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Teaching Assistant - Full-time - Special Needs Position

Broomhill Bank School (Hextable), Hextable

  • Ref:KCC886-70027002-30S
  • Posted:14/05/2019
  • Pay:KR3/4 depending upon experience Plus SENA
  • Start Date:Sep 2019
  • App Close Date:29/05/2019 at 09:00
  • Interviews:10 or 13 June 2019

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This is an exciting opportunity to join our expanding school. We are seeking inspiring and committed Teaching Assistants who will specialise in either English, Maths, Science, Music and Design Technology; or who have a general background.

Broomhill Bank School is not just a place to teach, but to educate. Through a whole school holistic approach, we focus on both academic and wider skills to prepare and develop every child for their life ahead.

Our students are aged 11-19 years and all have an Education, Health & Care Plan; they have communication and interaction difficulties, often related to Autism. With class sizes of 10 and with additional adult support, we tailor our curriculum and classroom delivery to every student’s individual needs. Our students make good progress thanks to the high-quality teaching and because we are a multi-agency team working alongside our Speech & Language Therapist, Occupational Therapist, Pastoral Team and Residential Team.

We welcome Teaching Assistants at any stage of their career, from mainstream or special education as we provide a programme of specialist training for all new members of staff, in addition to our ongoing CPD programme.

Broomhill Bank School is committed to recruiting talented, highly skilled Teaching Assistants.

We are looking for Teaching Assistants who:

  • Believe, inspire, achieve and motivate students to learn
  • Enjoy working and forging positive relationships with young people
  • Provide a model of excellence in terms of teaching & learning and role modelling.
  • Have an enthusiasm for new approaches and implementation of your ideas
  • Are reflective practitioners with a “can do” approach to teaching and with a passion to raise standards
  • Have the ability to support all children to explore and reach their full potential, and become well rounded, well balanced and confident people
  • Are ambitious, professional and are committed to further personal development
  • Are committed to working as part of a dynamic team of professionals both in and out of the classroom.

 In return we can offer you:

  • To be part of a resilient and talented body of staff who work tirelessly every day to transform the lives of young people
  • To work in a collaborative and supportive team who remain calm, positive and creative which promotes unity as we resolve emerging challenges together
  • Staff development which is key to our school improvement plan. Expectations are high and there is an array of bespoke support and development opportunities available through our excellent CPD Programme consisting of Twilight sessions, online learning and academic courses
  • Kent Rewards Scheme, Kent Child Care Vouchers scheme, Local Government Pension Scheme and the Cycle to work scheme.

If you have the enthusiasm and desire to work as part of an exceptionally supportive staff team in our highly successful special school, we would welcome your application. 

Information about the school

Broomhill Bank is a highly successful coeducational special school, situated on two sites, for students aged 11-19, with an Education, Health and Care Plan relating to Communication, Interaction and Learning difficulties. Broomhill Bank School (West) is situated in Rusthall near Tunbridge Wells, and is the administrative centre for the school as a whole. Broomhill Bank (North) opened in September 2015 and is situated in Hextable, near Swanley.

Broomhill Bank invests a great deal in employing the best staff, and in training them to achieve highly in their respective roles. We strive to engage staff who are self-motivated, professional, and ambitious for our students and who, within these parameters, get high satisfaction levels and enjoyment from the jobs they do.

The school is involved in a number of collaborative arrangements outside the immediate school:

We are active members of the Kent Association of Special Schools (KASS), comprising the 24 special schools across Kent as a whole. Broomhill Bank is also part of the Collaborative Learning Alliance of Special Schools (CLASS) Multi-teaching School Alliance, involving the 24 Kent special schools. Teaching School status was awarded in December 2015.

Broomhill Bank is the Service Level Agreement Holder for the Specialist Teaching and Learning Outreach Service within the Tunbridge Wells District. This has resulted from an agreement with Kent Local Authority in September 2012 to devolve the centralised Specialist Teaching and Learning Service out to 12 of Kent’s special schools, to combine with existing outreach resources. We deploy this resource to support children and young people with SEND in schools and Early Years settings across the Tunbridge Wells District.

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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.