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SEN and Family Assistant - Term Time

Salmestone Primary School, Margate

  • Ref:KCC886-2011-112S
  • Posted:23/11/2021
  • Pay:KR6
  • Start Date:Jan 2022
  • App Close Date:07/12/2021 at 15:00
  • Interviews:TBC


SEN / Family Assistant

Salmestone Primary School

KR6, 37 hours per week, Term Time


Are you a passionate about meeting the needs of all children and families to achieve their very best?

We have an exciting opportunity for you to come and join TKAT as an SEN and Family Assistant at Salmestone Primary School in Thanet. We are incredibly proud of our TKAT team in this region where we have five schools currently. We can offer a wide range of CPD opportunities, leadership development, coaching and networking within our family of schools in Thanet and beyond and our pledge to support your wellbeing is our commitment to you.


Please see our Facebook page for our learning, successes and community engagement. www.facebook.com/salmestone


The SEN and Family Assistant, takes responsibility under the direction of the Inclusion Manager and Deputy Headteacher for the support and provision for both children and families. 


The interview will have three components. There will be a practical task in which you will be observed leading a small group of children. You will have the opportunity to demonstrate your interaction, bonding, engagement strategies and listening skills whilst carrying out some simple well-being activities of your choice for 20 minutes.

This will be followed by a presentation of an area of SEN, lasting approximately 20 minutes. A formal interview will follow.


We strongly encourage candidates to come and visit the school and meet us. Please make arrangement via the school office. You will be warmly welcome.


Working for TKAT:

In return, as an employee of The Kemnal Academies Trust (TKAT), you will benefit from:

  • A wide variety of opportunities for professional development, including the potential to develop your career at more than one TKAT academy.
  • Opportunities to work flexibly, where possible.
  • Our support for your wellbeing at work; and
  • The rewards of working to improve the life chances of our pupils.

We reserve the right to close the vacancy early should we receive a significant number of applications. If you have not had any communication within 10 days of the closing date, please take this as confirmation that on this occasion your application has not been successful. 

TKAT is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Offers of employment will be subject to the full Safer Recruitment process, including an enhanced disclosure and barring service check. 

TKAT is committed to inclusion, diversity and equality of opportunity by encouraging and welcoming differences, listening to individual experiences, aspirations and accomplishments and learning how to grow better together. We welcome applications from all suitable candidates, regardless of any protected characteristic; this includes applicants wishing to work flexibly.  

Access to interview: should you be selected and invited to interview please let us know if you require us to adapt the interview environment. If we can accommodate practical workplace adjustments to assist we will.

Information about the school

Salmestone Primary and Nursery School became an academy within The Kemnal Academies Trust in September 2012. It was identified as a GOOD school by Ofsted in January 2019.

Situated on the outskirts of Margate the school is one form entry which is organised in Phases. As part of TKAT we are a forward looking and innovative school with excellent staff who are committed to our vision statement; Shaping the Future of Young Minds.

Our school values underpin our teaching pedagogy and our motivation for teaching:

Perseverance Community Inspiration Achievement

Our absolute passion is the learning, safety, enjoyment and development of our children. We believe that by inspiring and teaching them the skills they need from Nursery onwards, they will be successful and valued members of the community. In all that we do, we have high expectations of ourselves and of our children. Salmestone has been privileged to be part of the local community since 1886. We belong to a family of schools working in partnership to deliver a high standard of education to the young people of Thanet and the wider TKAT community. Please see our Facebook page to our learning, successes and community engagement. www.facebook.com/salmestone

We can offer a wide range of CPD opportunities and networking within our family of schools in Thanet and beyond.

Salmestone 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 an enhanced disclosure, social media and barring service check.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Mr Daniel More, School Business Manager
  • Address:College Road, Margate, Kent, CT9 4DB
  • Telephone: 01843 220949
  • Email: office@salmestone-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).