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Teaching Assistant - Term Time - Special Needs Position

Foreland Fields School, Ramsgate

  • Ref:KCC886-7040-185S
  • Posted:21/07/2020
  • Pay:Kent Range 3 plus SEN Allowance
  • Start Date:September 2020
  • App Close Date:14/08/2020 at 12:00
  • Interviews:w/c 24/08/2020

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Are you looking for a new challenge? Are you passionate about supporting children and young people with their development and learning? Are you keen to develop new skills? Come and join our fantastic team at Foreland Fields School!

We are looking to welcome term time Teaching Assistants to work in a range of positions in our school. The posts are for 30.75 hours per week (including 2 hour meetings on alternate Thursdays), 39 weeks per year (term time plus 5 days INSET).

One of our vacancies is within one of our PMLD classes and candidates for this post will need experience of working with pupils with profound and multiple learning difficulties, as well as a British Sign Language (BSL) qualification at Level 2 or above.

Whilst experience of working in a special school would be an advantage, it is not essential. We provide all staff with a full week of induction training, which includes Moving and Handling, Makaton, Pool Evacuation, Behaviour and Safeguarding Training. We are committed to providing aspirational outcomes for all our students and we will provide regular specialist training for all staff, throughout their careers at Foreland Fields School.

Candidates must be qualified to at least GCSE Grade C or above in both English and Maths or equivalent Level 2 Qualification so as to undertake essential record keeping. 

Having a relevant qualification, such as NVQ Supporting Teaching and Learning, or BSL (British Sign Language) would be desirable, but not essential. 

Information about the school

Foreland Fields School is a Day Special School for pupils with Profound, Severe and Complex Needs (PSCN), many of whom also have Autistic Spectrum Disorder.

We provide for 200+ pupils aged 2-19 in five departments, Nursery, Infants, Juniors (KS2) Secondary (KS3/4) and 6th Form. In addition, we have two fully staffed mainstream inclusion classes within Garlinge Primary School and Hartsdown Academy.

We encourage all of our employees to further their career development and we respect initiative and ambition. We are committed to performance management, staff training and coaching. The successful candidate will embrace the special ethos of the School, and the role will provide an opportunity to take Foreland Fields School into this next exciting phase and beyond.

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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.