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Teaching Assistant - Temporary - Term Time

Meopham School, Meopham

  • Ref:KCC886-4004-208S
  • Posted:23/11/2018
  • Pay:SAT 3 plus SEN allowance
  • Start Date:Jan 2019
  • App Close Date:07/12/2018 at 12:00
  • Interviews:10th December 2018



31 hours per week

Term-time only - temporary until 31st August 2019

Salary - SAT payscale, Band 3 £15886 - £17189 (£10976 - 11876 pro-rata)

SEN allowance - £1257 per annum pro-rata

Closing date: 7th December 2018 (noon)

Interview date: 10th December 2018


We are currently seeking a Teaching Assistant to work in our specialist ASD provision at Meopham School. 

The Nick Hornby Centre is a specialist provision who supports pupils with an EHCP with a primary diagnosis of ASD.  As a Teaching Assistant, you will be supporting our pupils, both inside and outside of the classroom, to support their progress and exceed their potential. 

You will work closely with class teachers and the Manager of the Nick Hornby Centre on a daily basis, as well as lead on intervention sessions during advisory periods. 

Good levels of literacy and numeracy are essential. 

Experience of working with pupils with ASD is desirable.  


Recruitment packs including a person specification and job description are also available online (www.swaleacademiestrust.org.uk). Please note that we cannot accept CVs without an application form. Applicants should also include a covering letter detailing how they meet the person specification.


Swale Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.


For information about the role or school please contact:

Linda Hammond - lha@meopham.kent.sch.uk 01474 814646


Applications to be sent to:

hr@swale.at 01795 426091 option 3


Trust Principal: Mr J Whitcombe MA

Headteacher: Mrs S Dickinson BA (Hons) NPQH


Information about the school

Welcome to Meopham School, where a traditional family culture combines with an ambitious ethos for excellence.

Our ethos creates a supportive, energising and inspiring climate for success. Indeed, we were recognised as the highest performing non-selective school in Kent for the third year running in the January 2019 school Performance Tables. We were also judged as Outstanding by Ofsted in January 2019.

However, at Meopham School we measure success not just in terms of excellent academic outcomes, but also in the development of strong character. Our traditional academic curriculum combines with our Excellence Through Character curriculum to ensure that every student is nurtured to uncover their talents and aptitudes. We recognise that excellent examination results are only a part of the story. Qualifications and personality open doors initially, but it is strength of character which keeps those doors open and allows our young people to lead happy, successful and healthy lives.

We are proud that Meopham School students are curious in their learning, resilient in overcoming difficulty, and are confident in evaluating their own progress. As a consequence, they are ambitious to achieve academic and personal success, both in school and in the world beyond.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:HR Team
  • Address:Swale Academies Trust, Ashdown House, Johnson Road, Sittingbourne, Kent, ME10 1JS
  • Telephone: 01795 426091 option
  • Email: hr@swale.at


Below are documents that have been added to this vacancy.

Our School and all its personnel are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children. This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service.