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2 X Teaching Assistants - Full-time

Medway Green , Wouldham

  • Ref:KCC886-6157-9S
  • Posted:18/05/2020
  • Pay:Up to £18 000 dependant on experience
  • Start Date:1st July
  • App Close Date:27/05/2020 at 16:00
  • Interviews:TBC - by Zoom

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This is a unique opportunity to make a real difference!  

Medway Green School is part of Acorn Care and Education and is a new independent special school based in Wouldham, Kent. At the present time the school is registered to cater for up to 32 students aged 5 -11 with an Education, Health and Care Plan in place and a range of needs including Social, Emotional & Mental Health difficulties, Autistic Spectrum Condition and ADHD. Phase 2 of our development is already in progress and we aim to be registered for up to 50 students aged 5 – 16 by autumn 2020. 

We are looking to add to our small but rapidly growing team by recruiting an enthusiastic and committed TA who is passionate about working with young people with Special Educational Needs and can help us make a positive impact on our young people, helping them to achieve their full potential. This is an exciting time to become part of our organisation as we look to further expand and reach our goal of becoming an outstanding provision for vulnerable young people in Kent and Medway.   

We are seeking to recruit an empathetic and passionate individual who:

  • Has a passion and commitment to supporting vulnerable young people.
  • Ideally has some knowledge or experience of working with young people.
  • Is willing to work as part of a team.
  • Is patient, resilient, calm and composed.
  • Is flexible and adaptable.
  • Has GCSE grade C or equivalent in English and mathematics
  • Has strong ICT skills
  • Is committed to developing themselves personally and professionally.

This post is 37.5 hours per week 39 weeks per year (term time only plus staff development days)

Applications will be considered in the order in which they are received. Medway Green School reserves the right to interview at any point during the recruitment process and early applications are encouraged. 

In Joining Acorn Care and Education, you will be joining a family of over 20 schools and 19 residential care homes. Our vision is to build incredible futures by empowering vulnerable young people in the UK to be happy and make their way in the world. Every day we improve the lives of thousands of young people, their families and communities through relentless focus on caring and learning. We invest extensively in our staff and there are many opportunities to develop your skills further and progress your career. 

If you wish to explore this vacancy further and arrange a socially distanced tour or an informal conversation with the Headteacher, please contact Jade Hallett using the contact details on this page. 

Acorn Care and Education is committed to the safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. All successful applicants will be subject to an Enhanced DBS Check.

Information about the school

The Medway Green School site is currently going through significant refurbishment and is based in Wouldham, Kent. The school comprises of two buildings – an 1870 traditional red brick Victorian school house and a modern classroom block. The site also extends onto 4 acres of surrounding land including adjacent playing fields. This is a great opportunity for Acorn Care and Education in the South East to expand and fulfil demand in the region, where our other school Heath Farm has been at capacity since May 2018.

Medway Green will provide a nurturing and welcoming environment to SEMH students in Key stages 1-3. Students will experience a personalised curriculum based on previous learning and identified needs. With a keen focus on therapy, education and personal development the school aims to help young children grow academically, socially and emotionally to enable them to achieve success as they progress through life.

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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.