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Permanent & Temporary Teaching Assistants - Term Time - Special Needs Position

Shenstone School, Crayford

  • Ref:KCC303-7001-17S
  • Posted:29/01/2019
  • Pay:BEXLEY 05 (10.66 per hour)
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:25/02/2019 at 09:00
  • Interviews:Monday 4th March 2019 at Shenstone Sidcup site


Permanent & Temporary Teaching Assistants based at Shenstone School Crayford / Sidcup to start ASAP

Permanent Teaching Assistants (9.00am-3.45pm - 39 weeks per year on a permanent basis) Grade Bexley 5 (£10.66 per hour)


Temporary Teaching Assistants (9.00am-3.45pm on a temporary basis)

Grade Bexley 5 (£10.66 per hour)


Tour of both sites: Monday 11th February 2019 10.00am at Crayford and 11.00am at Sidcup

Closing Date for Applications: 9.00am on Monday 25th February 2019

Interviews: Monday 4th March 2019 at Shenstone Sidcup site

Are you looking for a challenge and able to support/encourage our wonderful SEND children to achieve their full potential in a class room setting?

Our school needs caring and enthusiastic staff to support the children (both temporary and permanent) alongside our vibrant team.

Teaching Assistants – Are you dynamic and enthusiastic? We can offer you work as a Teaching Assistant on a permanent and temporary basis. Qualifications and experience essential.  Duties will include supporting the Teacher in the delivery of the curriculum and all aspects of the classroom work. It is a physical job (using slings and hoists). Teaching Assistant daily duties involve manual handling and using Team-Teach strategies. You need to be conscientious, reliable, hard-working and be able to work on your own initiative as well as being able to support the team.  The pupils are amazing and will give you a sense of achievement when they make progress, however small.  Training will be given on many aspects.

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Offers of employment are subject to a satisfactory enhanced DBS disclosure and other employment checks. This post is considered to be a customer-facing position; as such it falls within scope of the Code of Practice on English language requirement for public sector workers.  The school therefore has a statutory duty under Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2016 to ensure that post holders have a command of spoken English sufficient for the effective performance of the job requirements. The appropriate standards are set out in the person specification. These will be applied during the recruitment/selection and probationary stages. References will be requested for those short listed ONLY and prior to interview.  Only those shortlisted for interview will be contacted.

To apply for this vacancy please download and complete the attached application form which you may either return directly to the school or email to jobs@shenstone.bexley.sch.uk

You may also contact the school office to request an application pack. Details are on our school web site www.shenstone-tkat.org/.bexley.sch.uk .

Please note that we are now part of The Kemnal Academies Trust and you need to apply using the TKAT application form.


Information about the school

Shenstone School is a primary aged special school for pupils with severe, and/ or profound and multiple learning difficulties. Shenstone School is one school based across two sites which are 5 miles apart - the Sidcup site age ranges are from nursery to Year 2 and the Crayford site is Year 2 – Year 6. The pupils at Shenstone School are amazing superstars who work very hard to achieve small and big steps of progress over time. They are supported by a dedicated staff team and we stand by our motto of “together we engage, thrive and achieve”. Shenstone School was graded as a 'good' school by Ofsted in November 2015.

We have been part of The Kemnal Academies Trust (TKAT) since 2017. TKAT is one of the largest Multi-Academy Trusts in the South of England with over 42 Primary and Secondary Academies in the TKAT Family.

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.