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1:1 Teaching Assistant a - Term Time

Aspire School, Sittingbourne

  • Ref:KCC886-7005-71S
  • Posted:18/04/2024
  • Pay:£16,824 pro rata (£22,071 FTE) +SEN allowance
  • Start Date:May 2024
  • App Close Date:26/04/2024 at 23:45
  • Interviews:Week commencing 29th April


At Aspire school we believe that learning needs to be individual for all and aspirational for everyone. We are looking for an experienced Teaching Assistant to join our growing team to support a pupil with very individual needs.

We are offering a rare opportunity to join our purpose-built environment designed for our unique children. Successful candidates will have the prospect of joining this collaborative journey to develop the school and its vision as it continues to grow. This really is an exciting opportunity to be part of creating something special. 

If you are experienced, enthusiastic and adaptable and have the passion to bring out and nurture the individual talents in our pupils, aged 4 -11 with ASD and speech and language needs, please do complete an application form.

This is a 1-year temporary (with aim to extend), term time only (38 weeks plus 5 training days) contract for 32.5 hours hours per week, 8.30 until 15.30 Monday to Friday.

You will be our desirable candidate if you:

  • have experience in supporting children with SEN;
  • have previously supported pupils with ASD and ADHD;
  • have experience of supporting pupils that are pre-verbal and/or use non-verbal systems for communication;
  • have knowledge and/or experience of effective ASD strategies, including Attention Autism, Intensive Interaction, etc.
  • have experience of supporting pupils with additional sensory needs;
  • are an adaptable, vigilant and active person;
  • thrive working in a friendly team with like-minded people
  • have a positive sense of humour and attitude
  • are a clear communicator with adults and children;
  • are a positive role model to all.

In return, we can offer you:

  • A friendly and supportive team;
  • Opportunities for progression and development through training, coaching and mentoring;
  • A healthy work-life balance;
  • An inclusive environment where you feel valued;
  • A supportive leadership team.
  • Excellent pension scheme
  • Counselling Service
  • Health Cashplan
  • Free parking
  • Discounted breakfast and after school club for your child (if your child attends one of our trust schools)

Shortlisted candidates will be asked to attend an interview and observation at the school.

Aspire School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people you will therefore be subject pre-employment checks including references, an enhanced disclosure process via an application to the Disclosure and Barring Service and the right to work in the UK. Shortlisted candidates will be subject to online searches for publicly available information.

In cases where we receive a high volume of applications for a post, we may bring the closing date forward. Therefore you are advised to submit your completed application form as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

CVs will only be accepted when accompanied by a fully completed online application form.

No agencies please.

Information about the school

Aspire School is a special free school in Sittingbourne for children aged from 4 to 11 years; opened in September 2020. The school provides 168 places for pupils with autism and speech and language needs. Aspire School will provide exceptional specialist teaching from a team of specialist teachers, teaching assistants and other professionals. The new premises have been specifically designed to meet the needs of the children and will include therapy rooms, a high tech sensory room, soft play and a swing room. The curriculum will reflect the individual needs of the pupils and will offer opportunities for academic learning and the development of communication, life skills and personalised targets.

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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.