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Progress and Engagement Guide/Teaching Assistant - Full-time - Special Needs Position

Belle Vue School, Cranbrook

  • Ref:KCC886-6161-130S
  • Posted:25/11/2023
  • Pay:Competitive - depending upon experience
  • Start Date:New Year or by negotiation
  • App Close Date:11/12/2023 at 16:00
  • Interviews:12th & 13th December 2023



Do you have a can-do attitude?  Are you passionate about improving the life chances and outcomes of children? 

We have two SEND schools catering for pupils aged 7 - 19. Our schools are based in Ashford and Cranbrook and are calm and orderly. Our ethos is to improve the outcomes for children irrespective of the obstacles faced. We work with rigour, pace and passion to ensure our pupils achieve the best possible outcomes. In addition to academic outcomes we also embrace vocational outcomes and strive to provide our pupils with the self-confidence to move to a position of independence and fulfilment.

We are seeking dedicated, nurturing and professional staff to support pupils with learning and to enhance wellbeing.   You will be confident with working with a small group of pupils to deliver intervention sessions and will have experience of working with SEND pupils. 

We offer a nurturing and supportive staff team with excellent CPD and progression opportunities.  

Do you share our determination to improve the outcomes for pupils? Can you make a positive difference to the lives of our pupils? If so, we would love to hear from you. 

Information about the school

Both Belle Vue School and Cornfields are smaller than average-sized special schools which operate a nurture-based ethos and are registered to admit 60 and 50 pupils respectfully. The schools serves pupils aged 7-19 who have a range of primary diagnosis including autism, social, emotional and mental health difficulties and cognition and learning difficulties.

Our pupils are wonderfully individual, each one with strengths and areas for improvement. Our schools are calm, quiet and orderly settings where pupils can be supported to develop academically and emotionally.

Ofsted inspected both of the schools separately and judged them both to be Outstanding in all areas.

Our vision is that every child should go to an inspiring and life changing school, have the best teaching and benefit from all services working in partnership with each other to ensure their future life chances are improved.

At the core of our schools is a drive to improve life chances of children. We will go above and beyond, set high expectations and improve outcomes by working together with others.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Grace Nicholls
  • Address:Jockey Lane, Cranbrook, Cranbrook, Kent, TN17 3JN
  • Telephone: 01580 854641
  • Email: Info@bellevue.kent.sch.uk
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.