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Teaching Assistants - Term Time - Special Needs Position

Foreland Fields School, Ramsgate

  • Ref:KCC886-7040-216S
  • Posted:14/10/2021
  • Pay:Kent Range 3 plus SEN Allowance
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:29/10/2021 at 12:00
  • Interviews:3rd November 2021


Are you looking for a new challenge? Are you passionate about supporting children and young people with their development and learning? Are you keen to develop new skills? Come and join our fantastic team at Foreland Fields School!

We are looking to welcome some term time Teaching Assistants to our school. These posts are for 30.75 hours per week and will be temporary until the end of this academic year, the first instance. However, there are frequently opportunities for successful Teaching Assistants to extend their contracts.

Our pupils and students have a wide range of needs, including difficulties with communication, learning, physical and sensory development as well as medical and care needs. All pupils and students have either severe or profound learning difficulties and many also have a diagnosis of autism. Classes are needs led and pupils and students follow personalised learning journeys along different curriculum pathways, depending on their individual needs.

Whilst experience of working in a special school would be an advantage, it is not essential. We provide all staff with a full week of induction training, which includes Moving and Handling, Makaton, Pool Evacuation, Behaviour and Safeguarding Training. We are committed to providing aspirational outcomes for all our students and we will provide regular specialist training for all staff, throughout their careers at Foreland Fields School. Essential training for Teaching Assistants takes place on alternate Thursdays between 2pm and 4.45pm and all staff are required to attend these as well as 5 INSET days per year.

Candidates must be qualified to at least GCSE Grade C or above in both English and maths or equivalent Level 2 Qualification so as to undertake essential record keeping.  A relevant qualification, such as NVQ Supporting Teaching and Learning and having BSL (British Sign Language) would be desirable, but not essential. Candidates are welcome to contact Sarah Thorp (Deputy Headteacher) by telephone (01843 863891) if they would like to learn more about this exciting opportunity.

Information about the school

Foreland Fields School is a Day Special School for pupils with Profound, Severe and Complex Needs (PSCN), many of whom also have Autistic Spectrum Disorder.

We provide for 200+ pupils aged 3-19 in five departments, Nursery, Infants (KS1), Juniors (KS2) Secondary(KS3/KS4) and Sixth Form (KS5). In addition, we have a fully staffed mainstream inclusion class within Garlinge Primary School and we are currently looking to extend our satellite provision.

We encourage all of our employees to further their career development and we respect initiative and ambition. We are committed to performance management, staff training and coaching and we will expect the successful candidate to sign up to the values and ethos of our school.

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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).