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SEND Teaching Assistant X2 - Term Time - Special Needs Position

Saint George's CE School, Gravesend

  • Ref:KCC886-5404-288S
  • Posted:14/02/2020
  • Pay:Kent Range 4
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:28/02/2020 at 12:00
  • Interviews:12 March 2020


Teaching Assistants (Temporary position dependent upon funding)

We are looking to appoint two Teaching Assistants to work as part of our team to support a child with complex special educational needs

Kent Range 4 £17,498-£18,611 per annum (this will be pro rata for term time hours)

Working Hours:

  • Position 1: 21 ¼ hours (8.15am-12.30pm) term time plus development days
  • Position 2: 17 ½ hours (12.00-3.30pm) term time plus development days

Required to start as soon as possible

The school has an existing reputation for high quality education with a relentless focus upon high expectations and aspirations. Your role in supporting a specific child will be to meet their range of educational and care needs and to ensure they have access to outstanding provision at Saint George’s.

We would love to hear from you if you:

  • have experience working with children with complex additional needs
  • have experience of working with a non-verbal child (Sign-along or Makaton trained)
  • would like to work in a supportive and caring environment as part of a talented wider team
  • are committed to enabling every child to achieve the very best they can
  • have endless patience and resilience
  • are a good team player

To be successful in this post you will need:

  • previous experience of working with children with specific needs in EYFS/KS1
  • to be able to support the child with personal care needs
  • a high standard of maths and literacy skills with a secure understanding of English grammar
  • an awareness of phonics and how to apply this knowledge effectively to the teaching and learning of phonics within the classroom
  • an understanding of using assessment for learning, and assessing social and emotional development to enable children to make progress
  • an understanding of, or willingness to learn, the maths mastery approach 
  • to be flexible, enthusiastic, willing to step in and be highly organised about all aspects of classroom operation
  • to provide wider support to the school i.e. undertake lunchtime supervision and play activities
  • to have high expectations of both yourself and children
  • to be self-motivated and show creativity when adapting learning to meet the needs of individuals
  • a belief in inclusion, diversity and the right of each child to be successful whatever their needs, abilities and background
  • to be able to inspire, motivate and foster excellent relationships, working in partnership with staff, parents, governors and our wider community
  • good interpersonal skills, a sense of humour and the ability to work as part of a hard-working, enthusiastic and committed team
  • to be committed to your own professional development and keen to make a significant contribution to the life of our school.

If you would like to find out more about this exciting new position, please email the Trust Improvement Officer Sue Tunnicliffe at tunnicliffes@sgsce.co.uk .

To submit an application please download an application form below and return by e-mail to bechellil@sgsce.co.uk .

Closing date: Friday 28th February 2020 at 12 noon.

Interview date: Thursday 12th March 2020.

Saint George’s School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment. The appointment is subject to satisfactory references, medical clearance and an enhanced DBS check.


Information about the school

Saint George's Church of England School is a popular wide ability school for boys and girls. It is located in pleasant green fields and is within easy reach of the A2/M2 motorway with excellent transport links to London. In 2016 it was the most oversubscribed high school in Kent.

Saint George’s Church of England School converted to Academy status in November 2011 and is a founder member of the Aletheia Anglican Academies Trust formed in December 2014.

The school underwent a section 8 inspection (February 2017) and was considered to have remained 'Good' overall with 'Outstanding' for Leadership and Management; continued improvement since the last inspection was also recognised. I recommend it to you as a friendly community, where an energetic, willing, supportive staff work enthusiastically and collaboratively to enable students to excel.

We are delighted that we have been able to expand our age range to open a new primary department on site, making Saint George's an all through school from 4-18 from September 2019.

Saint George’s Church of England School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment. The appointment is subject to satisfactory references, medical clearance and an enhanced DBS check.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Laura Bechelli
  • Address:Meadow Road, Gravesend, Kent, DA11 7LS
  • Telephone: 01474 533082
  • Email: bechellil@sgsce.co.uk

Fax: 01474 561536


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.