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Teaching Assistant Teaching/Child Support - Part-time - Special Needs Position

Minterne Junior School and The Acorn Centre, Sittingbourne

  • Ref:KCC886-2463-91S
  • Posted:22/06/2020
  • Pay:KR 3 £16,825 (pro rata) plus SEN Allowance
  • Start Date:1st September 2020
  • App Close Date:08/07/2020 at 12:00
  • Interviews:13th July 2020


We are seeking to appoint a Teaching Assistant to support children with speech and language disorders in a Year 5/6 class in The Acorn Centre. 

The Acorn Centre is a specialist resourced provision for children with speech and language disorders which is part of both Minterne Junior School and The Oaks Infant School. The Acorn Centre has three classes with 12-15 pupils each of whom are supported by a strong team of highly skilled adults.

The post is permanent for 25 hours a week starting 1st September 2020.

You will need to be educated to GCSE A*- C level or above in both Maths and English and have a basic knowledge of IT. You will also need to be flexible, supportive and a positive team player and possess excellent communication skills.

Visits to The Acorn Centre are encouraged. Please contact Karen Arnold on 01795 426707 or via email sslu.senco@minterne.kent.sch.uk to make arrangements.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. The successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced DBS and reference checks.

Information about the school

Minterne is a large 3 form entry Junior School with an attached speech and language unit called The Acorn Centre. The school serves a pleasant residential area of the town. Facilities are excellent and include an ICT suite with 35 PCs. The school has a large, well-stocked library. We have also built a second hall.

The supportive staff work closely in Year Group Teams. . Minterne was graded as Good by Ofsted in April 2014. The school is well known for Creativity, Sport and Music.

Minterne is part of the Potential in Everyone Academy Trust - a unique Trust comprising two small Voluntary Aided Church of England Primary Schools (Bredgar and Borden), a three form entry Community Infant School (The Oaks) and a three form entry Community Junior school (Minterne). The infant and junior schools share a specialist unit resource for children with speech and language difficulties. All four are schools based in the Swale district. The Academy Trust is lead by David Whitehead, CEO.

Minterne is committed to stringent Safeguarding and Safer Recruitment. Any anomalies or gaps in employment history will be vigorously pursued prior to any job offer.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Catherine Hurst
  • Address:Minterne Avenue, Sittingbourne, Kent, ME10 1SB
  • Telephone: (01795) 472323
  • Email: office@minterne.kent.sch.uk

Fax: (01795) 475223


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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.