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SEN Teaching Assistant - Term Time

Staplehurst School, Tonbridge

  • Ref:KCC886-2192-226S
  • Posted:13/01/2022
  • Pay:KR3
  • Start Date:21/02/2022
  • App Close Date:21/01/2022 at 12:00
  • Interviews:Week beginning 24th January 2022

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We are looking to appoint a highly motivated SEN TA to join our talented and supportive team. You should be a positive and enthusiastic person who loves working with children and helping them to strive for their best. You should be interested in developing trusted relationships with children in order to support their wellbeing.

We would really like to meet you if you if you are passionate about working with children and have the ability to inspire learning and support development. 

You should have a high standard of general education with good numeracy and literacy skills.  You will be able to communicate effectively with children and adults, have a flexible attitude, good sense of humour and be friendly and approachable. Experience of working with children, good time management and the ability to work flexibly using your own initiative are essential.  All applications will be considered and while SEN experience would be an advantage, it is not essential as relevant training will be given to the right candidate.  However a passion for supporting vulnerable students is key.

The main focus of the role is to provide Social, Emotional and Mental Health support  to pupils, but your responsibilities may include:-

  • Supporting children in achieving the lesson objective in English, Maths and across all areas of the curriculum
  • Leading 1:1 and group intervention programmes
  • Feeding back to the class teacher, maintaining records of progress and behaviour
  • Working with children to support any social, emotional, behavioural, personal care or medical needs
  • Liasing with parents and external professionals 

 Vulnerable children will be at the heart of your work. You must be able to demonstrate that you understand the importance of educating the whole child, that you want the very best for them and are prepared to put their needs first.

 In return, we would offer you:

  • Enthusiastic, well-motivated children who will love your desire to engage them in their learning.
  • A welcoming staff team who work well together and who are committed to the continuing development of the whole school.
  • An inclusive environment where every children come first.
  • Excellent professional development opportunities.
  • Supportive parents and governors.

Our closing date for applications is Friday 21st January 2022. Interviews will be held on the week of 24th January 2022. The start date would be 21st February 2022.

This contract is for 31.25 hours per week TTO Kent Range 3 (£18,425) pro rata'd.

 

Information about the school

Staplehurst School has just been rated as ‘Good’ by Ofsted. We are proud that ‘the school’s values of positivity, respect, independence, determination and excellence (PRIDE) are seamlessly woven into everyday life’ Ofsted January 2022. Our school is a two form entry community school, with approximately 376 pupils. Situated conveniently, between Maidstone and Cranbrook, in a beautiful rural part of Kent, the school, with its ‘outward-facing, best practice at heart’ culture, has achieved sustained academic improvement and continues to retain an excellent, enthusiastic team of staff.

Blessed within beautiful and spacious grounds, Staplehurst School has the added benefit of two large sports halls, music room, library and a lovely Early Years outside space, as well as a Breakfast Club available from 7.30am and an After School Club until 5.30pm.

Staplehurst School continues to be at the heart of the village community, where we pride ourselves on being an integral part of the everyday lives of people in the village. It is this community support, together with the caring and commitment from staff, which contributes to the well-being of the children. The Governing Body, staff and parents are an ambitious and dedicated team, working together to promote the school, and where our aim is to ensure each child reaches their full potential.

At Staplehurst School children definitely come first!

At Staplehurst, we consider our curriculum to be knowledge-rich. We view the curriculum as the mastery of a body of subject-specific knowledge, the definition of which has been carefully considered and sequenced to offer children the best opportunities as successful 21st century citizens. We champion ‘big ideas’ and invaluable knowledge that children deserve – this informs how we grow our pupils, and how we ensure that when they leave, they have had a rich, culturally diverse experience and are ready to progress to secondary school as well-rounded, considerate individuals.

Our school is committed to equality as well as safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment. The post is subject to an enhanced DBS check under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

Job Contact Information

Fax: 01580 891291

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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).