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Teaching Assistant (Nurture / Wellbeing) - Term Time - Special Needs Position

Meadowfield School , Sittingbourne

  • Ref:KCC886-7072-266S
  • Posted:06/08/2019
  • Pay:Kent Range 3
  • Start Date:As soon as possible
  • App Close Date:09/09/2019 at 08:00
  • Interviews:18th and 19th September 2019

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Would you like to join our aspirational, joyful school community, where senior leaders and staff share a passion and determination to unlock the potential in every pupil?

At Meadowfield we work hard to ensure that all of our pupils make excellent progress, and we continually seek to improve the wellbeing of both pupils and staff. Now is an exciting time to join our outstanding school as we expand in order to better meet the demand for special school places in Swale. We are incredibly proud our very recent Ofsted inspection (see the report on our profile page). Ofsted recognise that relationships between our staff and pupils are exceptionally positive, and we are delighted that our pupils told inspectors they are very happy at the school and really enjoy their lessons.

We encourage all of our employees to further their career development and we respect initiative and ambition. We are committed to performance management, staff training, coaching, mentoring and peer support.

We need experienced Teaching Assistants to work as part of a team of adults in our Nurture Provision and 1:1 with children with severe and complex learning and emotional needs.  Experience of working with pupils with special educational needs would be essential for this role and training will be given as needed. 

From all staff we expect commitment to the school and a desire to improve and excel. Further information about the responsibilities of the role, and the criteria we will use to select candidates, can be found in the attached job description and person specification.

Salary: Kent Range 3 £17,365 - £17,411 fte (equates to £11,920- £11,951 pro rata for 30 hours per week), plus an annual Special Needs Allowance £1,274 fte (equates to £1,176 pro rata)

The working hours are 9:00 - 15:30 Monday to Friday, working five days a week (30 hours), term time only (39 weeks). Working Hours in our Observation and Assessment Nursery are 9:00 to 16:00 (32.5 hours).

Meadowfield School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our pupils. This post is subject to references, a medical check and an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Please apply online for any of these vacancies via www.kent-teach.com, by clicking the 'Apply' button at the top or the bottom of the page. C.V.s will not be considered.

Visits to the school are encouraged, to arrange an appointment please contact our HR Team via email at hr@meadowfield.kent.sch.uk or phone 01795 477788 (option 3).

Please contact the HR Team on 01795 477788, option three for more information.

Due to the conditions and complex needs of the pupils at Meadowfield School, continuity and consistency of support is paramount and therefore candidates for all positions will need to commit to the full working hours of the post.

Information about the school

Meadowfield School is an outstanding special school located in Sittingbourne. Please take a look at our website, including the Working Here pages, where you can find more information and additional photographs, and hopefully get a feel for the School environment and ethos.

Our School Values are very important to us. We are extremely proud of our enthusiastic staff, who work hard to ensure that pupils and colleagues are safe and happy, and we look forward to welcoming you!

We serve pupils with profound, severe and complex needs, including autism. The school is comprised of Lower School, which includes our Observation and Assessment Nursery called Honey Bees, Secondary Department, and 6th Form.

We currently serve approximately 300 pupils from the ages of three to nineteen, and this is set to increase rapidly over the next year and beyond as we add more classes. So, if you cannot see any vacancies that you wish to apply for right now, do go to the School Vacancies tab above and click Register my Interest to receive emails whenever we post new jobs.

The Meadowfield Inclusion Development and Support (MIDAS) Centre is our highly regarded inclusion and outreach service which successfully supports over 60 schools and 70 settings across Swale, increasing capacity to meet the needs of pupils with additional needs.

Across the school we have over 230 members of staff ranging from class based support staff, teachers, the Inclusion Team, Office and Admin Staff, Site Staff, ICT Department as well as our Leadership and Management Team.

Job Contact Information

Fax: 01795 477771

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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.