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Teaching Assistant (Part Time) - Part-time - Special Needs Position

Cobham Hall, Cobham

  • Ref:KCC886-6044-12S
  • Posted:06/08/2019
  • Pay:£17,500 per annum pro-rata (£8,261.54 actual)
  • Start Date:SEPTEMBER 2019
  • App Close Date:16/08/2019 at 17:00
  • Interviews:TBC


Cobham Hall is looking to recruit a part time Teaching Assistant to join our Student Support team.  You will assist teaching staff in the classroom and support students who have additional learning needs and/or have English as an additional language. You will be required to work three days a week and assist with prep on two evenings between 6.30 pm and 8 pm, term time only (32 weeks/year).

Salary is dependent on skills and experience but will be in the region of £17,500 pro rata per annum which equates to £8,261.54.  Hours of work are generally from 8.30am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday.

An application form (CVs alone will not be considered) and job description/specification can be found on our website www.cobhamhall.com/vacancies or for further information, please contact Mrs Jacky Elliman on 01474 823371.

The closing date for applications is 16th August 2019.   We reserve the right to appoint at any time during the recruitment process.

Cobham Hall is an independent Round Square boarding and day school for girls based in Kent.  As a Round Square School, we believe in an educational philosophy that is exemplified by our motto: “There is more in you than you think”.     All staff will be expected to embrace the School’s Core Values: Respect, Kindness, Honesty, Tolerance and Trust.

Responsible to:    Head of Student Support.

Job Purpose:         The post holder will complement the work of the teaching staff, contributing to a range of teaching and learning activities and will work collaboratively with colleagues as part of a professional team.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. To support the learning of students within a structured teaching situation, small group withdrawal, or individually as required.
  2. To be aware of lesson objectives and to assist students in making progress towards these.
  3. To engage in a discourse with teaching staff about planning student support strategies, and to assist in the preparation and development of resources.
  4. To be familiar with student profiles and EHCP plans and to use this knowledge to inform support of students.
  5. To monitor students’ progress and achievement, bringing issues of concern to the attention of the appropriate members of staff.
  6. To maintain records of intervention where appropriate and to make them available for inspection upon request by the Head of Student Support or another member of senior staff.
  7. To undertake prep duties as required.
  8. To work with individual students as directed to maintain personal confidence, promote positive behaviour and encourage independence.
  9. To supervise assigned students where required, to ensure their health and safety.
  10. To support students entitled to exam concessions in internal and external examinations.
  11. To contribute when appropriate to any multi-disciplinary discussion of the student’s needs/progress and to attend regular student support and pastoral meetings as required.
  12. To participate in relevant staff development activities.
  13. To liaise with the Head of Student Support and the Higher Level Teaching Assistant on a regular basis.
  14. To become familiar with, understand, and adhere to School policies and procedures.
  15. To maintain confidentiality in and outside the workplace.
  16. To undertake from time to time such work as may reasonably be determined by the Head of Student Support.


Information about the school

A successful, independent boarding and day school for girls aged 11 - 18 years based in the heart of Kent within a magnificent Tudor manor house, set in 150 acres of historic parkland.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Jackie Elliman
  • Address:Cobham Hall , Cobham , Kent, DA12 3BL
  • Telephone: 01474 823371
  • Email: ellimanj@cobhamhall.com
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.