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Teaching Assistant - Term Time

Nexus Foundation Special School, Tonbridge

  • Ref:KCC886-7051-277S
  • Posted:01/05/2020
  • Pay:Kent Range 3 / 4 + SEN allowance
  • Start Date:Sept 2020
  • App Close Date:01/06/2020 at 08:00
  • Interviews:tbc


Are you a teaching assistant looking for a new opportunity with some / all of the following qualities?

“Team player, enthusiastic, flexible, resourceful, passionate about special needs, motivated, resilient, pro-active, fun, possess a can-do approach, ambitious, supportive, confident, professional, committed, able to use your initiative, reliable, inspiring and looking for immense job satisfaction but not shy of hard work”

If so, then we would love to hear from you. 

We are seeking to appoint a number of teaching assistants to work pupils in our Early Years, Primary and Secondary departments.

Candidates from a variety of backgrounds are welcome to apply, however some experience in a school / special school environment / having worked with children / worked with children with special educational needs would be desirable.

The successful candidates should possess GSCE’s (or equivalent) in English & Maths at grade C or above.

Training will be provided and there are opportunities for career development and progression. 

The roles are term time only, Monday – Friday 8.45 a.m. – 3.45 p.m.  39 weeks per year plus 26 days holiday. 

Should you have any queries please e-mail 

Information about the school

The School where Excellence meets Opportunity

Nexus is an ambitious school for children and young people aged 2-19 with profound, severe and complex needs, many of whom have a diagnosis of autism.

In September 2017, we moved into an amazing state of the art multi-million pound purpose built school, complete with woodland walk and life skills house based in South Tonbridge. We are situated just off the A21 and have a large staff car park. However, we are also only a 15-20 minute walk from Tonbridge Station. In addition, we opened a Satellite Provision based at Wouldham All Saints Church of England Primary School in September 2018.

Nexus invests in employing the best staff and in training them to achieve. We strive to engage staff who are self-motivated, professional and ambitious.

We are members of KASS (Kent Association of Special Schools) which comprises of 24 special schools across Kent and are also part of the Collaborative Learning Alliance of Special Schools (CLASS) Multi-teaching School Alliance.

We are looking for exceptional people to join our team who are able to demonstrate belief in our school culture and ethos; have a passion for working with children and young people with special needs as well as creativity and energy.

In return, we are able to offer friendly, enthusiastic and delightful pupils and a committed, supportive and motivated staff team who are dedicated in providing the best education and support.

We have high expectations for our pupils, striving to ensure that they all achieve their maximum potential; celebrating difference and encouraging curiosity and creativity. We work hard to ensure that their individual needs, interests and abilities are met and that they are resilient and make positive life choices.

This is a wonderful opportunity to join the school at a very exciting time when we are expanding provision and pupil numbers.

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our children and all posts are subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Emma Holt - Assistant School Business Manager
  • Address:Upper Haysden Lane, Tonbridge, Kent, TN11 8AA
  • Telephone: 01732 771384
  • Email:


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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.