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SEND Assistant - Full-time - Special Needs Position

Highworth Grammar School, Ashford

  • Ref:KCC886-4092-142S
  • Posted:26/11/2021
  • Pay:Kent Range 6
  • Start Date:January 2022
  • App Close Date:06/12/2021 at 08:00
  • Interviews:w/c 13th December 2021



37 hours per week (term time only plus staff development days)

Kent Range 6: £20,997 - £22,918 pa pro rata (actual £18,060 – £19,976)

We are looking to appoint a SEND Assistant to support student learning, achievement and progress. Applicants will need a particular skill set to undertake this role as innovation, creativity, flexibility, hard work and a commitment to the Highworth ethos is essential.   This is a new role and is an exciting opportunity to be part of our SEND team. 

The successful applicant will be responsible for driving up standards for children with special educational needs and will be required to undertake a variety of roles in supporting pupil achievement across the school.  Experience of working with students with Autistic Spectrum Conditions as well as other learning needs is desirable.

We are a happy team, proud of our school and relentless in our efforts to give students, staff and parents/carers the very best.  If you feel you can bring something extra to our organisation then we want to hear from you!

Further information and an application form are available from our website: www.highworth.kent.sch.uk        Please note we do not accept CVs.

Completed applications should be emailed to: HR@highworth.kent.sch.uk

Closing Date:  Monday 6th December 2021 at 8am

 Interviews will be held w/c 13th December 2021.

 Applications will be considered in the order in which they are received.  Suitable candidates may be interviewed before the closing date and Highworth Grammar School reserves the right to withdraw the position if an early appointment is made.


Highworth Grammar School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people. An Enhanced DBS check is required for this post


Information about the school

Highworth Grammar School is an over-subscribed 11 – 18, selective girls’ school of 1534 students with 459 students in the Sixth Form (71 boys). We are situated in the South East of England, with excellent transport links to both the rest of Kent and London.

The school was judged to be Outstanding in all areas in June 2013. In 2019 our A Level results placed us in the top 25% of schools nationally.

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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).