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SEND Learning Support Assistant - Fixed Term

The Howard Academy Trust

  • Ref:KCC-F96-104-S
  • Posted:05/02/2024
  • Pay:NJC D2 points 4-11
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:23/02/2024 at 23:45
  • Interviews:26/02/2024

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Temple Mill Primary School seeks to appoint an enthusiastic and dynamic SEND Learning Support Assistant to start with effect as soon as possible, working 15 hours per week, Term Time Only.

If you think that you have the skills to help Temple Mill’s pupils fulfil their potential and help us continue our journey from Good to Outstanding, then please do apply.

This role is on a fixed term, temporary contract. The hours for this role are Monday - Friday (12:15 - 3:15).

Salary will be dependent upon experience and graded on the NJC D2 Scale Points 4 – 11. Actual Salary: £13,766.93 – £15,628.38 pro rata (£21,189.00 - £24,054.00 FTE).

The successful candidate will be someone who has high expectations and is genuinely passionate about teaching. They will have experience of working with SEND children and hold a Level 3 qualification in Teaching Assistance (or similar). The role will be working with individuals and small groups, in a combination of in class support and specific interventions.

In return, we can promise an investment in you and your future, offering a competitive remuneration package, providing first class professional development and career opportunities.

As a school, we are determined to ensure Temple Mill is the best school in Medway and beyond in which to teach, work and develop. Our success has been built on the commitment, professionalism, and aspirations of our staff.

Benefits of Working with The Howard Academy Trust

We care about our staff's personal and professional wellbeing and are pleased to offer:

  • CareFirst - Employee Assistance Programme
  • Subsidised Private Healthcare
  • Free Flu Jabs
  • Free Health Checks
  • Access EarlyPay
  • Mindfulness Taster Sessions
  • Skills Network of 30 Free Level 2 8 – 12 week courses
  • Discounted gym membership at Avenue Tennis, Gillingham
  • Wellbeing afternoons
  • Access to Mental Health First Aiders
  • Free parking at all our sites

If you require any further information please contact the HR department on 01634 265770

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early should we receive an overwhelming response. 

The Howard Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment. References will be taken up for those candidates short-listed for interview. The successful candidate will be subject to Disclosure and Barring Service checks along with other relevant employment checks.

The Howard Academy Trust is committed to equality, inclusion and diversity and welcomes applications from all suitably qualified candidates. We are committed to providing a mutually supportive working environment where every individual is respected, valued and included. Applications for flexible working are also welcomed.

Information about the federation

The Howard Academy Trust started in Autumn 2015 and continues to grow.

We currently comprise of 3 secondary and 4 primary academies in Medway and Kent. We have future growth plans as a Multi Academy Trust with major projects taking place across the organisation. Our overarching aim and vision for our schools is “working together to create a community of successful learners”. In doing this, we will deliver an outstanding education for the children and young people who attend our academies. We endeavour to ensure that all our pupils have access to the highest standards of teaching, resources and opportunities.

The Trust’s role is to oversee the leadership and vision of member schools and to develop effective and supportive partnerships between them. We have a firm belief within the Trust that every child should have access to at least a good education. We are proud that every academy inspected since joining our Trust has remained as a Good school or improved their Ofsted Rating. Both Temple Mill Primary School and Waterfront UTC joined the Trust as sponsored academies and have moved from Special Measures to a Good school on their first inspection. Our schools serve their own community, and each has a unique identity. Being part of this Multi Academy Trust has already provided member schools with practical benefits. We want communities to be proud of their local THAT school and we are determined to make it the first choice for all families.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Human Resources
  • Address:South Side Three Road,
    ME4 4FQ
  • Telephone: 01634 265770
  • Email: hr@thatrust.org.uk



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.