If you really want to make your mark in a rapidly growing business that is committed to improving the lives of children and young people, we have the role for you!
We now have a fantastic opportunity for Teaching Assistants to join Medway Green School. If you are looking to join a dedicated team in a challenging and rewarding environment, we would like to hear from you!
About the School
Medway Green School are looking for Teaching Assistants to help start up and grow the new, independent special educational needs provision in Wouldham, Kent. The school will facilitate for up to 46 pupils aged 5-14 with a wide range of behavioural, social and emotional needs. The school site is currently going through significant refurbishment and comprises of two buildings – an 1870 traditional red brick Victorian school house and a modern classroom block. The site also extends onto 4 acres of surrounding land including adjacent playing fields.
About the Group
We are part of the Acorn Care and Education and can promise you plenty of challenges, and a rich variety of opportunities to develop your career.
Acorn Care and Education provide education and care across 20 schools and 19 residential care homes nationally. Our vision is to build incredible futures by empowering vulnerable young people in the UK to be happy and make their way in the world. Every day we improve the lives of thousands of young people, their families and communities through relentless focus on caring and learning.
About the role
Working as a Teaching Assistant at Medway Green School you will enhance the learning environment for our pupils, supporting our teachers to promote personal development and well-being for all. You will help setup the classrooms, lead on small parts of lessons, keep accurate records to track pupil progress and contribute to lesson planning. It is essential that you are aware of pupil progress and able to flag potential concerns. Safeguarding the welfare of the young people in our care will be your primary responsibility. Any experience of teaching would be an advantage but not essential.
Who are we looking for?
We are looking for an individual with high expectations and standards who can offer excellent behavioural management skills. You will be working with young people who have complex needs and your ability to develop trusting relationships with the young people and staff will be crucial. You will be able to reliably work to instruction as well as take the initiative when circumstances demand. An interest in teaching and a desire to improve these students’ lives is essential.
The ability to contribute to the development of our school is essential and we believe that energy, passion and a commitment to high standards are key characteristics required. We are looking for a special individual who is able to help inspire and re-engage the young people that we serve. This is an opportunity for the successful candidate to develop their skills and experience in a challenging, motivating and highly rewarding environment.
Salary is £18,000 dependent on qualifications and experience. This salary is actual and is not pro rata. Staff are only required to work during term time, but are paid a full year salary.
The positions are due to commence later this year (subject to approved reference/DBS checks).
Acorn Care and Education are committed to the safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. All successful applicants will be subject to an Enhanced DBS Check.