SEN Teaching Assistant - the Abbey School - Part-time

The Howard Academy Trust

  • Ref:KCC-F96-144-S
  • Posted:28/11/2023
  • Pay:Kent Scheme Pay Scale KR3 (FTE £23,337)
  • Start Date:September 2024
  • App Close Date:28/06/2024 at 23:45
  • Interviews:TBC

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The Abbey School is looking for enthusiastic professionals with a genuine passion for education to join our well established AEN team and make a difference. Minimum requirements are GCSE English and Maths Grade C or equivalent. Experience of working at ‘A’ level or higher education standard would be desirable.

The school has an SRP for students with ASD and the role involves primarily supporting students with an EHCP within the mainstream setting as well as the SRP. The Abbey School has an SRP (Specialist Resourced Provision) for students with a diagnosis of ASC and students are included fully into mainstream life.Training around supporting students with ASD will be given. 

This role is 32.5 hours per week, 8.30 to 3.30 (with a 30 minute unpaid lunch break) term time only- 38 weeks per year.

KR3 FTE £23,337 per annum pro rata to hours worked

Experience, of working with students that have special educational needs is an advantage, but most valued is the enthusiasm to support and motivate young people.

We have an ambitious vision for our school driven by our excellent team to ensure our students experience as much Outstanding and Good practice as possible. In line with this, we are looking for a candidate who can regularly assist in delivering lessons to these standards.

OfSTED confirmed the school continues to provide a good education for all of its pupils. They noted several strengths including “strong leadership, the quality of teaching, improving exam results, a vibrant sixth form, good behavior, and an excellent level of care and safety”.

Benefits of Working with The Howard Academy Trust

We care about our staff's health and wellbeing and offer:

  • CareFirst - Employee Assistance Programme
  • 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
  • Access to Benenden Healthcare
  • Free parking at all our sites

We reserve the right to alter our interview dates and 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. 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. 

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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. 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.

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,
    Chatham,
    Kent,
    ME4 4FQ
  • Telephone: 01634 265770
  • Email: hr@thatrust.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.