Job Title: Teaching Assistant
Location: Medway Green School, Wouldham, Rochester, Kent.
Salary: Up to £18,180 per annum
Hours: 37.5 hours per week
Contract: Permanent, Term Time Only
Are you a Teaching Assistant committed to improving the lives of children and young people?
We are looking to add to our small but rapidly growing team by recruiting an enthusiastic and committed TA who is passionate about working with young people with Special Educational Needs and can help us make a positive impact on our young people, helping them to achieve their full potential. This is an exciting time to become part of our organisation as we look to further expand and reach our goal of becoming an outstanding provision for vulnerable young people in Kent and Medway.
This is a great opportunity for a Teaching Assistant who is looking to start or continue their career in Education and is motivated to inspire learning in children with varied and complex needs. Your work will be challenging and rewarding in equal measure and you will be working in a school where we maintain a strong safeguarding culture, where pupils are listened to, respected and involved in as many decisions as possible.
When it comes to looking after our children, we never settle for second best. We are looking for a Teaching Assistant, who can work with individual and small groups of children, preparing classrooms and materials, and building positive relationships with pupils to promote interaction and learning. Our Teaching Assistants offer essential support to our Teachers and have the opportunity to assist in the planning and delivery of lessons in a creative and positive setting.
Whilst previous experience of working in an SEN environment would be desirable, excellent support skills and the right motivation, personal qualities and levels of resilience are just as important. These roles are ideal for people working in customer facing industries including retail, hospitality, and leisure, looking for a new role that makes a real difference to children’s lives and futures.
We need people who share our vision to build incredible futures by empowering vulnerable young people in the UK, to be happy and to make their way in the world.
Educated to GCSE grade C or above in Maths and English, you will be calm, engaging, resilient, enjoy working as part of a team, and be genuinely motivated by helping every child to reach their potential.
Medway Green School is part of Acorn Care and Education and is a new independent special school based in Wouldham, Kent. The school is registered to cater for up to 56 students aged 5 -14 with an Education, Health and Care Plan in place and a range of needs including Social, Emotional & Mental Health difficulties, Autistic Spectrum Condition and ADHD.
Our students have typically struggled to fit into a mainstream environment and have normally missed large chunks of their education through lack of attendance or being withdrawn due to behavioural incidents. Our aim is to provide a personal and calm environment that encourages and supports students towards self-regulation and being ready to access the curriculum.
Why join us?
We offer a friendly and inclusive working environment and the chance to be part of a fantastic multidisciplinary team, who work hard and support each other to deliver personalised, bespoke education & care. Our benefits package includes free parking, shopping discounts and cashback via our ‘Rewards Hub’, and access to content on mindfulness, fitness, recipes and much more as part of our ‘Your Wellbeing Matters’ programme.
As well as opportunities for internal promotion, you will have access to high-quality Continuing Professional Development to help pursue your own personal goals. We also offer accredited training programmes including Diplomas and NVQs, supplemented by ongoing learning opportunities.
Ultimately, all of our roles give you the opportunity to enrich the lives of young people and make a positive difference.
Application process & dates
This post is for 37.5 hours per week 39 weeks per year (term time only plus staff development days)
Applications will be considered in the order in which they are received. Medway Green School reserves the right to interview at any point during the recruitment process and early applications are encouraged.
If you wish to explore this vacancy further and arrange a tour or an informal conversation with the Headteacher, please contact Jade Hallett on 01634 968420.
Acorn Education and Care is part of Outcomes First Group. We are committed to the safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. All successful applicants will be subject to a fully Enhanced DBS.