SEN Teaching Assistant - Maternity

Small Haven School , Ramsgate

  • Ref:KCC886-6103-21S
  • Posted:18/05/2020
  • Pay:£16,650
  • Start Date:September 2020
  • App Close Date:26/06/2020 at 17:00
  • Interviews:week commencing 29/06/2020


SEN Teaching Assistant-Maternity Cover

An exciting opportunity has arisen at Small Haven School, Ramsgate. Small Haven School is a small independent specialist school, currently registered to take up to 36 pupils from age 6-18 years, with a range of special educational needs.

Are you passionate about, and have experience in, working with pupils with a variety special educational needs? We wish to appoint an excellent, enthusiastic and experienced Teaching Assistant to join our friendly and supportive team during a period of maternity cover. This posiiton offers a wonderful opportunity to gain insight and experience into the therapeutic nature of our provision.

Successful candidates will:
• Be committed to ensuring the safeguarding and wellbeing of the pupils
• Demonstrate a passion for developing pupil's with special educational needs
• Have the expertise necessary to fulfil the role (NVQ Level 3 TA)
• Be calm, confident, flexible and positive with a good sense of humour
• Be an excellent communicator and team player

We can offer you:
• The opportunity to work in a unique specialist SEN school
• A warm and friendly environment in which to work and develop
• A professional and supportive staff team
• Wonderful pupils!

Salary: £16,650 per annum

The closing date for application is 5pm on Friday 26th June 2020. Interviews will commence week beginning 29th June 2020 onwards (carried out remotely if social distancing restrictions are in place).

This post is subject to pre-employment checks, including an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring check, reference checks and proof of right to work in the UK.
When applying please make reference to the Job Description and Person Specification for this role.

For further information please contact the Princiapl Head, Stacey White, on stacey@smallhavenschool.co.uk (07483146304)

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening, including checks with previous employers and enhanced disclosure through the Disclosure & Barring Service

Small Haven School is an equal opportunity employer. We welcome applications from all suitable candidates, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, disability or age. All applications are treated on merit.

Information about the school

Small Haven School provides vulnerable children, whose varying needs could not be met in other education placements, with a chance to have a sense of belonging within a school community where they can thrive. The school was awarded a Good in the recent Ofsted inspection.

Small Haven School is a close community. Relationships between staff and pupils are excellent and play an integral role in creating a calm, safe, and happy environment that facilitates learning and enables pupils to reach their full potential. Close working relationships with parents is an essential part of our school ethos.

As a small school everyone has good knowledge of each other. This allows for excellent understanding and sharing of individual student’s academic, social and emotional needs. This, along with high staff to student ratio, enables effective differentiation and personalised learning. A culture of effective communication and reflective practice is encouraged throughout the school.

Small Haven School is registered for up to 36 students aged between 6 to 19 years across KS1-KS5, all of whom have Education, Health and Care plans.The school has a highly dedicated staff team of 24 working in our small campus. This provides a safe environment for pupils who previously may have experienced insecurity and allows them the opportunity to access their education and thrive.

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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.