Teaching Assistant - Maternity

Small Haven School , Ramsgate

  • Ref:KCC886-6103-22S
  • Posted:29/10/2021
  • Pay:£16,650
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:17/12/2021 at 17:00
  • Interviews:To be confirmed

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Teaching Assistant Small Haven School

An exciting opportunity has arisen at Small Haven School, Ramsgate. Small Haven School is a small independent specialist school, currently registered to take up to 36 pupils from age 6-19 years, with a range of special educational needs.

We wish to appoint an excellent, enthusiastic and experienced Teaching Assistant to join our friendly and supportive primary department team as soon as possible. The role offers a unique opportuinity to work in very small classes with high levels of adult support to enable personalised learning and make a real difference to the lives of the children we care for.

This maternity cover post offers a wonderful opportunity to gain insight and experience of the unique therapeutic SEN provision that we provide at Small Haven School.

The position runs until the end of the academic year, 22nd July 2022. It is worth noting that, in the right circumstances, some successful temporary candidates have gone on to secure full-time employment with the school, dependent on opportunities becoming available.


Successful candidates will:
• Be committed to ensuring the safety and wellbeing of the pupils
• Demonstrate a passion for working within a special educational needs environment
• Have the expertise and experience necessary to fulfil the role
• Be calm, flexible and positive
• Be an excellent communicator and team player

We can offer you:
• The opportunity to work in a unique specialist SEN school
• A warm and friendly environment in which to work and develop
• A professional and supportive staff team
• Wonderful pupils!

Salary: £16,650 per annum (qualified TA rate) pro rata

Please complete the school's application form attached to this advert and send to stacey@smallhavenschool.co.uk

Successful applicants will be invited in for an interview. We look forward to hearing from you.

Viewing is advised to discover for yourself what makes Small Haven School so special and unique. Please call the office (01843 597088) and we will be happy to arrange a visit.
Any enquiries about the position should be sent to the Principal Head, Stacey White, stacey@smallhavenschool.co.uk.

This post is subject to pre-employment checks, including an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring check, reference checks and proof of right to work in the UK.

When applying please make reference to the Job Description and Person Specification for this role.

Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is at the heart of Small Haven School, the successful applicant will be expected to share this commitment and be subject to an enhanced DBS check.

Small Haven School is an equal opportunity employer. We welcome applications from all suitable candidates, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, disability or age. All applications are treated on merit.

Information about the school

Small Haven School provides vulnerable children, whose varying needs could not be met in other education placements, with a chance to have a sense of belonging within a school community where they can thrive. The school was awarded a Good in the recent Ofsted inspection.

Small Haven School is a close community. Relationships between staff and pupils are excellent and play an integral role in creating a calm, safe, and happy environment that facilitates learning and enables pupils to reach their full potential. Close working relationships with parents is an essential part of our school ethos.

As a small school everyone has good knowledge of each other. This allows for excellent understanding and sharing of individual student’s academic, social and emotional needs. This, along with high staff to student ratio, enables effective differentiation and personalised learning. A culture of effective communication and reflective practice is encouraged throughout the school.

Small Haven School is registered for up to 36 students aged between 6 to 19 years across KS1-KS5, all of whom have Education, Health and Care plans.The school has a highly dedicated staff team of 24 working in our small campus. This provides a safe environment for pupils who previously may have experienced insecurity and allows them the opportunity to access their education and thrive.

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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).