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Advanced Level Teaching Assistant - Term Time

Rainham School for Girls, Gillingham

  • Ref:KCC887-4199-37S
  • Posted:05/10/2021
  • Pay:£22,183 – £24,982 FTE (£14,855 - £16,729)
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:19/10/2021 at 09:00
  • Interviews:TBC


We are looking to appoint an enthusiastic Advanced Level Teaching Assistant to join our exceptional SEN department at Rainham School for Girls. 


This post is for 29.75 hours per week, term time only. 


This post will be paid on Scale 5 of the NJC Scale. 


Job Purpose 

  • A thorough understanding of the needs of the SEN department and the changing needs of the students with AEN
  • Ability and confidence to be with a class and act as the main support within that class following cover work and assisting where able
  • Evidence of qualifications in level 3 or above in a specific subject area
  • Ability to work as part of a team or equally independently
  • Must have proven ability to work with small groups of SEN students in a particular subject area
  • High degree of confidentiality and sensitivity when dealing with students and their parents
  • To have a real engagement with the subject area and SEN students
  • Excellent communicator


TKAT are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All staff will be expected to hold or be willing to obtain an enhanced DBS disclosure and full safeguarding checks as well as satisfactory references.

TKAT 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.


Please email completed application forms to hr@rainhamgirls-tkat.org

Applications will be considered on receipt and an appointment may be made before the closing date.


Information about the school

We believe Rainham School for Girls is a uniquely wonderful place to work. Our girls (and boys in the Sixth Form) flourish due to the high aspiration, high expectation and dedication of our staff. There is a real focus on providing an outstanding learning experience for all students, within a safe, disciplined and caring environment. If you genuinely enjoy teaching because of the positive impact you can have on the lives of our young people, are a consistently good or better practitioner seeking to develop your teaching practice and want to work in a positive, dynamic environment, then we may be the right school for you.

We offer all employees a comprehensive induction and support. High quality CPD and a school-wide focus on our advanced pedagogical model means you will be constantly encouraged to reflect and develop. A range of whole staff and personalised programmes support progression onto middle and senior leadership. As a member of The Kemnal Academies Trust, we work in partnership with other schools, enabling us to benefit from networking and wider opportunities to develop your career. We are part of a Teaching School Alliance and value the innovation from our partnerships with initial teacher training providers. If you are interested in any existing opportunities available at the school, please do not hesitate in contacting us for an informal conversation or visit.

We are a consistently high attaining, non-selective, single sex academy within Medway. We have students from a broad range of backgrounds and abilities, including the most able which contributes to an inclusive but academic ethos.We are a large oversubscribed school with 1600+ students and a vibrant mixed Sixth Form.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Georgina Dampier
  • Address:Derwent Way, Rainham, Gillingham, Kent, ME8 0BX
  • Telephone: 01634 362746
  • Email: hr@rainhamgirls-tkat.org
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).