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Teaching Assistant - Term Time - Special Needs Position

Aspire School, Sittingbourne

  • Ref:KCC886-7005-17S
  • Posted:16/09/2021
  • Pay:KR3 +SEN allowance
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:01/10/2021 at 12:00
  • Interviews:TBC

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At Aspire school we believe that learning needs to be individual for all and aspirational for everyone. We are looking for Teaching Assistants to join us who share our vision of providing the children in our school with a learning experience that meets their very personalised needs.

We are offering a rare opportunity to join a brand new, purpose-built environment designed for our unique children. Successful candidates will have the prospect of joining this collaborative journey to build the school and its vision from the outset. This really is an exciting opportunity to be part of creating something special from the very beginning. 

If you are experienced, enthusiastic and adaptable and have the passion to bring out and nurture the individual talents in our pupils, aged 4 -11 with ASD and speech and language needs, please do complete an application form.

This is a temporary term time only contract and the working hours are 32.5 hours per week,  8.30 until 15.30 Monday to Friday.  

You will be our desirable candidate if:

  • You have experience in supporting children with SEN;
  • You thrive working in a friendly team with like-minded people;
  • You have a positive sense of humour and attitude;
  • You are a clear communicator with adults and children;
  • You have English and maths GCSEs A*- C;
  • You are a positive role model to all.

In return, we can offer you:

  • A friendly and supportive team;
  • Opportunities for progression and development through training, coaching and mentoring;
  • A healthy work-life balance;
  • An inclusive environment where you feel valued;
  • A supportive leadership team.

For more information about the school and the post please visit our website  www.aspire.groveparkacademies.org

If you are interested in this post, lease complete the application form and send it to recruitment@groveparkacademies.org.

Please note that we accept application forms only and we will not be able to register your interest in this post if you only send us your CV.

Shortlisted candidates will be asked to attend the interview at Aspire School or via a video call.

Aspire is committed to safeguarding to all its pupils, you will therefore be subject to enhanced disclosure process. As part of our responsibility for safeguarding, in addition to the Kent policy of one employment and one personal reference, the school may request additional employment references.

Recruitment during COVID-19: We aim to manage the recruitment process with as little disruptions as possible. Candidates will be interviewed via remote video link and further information on the interview itself will be discussed if your application is shortlisted

Information about the school

Aspire School is a special free school in Sittingbourne for children aged from 4 to 11 years; opening in September 2020. The school will grow gradually and will eventually provide 168 places for pupils with autism and speech and language needs. Aspire School will provide exceptional specialist teaching from a team of specialist teachers, teaching assistants and other professionals. The new premises have been specifically designed to meet the needs of the children and will include therapy rooms, a high tech sensory room, soft play and a swing room. The curriculum will reflect the individual needs of the pupils and will offer opportunities for academic learning and the development of communication, life skills and personalised targets.

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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.