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Teaching Assistant - Term Time - Special Needs Position

The Beacon, Folkestone

  • Ref:KCC886-7043-175S
  • Posted:03/07/2020
  • Pay:KS3 plus SENA
  • Start Date:September 2020
  • App Close Date:13/07/2020 at 12:00
  • Interviews:21st/22nd July 2020

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Would you like to work in an 'Outstanding' School'? 

If so The Beacon, Folkestone are looking to appoint to the position of Teaching Assistant.

Hours are: 8:50 to 3:25 Monday to Friday, term time only plus five inset days (39 working weeks per year)

Salary: KR3 £18,039 (pro rata -  term time) plus £1,274 SENA.

We are looking for enthusiastic and experienced TAs to join our dedicated and highly effective team. The school prides itself on providing our students 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.

We are particularly interested in candidates who have previous experience of working in an early years setting, a school or working with vulnerable children and adults.

These roles provide an exciting and excellent opportunity to work in a brand new, high quality and well-resourced environment and to work with an established, experienced and highly motivated team.

The successful applicant will have a good standard of education with a minimum requirement of English and Mathematics at GCSE (C) or equivalent.  

As part of the interview process if shortlisted, you will be observed working with children, and so a visit to the school to gain an understanding of our ethos and practice is advised (contact lauren.scott-smith@thebeacon.kent.sch.uk should you wish to book a visit).

The Beacon is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. In order to ensure the ongoing safety of our children this post is subject to an enhanced to reference checks with previous employers, a 'Right to Work' in the UK check and an enhanced DBS check.

Information about the school

We are an all-age school (3-19 years) offering 380 pupils with complex needs, profound and severe learning difficulties and physical and sensory impairments a wide range of educational experiences based in Folkestone. We currently work across two sites: the main site is Park Farm Road, Folkestone and a small 10 place satellite provision hosted by Castle Hill Primary School also in Folkestone.

The school is on the cusp of kick starting phase one of our new satellite provision which will be based in Walmer, Deal providing education experiences for an additional 240 pupils.

The Beacon has a strong cooperative ethos and culture, building on personalised learning to ensure all students thrive within school and beyond. Learning at The Beacon offers a child-centred ‘needs led’ curriculum, which incorporates elements of the EY Foundation Stage, National Curriculum and external accreditation as appropriate, including Life Skills and Social Skills.

We will also continue to provide training and support for mainstream schools through the Specialist Teaching and Learning Service team managed by the school. This team offers support, training, outreach advice and guidance to our mainstream colleagues. In addition, the Beacon has both conference and meeting facilities and regularly hosts nationally renowned speakers on its courses.

The Beacon also hosts a MultiAgency Support Hub. This is one of four centres across the County that brings NHS colleagues, paediatricians, speech and occupational therapists, and nursing services, alongside children’s social services and portage colleagues into one cohesive centre. We are proud of the strong partnerships this brings to benefit the children and families of Shepway.

At The Beacon, we are driven by our shared moral purpose to do all that we can to improve educational outcomes and life chances for all our young people. We believe strongly that the best way to do this is through the partnership, collaboration and a commitment to work together to achieve excellence in all we do. We expect the highest possible standards of ourselves and all stakeholders, believing that in this way we can maximise learning and develop a truly reflective learning community.

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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.