39 weeks per year
Hours: 30 (9.00am -3.45pm)
Shenstone School is a primary special school (2-11) for pupils with severe and complex learning difficulties. We are based across two sites - the Early Years Centre is in Sidcup (Nursery – Year 1) the main school site is in Crayford (Year 2 – Year 6). The school is committed to pupil progress and celebrating the achievement of the individual child. Shenstone School was judged as a 'good' school by Ofsted November 2015.
We are seeking to appoint enthusiastic and dynamic Teaching Assistants on a permanent basis. Qualifications and experience essential. Duties will include supporting the Teacher in the delivery of the curriculum and all aspects of the classroom work. It is a physical job (using slings and hoists). Teaching Assistant daily duties involve manual handling and Team Teach Techniques. You need to be conscientious, reliable and hard-working and be able to work on your own initiative as well as being able to support the team. The pupils are amazing and will give you a sense of achievement when they make progress, however small. Training will be given on many aspects. Previous applicants need not apply.
The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Offers of employment are subject to a satisfactory enhanced DBS disclosure and other employment checks.
This post is considered to be a customer-facing position; as such it falls within scope of the Code of Practice on English language requirement for public sector workers. The school therefore has a statutory duty under Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2016 to ensure that post holders have a command of spoken English sufficient for the effective performance of the job requirements. The appropriate standards are set out in the person specification. These will be applied during the recruitment/selection and probationary stages. References will be requested for those short listed ONLY and prior to interview. Only those shortlisted for interview will be contacted.
Please note the school office closes for Christmas at 1.00pm on Wednesday 20th December 2017, and does not re-open until 8.30am Thursday 4th January 2018.
To apply for this vacancy please download and complete the attached application form which you may either return directly to the school or email to firstname.lastname@example.org
You may also contact the school office to request an application pack. Details are on our school web site www.shenstone.sch.uk
Closing Date for Applications: 9.00am on Thursday 4th January 2018
Interviews: Wednesday 10th January 2018 at Shenstone School, Early Years Centre, Sidcup
Date for the School Visit: Thursday 29th November 2017 1.30pm at the Crayford site and 2.30pm at the Early Years Centre, Sidcup. Please phone the school office to confirm attendance (01322 524145).
Please note that we are now part of The Kemnal Academies Trust and you need to apply using the TKAT application form.
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