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Working Hours: 30hrs per week, term time only (38 weeks per year), plus 15 twilight sessions from 3.15 – 5.15 on Tuesdays
Pro rata salary £12849 (for 30 hours term time)
SEN allowance £1221 (pro rata to 30 hours)
(Salary Full time £18425 plus SEN allowance full time £1,323)
Come and join the Elms team! An opportunity has arisen to appoint a Teaching Assistant – the exact age group of pupils is yet to be decided. The post offers an opportunity for an enthusiastic and experienced TA to join our dedicated and highly effective staff team.
The school prides itself on providing our pupils 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.
The successful candidate will work supporting pupils with a range of behaviour and learning needs and will have a high level of emotional intelligence and resilience, a flexible approach to their work and an ability to embrace change. Elms is a challenging yet very rewarding place to work and we provide support and training for all our staff.
The school places a high priority on professional and career development. All staff receive a full induction and support programme throughout the year to achieve their performance management targets.
Candidates need to possess a minimum of GCSE grade C/4 or above or Functional Skills Level 2 in English and Mathematics (or equivalent).
Elms School is committed to safeguarding and promoting child welfare and Fundamental British Values. This position is subject to an enhanced DBS check, pre-employment medical clearance, good references and verification of the right to work in the UK.
Please apply for this position using the application form on Kent Teach. Please note that we need full details of any employment since the age of 18.
The school requires a completed application form – no CV’s accepted.
Elms is a special school for pupils with social, emotional, mental health and learning needs. Most pupils display associated challenging behaviours resulting from a variety of difficulties and needs, including PTSD, attachment difficulties, ODD, ADHD, ASD and FASD. All pupils start their school career in mainstream schools and come to us with a history of low self-esteem and a sense of failure.
Our broad and balanced curriculum is relevant, engaging and provides opportunities to achieve academic success as well as equipping them with skills for life. Our highly-trained staff provide bespoke therapeutic interventions, such as Thrive, to target developmental gaps and enable pupils to manage their behaviour and regulate their emotions so that they can form meaningful relationships throughout their lives. We also use Restorative Approaches to build and maintain a sense of community and to provide our pupils with the ability and attitude to respect the viewpoints of others and, when necessary, take responsibility for resolving conflict and putting things right.
Our Ofsted inspection in October 2017 was rated ‘Good’ and we have continued to make improvements to the quality of education and our holistic provision since that date.
We operate a three-phase model: lower school (three classes, years 1 – 4); middle school (eight classes, years 5 – 8, following a predominantly Primary curriculum); and the upper school (six classes, years 9 – 11, studying for Entry level/Functional Skills/ BTEC and some GCSE exams). We have a growing roll of 156 which is predicted to rise to 165 over the next academic year. We have a large team, including our transport team who bring the pupils to and from school in our fleet of MPVs.
Fax: 01304 225000
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