Teaching Assistant - Term Time

The Orchard School, Canterbury

  • Ref:KCC886-7062-158S
  • Posted:22/06/2020
  • Pay:Kent Range 3/4 plus SEN allowance
  • Start Date:September 2020
  • App Close Date:05/07/2020 at 23:45
  • Interviews:Friday 10th July 2020


Job Description 

We are looking to appoint three Teaching Assistants (one for our Primary department and two for our Secondary department), providing support for children with complex needs at The Orchard School, Canterbury. 

The Orchard School is a mixed special school for pupils with emotional, social, mental health and associated learning difficulties. 

This is an exciting opportunity for an energetic and enthusiastic person to make a difference to the lives of children and young people.  The Orchard School offers a unique teaching and learning environment, committed staff and pupils and excellent career development opportunities.

32.5 hours per week Term time only plus 5 CPD days, 8.30am - 3.30pm to start in September 2020.

Salary Kent Range 3/4 pro-rata £12850 - £13,772.00 (fte £17,498.00 – £18,611.00) plus SEN Allowance of £1,274.

Essential a GCSE or equivalent in English and Mathematics in Grade A*-C.

Please see attached Job Description and Person Specification for full details.

When applying, applicants should outline relevant experience and reasons for application - CV not essential. 

The school is committed to the safeguarding of all children and expects all staff appointed to fully promote the welfare of our pupils.  Posts are subject to Enhanced DBS checks.

Information about the school

The Orchard School caters for primary and secondary aged pupils with social, emotional, mental health difficulties and associated learning difficulties. Recently judged Good by Ofsted, the PAN is 83. Our catchment covers East Kent although pupils also attend from outside the area.

Job Contact Information

Fax: 01227 781589


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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.