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Learning Support Assistant - Term Time - Special Needs Position

Ripplevale Upper School, Deal

  • Ref:KCC886-6047-241S
  • Posted:07/06/2023
  • Pay:NJC 3 - 5 (£10.79 - 11.18 per hour)
  • Start Date:September 2023
  • App Close Date:16/06/2023 at 13:00
  • Interviews:To be confirmed


At Ripplevale School, we are looking for an enthusiastic, highly motivated and resilient Learning Support Assistant at our Upper School in Ripple, Deal for our Secondary pupils. If you are passionate about working with children with ASD, then this role is for you.

The post is full time Monday to Friday 8.30 – 3.45, term time only, plus 70 inset hours which presently includes Tuesday early evening twilight sessions. However, we would consider applications from those who wish to work part-time.

Our pupils cover a wide range of academic abilities, as a Learning Support Assistant you will be supporting pupils with autism in all areas of the curriculum under the guidance of the class teacher.

We encourage visits to our schools, and would love for you to come and meet our wonderful children and staff and see us in action. Should you wish to take up this opportunity, please email Human Resources.

To join our highly collaborative and supportive team, please email hr@ripplevaleschool.co.uk to request an application pack. Applications are only accepted on a Ripplevale School application form. CVs on their own will be rejected.


Information about the school

Ripplevale School is an independent day special school for pupils aged from 6 to 18 years old who have an EHCP (Education Health Care Plan) with a diagnosis of ASD, often with associated conditions.

Ripplevale School is situated over two sites. Ripplevale Lower School is situated in Broadstairs, teaching a Primary provision and Ripplevale Upper School is based in the village of Ripple near Deal, for our Secondary and Post 16 provision.

We have a committed and dedicated team which includes teachers, teaching assistants, higher level teaching assistants, a range of therapists, administrative staff and support staff. All play a significant role in the education and development of each pupil and work to create a warm, informal, friendly atmosphere in which the pupils feel secure, safe and confident.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Jane Norris
  • Address:Chapel Lane, Ripple, Deal, Kent, CT14 8JG
  • Telephone: 01304 373866
  • Email: hr@ripplevaleschool.co.uk


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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 Education.