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Teaching Assistant - Special Needs - Term Time

Meadowfield School , Sittingbourne

  • Ref:KCC886-7072-586S
  • Posted:04/06/2024
  • Pay:Kent Range 3 + SEN Allowance
  • Start Date:ASAP
  • App Close Date:17/06/2024 at 08:00
  • Interviews:27 June & 2 July 2024

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Would you like to join our aspirational, joyful school community, where senior leaders and staff share a passion and determination to unlock the potential in every pupil?

At Meadowfield we work hard to ensure that all of our pupils make excellent progress, and we continually seek to improve the wellbeing of both pupils and staff. Now is an exciting time to join our outstanding school as we expand in order to better meet the demand for special school places in Swale. We are incredibly proud our latest full Ofsted inspection (see the report on our profile page). Ofsted recognise that relationships between our staff and pupils are exceptionally positive, and we are delighted that our pupils told inspectors they are very happy at the school and really enjoy their lessons.

We encourage all of our employees to further their career development and we respect initiative and ambition. We have a history of promoting our TA's to Senior TA's. For those that have a degree or working towards a degree we have a career path to becoming a Teacher. 

We need Teaching Assistants to work as part of a team of adults in each class. Some experience of working with pupils with special educational needs would be an advantage, though not essential, as training will be given. The successful candidate could be required to work anywhere across the school, from our nursery up to 6th form.  

From all staff we expect commitment to the school and a desire to improve and excel. Further information about the responsibilities of the role, and the criteria we will use to select candidates, can be found in the attached job description and person specification.

Salary: Kent Range 3 Actual Salary £16,275 plus an annual Special Needs Allowance of £1,313, for 30 hpw and term time. 

The working hours are 9:00 - 15:30 Monday to Friday, working five days a week (30 hours), term time only (39 weeks).

Meadowfield School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our pupils. This post is subject to references, a medical check and an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Please apply online for any of these vacancies via www.kent-teach.com, by clicking the 'Apply' button at the top or the bottom of the page. C.V.s will not be considered.

Please contact the HR Team on 01795 477788, option 5 or HR@meadowfield.kent.sch.uk for more information.

Due to the conditions and complex needs of the pupils at Meadowfield School, continuity and consistency of support is paramount and therefore candidates for all positions will need to commit to the full working hours of the post.

Due to the potential for conflicts of interest, close family members of current pupils will not be interviewed for this post.

Information about the school

Meadowfield School is an outstanding special school located in Sittingbourne. We encourage you to visit our school website to learn about us including information about our policies, values, curriculum and more.

We serve just under 400 pupils with profound, severe and complex needs, including autism. The school is comprised of: • Honey Bees, our Observation and Assessment Nursery Early Years • Engage Department, for pupils with complex physical, medical and sensory needs • Explore Department, for pupils who benefit from a more individual-led curriculum • Enquire Department, for pupils who benefit from a more academic curriculum • Sixth Form • Satellite provision at Sunny Bank Primary School

The Meadowfield Inclusion Development and Support (MIDAS) Centre is home to our highly regarded Specialist Teaching and Learning Service (STLS) who successfully support 58 schools and 73 early years settings across Swale, increasing capacity to meet the needs of pupils with additional needs. In addition, STLS offer a rich programme of training to mainstream colleagues and to parents.

We are a founding member of the Kent Special Educational Needs Trust (KSENT), a collaborative group of special schools in Kent who work together to promote best SEND practice throughout the county.

We have approximately 270 members of staff including Teachers, Teaching Assistants, Office and Admin Staff, Site Staff, ICT Department, Wellbeing Team, Finance and Business Services as well as our Leadership and Management Team.

Job Contact Information

Fax: 01795 477771

Documents

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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.