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  • Start date details

    ASAP

  • Closing date

    1 December 2023 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    17 October 2023

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Part time: 30 Hours Per Week; Term Time + 5 Staff Development Days

Contract type

Permanent

Full-time equivalent salary

£22,457- £23,453 FTE

Actual salary

£15,731 - £16,428 Pro Rata

Pay scale

SAT B

What skills and experience we're looking for

  • The Holmesdale School
  • £22,457- £23,453 FTE (£15,731 - £16,428 Pro Rata) SAT B
  • 30 hours a week, Monday to Friday.
  • Term time plus 5 staff development days,

We have a new opportunity to appoint a caring and supportive individual as a Teaching Assistant.

As a Teaching Assistant, you will be working with teachers to support teaching and learning, providing general and specific assistance to pupils and staff under the direction of the classroom teacher.

You will either work with individuals or small groups, supporting pupils to understand instructions and independent learning, helping to provide inclusion for all pupils.

The successful candidate would need to have:

  • Experience of working with children in a similar environment;
  • A good general education including English, Maths and Science GCSE’s;
  • Proven ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.

Evidence of other TA related qualifications or training, and experience of supporting those with specific learning difficulties would be an advantage.

Full details about the job description and the requirements of the post can be found in the accompanying recruitment pack.

What the school offers its staff

The Holmesdale School is part of Swale Academies Trust, a leading Multi-Academy Trust for school improvement. A well-established, 11-18 mixed secondary school in the community of Snodland, providing a safe environment where a high quality, ambitious curriculum is delivered. Staff are committed to improvement and supporting students in a culture that is safe and fully inclusive.

Please visit https://www.holmesdale.kent.sch.uk/ for more about our school.

This is an excellent opportunity to join our school.

In return, we offer a stimulating, supporting and rewarding working environment, where all staff are valued and where you will have the opportunity to access a range of excellent professional opportunities to support your progression.

Additional benefits include:

  • Excellent on site facilities;
  • Excellent CPD programme;
  • Being part of a highly successful Trust;
  • Local Government Pension Scheme – with a generous employer contribution;
  • Employee Assistance Programme – Wellbeing and advice;
  • Ride to Work Scheme;
  • Kent Rewards Scheme – local and national retailer discounts;
  • Employee Referral Recruitment Incentive.

Candidates will be contacted if they are successfully shortlisted for interview.

The Holmesdale School may complete an online check of all candidates.

Based on the quality and quantity of applications received,The Holmesdale School reserves the right to close this vacancy sooner than the specified closing date. Applicants will be notified of this where possible. Therefore, early applications are encouraged.

Further details about the role

If you are interested in this post, please contact Louise Bates, Office Manager at louise.bates@swale.at or 01634 240416.

Applications should be made via Kent Teach, or by submitting a completed SAT Application Form directly to the school. Please note, we cannot accept CVs.

We are happy to discuss any support you may need during your application process as part of our reasonable adjustment approach.

If you experience any difficulty in completing the application form, please contact recruitment@swale.at or 01795 905989 (option 2)

In accordance with current GDPR compliance we will not keep any details / application forms on file once the position is filled.

Interview Dates: As Soon As Possible

Swale Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is exempt from ROA and will require an enhanced DBS disclosure.

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)
medical
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 The Holmesdale School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
View all Secondaryjobs
School size
509 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Phone number
01634 240416

Arranging a visit to The Holmesdale School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email louise.bates@swale.at.

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