Teaching Assistant

Five Acre Wood School, Maidstone, Kent, ME15 9QF

5 days remaining to apply

  • Expected start date

    As soon as possible

  • Application deadline

    6 July 2022 at 10:00am

  • Date listed

    8 June 2022

Job details

Working pattern

Contract type

Permanent

Annual or full time equivalent salary

£19,389

Actual salary

£16,056 including SEN allowance

Teaching Assistant job summary

Inspirational Teaching Assistants required at this very special school. We are looking for Teaching Assistants to join us.

Are you adaptable and able to bring out the best in our pupils with special talents, aged 2 – 19, with severe, profound or complex needs?

Due to an increase in pupil numbers we require Teaching Assistants to join our "Outstanding" school. We are looking for drive, enthusiasm and potential to join our friendly, professional, positive and forward looking school. This is a great opportunity to develop your career by building on your current success. The working hours are 8.30-3.30, Monday to Friday, term time only. The positon can either start as soon as possible or on 1st September 2022. We have career paths for our Teaching Assistants. As a large special school we have a history of promoting our TA's to Senior TA's to HLTA's. For those that have a degree or working towards a degree we have a career path to becoming a Teacher. We have Teachers who started with us as TA's.

Although the advert has a close date, applications may be shortlisted and interviews held sooner.

Successful candidates will either be experienced and successful Teaching Assistants who enjoy team working and taking responsibility or have worked in a Special Needs or child based environment. Alternatively you may have a passion for special needs and looking for your first opportunity. You will benefit from opportunities for further professional development and career progression as we value and support staff in all aspects of school life. The successful candidate will also have a strong commitment to inclusive principles and be committed to safeguarding children and young people.

Roles can be based at any of our sites - Loose, Allington and Snodland.

Sometimes words cannot explain how something really is, we would encourage you to view the 2 links below.

We hold an annual music festival for our pupils, it gives them the opportunity experience something they may not ordinarily be able to access. You can see it here. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9xOR-PlaONI (If the link doesn’t connect - You Tube “Five Acre Woodstock 2019 – Amazing Festival in a Day”)

Nathan Grisdale was on the X factor and reached the “Six chair challenge”. He heard about our school. He wrote a song for us and filmed it with our pupils. You can see it here. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OJF9MlJHt-I

(If the link doesn’t connect – You Tube Nathan Grisdale - Don't Give Up (Official music video))

We look forward to hearing from you.

Five Acre Wood is committed to the safeguarding of all its pupils, you will therefore be subject to an enhanced disclosure process. As part of our responsibility for safeguarding, in addition to the Kent policy of one employment and one personal reference, the school will request additional employment references.

Additional allowances

Actual salary - £14,714
SEN allowance - £1,342
Total actual salary including SEN allowance - £16,056

Applying for the job

Please click on the link on the Kent Teach website and click 'apply now' to complete the application form

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Supporting documents

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About Five Acre Wood School

School type
Special school, ages 2 to 19
Education phase
School size
628 pupils enrolled
Age range
2 to 19
Contact phone number
01622 743925

Five Acre Wood is a successful outward looking and expanding District Special School based over sites in and around Maidstone, Kent.

We currently have over 700 pupils on roll aged 2-19 years with profound, severe and complex needs, we are one of the largest special needs schools in the country. We have 420 employees. Our Outstanding school will continue to expand and we are looking for people with a positive approach to join us who share our vision of "Only the best will do" for all our students.

Our achievements include the WAS Wellbeing Award, which recognises how we look after employees and pupils.

We are a very supportive school, we offer opportunities for further professional development and career development.

For further information regarding the school, please go to our website www.fiveacrewood.co.uk

We hold an annual music festival for our pupils and employees, it gives them the opportunity experience something they may not ordinarily be able to access. You can see it here. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9xOR-PlaONI (If the link doesn’t connect - You Tube “Five Acre Woodstock 2019 – Amazing Festival in a Day”)

Nathan Grisdale was on the X factor and reached the “Six chair challenge”. He heard about our school. He wrote a song for us and filmed it with our pupils. You can see it here. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OJF9MlJHt-I
(If the link doesn’t connect – You Tube Nathan Grisdale - Don't Give Up (Official music video)

We have recently released our own single feat. Jack Rose, view the video here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=maa_veNaobU (if the link doesn't work search 'Five Acre Wood School Hall of Fame'

Our school is committed to safeguarding pupils and staff. Our staff recruitment policies and practices comply with safe recruitment and selection requirements. We always ensure clearance of enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) prior to employment.

We look forward to hearing from you.

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