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Teaching Assistant - Goldwyn Folkestone - Term Time - Special Needs Position

Goldwyn School, Ashford

  • Ref:KCC886-7041-365S
  • Posted:07/06/2024
  • Pay:KR4 plus SENA
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:30/06/2024 at 17:00
  • Interviews:TBC

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Required as soon as possible

This position is based at Goldwyn School, Parkfield Road, Folkestone, Kent CT19 5BY

Goldwyn School is looking to recruit an enthusiastic and committed Teaching Assistant to join our valued team of staff in supporting children and young people. This is an exciting time to become part of our organisation as we look to further expand and build on our success. 

This is a unique opportunity to make a real difference. We are looking for an individual who is passionate about working with children and young people with Special Educational Needs, and who can help us make a positive impact on a student’s life by helping them to achieve their full potential.   All our students have an Education, Health and Care Plan in place and a range of needs including Social, Emotional & Mental Health difficulties, Autistic Spectrum Disorder and ADHD.

This could be your ideal next role if you are:

  • Experienced or passionate in working with students aged 11-18 years with a range of social emotional mental health and/or behavioural needs.
  • Confident in working in an education environment in which behaviour will be challenging on a regular basis
  • Comfortable working with both clear direction and using your own initiative
  • An effective team player
  • Committed and enthusiastic to provide bespoke learning experiences to vulnerable children and young people
  • Patient, resilient, calm and composed
  • Flexible and adaptable
  • Able to meet deadlines and work comfortably in a challenging and demanding environment 

In return, we can offer:

  • A supportive working environment
  • The opportunity to be part of an experienced, hardworking and aspirational team 
  • Opportunities to further your professional development

We would like to hear from you, if you:

  • Would like to join our enthusiastic and committed team
  • Would like to support our young people in becoming independent and happy adults
  • Would like the opportunity to develop professionally
  • Have an interest in developing your skills in a highly specialised field

 The successful individuals will have:

  • A commitment to young people and their education
  • A positive attitude and sense of humour
  • Excellent communication and organisational skills
  • A good team working ethic

Goldwyn students are of mixed and high ability (NC level 3-4 on entry) and as such are capable of achieving GCSE and other Level 2 qualifications in Year 11. 

This post is offered on KR4 £23,338 per annum pro rata plus SEN Allowance of £1441.72 per annum and is for 32.5 hours per week, 39 weeks a year (term time only plus 5 staff development days).   Actual salary is £19,231.62 per annum including SENA

You are welcome to visit at your earliest opportunity - please contact Barry McGinn, Director of Folkestone Pathway: Barry.Mcginn @goldwyn.kent.sch.uk                             

Applications will be considered in the order in which they are received. Goldwyn School reserves the right to interview at any point during the recruitment process and early applications are encouraged.

 

Information about the school

Goldwyn is an outstanding and unique secondary (11-18) SEMH special school in Kent, operating over 4 sites in Ashford and Folkestone, with each site running its own distinctive educational pathway.

We are a highly regarded and successful school which has expanded its provision to meet the needs of our increasingly complex and vulnerable students.

Following an internal restructuring, we are seeking to recruit an enthusiastic and committed strategic leader to work with the Principal to maintain the outstanding provision we have created, whilst seeking to develop innovative and exemplary practice within SEMH education.

Goldwyn School is a KCC Foundation Special School for children and young people with an EHCP for SEMH needs from age 11 to 18. Students who are admitted to the school have complex and wide ranging difficulties and come from a wide range of socio-economic backgrounds and a wide geographical area.

Goldwyn School is an Outstanding School (Ofsted 2022) for students with SEMH needs, and consists of: • Goldwyn Ashford in Great Chart, Ashford (TN23 3BT) • Goldwyn Folkestone in Parkfield Road, Folkestone (CT19 5BY) • Goldwyn Vocational Centre in Leacon Road, Ashford, Kent (TN23 4FB) • Goldwyn Plus in Beaver Lane, Ashford (TN23 5NX) (our alternative curriculum programme)

Why Work at Goldwyn: • “Goldwyn is a family; a truly supportive unit” – School Governor • We are values driven – they are not words on a page, they are core to our school and its ethos • We have a strong and dynamic leadership team who support each other and who offer an extensive level of coaching and expertise • Our staff are our secret weapon – without a staff that feel supported and invested in, we cannot offer our students the very best education. Our staff wellbeing strategy, ambassadors and events build and sustain our team • Collaborative working is well established at the school and this fosters a culture of staff learning • There is a learning culture for our staff, with extensive CPD on offer for effective and tailored professional development • The school adopts a 2-week extended October half term to support staff wellbeing • Working from the KSENT Trust, you will have opportunities to participate in practitioner research in education, school-to-school support, and a range of leadership development programmes • Opportunities to work with partners and national leaders at the forefront of SEMH education

Job Contact Information

Fax: 01233 662177

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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.