Teaching Assistant - Term Time - Special Needs Position

Elms School, Dover

  • Ref:KCC886-7045-206S
  • Posted:23/06/2020
  • Pay:Kent Range 3 and SEN
  • Start Date:ASAP
  • App Close Date:06/07/2020 at 09:30
  • Interviews:Wednesday 8th July


Kent Range 3

Working Hours30hrs per week, term time only (38 weeks per year), plus 15 twilight sessions from 3.15 – 5.15 on Tuesdays

Start: ASAP

Pro rata salary £12580 (for 30 hours term time)

SEN allowance £1,196 (pro rata to 30 hours)

(Salary Full time £18039 plus SEN allowance full time £1,296)

Due to an increase in roll, we are seeking to appoint teaching assistants across the school.  The post offers an opportunity for an enthusiastic and experienced TA to join our dedicated and highly effective staff team.  The post is temporary for at least one year, however, there is a possibility it will become permanent as the school continues to increase its roll.

The school prides itself on providing our pupils with much more than academic support within lessons and we are looking for people willing to commit to providing the very best all round education for these exceptional young people. 

The successful candidate will work supporting pupil with a range of behaviour and learning needs and will have a high level of emotional intelligence and resilience, a flexible approach to their work and an ability to embrace change.

Candidates need to possess a minimum of GCSE grade C/4 or above or Functional Skills Level 2 in English and Mathematics (or equivalent). 

The school places a high priority on professional and career development.  All staff receive a full induction and support programme throughout the year to achieve their performance management targets.

Elms School is committed to safeguarding and promoting child welfare and Fundamental British Values. This position is subject to an enhanced DBS check, pre-employment medical clearance, good references and verification of the right to work in the UK.

Please apply for this position using the application form on Kent Teach.  Please note that we need full details of any employment since the age of 18.

  • Closing date: Monday 6th July 2020
  • Interview date: Wednesday 8th July 2020, please ensure that you are available on this date before applying.

The school requires a completed application form – no CV’s accepted.

Information about the school

Elms School is a special day school for children with social, emotional and learning difficulties. Many of our pupils have ASD, ADHD or other difficulties such as attachment difficulties. The school has a mixed roll of 145 students between the ages of 5 and 16.

The school has been assessed as Good. The most recent inspection report was published in November 2017. At Elms we combine academic success with a therapeutic, nurturing approach in order to best support the learning and emotional needs of our pupils.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Melanie Wright
  • Address:Elms School, Elms Vale Road, Dover, Kent, CT17 9PS
  • Telephone: 01304 201964
  • Email: hr@elms.kent.sch.uk

Fax: 01304 225000


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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.