start Date:4th September 2023
  • App Close Date:22/06/2023 at 12:00
  • Interviews:w/c 26th June 2023


  • School: Westlands Secondary School
  • Salary: £12,456 - £13,009 Pro Rata (£22,457 - £23,453) SAT B + SENA
  • Permanent; Term Time Only
  • 32 Hours 55 Mins Per Week

The hours of work are 8.20 - 3.15 daily for 38 weeks of term time.

We are looking for a Teaching Assistant for our specialist resourced provision for pupils with physical difficulties.

Applicants should have the necessary skills to support pupils who have various difficulties in mainstream classes, in small groups or on an individual basis. Candidates would be expected to have good literacy and numeracy skills and as part of the interview may be asked to demonstrate these skills. Ideally applicants will have some experience of working with children with a physical disability, but it is not essential, as full training will be provided.

The role will also include delivering some elements of personal care.

Further details of the post can be found in the accompanying recruitment pack.

Westlands School is part of Swale Academies Trust, a leading Multi-Academy Trust for school improvement. We are particularly proud of the fact that our curriculum provides a variety of academic, arts, technology and other vocational subjects; helping focus on students of all abilities making exceptional levels of progress, particularly in the key skills of literacy and numeracy.

Please visit https://www.westlands.org.uk/ for more information.

This is an exciting opportunity to join our school. In return, we offer a stimulating, supporting and rewarding working environment, where all staff are valued and where you will have the opportunity to access a range of excellent professional opportunities to support your progression.

Additional benefits include:

  • Excellent on site facilities;
  • Excellent CPD programme;
  • Being part of a highly successful Trust;
  • Local Government Pension Scheme – generous employer contribution;
  • Employee Assistance Programme;
  • Cycle to Work Scheme;
  • Kent Rewards Scheme – access to local and national retail discounts;
  • Employee Referral Recruitment incentive

If you are interested in this post, please contact Jamie Graves, SENDCO at the school for an informal discussion regarding the post: jamie.graves@swale.at or 01795 477475.

Applications should be made via Kent Teach.  Please note, we cannot accept CVs. 

If you experience any difficulty in completing the application form, please contact recruitment@swale.at  or 01795 426091 (option 2)

We are happy to discuss any support you may need during your application process as part of our reasonable adjustment approach.

In accordance with current GDPR compliance we will not keep any details / application forms on file once the position is filled.

Interview Date: w/c 26th June 2023

Swale Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  This post is exempt from ROA and will require an enhanced DBS disclosure

Information about the school

Westlands School is a large, mixed, 11-18 school with a tradition of excellent outcomes for students and a ‘Good’ OFSTED judgement. We have an enviable reputation in the local area, being significantly over-subscribed on an annual basis. As part of Swale Academies Trust we work in collaboration with other schools across Kent and East Sussex. We are a Teaching School and provide professional development of the highest quality.

Please visit https://www.westlands.org.uk/ for more information.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Miss C Honess (Headteacher)
  • Address:Westlands Avenue, Sittingbourne, Kent, ME10 1PF
  • Telephone: (01795) 477475
  • Email: wssrecruitment@swale.at

Fax: (01795) 431946


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 Legislation.