Teaching Assistant - Full-time

Shenstone School, Crayford

  • Ref:KCC303-7001-105S
  • Posted:28/03/2024
  • Pay:Bexley 05 (£14.40 per hour) £27,030 per annum
  • Start Date:1st September 2024
  • App Close Date:02/06/2024 at 23:00
  • Interviews:TBC


Post Title:                   Teaching Assistant (Full-time/Permanent)


Post Location:          Shenstone Secondary School - Our Secondary provision will be based at Jubilee Primary School for one academic year (starting September 2024) before moving to our new build in Halt Robin Road which will be opened in September 2025.

Shenstone is an all-through school and is split over three local sites. Please be aware that although you are normally assigned to one site, you may be asked to work at any of our sites.  This ultimately depends on where vacancies occur and operational feasibility.


Contract Type:         Permanent


Hours/Weeks:           5 days per week (30 hours) (9:00 a.m. – 3:45 p.m.)

                                  39 weeks per year (term time + training days)


Grade:                        Bexley 05 ( £14.40 per hour)

Salary:                        £19,289 (Actual) £27,030 (full-time equivalent)


Post Start Date:         September 2024



If you are interested in applying, we strongly encourage you to arrange a tour of our amazing school.  To arrange this please e-mail hr@shenstone-tkat.org


Closing Date:            Open until filled – latest date to apply is midnight Sunday 2nd June 2024.

We will be accepting applications until our positions are filled.  If we fill all of our vacancies, we will close this advert prior to the latest date specified above and without further notice.  If you are interested in this position, it is highly recommended that you apply as soon as possible upon seeing the advert.


Interview Date :      TBA

Information about the school

Shenstone is an all-through school for children and young people with Severe Learning Difficulties (SLD). We work across three sites within Bexley. Two sites are primary (Sidcup and Crayford), and the third site is our growing secondary provision (located in Thamesmead for 2024/25 before moving to a purpose-built new site in Belvedere in September 2025). Exciting times are ahead for everyone at Shenstone School.

Our staff are passionate about providing our students with the best learning opportunities. Working in partnership with parents and carers, we successfully foster and develop a positive attitude in our young people and support them to have opportunities that will allow them to achieve beyond their expectations. The support and guidance students receive from staff give them the confidence to learn independently and strive to achieve their most aspirational outcomes. The school positions itself as a centre of excellence for its students, parents/carers, staff, local authorities and the wider community.

We aim to ensure that all students have the maximum opportunity to participate fully in society to enhance their life chances. We pride ourselves on ensuring that learning remains purposeful but is equally fun. We are committed to supporting the emotional health and well-being of all our students, staff and parents/carers, and we stand by our motto of “Together we engage, thrive and achieve”.

We are very proud of Shenstone School and our achievements, which include autism accreditation through the National Autistic Society, The Wellbeing Award for Schools, Outstandingly Happy School status, Move Centre of Excellence Award, National Online Safety Certified School status, and we are also an accredited Arts Award Centre. We continue to expand with new ideas and initiatives to maintain and improve services for students and staff.

Staff at Shenstone School can access the following benefits: excellent induction and probation processes, comprehensive in-house training, competitive pension scheme, employee counselling services, vaccination programmes, on-site mental health first aid team and various other well-being and social activities.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Georgia Bissett
  • Address:94 Old Road, Crayford, Kent, DA1 4DZ
  • Telephone: 01322 524145
  • Email: hr@shenstone-tkat.org

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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.