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1:1 SEN TA - Term Time

Aspire School, Sittingbourne

  • Ref:KCC886-7005-19S
  • Posted:02/12/2021
  • Pay:£13,920 pro rata + SEN allowance £1.323
  • Start Date:January 2022
  • App Close Date:10/12/2021 at 11:00
  • Interviews:TBC


Job description

At Aspire school we believe that learning needs to be individual for all and aspirational for everyone.

We are looking for a 1:1 Teaching Assistant to join our team to support one of our Key Stage 2 pupils and their very personalised needs.

We are offering a rare opportunity to join a brand new, purpose-built environment designed for our unique children. Successful candidates will have the prospect of joining this collaborative team.

If you are experienced, enthusiastic and adaptable and have the passion to bring out the individual talent and provide the necessary level of nurture and care for this individual pupil, please do complete an application form.

This is a temporary term time only contract with 32.5 hours hours per week, 8.30 until 15.30 Monday to Friday, with a view to extend. The salary is £13,920 + an SEN allowance of £1,323.

You will be our desirable candidate if:

- You have experience in supporting children with SEN, and in particular, ASD;

- You have experience of working with children with additional physical needs and physio programmes;

- You have training and experience in administering medication;

- You have experience of working with children with speech, language and communication needs;

- You have experience of assisting pupils with their personal care and toileting needs;

- You thrive working in a friendly team with like-minded people;

- You have a positive sense of humour and attitude;

- You are a clear communicator with adults and children;

- You are a positive role model to all.

In return, we can offer you:

- A friendly and supportive team;

- Opportunities for progression and development through training, coaching and mentoring;

- A healthy work-life balance;

- An inclusive environment where you feel valued;

- A supportive leadership team.

If you are interested in this post, please complete the application form by contacting our HR department and send it to HR email address. Please note that we accept application forms only and we will not be able to register your interest in this post if you only send us your CV.

Shortlisted candidates will be asked to attend the interview at Aspire School.

Aspire is committed to safeguarding to all its pupils, you will therefore be subject to enhanced disclosure process. As part of our responsibility for safeguarding, in addition to the Kent policy of one employment and one personal reference, the school may request additional employment references.


Contract length: 12 months

Part-time hours: 32.5 per week

Application deadline: 10/12/2021

Job Types: Temporary, Contract, TTO

Salary: £18,425.00 per year FTE



Information about the school

Aspire School is a special free school in Sittingbourne for children aged from 4 to 11 years; opening in September 2020. The school will grow gradually and will eventually provide 168 places for pupils with autism and speech and language needs. Aspire School will provide exceptional specialist teaching from a team of specialist teachers, teaching assistants and other professionals. The new premises have been specifically designed to meet the needs of the children and will include therapy rooms, a high tech sensory room, soft play and a swing room. The curriculum will reflect the individual needs of the pupils and will offer opportunities for academic learning and the development of communication, life skills and personalised targets.

Job Contact Information

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).