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Teaching Assistant - Full-time - Special Needs Position

Newingate School, Canterbury

  • Ref:KCC997-3949823-19S
  • Posted:10/06/2024
  • Pay:Kent Range Equivalent (Not Pro Rata)
  • Start Date:September 2024
  • App Close Date:30/06/2024 at 12:00
  • Interviews:July 2024


Newingate School is looking for an inspiring Teaching Assistant to join our dedicated and highly effective team. You will possess excellent interpersonal skills and have a passion for working with children with SEND, as well as being patient and resilient. The role will be challenging but also incredibly rewarding.

We expect commitment to the school and our students’ learning and wellbeing. Possessing the motivation to develop and constantly improve is necessary as we work together, as a team, to create a centre of excellence. Further information about the responsibilities of the role can be found in the attached job description and person specification.

Ongoing development and professional learning will be provided based upon your own development needs and the requirements of the school to ensure that students are being supported by skilled and knowledgeable professionals.

TAs are encouraged to lead on aspects of provision including specified interventions, enrichment activities and cover PPA or Teacher absences. 

The successful candidates will be educated to at least GCSE grade C/4 in English and Maths or equivalent and have appropriate experience of working with children in an educational setting.
We are looking for colleagues who are:

  • Positive role models
  • Committed to supporting students and their individual needs
  • Team players with enthusiasm and creativity
  • Flexible and able to respond to the needs of the school and its community
  • Emotionally intelligent, effective communicators and possess strong interpersonal skills to be able to relate well to students.
  • Passionate about supporting student and staff wellbeing
  • Have experience of working with children with autism, speech language and communication difficulties as well as sometimes distressed behaviour linked to their diagnosis or other SEMH needs.

If you feel that you have the above qualities and experience, then we want to hear from you.

Newingate School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service and check against the ISA Barred List for children. Online searches/checks are conducted on all applicants as part of our shortlisting and safegurading process.

Information about the school

Newingate School is a specialist independent school for children with Autism and associated Social, Emotional & Mental Health needs. All students have an EHCP and are referred to the school by their local authority. The school is registered for 11-18 year olds and provides a personalised curriculum to meet each individuals needs via small class and sometimes 1:1 learning support. Newingate School is committed to personal development and achievement for all which is reflected in its curriculum aspirations and support for staff well being and progression.

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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.