Permanent Teaching Assistant
- SchoolShenstone School
- SalaryGrade Bexley 5 (£11.50 per hour)
- Start DateAs soon as possible
- Closing DateMonday 16th September 2019
- InterviewsThursday 26th September 2019 at Shenstone Sidcup site
Are you looking for a challenge and able to support/encourage our amazing pupils with SEND to achieve their full potential in our specialist primary school setting? Our school needs caring, resilient and enthusiastic staff to support the children alongside our vibrant and dedicated team. In return we offer comprehensive and continued training; including Manual Handling, and Team-Teach training, as well as other relevant professional development. We are working towards an accreditation in Well-Being and are proud of our excellent induction processes, rewards and pension scheme. The Shenstone team are strong, supportive, and creative; we are looking for keen candidates to join us on our journey to ensure the best outcomes for all of our pupils.
The achievements of our pupils are extraordinary and will give you a sense of achievement when they make progress, however small. In-house training will be given on all aspects of the job, although a level of knowledge or understanding is an advantage. Teaching Assistants support pupils aged from nursery through to Year 6. Behavioural needs vary from child to child so you will need to be both confident and resilient in working with challenging behaviour. Shenstone School is a primary aged special school for pupils with severe, and/ or profound and multiple learning difficulties. Shenstone School is one school based across two sites which are 5 miles apart - the Sidcup site age ranges are from nursery to Year 2 and the Crayford site is Year 2 – Year 6. They are supported by a dedicated staff team and we stand by our motto of “together we engage, thrive and achieve”.
Shenstone School was graded as a 'Good' school by Ofsted in November 2015. We have been part of The Kemnal Academies Trust (TKAT) since 2017. TKAT is one of the largest Multi-Academy Trusts in the South of England with over 42 Primary and Secondary Academies in the TKAT Family.
This post is considered to be a customer-facing position; as such it falls within scope of the Code of Practice on English language requirement for public sector workers.The school therefore has a statutory duty under Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2016 to ensure that post holders have a command of spoken English sufficient for the effective performance of the job requirements. The appropriate standards are set out in the person specification. These will be applied during the recruitment/selection and probationary stages. References will be requested for those short listed only and prior to interview. Only those shortlisted for interview will be contacted.
TKAT is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Offers of employment are subject to a satisfactory enhanced DBS disclosure and other employment checks.
TKAT is an equal opportunity employer. We welcome applications from all suitable candidates, regardless of any protected characteristic for example race, gender, sexual orientation, disability or age. All applications are treated on merit.
To apply for this vacancy please download and complete an application form which you may either return directly to the school or email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Download Shenstone Teaching Assistant Job Description
- Download Shenstone Teaching Assistant Person Specification
- Download TKAT Application Form January 2019