Teaching Assistant, Danecourt School, Gillingham, Kent - Term Time - Special Needs Position

Barnsole Primary Trust

  • Ref:KCC-F45-66-S
  • Posted:20/07/2020
  • Pay:D2, 4-11, £18,426-£21,166 Pro Rata plus SEN All
  • Start Date:1st September 2020
  • App Close Date:13/08/2020 at 09:00
  • Interviews:19th August 2020

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How would you like to join a vibrant school who are going through an exciting phase of development?

Are you adaptable and able to bring out the best in our pupils with special talents, aged 4 – 11, with severe, profound and complex learning needs?

We require Teaching Assistants to join our "Good" school. We are looking for drive, enthusiasm and potential to join our friendly, professional, positive and forward looking school. This is a great opportunity to develop your career by building on your current success. The working hours are 8.45-3.15 Monday to Friday term time, plus 5 staff development days. We are able to offer career paths for our Teaching Assistants encouraging TA’s to train to become HLTA's. For those that have a degree or working towards a degree we may be able to offer a career path to becoming a Teacher.

To be successful in this role you will: 

  • Have a recognised Teaching Assistant or Childcare qualification to Level 3 or equivalent (such as A levels) (Desirable)
  • Have experience of or an interest in working with pupils with complex learning needs including children with Autism or SEMH needs.
  • Possess excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to empathise with children and parents from a variety of social backgrounds.
  • Be able to demonstrate resilience and a good sense of humour
  • have a strong commitment to inclusive principles and be committed to safeguarding children and young people.





Danecourt is a good school which caters for pupils ages 4-11 with moderate, severe and complex learning difficulties, many of whom have an autistic spectrum disorder. We have an excellent local reputation and offer a supportive and nurturing work environment headed up by our dedicated and dynamic senior leadership team. We encourage career development and our children are happy, enthusiastic and love coming to school.

Further Information

Application forms are available from our website. On completion of your application, please email to hr@barnsoleprimarytrust.org. We welcome visits to the school, so please contact us on 01634 232589 to arrange your visit. .  Early applications are encouraged and we reserve the right to close the vacancy earlier if a suitable candidate is found.

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Danecourt School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) with barred list check is required for all successful applicants.

Information about the trust

Barnsole Primary Trust is driven by a moral purpose, determined to see a high performing and successful Multi-Academy Trust that delivers the very best educational experience for all pupils in the Early Years and Primary Phases.

The Trust believes that every child has the right to access a good or outstanding school. This means a commitment to working collaboratively and effectively using everyone’s strengths to meet a common aim. We are proud of the teaching and leadership capacity that is being built across Barnsole Primary Trust; as a result of this strength, the Trust is now poised to move forward into a period of significant growth. Barnsole Primary Trust is a cost-effective organisation that has a clear business model delivering the efficiency, effectiveness and challenge required to ensure that school improvement is at the forefront of everything we do. There is a relentless drive for continued improvement in teaching, learning, leadership and governance, to achieve the best personal and educational outcomes for every pupil.

Our partnerships reach beyond the Multi-Academy Trust. We are an outward looking organisation seeking to learn from others and sharing our own good practice and expertise. We very much welcome enquiries with regard to any of our schools and services, along with suggestions for partnership working.

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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.