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Senior Learning Support Assistant - Full-time/Part-time

The Norton Knatchbull School, Ashford

  • Ref:KCC886-4528-173S
  • Posted:21/10/2021
  • Pay:Kent Range 5 - £19,528 (0.79FTE).
  • Start Date:As soon as possible
  • App Close Date:31/10/2021 at 23:00
  • Interviews:ASAP






The Norton Knatchbull School is looking for a Learning Support Assistant.  This is a permanent position 35 hours a week, term time only on Kent Range 5 - £19,528 (pro rata 0.79FTE).  The successful candidate will have experience working 1 to 1 with students within the secondary school environment and ideally will have a Higher Level Teaching Assistant qualification. You will be skilled at engaging and motivating pupils who find learning a challenge and have a good understanding of specific learning difficulties including SEMH, ASD/ASC and ADHD.  There will be a Support Staff Review carried out this year which this role will fall under the aegis of.


An ability to interact positively with a wide range of people, including teachers, support staff, parents and students aged 11 to 18, are essential.


Please visit our website for the job description and an application form.  Send your completed application form to Miss Vanessa Corker, PA to the Headteacher by email to vcorker@nks.kent.sch.uk quoting post reference: 2122/S4


Deadline for applications: Monday 1st November 2021. We reserve the right to interview prior to this date depending on applications received. The selection process will involve an interview, depending on Government guidance in relation to Covid-19 this may be carried out virtually.


NKS is committed to the Continuing Professional Development of all our staff.  We support our employees in career development and respect initiative and ambition.  As such we are committed to using Performance Management; formal and informal training; coaching and mentoring; and peer support to ensure the progression of our staff.  In return we expect commitment and a desire to improve and excel from our colleagues.


All new recruits to our team will be further supported by a comprehensive Induction Programme and a Mentor.


We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people.


Only candidates who are shortlisted will be contacted. 


Information about the school

The Norton Knatchbull School is a popular and highly regarded selective school for boys aged 11-18 which admits a growing number of girls into its sixth form. Having proudly served the local community of Ashford in Kent since the 17th century, they combine traditional values with a forward-looking and vibrant learning environment where young people are nurtured to become considerate, confident and well-rounded individuals.

Job Contact Information

Fax: (01233) 633668


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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).