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SEN Teaching Assistant - 8.30 to 15.30 Monday to Friday - Term Time

Cage Green Primary School and Phoenix Centre , Tonbridge

  • Ref:KCC886-2114-137S
  • Posted:11/10/2021
  • Pay:KR3 £18,039 +£1,275 SENA pro rata until July 2022
  • Start Date:As soon as possible
  • App Close Date:04/11/2021 at 12:00
  • Interviews:November 2021


We are looking to recruit a Teaching Assistant to work in the Phoenix Centre for Autism at Cage Green Primary School until July 2022.

The Phoenix Centre for Autism is a specialist resource provision for 31 primary aged children, at Cage Green Primary School.  There are three classes with approximately 10 children per class.  The centre provides an adapted National Curriculum offering to our children, taking into account their communication, social, physical and sensory needs.

You will be a class TA working with the class teacher to support learning within the classroom environment including split input teaching and working with targeted groups of children.  You will also support the children at lunchtime by providing games and activities to keep them engaged or supporting the children while they eat. You may also support children with their integration into mainstream classes.


The successful applicant should:

  • Have an interest in working with children with additional needs
  • Have a good understanding of behaviour management and how this relates to managing a class of children with additional needs. 
  • Have good mathematics and English
  • Be able to communicate well with children, parents and colleagues and enjoy working as part of a supportive and reflective team. 
  • Be able to adapt activities towards children’s learning abilities
  • Be flexible and able to respond to children’s needs, thinking on your feet and remaining calm under pressure.
  • Have a sound knowledge and understanding of the safeguarding of children
  • Be forward thinking and proactive
  • Have a good sense of humour and be ready to dress up for various events including world book day.
  • Previous experience as a teaching assistant in a primary school age group setting or of working with children with an autistic spectrum condition is desirable.

Connect Schools Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

We are committed to achieving equal opportunities in employment and service delivery.

If you wish to find out more about the role, please contact Jo Dove, Phoenix Centre Manager, Cage Green Primary School on 01732 354325. Visits from prospective applicants are encouraged. 

Information about the school

Cage Green Primary School is a happy primary school in north Tonbridge with 253 pupils from Reception to Year Six, including a resourced provision for 31 children with autistic spectrum disorder.

It is an exciting time to join Cage Green as we became part of Connect Schools Academy Trust in July 2019. If you come to join us, you will be part of a dynamic period of development and progress to ensure that our children receive the very best learning experiences they can.

Cage Green is an inclusive school and we place great importance on the need to ensure that all our pupils are included equally in opportunities for learning. The school's ethos and the values we practise and promote aim to secure equal opportunities for all the pupils at Cage Green whatever their age, gender, ethnicity, attainment and background. As a learning community all the staff work hard and are fully committed to securing the best provision for our pupils and the different groups that they may represent. 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.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Joanna Styles
  • Address:Cage Green Road, Tonbridge, Kent, TN10 4PT
  • Telephone: (01732) 354325
  • Email: jsinger@CSAT.org.uk

Fax: 01732 369468

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).