Student Support Assistant - Term time plus one week

Bennett Memorial Diocesan School, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN4 9SH

This job expired on 8 February 2022 – see similar jobs

  • Expected start date

    As soon as possible

  • Application deadline

    8 February 2022 at 9:00am

  • Date listed

    18 January 2022

Job details

Working pattern

Contract type


Annual or full time equivalent (FTE) salary

KR3 £18,425 FTE

Actual salary

KR3 £11,432

Student Support Assistant - Term time plus one week job summary

Responsible for: The main purpose of the role will be to contribute to the inclusion work within the school by providing specialist support to individual students and groups of students.

Support students by:
• addressing the needs of students with medical needs and emotional and behavioural difficulties, who require help in overcoming barriers to learning by developing their potential both inside and outside the classroom;
• encouraging all to access the curriculum;
• providing practical assistance in relation to other identified physical needs e.g. transportation, dressing, grooming, meal times, organisation of learning equipment;
• providing personal assistance to identified student/students in physical/practical activities e.g. physical education, cookery, school visits;
• working to establish a supportive relationship with the students and parents concerned;
• promoting and reinforcing students’ self-esteem and establishing positive relationships with students,
• acting as a positive role model for them and setting high expectations;
• providing First Aid support as required (First Aid qualification desirable – training will be provided)
• working with other professionals involved in supporting students’ educational and health care needs under the guidance of the class teacher/SENCO.

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About Bennett Memorial Diocesan School

School type
Academy, Church of England, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
View all Secondaryjobs
School size
1744 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Contact phone number
01892 774615

A Church of England co-educational school with independent academy status

• 1,740 on roll including 376 in the Sixth Form
• Judged Outstanding in every area by Ofsted in 2012
• World Class School Quality Mark in 2017
• Outstanding GCSE and A Level results
• Excellent reputation; oversubscribed

Priority places at the school are available for children of staff.

We welcome pre-application visits to the school.

Our staff are highly committed and we have a strong and positive school ethos.

Bennett Memorial is part of the Tenax Schools Trust.

Providing the exceptional learning opportunities available to the children and young people in our schools, requires exceptional teachers and support staff. In addition to our competitive employment packages, we offer access to high quality professional and career development opportunities to support your own growth, underlining our commitment to life long learning. You are encouraged to look at the school, and Trust websites, as well as the post details for the role. Thank you for your interest in opportunities at Tenax Schools Trust, and our family of schools, and we look forward to hearing from you.

Thank you for your interest. Should you wish to visit the school informally or to discuss any aspect of the advertised post before applying, email: recruitment@bennett.kent.sch.uk.

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