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TA Apprenticeship - Goldwyn Folkestone - Term Time

Goldwyn School, Ashford

  • Ref:KCC886-7041-266S
  • Posted:20/10/2021
  • Pay:£4.30 per hour (minimum)
  • Start Date:Jan 0001
  • App Close Date:31/01/2022 at 09:00
  • Interviews:TBC


Goldwyn School Folkestone - Parkfield Road, Folkestone CT19 5BY

Apprentice Teaching Assistants are required at both Goldwyn School Ashford and Goldwyn School Folkestone.  These post offer a unique opportunity to make a difference to students who are likely to have experienced little previous success within a school environment.  Goldwyn Students are of mixed and high ability (NC level 3-4 on entry) and as such are capable of achieving GCSE and other Level 2 qualifications in Year 11. 

Purpose of Job 

To support the class teacher in the teaching and welfare of children to ensure they attain the targets set under their individual educational programmes

 Job context

  • TAs will be expected to work effectively with individual students and/or small groups under the direction and supervision of a class teacher. They will contribute to, and need to demonstrate skills in, planning, monitoring, assessment and class management.  TAs would also be expected to work as part of the school team and contribute to plans to ensure the school meets its aims.
  • The post holder must work within the relevant policies, codes of practice and legislation reporting any concerns to the relevant person.
  • The post holder must have good communication skills to be able to inform, persuade, inspire and motivate students and provide feedback to other professionals and parents as required.

Desired Skills

  • Special Educational Needs experience would be preferable
  • Good standard of written and spoken English
  • Understanding of child protection and safeguarding
  • Computer literate 

Desired Personal Qualities

  • Calm
  • Understanding
  • Patient
  • Sense of humour
  • Resilience 

Desired Qualifications

Formal qualifications are not essential for this role, however, the post holder should have the ability to communicate effectively with children and adults, be able to empathise with children and work as part of a team. 

Essential for the post holder to have GCSE grade 5 or above, (or equivalent) in Maths, English and Science or equivalent level of competency.

Necessary Experience

  • Good standard of general education together with good numeracy and literature skills.
  • Previous experience of working with children.
  • Use basic technology (computer, video, photocopier)
  • Knowledge of policies and procedures relating to child protection, health, safety, security, equal opportunities and confidentiality.

Working Week

37 hours per week, term time only (39 weeks per year)

Monday to Friday 8.30am – 4.30pm (includes half hour unpaid lunch break).  Time will be allocated during these working hours to complete learning from 3.30pm-4.30pm Monday to Friday 

Travel Information

Due to the location of the school in Ashford, car driver is essential

Information about the school

Goldwyn is a pioneering school that provides an exciting, high achieving and creative curriculum for students who have social, emotional and health needs. Every child at Goldwyn is unique and it is our mission to design a learning pathway that reflects high aspirations as well as encouraging their inherent talents through music, art, languages, technology, science, sport, vocational education and much more. The Goldwyn leaders and all our staff are inspirational and committed to providing a happy, secure and stimulating school in which students enjoy their learning. We provide an education which develops the whole child academically, socially and emotionally. We focus our energies on ensuring that all children aim for excellence in their work and are able to achieve the very best that they can.

Goldwyn School is a KCC Foundation Special School for children and young people with an EHCP for SEMH needs from age 11 to 18. Students who are admitted to the school have complex and wide ranging difficulties and come from a wide range of socio-economic backgrounds and a wide geographical area.

Goldwyn School is an Outstanding School for students with SEMH needs, and consists of: • Goldwyn Ashford in Great Chart, Ashford (TN23 3BT) • Goldwyn Folkestone in Parkfield Road, Folkestone (CT19 5BY) • Goldwyn Sixth Form in Leacon Road, Ashford, Kent (TN23 4FB) • Goldwyn Plus in Beaver Lane, Ashford (TN23 5NX) (our alternative curriculum programme)

Job Contact Information

Fax: 01233 662177

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).