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Permanent Teaching Assistants - Term Time - Special Needs Position

Shenstone School, Crayford

  • Ref:KCC303-7001-23S
  • Posted:22/07/2019
  • Pay:BEXLEY 05 (11.50 per hour)
  • Start Date:ASAP
  • App Close Date:16/09/2019 at 09:00
  • Interviews:Thursday 26 September 2019 at Shenstone Sidcup


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

Permanent Teaching Assistant (9.00am-3.45pm - 39 weeks per year on a permanent basis) Grade Bexley 5 (£11.50 per hour)

Tour of both sites: Monday 9 September 2019 10.00am at Crayford and 11.00am at Sidcup

Closing Date for Applications: Monday 16 September 2019 at 9.00am

Interviews: Thursday 26 September 2019 at Shenstone Sidcup site (Times TBC)

Are you looking for a challenge and able to support/encourage our amazing pupils with SEND to achieve their full potential in our specialist primary school setting? 

Our school needs caring, resilient and enthusiastic staff to support the children alongside our vibrant and dedicated team. 

In return we offer comprehensive and continued training; including Manual Handling, and Team-Teach training, as well as other relevant professional development. We are working towards an accreditation in Well-Being and are proud of our excellent induction processes, rewards and pension scheme. The Shenstone team are strong, supportive, and creative; we are looking for keen candidates to join us on our journey to ensure the best outcomes for all of our pupils. 

The achievements of our pupils are extraordinary and will give you a sense of achievement when they make progress, however small. In-house training will be given on all aspects of the job, although a level of knowledge or understanding is an advantage. Teaching Assistants support pupils aged from nursery through to Year 6. Behavioural needs vary from child to child so you will need to be both confident and resilient in working with challenging behaviour. 

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.

 Previous applicants need not apply

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.  Details are on our school web site www.shenstone-tkat.org/.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 the school office will be closed from Friday 25 July until Monday 2 September, and our jobs email will only be checked sporadically (23 July – 1 September).

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


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.