13 days remaining to apply

  • Expected start date

    As soon as possible

  • Application deadline

    30 September 2021 at 5:00pm

  • Date listed

    13 September 2021

Job details

Job role
Teaching assistant
SEND responsibilities (special educational needs and disabilities)
Working pattern
Term time
32.5 hours per week 8.30am - 3.30pm Monday to Friday Term Time only
Contract type
Annual or full-time equivalent (FTE) salary
£19,723 plus SENA
Actual salary
£14,902 plus SENA

Job summary

  • This position is based at our Goldwyn Sixth Form site: Unit 3, Norfolk Drive, Leacon Road, Ashford, Kent TN23 4FB

    Goldwyn Sixth Form is looking to recruit an enthusiastic and committed HLTA who is passionate about working with young people with Special Educational Needs, and who can help us make a positive impact on a student’s life by helping them to achieve their full potential.

    Under the direction of the Teaching & Learning Lead, the purpose of this role is to deliver ASDAN, Maths, English PSD, Life Skills and Employability Skills to students who can display social, emotional and mental health difficulties and whose learning disabilities may be affected by an Autism Spectrum Disorder or students who would otherwise struggle to access all GCSE subjects.

    ASDAN is taught to help students to develop and make full use of their abilities in their personal, social and work-related areas by strengthening their academic and vocational education by engaging and motivating them to enable each student to reach their full education potential, providing skills to assist independence when leaving education. The ASDAN course is all coursework with no exams.

    We provide a variety of programmes to young people moving into a Post-16 learning environment. All courses are designed to provide learning opportunities that inspire and engage students, helping them to develop the knowledge and skills to prepare them for future employment, apprenticeships or further education.

    All our students have an Education, Health and Care Plan in place and a range of needs including Social, Emotional & Mental Health difficulties, Autistic Spectrum Disorder and ADHD.

    We are looking for someone who:

    • Has a passion and commitment to supporting vulnerable young people

    • Ideally has some knowledge or experience of working with young people with SEN

    • Is willing to work as part of a team

    • Has the commitment and enthusiasm to provide bespoke learning experiences to troubled young people

    • Is patient, resilient, calm and composed

    • Is flexible and adaptable

    • Has a proven ability to meet deadlines and work comfortably in a challenging and demanding environment

    • Has GCSE grade C or equivalent in English and mathematics

    • Has strong ICT skills

    • HLTA qualification (desirable)

      Goldwyn School is committed to the highest standards in safeguarding procedures and promoting the welfare of every student and we expect all our staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

      References may be taken up before interview and the successful applicant will undertake an enhanced DBS check.

    Additional allowances

    SENA £1323 per annum

    Applying for the job

    Please complete the application form on Kent Teach

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    Supporting documents

    If you need these documents in an accessible format, please contact the school.

    School overview

    School type
    Special school, ages 10 to 18
    Education phase
    School size
    192 pupils enrolled
    Age range
    10 to 18
    Contact phone number

    About Goldwyn School

  • Goldwyn is a pioneering school that provides an exciting, high achieving and creative curriculum for students who have a learning difference. Every child at Goldwyn is unique and it is our mission to design a learning pathway that reflects high GCSE 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)

    Arranging a visit to Goldwyn School

    We welcome and encourage visits to our Sixth Form. Please contact Angela White, Vocational Centre Manager on 01233 622958 to arrange a visit

    School location

    Godinton Lane, Ashford, Kent, TN23 3BT

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