15 days remaining to apply

  • Expected start date

    As soon as possible

  • Application deadline

    5 October 2021 at 12:00pm

  • Date listed

    14 September 2021

Job details

Job role
Teaching assistant
SEND responsibilities (special educational needs and disabilities)
Working pattern
Term time
36 Hours per week, 39 weeks per year Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday 8.30am to 4pm Wednesday 8.30am to 5pm
Contract type
£20,493 to £22,183

Job summary

Kings Meadow School is currently looking to recruit a Level 4 Teaching Assistant/Cover Supervisor to join our friendly and successful SEMH School. We are looking for an enthusiastic, innovative and resilient individual who will provide strong support and assistance to staff and students across the school.

The post holder will be an individual who is passionate about working with students with special educational needs, ideally including those with social, emotional and mental health needs. Your core role will be to provide PPA cover for teachers and to cover when a colleague is absent. Additionally, you will prepare and deliver work programmes to groups or individual pupils; assist with classroom activity; promote development and learning (physical, emotional, educational) both in and outside the classroom. The post will also include other supervisory duties and administrative tasks.

You will be extremely organised, focussed and have a calm and friendly approach. You will have great patience and empathy along with excellent interpersonal skills, as this role involves dealing with students, staff and colleagues throughout the school. You will enjoy working with young people and have experience of working with them. You can work independently but be able to judge when to ask for help and support.

The position could be seen as an ideal transition to a career in teaching or similar and offers the opportunity to develop skills within a supportive education setting.

The successful candidate should be computer literate and have worked with MS Word, Outlook and Excel. English and Maths GCSE grade A-C or grade 4 or above are essential together with previous experience of having worked with students with special educational needs.

If you feel you are a suitable candidate, please contact school to obtain an application pack. Alternatively download the pack from the school website. Please note CVs will not be accepted in lieu of an application form.

Closing date for applications: 9am on Tuesday 5 October 2021. Interviews will take place in the week commencing 11 October 2021.

Kings Meadow is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. The position is subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure.

Applying for the job

Applicants should apply via the Support Staff Application Form attached to the advertisement. A CV will not be accepted in lieu of an application form, but may be attached as an extra to the application form

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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 5 to 11
Education phase
School size
40 pupils enrolled
Age range
5 to 11
Contact phone number
01604 673730

About Kings Meadow School

SEN Primary - SEMH

School location

Manning Road, Northampton, Northamptonshire, NN3 7AR

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