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Intensive Support Worker - STLS Team - Term Time

Goldwyn School, Ashford

  • Ref:KCC886-7041-244S
  • Posted:20/10/2021
  • Pay:Kent Range 6
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:10/11/2021 at 09:00
  • Interviews:TBC


Specialist Teaching and Language Service (STLS)

Based at Goldwyn School, Godinton Lane, Great Chart, Ashford, Kent TN23 3BT

Required as soon as possible (temporary to 31.08.22)


About the STLS:

The Specialist Teaching and Learning Service is based at Goldwyn School in Ashford. The Team is comprised of Specialist Teachers with specialisms in Early Years, Cognition and Learning, Social Emotional & Mental Health, Communication and Interaction, Hearing Impairment and Visual Impairment. The Specialist Teaching and Learning Service aims to work with SENDCos and other professionals to provide high quality advice, support, information, training and outreach to mainstream pre-school settings, schools and parents through the LIFT (Local Inclusion Forum Team) referral process.

We work alongside pre-school settings, schools and other professionals in providing effective and co-ordinated support. Our aim is that children and young people with Special Educational Needs can have their learning, physical, social and emotional needs met, so that they can be fully included at school and make good educational progress.


About the Role:

We are looking for a passionate, friendly, motivated and organised person to improve outcomes of SEND children in Primary and Secondary schools throughout the Ashford area. 

You will be highly motivated, enthusiastic, have a good sense of humour, be discrete and have the ability to work under pressure. The successful candidates will be able to work well in a team, be flexible, and have an organised approach to their work. The ability to travel to meet the requirements of the role is essential - own car is essential. 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • To deliver clear sets of bespoke objectives and targeted outcomes for individual cases through collaborative working with STLS Teachers and District Lead.
  • To participate in and foster the learning experiences provided for students by encouraging appropriate social behaviour and catering for their general welfare. 

  • To model specific interventions and approaches to supporting high needs students with the overall aim of upskilling mainstream staff and embedding them in school practice.
  • Build strong working relationships with our partners coaching and offering supervision support to school staff working with complex students.
  • Act as a champion for vulnerable children enabling them to overcome barriers, building emotional resilience and equipping them with communication skills.


Salary: This post is offered on a salary of Kent Range 6 (£20,997 - £22,918) pro rata  (actual £17,084.62 per annum) and is for 35 hours per week 39 weeks per year (term time only plus 5 staff development days). 



Information about the school

Goldwyn is a pioneering school that provides an exciting, high achieving and creative curriculum for students who have social, emotional and health needs. Every child at Goldwyn is unique and it is our mission to design a learning pathway that reflects high aspirations as well as encouraging their inherent talents through music, art, languages, technology, science, sport, vocational education and much more. The Goldwyn leaders and all our staff are inspirational and committed to providing a happy, secure and stimulating school in which students enjoy their learning. We provide an education which develops the whole child academically, socially and emotionally. We focus our energies on ensuring that all children aim for excellence in their work and are able to achieve the very best that they can.

Goldwyn School is a KCC Foundation Special School for children and young people with an EHCP for SEMH needs from age 11 to 18. Students who are admitted to the school have complex and wide ranging difficulties and come from a wide range of socio-economic backgrounds and a wide geographical area.

Goldwyn School is an Outstanding School for students with SEMH needs, and consists of: • Goldwyn Ashford in Great Chart, Ashford (TN23 3BT) • Goldwyn Folkestone in Parkfield Road, Folkestone (CT19 5BY) • Goldwyn Sixth Form in Leacon Road, Ashford, Kent (TN23 4FB) • Goldwyn Plus in Beaver Lane, Ashford (TN23 5NX) (our alternative curriculum programme)

Job Contact Information

Fax: 01233 662177

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our students. You are advised that this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and therefore this post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).