This job expired on 28 April 2024

  • Start date details


  • Closing date

    28 April 2024 at 3pm

  • Date listed

    12 January 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

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Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1, Key stage 2, Key stage 3, Key stage 4


Art and design, Computing, Drama, English, History, Humanities, ICT, Mathematics, Music, Physical education, Science, Sociology

Working pattern

Part time: 32.75 hours per week Monday - Friday 8.00am-3.30pm

Contract type


Pay scale

KR3 £21,293.00

Additional allowances

SENA £1,422.00

What skills and experience we're looking for

Laleham Gap School is looking for experienced and dedicated Teaching Assistants to join our wonderful, dedicated and highly effective team. The successful candidate will possess excellent interpersonal skills and a passion for working with children with SEND. This role can be challenging but also incredibly rewarding therefore the ideal candidate must possess patience and resilience.

From all staff we expect commitment to the school and a desire to improve and excel. Further information about the responsibilities of the role can be found in the attached job description and person specification.We currently have vacancies for Teaching Assistants at Kent Range 3 (32.75 hours per week Term Time Only plus inset days).

Kent Range 3 FTE £21,293.00 (Pro-rota)In addition to the above the roles will also receive SENA (Special Educational Needs Allowance) currently at pro rota of £1,422.00

The successful candidates would be educated to at least GCSE grade C in English and Maths or equivalent and have the experience of working with children in an educational setting. Ideally we are looking for candidates who have specific interests in:• Being a positive role model, supporting students and their individual needs• Committed, flexible and enthusiastic individuals who are team players• Relating well to pupils and have strong interpersonal skills and demonstrate a high level of emotional support and communicate effectively• Experience and passion in supporting Pupil and Staff Wellbeing• Experience of working with children with autism, speech language and communication difficulties as well as challenging behaviour

If you feel that you have the above qualities and experience then we would like to hear from you.

What the school offers its staff

Comprehensive induction with a range of activities including vision and aspiration from the Headteacher, a comprehensive range of safeguarding procedures and expectations, a full Handbook detailing routines and expectations.

All staff are encouraged to embark upon a an extensive choice of CPD options

SLT open door policy

New school is warm, clean and hygienic

Fantastic coastal location, affordable housing, a place of natural beauty and a more relaxed way of life.

Outstanding Ofsted rating across all areas 2023

Friendly and supportive colleagues

Working with a team that all have the same goals and ambitions for our pupils and working collectively to achieve great outcomes.

Staff gym, Free Bi-weekly food club, free tea, coffee, snacks/breakfast and fruit, annual subsidised Summer party, a healthy celebratory environment regarding annual events including summer fair, family fun afternoon, sports day, national celebration days.

Staff quotes:

The pupils! I defy anyone to pop in for half a day and not love our pupils and want to stay

The best wellbeing support in a school I have ever seen, for both staff and pupils.

A truly wonderful workplace and I feel blessed to be part of it.

Wonderful staff

each and everyone -I feel cared for, valued, and listened to.

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

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About Laleham Gap School

School type
Special school, ages 4 to 18
School size
219 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 18
Phone number

Laleham Gap is a Foundation, Communication and Interaction Special School. We have pupils aged from 4 to 18 years of age. Most of our pupils have a diagnosis of Autism. All pupils have an EHCP. Most pupils will achieve some GCSEs or equivalent at age 16. Laleham Gap is a new, high quality and well-resourced environment and the opportunity to work with an established, experienced and highly motivated team.

Laleham Gap School (Learn, Grow, Succeed) Strives to be the best school that it can be, so that all pupils have the tools to reach their full potential. We are focused on meeting the needs and interests of the individual child, ensuring that progress is made in all areas. This means we are accepting of all pupils from where they are and how they develop. Children are always at the heart of our decision making.

The school seeks to appoint highly motivated and enthusiastic individuals who will continue the excellent support for the pupils that parents and carers expect.

Please visit our website for more information about the school and our achievements.

Laleham Gap School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service and check against the ISA Barred List for children. Please see our Child Protection Policy at https://bit.ly/3zSpMvJ

Please note as part of Keeping Children Safe In Education requirements, Laleham Gap will carry out online searches for all shortlisted candidates.

Arranging a visit to Laleham Gap School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email secretary@lgs.kent.sch.uk.

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