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Specialist Student Support Assistant - Term Time

Wye School, Wye

  • Ref:KCC886-4007-139S
  • Posted:15/04/2024
  • Pay:£20,191.50 per annum, pro rata to FTE £23,400
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:01/05/2024 at 08:00
  • Interviews:Ongoing


Wye School, opened in September 2013, is an all-ability, co-educational school serving up to 600 students aged 11 to 19.  Our drive is to provide an excellent standard of education for the whole community which supports and develops each and every individual to be the very best they can be. As part of this, we provide an education with character, which encompasses our core values of Respect, Determination and Ambition; these values are a central part of our decision making and our interactions with students.


We are looking to appoint a highly motivated 1:1 Student Support Assistant to support a Year 7 child with Downs Syndrome. The ideal candidate will have experience and/or a passion for supporting Downs Syndrome children on a 1:1 basis, working with Primary and/or Secondary children and be passionate about SEN and inclusion. 


You will have experience in establishing supportive relationships with students and in promoting the inclusion of students with SEN. Alongside this, you will be confident in supporting and monitoring children’s learning and, where appropriate, modifying or adapting activities as agreed with the teacher to achieve the intended learning outcomes.


You will have experience in forming and maintaining appropriate professional relationships with students and adults working in the school and demonstrate the ability to be an effective team member, modelling commitment to student learning.


This vacancy represents an exciting opportunity to join an ambitious organisation that works within the nationally renowned United Learning Trust. We are an inclusive employer and welcome applications from all candidates eager to play an important role in the growth and of our school.


Part time will be considered. 

Information about the school

Wye School has a vision of excellence, a vision shared by all staff and students. Rated ‘Good’ by Ofsted in 2018, the school is dedicated to ensuring each student gains the knowledge, confidence and skills to make a success of their future lives. The school caters for Years 7 -13 with a roll of 600, housed in a new building situated in the beautiful Kent Downs countryside, offering an outstanding environment for staff and students. The first GCSE results in 2018 were above average for Progress 8 and above national average Attainment 8, and followed by an equally strong second set of results in 2019. Students are well behaved and hard working and our staff form a friendly and committed team. As the smallest local secondary school, great pride is taken in strong relationships internally and with parents and the community.

Located within close proximity of Wye village centre, the school is at the very heart of the local community and has the potential to grow into a truly exceptional school. Wye is perfectly located to enjoy the Kent countryside, whilst still being within an hour of London thanks to HS1.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Chloe Brisley
  • Address:Wye School , Kempe Centre, Olantigh Road, Wye, Kent, TN25 5EJ
  • Telephone: 01233 811110
  • Email: Chloe.Brisley@wyeschool.org.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.