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Teaching Assistant - Part-time

Shenstone School, Crayford

  • Ref:KCC303-7001-54S
  • Posted:09/11/2021
  • Pay:Bexley 5 (£11.82 per hour)
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:30/11/2021 at 09:00
  • Interviews:06/12/2021


Teaching Assistant

Location:                     Shenstone School

                                    Crayford - 94 Old Road, Dartford, Kent DA1 4DZ

                                    Sidcup - St Andrews Road, Sidcup, Kent, DA14 4RX

                                    Parkway Primary - Alsike Road, Erith, DA18 4DP

Contract Type:            Permanent and Temporary posts available

                                     (please specify your preference on application form)

                                     30 hours per week (9.00 a.m. – 3.45 p.m.)

                                    39 weeks per year (term time only + plus training days)

Grade:                          Bexley 05 (£11.82 per hour)

Salary:                          £22,185 (full-time equivalent)

                                     £15,831 (Actual salary)

Post Start Date:           ASAP

Closing Date:                9.00 a.m. on the 30th November 2021

Interview Date:           Monday 6th December 2021

Your Opportunity - We are looking for caring, resilient, reliable and enthusiastic candidates to join our dedicated team.  

Are you looking for a challenge and are able to support/encourage our amazing pupils with SEND to achieve their full potential in our specialist primary school setting?  The achievements of our pupils are extraordinary and will give you a sense of achievement when they make progress, however small.  Teaching Assistants will support pupils with behavioural needs which vary from child to child so you will need to be both confident and resilient in working with challenging behaviour. 

Your Application - To apply for this vacancy please download, fully complete and return the application form to hr@shenstone-tkat.org.  Please ensure that you are using TKAT application form.  You cannot apply for this vacancy using the ‘Apply’ button.

References will be requested for shortlisted candidates prior to interview.  Only those shortlisted for interview will be contacted.

Information about the school

Shenstone School is a primary aged (Nursery to Year 6) special school for pupils with severe, and/or profound and multiple learning difficulties. Shenstone School is one school based across two sites (Sidcup and Crayford). We also have a temporary site at Parkway Primary School. We are committed in supporting the emotional health and wellbeing of all our pupils, staff and parents/carers and we stand by our motto of “together we engage, thrive and achieve”. Shenstone School was inspected in October 2019 and the outcome is that we continue to be a ‘good’ school, where the children are happy and learning is made fun.

We are very proud of Shenstone School and we are thrilled have achieved: The Wellbeing Award for Schools, Outstandingly Happy School status, Move Gold quality Mark Award, National Online Safety Certified School status and we are also an accredited Arts Award Centre. We continue to expand with new ideas and initiatives in order to maintain the improve services for both pupils and staff.

Staff at Shenstone School can access the following benefits: Excellent Induction and probation process, Comprehensive In-house training (Manual handling, Team-Teach and much more), competitive Pension Scheme, Employees counselling services, vaccination programmes, on-site mental health first aid team and various other wellbeing and social activities.

For further information about the school, please visit: www.shenstone-tkat.org We are part of The Kemnal Academies Trust, For further information about the trust, please visit: www.tkat.org   The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Offers of employment will be subject to the full Safer Recruitment process, including an enhanced DBS check.

This post is considered to be a customer-facing position; as such it falls within scope of the Code of Practice on English language requirement for public sector workers. The school therefore has a statutory duty under Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2016 to ensure that post holders have a command of spoken English sufficient for the effective performance of the job requirements. The appropriate standards are set out in the person specification. These will be applied during the recruitment/selection and probationary stages.

We are committed to equality of opportunity. We welcome applications from all suitable candidates, regardless of any protected characteristic for example race, gender, sexual orientation, disability or age. All applications are treated on merit. This includes applications from individuals wishing to work full time, part-time or on a flexible basis.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Georgia Bissett
  • Address:94 Old Road, Crayford, Kent, DA1 4DZ
  • Telephone: 01322 524145
  • Email: hr@shenstone-tkat.org


Below are documents that have been added to this vacancy.

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).