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  • Start date details

    November 2023

  • Closing date

    27 September 2023 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    14 September 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

Full time: 27.5 Hours Per Week; Term Time Only

Contract type

Permanent

Full-time equivalent salary

£14,050 - £14,673 Pro Rata (£22,457 - £23,453 FTE)

Pay scale

SAT B

What skills and experience we're looking for

  • School: Westlands Secondary School
  • Salary: £14,050 - £14,673 Pro Rata (£22,457 - £23,453 FTE) SAT B
  • Permanent; Term Time Only
  • 27.5 Hours Per Week; Monday to Friday.

We have an opportunity for caring and enthusiastic individuals to join our team as a Teaching Assistant, supporting our pupils in mainstream classes.

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.

For further information on the full main duties and responsibilities and the requirements for the job are detailed in the accompanying recruitment pack.

What the school offers its staff

Westlands School is part of Swale Academies Trust, a leading Multi-Academy Trust for school improvement. We are particularly proud of the fact that our curriculum provides a variety of academic, arts, technology and other vocational subjects; helping focus on students of all abilities making exceptional levels of progress, particularly in the key skills of literacy and numeracy.

Please visit https://www.westlands.org.uk/ for more information.

This is an exciting 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 – generous employer contribution;
  • Employee Assistance Programme;
  • Cycle to Work Scheme;
  • Kent Rewards Scheme – access to local and national retail discounts;
  • Employee Referral Recruitment incentive

Further details about the role

If you are interested in this post, please contact Jamie Graves at jamie.graves@swale.at or 01795 477475.

Applications should be made via Kent Teach. Please note, we cannot accept CVs.

If you experience any difficulty in completing the application form, please contact recruitment@swale.at or 01795 426091 (option 2)

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

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

Interview Date: w/c 2nd October 2023

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 Westlands School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
View all Secondaryjobs
School size
1784 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Email address
ellen.apps@swale.at
Phone number
01795 477475

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