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Specialist Teaching Assistant - Term Time - Special Needs Position

The Sittingbourne School, Sittingbourne

  • Ref:KCC886-4002-397S
  • Posted:15/09/2020
  • Pay:SAT Band 3 + SEN Allowance
  • Start Date:Oct 2020 or asap
  • App Close Date:24/09/2020 at 12:00
  • Interviews:W/C 28th September 2020


Specialist Teaching Assistant

SAT Support staff scale Band 3 + SEN Allowance £1,309

£13,480 per annum (£17,842 FTE)

Term time

32.5 hours for 39 weeks (term time plus staff development days)


Start Date: Oct 2020 or as soon as possible

We are seeking to appoint a dynamic Teaching Assistant to support pupils who have a range of learning needs.  Applicants should have the necessary skills to support in mainstream classes, in small groups or on individual basis.

Candidates would be expected to have good literacy and numeracy skills and, as part of the interview, may be asked to demonstrate their skills in supporting pupils.  Above all, we are seeking to appoint a hardworking, committed, flexible and reliable individual who is able to work on their own initiative when required.

Specialist Teaching Assistant to work with deaf students.  Some knowledge of sign language or experience working with deaf children would be an advantage but is not essential as full training will be provided.  Successful applicants must be willing to study British Sign Language Courses up to level 2.

Full details of the requirements of the post can be found in the accompanying recruitment pack.

Applications should be made via Kent Teach.  Please note, we cannot accept CVs. 

If you experience any difficulty in completing the application form, please contact HR@swale.at or  01795 426091 (option 2)

In accordance with current GDPR compliance we will not keep any details/application forms on file once the position is filled.

Interested applicants are welcome to contact January Lorman at the school for an informal discussion regarding the post January.lorman@swale.at or 01795 472449.

Closing Date: 24.9.2020

Interview Date: w/c 28.9.2020

Swale Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  This post is exempt from ROA and will require an enhanced DBS disclosure.

Headteacher: Ms. Y Peden

Information about the school

The Sittingbourne School is a large non-selective school and was judged by Ofsted in November 2017 as a ‘Good’ school.

We believe that all learners need to feel safe and secure in school in order for them to reach their full potential. We have established a culture of respect for each other and pride in academic achievement for all learners.

We offer our students a very broad curriculum, placing value on the arts and vocational subjects in addition to core and Ebacc subjects. Our objective is to ensure success for every student so that when they leave us they are well rounded, confident individuals, well equipped to take their place in the work place or further education. We are very proud of the culture and ethos that exists in the school which is continually evolving and developing to ensure that all students benefit from our extensive systems of support.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Ms Yvette Peden
  • Address:Swanstree Avenue, Sittingbourne, Kent, ME10 4NL
  • Telephone: 01795 472449
  • Email: HR@swale.at

Fax: 01795 470332


Below are documents that have been added to this vacancy.

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.