This job expired on 18 October 2021

  • Expected start date

    As soon as possible

  • Application deadline

    18 October 2021 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    22 September 2021

Job details

Job role
Teaching assistant
SEND responsibilities (special educational needs and disabilities)
Working pattern
Will consider part time, term time
Working Monday to Friday, 32.5 hours per week (8.30am to 3.30pm with the exception of 8.30am to 1.30pm every other Friday) with a 20-minute lunch break. This role is term time only plus Teacher Development days.
Contract type
Annual or full time equivalent (FTE) salary
FTE: £20,493 - £22,627
Actual salary
£15,387 - £16,989

Job summary

he Governing Body, Trust and Headteacher seek to appoint an inspiring Education Support Champion within our ASC Centre. A mainstream unit for selected pupils with Autism opened within our school in September 2003. We have 17 students within this specialist environment. The ASC (Autistic Spectrum Condition) centre is a purpose built building with excellent facilities and resources as well as having a superb reputation in the area for the provision it provides for nurturing the students within the centre to achieve their full potential both academically and socially.

You must have experience of working as a Teaching Assistant and experience of working with ASC students would be advantageous and desirable. The ideal candidates will already have or be willing to obtain NVQ Level 3 TA qualification and Team Teach training.

For this demanding role the successful applicant must have good organisational skills, flexible working practices, patience, persistence and the ability to build working relationships with students, staff and parents. First aid would be an advantage as well as restraint training, however for the right candidate we would offer training for this.

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School overview

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
School size
893 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
Contact phone number
01793 837102

About Kingsdown School

Kingsdown is a mixed 11–16 Secondary School located in Stratton St Margaret, Swindon. It offers a vibrant learning environment, one in which its students take great pride in both their learning, their behaviour and their individual aspirations. Our teachers combine a high level of academic expertise with excellent teaching skills and a real and deep concern for the wellbeing of each and every student. Taken together, these allow us to recruit and retain the very best teachers.

Thank you for taking an interest in working with us at Kingsdown School. You are joining us at a very exciting time in our school’s history. At the end of January 2020, we had a two day Ofsted Inspection and were judged to be Good in all five categories under the new framework. This marked the end to over a decade of being judged Requires Improvement.

Kingsdown is a school that has been on a transformational journey. We had a two year P8 trend of -0.50 and this year we secured a P8 score of +0.04. We have also recently been shortlisted for the TES Secondary School of the Year award. Along with the Ofsted judgement, this transformation is truly wonderful for our students, our school and community. Now we are looking for talented and experienced colleagues to join our team as we journey to Outstanding.

Our vision for our school is “a school of excellence bursting with pride and ambition” and our mission statement is that we “champion each and every student”.

School location

Hyde Rd, Swindon, SN2 7SH

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