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SEN Learning Support Assistant - Term Time - Special Needs Position

Goodwin Academy, Deal

  • Ref:KCC886-4023-106S
  • Posted:03/05/2019
  • Pay:£16,500 - £18,500 pro-rata (£13,652 - £15,307)
  • Start Date:Jun 2019
  • App Close Date:16/05/2019 at 23:45
  • Interviews:TBC


Maternity Cover - temporary contract for up to 1 year

We are looking to appoint an SEN Learning Support Assistant to join our large secondary Academy in Deal, to support students with a range of needs. These include learning, communication and interaction and social, emotional and mental health needs.

The post holder will be required to work 1:1 with students across our Academy, providing in-class support and also delivering targeted interventions for small groups of students. Experience in working in an SEN environment would be beneficial.

What we can offer you:

  • A newly built school with a stunning teaching environment and state of the art technology
  • Excellent gym facilities
  • Regular CPD and social events, including Trust CPD days, the Trust Christmas party and regular Trust theatre trips to London
  • Support from across the Trust to help you deliver outstanding practice through resources, mentoring and school visits
  • Onsite parking free of charge

What you will need to succeed:

  • Experience in working in an SEN environment would be beneficial.
  • Good general standard of education, especially with regards to numeracy and literacy skills.
  • Ability to apply behaviour management policies and strategies which contribute to a purposeful learning environment.
  • Understanding of relevant policies, codes of practice, legislation.
  • Must be able to use own initiative, work independently, motivate and inspire with a creative approach to problem solving.
  • Must have excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Must have the ability to work calmly under pressure and have the ability to adapt quickly and effectively to changing circumstances/situations.
  • A willingness to undertake any training and development related to the role
  • Effective ICT skills
  • Confidentiality inside and outside the workplace
  • Ability to support Academy ethos and vision into the wide community.

What you need to do now:

If you are interested in working in a newly-built school, benefitting from a supportive network of teachers across our large academy and our Trust and you are keen to progress your career and join at the start of a new and exciting time for this academy, then please apply today!

Early applications are encouraged and we reserve the right to close the vacancy if a suitable candidate is found. 

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.

Information about the school

As of 1 September 2018, Goodwin Academy has joined the Thinking Schools Academy Trust (TSAT), a family of 16 primary and secondary schools in Kent and Portsmouth which was rated by the Department for Education as the best performing Multi Academy Trust in the country for KS4 progress (2018).

As a result of £25 million investment from the Department of Education, Goodwin Academy moved into its new home in September 2017. The new school is a three storey building with a four court Sports Hall.

Goodwin Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

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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.