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Teaching Assistant - Speech And Language - Term Time

Hartsdown Academy, Margate

  • Ref:KCC886-4172-243S
  • Posted:04/01/2019
  • Pay:£16,156 to £18,184 pro-rata
  • Start Date:Feb 2019
  • App Close Date:15/01/2019 at 17:00
  • Interviews:TBC



Responsible To:          SENCo

Hours:                         33 hours per week, term time only


We are looking to appoint a Teaching Assistant to join our successful SEN department under the management of the SENCo. The successful candidate will work with teachers to support teaching and learning, providing general and specific assistance to students and staff under the direction, guidance and direct supervision of the classroom teacher and SENCo. We are specifically looking for an individual who can work with students who have speech and language profiles so need someone with the necessary experience.


Candidates must have Level 2 or 3 NVQ Teaching Assistant qualification (or equivalent) with proficient practical skills, ideally within a secondary school. Background knowledge and understanding of speech and language difficulties in young people is essential as well as some element of formal training.


Hartsdown Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. The successful applicant will need to undertake a DBS Employment Check.

Information about the school

Hartsdown Academy is a mixed non selective school of 900 students, located in Margate. It is rated ‘requires improvement’ by Ofsted (2018) with 'good' leadership and management.

Matthew Tate is the Headteacher.

Hartsdown Academy is part of the Coastal Academies Trust http://coastalacademiestrust.co.uk/.

Hartsdown is well known for its inclusivity, with 35% of its students having English as an additional language, originating mainly from eastern European countries. The school also specialises in integrating unaccompanied asylum seeking minors into the state education system.

Job Contact Information


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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.