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We have an exciting opportunity for a Teaching Assistant to join the team at the Thomas Knyvett College.
Working Pattern: Monday to Friday 8:20am – 3:08pm, with an hour unpaid lunch break.
Would you like to make a difference by supporting students with special educational needs in a mainstream setting?
Would you like to develop your skills in a supportive, friendly and experienced team?
Are you a Graduate looking to gain experience before training to be a teacher?
Are you currently in the sixth form and not sure what to do next year?
Are you a nurturing, patient and caring person who would welcome the opportunity to support students with special educational needs and/or disabilities academically and pastorally?
Whilst previous experience or an interest in teaching would be an advantage, we welcome anyone who has a genuine interest in developing their skills in this area.
This role supports the teacher in assisting with the planning, preparation, and development of work programmes for individuals and groups of students. Candidates should possess excellent interpersonal skills and listening skills with a commitment to helping.
The successful candidate should have basic numeracy and literacy skills e.g. through GCSE qualification in English and Maths or equivalent, or able to evidence ability at an equivalent level.
Thomas Knyvett College is a successful, over-subscribed school. We have made rapid and sustained progress over the last five years. However, we are not complacent and seek to ensure that the next five years are as productive as possible. As an exceptional learning community, we have developed our vision and we are as ambitious as ever for our students and staff. We see the College as the central resource for learning and support in the local community and continue to strive for excellence in all we do. Ashford train station is very close to the school allowing for easy travel for London or Surrey.
What Ofsted said:
“Staff use their extensive knowledge of every pupil to provide the best support possible for each of them to develop their learning and understanding”. Inspectors praised the ‘warm and respectful’ relationships and highlighted that ‘pupils behave very well’ and ‘there is a strong sense of everyone working together to fulfil the school motto of ‘bringing out the best’.
THPT can offer:
- An opportunity to be part of a dynamic and developing organisation
- Excellent benefit package to include Cycle to Work, Sainsbury’s Loyalty Discount and access to discount schemes
- Fantastic Local Government Pension Scheme, including generous employer contributions
- Rewards and Benefits Scheme that includes Loyalty and Service Awards
If you have any questions about the role or the application process please contact the THPT Human Resources Team by email.
For more information on Thomas Knyvett College and working within The Howard Partnership Trust and what we can offer please visit our school website.
Employment is subject to a satisfactory enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). The Howard Partnership Trust is school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment
Our Vision is to excel at ‘bringing out the best’ in young people of all abilities and aptitudes, and so increase their life chances for their future success and fulfilment.
Interviews may take place prior to the closing date by mutual agreement.
“This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.”
Employment is subject to a satisfactory enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).