Teaching Assistant, Kent

Closing date:

Parkwood Hall Co-operative AcademyKent
Date posted:
Start date: To start January 2020 or earlier
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Actual Term Time Salary: Scale 3 - 4 Points 5-11 £13,892.94 - £15,645.54. Including Outer Fringe Allowance £450.16
Contract term: Permanent


To start January 2020 or earlier

Actual Term Time Salary: Scale 3 - 4 Points 5-11 £13,892.94 - £15,645.54

Including Outer Fringe Allowance £450.16 

31.25 hours per week, term time only for 39 weeks per year including INSET days.


Are you:

• Energetic, enthusiastic and hard working

• Passionate about working with pupils who have special needs

• Conscientious and innovative

• Committed to working collaboratively as part of a multidisciplinary team

• Confident in dealing with children who may sometimes displaying challenging behaviours.

Parkwood Hall is a residential school for students aged 8 – 19 years with moderate to severe learning difficulties.  Parkwood Hall aims to provide an outstanding and supportive learning environment which challenges students to achieve success. The core learning values, which are at the centre of the curriculum, focus upon developing the student’s resilience and ability to make informed life choices.

Due to an increase in pupil numbers attending the school we need to recruit highly qualified Teaching Assistants to meet this demand.  The successful candidate will join a school where we invest in our staff and create skilled class teams.  Key tasks are to support and develop the educational environment for the students, to include extending their curriculum skills, social skills, and personal development. To also provide a safe environment, emotionally and physically, for the students within the guidelines and procedures of the school. Experience in working with children, or relevant qualifications, are desirable.

Applications and information can be found at www.parkwoodhall.co.uk under the ‘work for us’ tab or by sending your email address to Julie Calkin at info@parkwoodhall.co.uk stating the name of the vacancy.

Please note that CVs alone cannot be accepted.

Parkwood Hall Co-operative Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Our Candidate Privacy notice can be found on our website.

This position is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and an enhanced DBS Disclosure is required.

Applications are invited from black and ethnic minority candidates and from men, as these groups are under-represented on the school's staff. (RRA sections 35-38 apply).

Closing date: Midnight 27th October 2019

Visits to School: Week commencing 4th November 2019  

Interview date: Thursday 14th November 2019

More about Parkwood Hall Co-operative Academy
Address: Beechenlea Lane, Swanley, Kent, BR8 8DR, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1322 664441