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SEN Teaching Assistant - Term Time

Staplehurst School, Tonbridge

  • Ref:KCC886-2192-219S
  • Posted:21/10/2021
  • Pay:KR3
  • Start Date:ASAP
  • App Close Date:02/11/2021 at 09:00
  • Interviews:Week beginning 1st November 2021

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We are looking to appoint a highly motivated SEN TA to join our talented and supportive team. You should be a positive and enthusiastic person who loves working with children and helping them to strive for their best. You should be interested in developing trusted relationships with children in order to support their wellbeing.

We would really like to meet you if you if you are passionate about working with children and have the ability to inspire learning and support development. 

You should have a high standard of general education with good numeracy and literacy skills.  You will be able to communicate effectively with children and adults, have a flexible attitude, good sense of humour and be friendly and approachable. Experience of working with children, good time management and the ability to work flexibly using your own initiative are essential.  All applications will be considered and while SEN experience would be an advantage, it is not essential as relevant training will be given to the right candidate.  However a passion for supporting vulnerable students is key.

The main focus of the role is to provide Social, Emotional and Mental Health support  to pupils, but your responsibilities may include:-

  • Supporting children in achieving the lesson objective in English, Maths and across all areas of the curriculum
  • Leading 1:1 and group intervention programmes
  • Feeding back to the class teacher, maintaining records of progress and behaviour
  • Working with children to support any social, emotional, behavioural, personal care or medical needs
  • Liasing with parents and external professionals 

 Vulnerable children will be at the heart of your work. You must be able to demonstrate that you understand the importance of educating the whole child, that you want the very best for them and are prepared to put their needs first.

 

In return, we would offer you:

  • Enthusiastic, well-motivated children who will love your desire to engage them in their learning.
  • A welcoming staff team who work well together and who are committed to the continuing development of the whole school.
  • An inclusive environment where every children come first.
  • Excellent professional development opportunities.
  • Supportive parents and governors.

Our closing date for applications is Tuesday 2nd November 2021. Interviews will be held on the week of 1 November 2021. The start date would be ASAP

This contract is for 31.25 hours per week TTO Kent Range 3 (£18,425) pro rata'd.

 

Information about the school

Staplehurst School is a two form entry community school, with approximately 360 pupils. Situated conveniently, between Maidstone and Cranbrook, in a beautiful rural part of Kent, the school, with its ‘outward-facing, best practice at heart’ culture, has achieved sustained academic improvement and continues to retain an excellent, enthusiastic team of staff. Blessed within beautiful and spacious grounds, Staplehurst School has the added benefit of two large sports halls, an ICT suite, music room, library and a newly updated Early Years outside space, as well as a Breakfast Club available from 7.30am and an After School Club until 5.30pm. Staplehurst School continues to be at the heart of the village community, where we pride ourselves on being an integral part of the everyday lives of people in the village. It is this community support, together with the caring and commitment from staff, which contributes to the well-being of the children. The Governing Body, staff and parents are an ambitious and dedicated team, working together to promote the school, and where our aim is to ensure each child reaches their full potential. At Staplehurst School children definitely come first!

At Staplehurst School, our key aims are to engender the school values in all of the children. These have been discussed and agreed by the children, staff and parents, and are as follows: Pride, Positivity, Respect, Independence, Determination and Excellence:

Children are encouraged to fulfil their potential through a creative curriculum that meets the needs of all pupils, develops independent and enquiry-based learning skills and offers appropriate challenges so that they might achieve the highest possible standards in all areas of their lives.

Our school is committed to equality as well as safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment. The post is subject to an enhanced DBS check under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

Job Contact Information

Fax: 01580 891291

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).