Teaching Assistant - Term Time - Special Needs Position

Danecourt School, Gillingham

  • Ref:KCC887-7031-138S
  • Posted:03/06/2024
  • Pay:D2 point 4 - £15,380 + SEN Allowance (£1,287)
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:30/09/2024 at 12:00
  • Interviews:TBC


Grade – D2 point 4 - £15,380 per annum  +  SEN Allowance - £1,287 per annum 

Contracted Hours 28.75 per week - 8.45 am - 3.15 pm Monday - Friday  Working Weeks 39 (term time )

Are you passionate about making a positive impact in the lives of children with special educational needs? Do you have previous experience working as a Teaching Assistant? If so, we want YOU to join our dedicated and friendly staff team!

We are looking for a teaching assistants who:

  • Ideally has a NVQ level 2 or equivalent in an aspect of child care or SEND practice
  • Some experience of working with pupils with specific SEND needs including ASD
  • Excellent numeracy and literacy skills (Equivalent to GCSE Grade A-C)
  • Willingness to provide personal care and hygiene to children as required
  • Ability to co-operate and work as part of a team and to be pro-active in using own initiative
  • A commitment and passion for inclusive education along with a patient, flexible and positive manner.

Location: Please note that in addition to Danecourt School there are satellite provisions located at Featherby Primary School, Gillingham & Bligh Primary school, Strood. You may be required to work at any of the 3 locations.

At Danecourt our mission is to provide all pupils with a “stimulating learning environment where every individual is valued, respected, safe and successful”. All pupils receive a personalised curriculum tailored to meet their specific needs.

In return we can offer you:

  • A positive working environment
  • National terms and conditions and Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Programmes of CPD with possible cross trust development opportunities
  • Early salary access scheme & financial advice (wagestream)
  • Comprehensive Employee Assistance Programme

Further information about the Trust is available at www.Maritimeacademytrust.org and further information about the job and our school in the attached application pack.

Maritime Academy Trust embraces diversity and equal opportunity in a serious way. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives and skills. The more inclusive we are, the better our work will be.

In line with KCSIE 2023 guidance, as part of the shortlisting process, the Trust reserves the right to conduct an online search on shortlisted candidates as part of our due diligence and to share any pertinent information found concerning a candidate's suitability to work with children with Hiring Managers to be discussed at interview stage.

Please note: we may hold interviews as and when applications are received and we reserve the right to offer to a candidate prior to the closing date. We only accept applications submitted online via the My New Term website and which are completed before the closing deadline. With this in mind, we encourage you to apply as soon as possible.


Information about the school

Danecourt Special School is part of the Maritime Multi-Academy Trust, an innovative partnership of schools in Greenwich, Bexley, Kent and Medway . Our schools transform through collaboration and an entrepreneurial curriculum which equips children with life skills. We are a special school catering for primary aged children who have special educational needs. The children who attend Danecourt have a wide breadth of needs including complex learning difficulties and autism.

At Danecourt our mission is support all pupils to become “STARS” -

S - Self reliant T - Team Players A - Aspirational R - Resilient S - Successful

This is facilitated through pupils receiving a personalised curriculum that is tailored to meet their individual specific needs. The highly trained staff team maintain high expectations of what each individual pupil is able to achieve, striving to ensure that they all reach their maximum potential; celebrating difference and encouraging curiosity and creativity. Staff work collaboratively with families/carers and a range of other agencies in order to meet the pupils needs and as a result, pupils make strong progress academically, emotionally and socially. Pupil achievement is hugely valued and celebrated in a manner that is meaningful and appropriate for each pupil.

If you are interested in becoming a part of the Danecourt community and working with us, telephone the school and make an appointment to come and meet some of the pupils and staff and to experience for yourself the quality of education given to all of our children and the unique atmosphere throughout our school.

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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.