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Land Based Studies Assistant - Full-time - Special Needs Position

Ripplevale School, Ripple

  • Ref:KCC886-6047-159S
  • Posted:26/11/2021
  • Pay:NJC 8 - 12 (£10.34 – £11.19) (starting at £16472)
  • Start Date:Jan 22
  • App Close Date:04/01/2022 at 12:00
  • Interviews:07.01.22


Land Based Studies Assistant - Term Time - Special Needs Position

Job Description

Due to the successful introduction of Land Based Studies to our curriculum, Ripplevale School is looking for an enthusiastic, innovative individual to help in the delivery of Land Based Studies.

You will be working alongside our current teacher to deliver a curriculum which allows our students to thrive in the large rural setting that we are fortunate enough to enjoy. The successful candidate will be instrumental in cultivating both the crops that are grown but more importantly the interest of the students in these lessons.

Whilst the allocated teacher will be in charge of the delivery of the course content you will be supporting her and on occasions deputising for her in her absence.

The successful candidate should have a sound knowledge of working with students with ASD and associated conditions.

Hours are term time only 08.30 – 15.45 Monday to Friday plus 105 inset hours which presently includes Tuesday twilight sessions.

Information about the school

Ripplevale School is an independent day special school for boys aged from 6 to 18 who have an EHCP (Education Health Care Plan) with a diagnosis of ASD, often with associated conditions.

Our school is located in the village of Ripple near Deal in Kent.

We have a committed and dedicated team which includes teachers, teaching assistants, higher level teaching assistants, a range of therapists, administrative staff and support staff. All play a significant role in the education and development of each pupil and work to create a warm, informal, friendly atmosphere in which the pupils feel secure, safe and confident.

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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).