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Individual Needs Assistant - Part-time - Special Needs Position

Homewood School and Sixth Form Centre, Tenterden

  • Ref:KCC886-5408-620S
  • Posted:30/08/2019
  • Pay:NJC
  • Start Date:October/November 2019
  • App Close Date:29/09/2019 at 23:45
  • Interviews:w/c 30th September 2019


Individual Needs Assistant

Special Educational Needs

Salary: NJC Scale 2 Pro-rata to £11,440-£11,669 pa

28 hours per week, term time only

Initial fixed term contract  for 1 year

We are looking for an enthusiastic, highly motivated and dedicated Individual Needs Assistant. You will work as part of our Learning Support team to provide bespoke support for one specific young person both in and out of the classroom.

The successful candidate will focus on promoting the learning and personal development of this particular student, within our Key Skills class, to enable them to make best use of the educational opportunities available to them.

This post involves working with a specific pupil with significant learning difficulties.  Prior experience of working with children with a high level of additional needs is advantageous but not essential as training will be provided. 

Liaising with teachers with regard to the planning and differentiation of work for the student will be a key aspect of this role along with providing direct one to one support in and outside the classroom.  You will also be required to liaise with outside professionals offering support and guidance to the school.   You will work alongside classroom teachers to ensure all learning is accessible and engaging for the young person in order to maximise achievement and attainment.

It is necessary for the candidate to have qualifications in Maths/Numeracy or English/Literacy equivalent to at least NVQ Level 2.

More information on this successful school can be accessed on the following website:  www.tenterden-schools-trust.com.

Application packs are available from Kent-teach.com or our school website.  Alternatively please send an email to Miss Reid in Human Resources vacancies@homewood.kent.sch.uk.

Closing date: 29th September 2019 however early applications are encouraged as we review applications as we receive them.

Information about the school

Homewood School & Sixth Form Centre is a mixed 11 – 18 wide ability school with Academy status with 2100 students including 350 in the Sixth Form. We are part of Tenterden Schools’ Trust working in collaboration with local primary schools serving the Wealden town of Tenterden and the surrounding villages. The school is situated on the edge of Tenterden and enjoys a large semi-rural site overlooking open countryside.

Homewood has excellent facilities for all its students and our specialisms in Performing Arts, Applied Learning and the Rural Dimension underpin our approaches to learning which are designed to raise achievement across the whole student body. We aim to maintain and develop the cultural aspirations of the school community in line with our priorities of “belonging” and “respect” and offer a broad range of curriculum opportunities in all subject areas. This also extends into the local community through partnerships across primary, secondary and higher education sectors as well as non-educational community partners.

Homewood provides a secure and caring learning environment in which all students can flourish and succeed. It is a school renowned for its support for students’ wellbeing. Heads of College provide academic and pastoral leadership for the students in their College, supported by dedicated form tutors, a Family Liaison Officer and Assistant Head of College. A range of other staff including counsellors and a qualified nurse help and support the students through their time at Homewood. Consideration and respect for each other is central to our work and we are justly proud of our students’ achievements.

I hope you will be inspired to submit an application to join us. If you are successful, you can be assured of a very warm welcome and a real opportunity to make a difference in the lives of the young people of this part of Kent.

Job Contact Information

Fax: 01580764188


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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.