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Special Support Assistant - Part-time

Copperfield Academy, Northfleet

  • Ref:KCC886-2024-228S
  • Posted:12/07/2021
  • Pay:Kent Range 4-6
  • Start Date:1st September 2021
  • App Close Date:31/08/2021 at 12:00
  • Interviews:tbc



is looking for


To join us in September 2021


SSA – KR4-6

The posts will typically be term time only, 32.5 hours per week, Monday to Friday (8.30am – 3.30pm), plus inset days.


Innovative, creative and ambitious?


Reliability, resilience and conscientiousness?


Contribute to the ethos and vision of our school?


Copperfield Academy is seeking to appoint enthusiastic and committed Special Support Assistants (ASD, SLCN) who are:


  • passionate about securing positive outcomes for children
  • highly motivated, organised and flexible in the way you work to best meet childrens’ needs
  • effective communicators, highly skilled in building positive relationships with children, parents/carers and professionals
  • able to support teachers in planning and resourcing for children with a variety of needs
  • reliable, flexible and willing to support the school in moving children’s learning on


The successful candidates will work across all age ranges.


The successful candidates will:

  • Have an NVQ Level 2, or above, in Supporting Teaching and Learning (or equivalent)
  • Have previous experience of working effectively within a school setting
  • Have a good standard of written and spoken English and a general understanding of Maths and hold a GCSE, or equivalent, in Literacy and Numeracy
  • Be able to carry out all duties as described in the SSA Job Description
  • Have experience in ASD and/or SLCN needs
  • Have a demonstrable awareness of wider social communication needs


Copperfield Academy reserves the right to appoint exceptional candidates immediately upon successful application, tour and interview.

 Copperfield Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.  The successful applicant will be required to possess an Enhanced DBS.

 Please visit our website www.copperfieldacademy.org for further information, including details of our recent Ofsted Inspection in which Copperfield Academy was rated as a "Good" school.

Information about the school

REAch2 was established in 2012 and is now the largest primary-only academy trusts in the country – operating across the Midlands, East Anglia, Greater London and the South East.

Working in some of the most challenging areas of the country, we are committed to enabling individual schools to flourish with a high degree of autonomy whilst benefiting from a strong culture of support and collaboration.

In September 2016, the Department for Education approved REAch2 to open 22 brand new schools over the next few years, mostly in our existing areas of operation https://www.gov.uk/government/news/more-choice-as-over-80000-new-free-schools-places-created. In October 2016, the head of Ofsted blogged about seven high performing academy trusts, including REAch2 http://www.gov.uk/government/speeches/hmcis-monthly-commentary-october-2016

Job Contact Information

Fax: 01474 352413


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.