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Teaching Assistant - Term Time

The Sittingbourne School, Sittingbourne

  • Ref:KCC886-4002-554S
  • Posted:08/02/2024
  • Pay:£22,457 - £23,453 FTE (£19,401 - £20,262 Pro Rata)
  • Start Date:April 2024
  • App Close Date:26/02/2024 at 12:00
  • Interviews:w/c 26th February 2024

Advert

  • The Sittingbourne School.
  • Term time plus 5 staff development days, 37 hours a week.
  • £22,457 - £23,453 FTE (£19,401 - £20,262 Pro Rata) - SAT B

We are seeking to appoint a dedicated and inspiring Teaching Assistant to join our fantastic SEND department and be part of a team dedicated to delivering first class learning for every student.  You will join a talented and dedicated department, with a strong teamwork ethic and passionate commitment to improving attainment.  This post offers an excellent opportunity to be part of the school’s exciting upward journey.  Applicants will show enthusiasm for joining our dynamic and supportive team, and will be able to demonstrate the highest standards in order to raise attainment at all levels. 

The Sittingbourne School is a large, oversubscribed school built on a strong sense of community, making us a warm and very special place to be part of.  Our staff work tirelessly to ensure the wellbeing and happiness of every child. However, we are not a school where we allow ourselves to be defined or limited by the pastoral care we offer. We never forget that teaching and learning is our core business. Our motto is “Empowered through learning” because we believe that through excellent teaching and a fantastic curriculum every child can succeed, be happy and change their lives. Therefore, we are driving to ensure every child consistently receives high quality teaching and learning in every lesson and engages in a challenging and relevant curriculum.

The successful candidate will join a school with a strong and supportive senior leadership team for whom staff wellbeing is a priority. We appreciate the challenges staff in schools face and we do all we can to reduce unnecessary workload and cut down on bureaucracy. We take a zero tolerance approach to rudeness and defiance to staff and we make sure that no member of staff feels alone when things are tough. In addition, staff also benefit from a wide ranging programme of ongoing staff development.

Flexible working requests will be considered when applying for this role.

Please note that we reserve the right to bring forward the application deadline if we feel we have a strong field of applicants early on. Therefore, early application is advised.

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

If you have questions about this post, please contact Laura Jewiss, SENDCO at laura.jewiss@swale.at or 01795 472449.

If you think The Sittingbourne School could be the school for you, email Sarah Scott-Drysdale (sarah.scottdrysdale@swale.at) for more information and to arrange a visit.

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 905989 (option 2)

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 February 2024

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

The Sittingbourne School is a large, oversubscribed school built on a strong sense of community, making us a warm and very special place to be part of.  Our staff work tirelessly to ensure the wellbeing and happiness of every child. However, we are not a school where we allow ourselves to be defined or limited by the pastoral care we offer. We never forget that teaching and learning is our core business. Our motto is “Empowered through learning” because we believe that through excellent teaching and a fantastic curriculum every child can succeed, be happy and change their lives. Therefore, we are driving to ensure every child consistently receives high quality teaching and learning in every lesson and engages in a challenging and relevant curriculum.

This was reflected in our March 2023 Ofsted inspection report that states how, “Staff have high aspirations for what all pupils can learn and achieve. This level of ambition is evident throughout the school”. They also commented on how, “Pupils are proud of how tolerant and supportive their school is” and that, “The vast majority of pupils behave well in school”. The school was graded as “Good” for the third successive inspection.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Miss S Scott-Drysdale
  • Address:Swanstree Avenue, Sittingbourne, Kent, ME10 4NL
  • Telephone: 01795472449
  • Email: tss-headteacher@swale.at

Documents

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 Education.