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Job details
Employer The Charles Dickens School
Location Kent
Salary £17,475-£19,221 pa (pro rata to £11,935 pa)
Contract type Full Time
Contract term Permanent
Job dates
Closing date Applications are closed

Lead Teaching Assistant  (Communication & Interaction with special responsibility for EAL) KR5 – Term Time Only +1 SDD 

£17,475-£19,221 pa (pro rata to £11,935 pa) 30 hours per week   

 Our School

This is an exciting time to join The Charles Dickens School as it joins the BartonCourt Academy Trust (BCAT) working in partnership with Barton Court Grammar SchoolAcademy, an outstanding co-educational grammar school in Canterbury. This new venture willsee The Charles Dickens students and staff benefit from outstanding leadership and the sharingof best practice. The Trust is committed to excellence in professional development. 

The Post   

Required as soon as possible a Lead Teaching Assistant to work with students who require additional support with communication and interaction as well as providing additional support for our EAL students. This post is suitable for an experienced TA who wishes to further their experience in a highly successful, dynamic and supportive SEN department. Candidates should be degree educated and have at least 2 years’ experience working with SEND or EAL students.  Good ICT skills, and a knowledge of strategies to foster language development in the mainstream classroom are mandatory.     

Hours of work are 08.40-15.10 Mon-Fri (including 30 minutes unpaid lunch break).   Following the proposed restructure we anticipate the terms and conditions for this post will change and the salary will be amended to start at £17,828-£19,607 pa (pro rata £11,960 pa)  

Closing date – Wednesday 7 December 2016 at midday  

 How To Apply

Applications for this post should be made online only using the School’s application form. CVs will not be accepted. On the website visit the Information page and click onRecruitment. Please email your application to If you wish to discuss the post or to arrange a visit, please contact Mrs Jeanette Winkworth, Personnel Assistant.The Charles Dickens School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of Children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure application via the Disclosure & Barring Service and check against the ISA Barred list for Children. 


Broadstairs Road, Broadstairs, Kent, CT10 2RL Tel: 01843 

About the employer

Information about The Charles Dickens School
Org type Mainstream School
Phase Secondary with sixth form
Funding status State - Foundation
Gender Mixed
Age range 11 - 18 years
Denomination Non-denominational
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Locations and contacts

Broadstairs Road
CT10 2RL
United Kingdom
+44 1843865047