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Specialist Teaching Assistant

The Thomas Aveling School
Trust Scale 4-11 (£18,933 - £21,748 Pro rata) Plus £1,324 SEN Allowance
The Thomas Aveling School
Working Pattern:
Part Time/Term Time
32.5 hours per week. 8:15am - 3:15pm.
DBS Check:
Closing Date:
22/09/2021 at 09:00
The Thomas Aveling School

Specialist Teaching Assistant


Start date: 1st November 2021

A rewarding opportunity has arisen for a pro-active, organised and self-motivated applicant to join a successful and oversubscribed secondary school to provide teaching and learning support to students in our provision for hearing impaired students.


  • Flexibility, excellent interpersonal skills and a commitment to team working.
  • Passion for working with deaf children and championing their education and wellbeing.
  • The ability to support a deaf child through high quality BSL so that they can fully access classroom learning.
  • Recent experience supporting deaf pupils with their studies in education and an understanding of the different needs of deaf learners.
  • Confident communication and IT skills are important although training in new software programmes will be provided.
  • A proven track record of supporting and promoting pupil independence.
  • The ability to offer extracurricular clubs for sign language for our pupils, staff and parents.
  • A good knowledge of the needs of secondary school students, with some knowledge of SEN, and high expectations of all our children regardless of need.
  • Enthusiasm, commitment and resilience.


Desirable:   BSL Level 2 or above.

Desirable:  Level 3 Certificate in Communication Support for Deaf Learners.

Essential:   Maths and English GCSEs at Grade C or equivalent

What we offer:

  • A small and vibrant team who offer a supportive induction programme.
  • Ongoing support through team meetings and professional development days.
  • High expectations for all members of the school community.
  • Supportive staff within the school and amongst the Trust.
  • Benenden Healthcare membership

Salary to be paid on the Trust Scale 4-11 - £13,395 - £15,387 per annum (Pro rata to £18,933 - £21,748) with a SEN Allowance of £1,324 per annum.

Early applications are encouraged and we reserve the right to close the vacancy early if a suitable candidate is found.

Interviews will take place the week beginning Monday 27th September 2021

The Thomas Aveling School is an Equal Opportunities Employer – committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all students – any offer of appointment will be subject to satisfactory references and an enhanced DBS check will be required for all successful applicants.

97% of staff in a recent Staff Survey said that they are made to feel welcome at Thomas Aveling and that behaviour in the school is good

School Website - The Thomas Aveling School - Vacancies

How to apply

Letters of application, together with completed application form (available on the school website) giving full details of qualifications and experience to date should be sent to:

Mr P Jackson, Headteacher, Thomas Aveling School,

Arethusa Road, Rochester, Kent, ME1 2UW


emailed to jshelbourne@thomasaveling.co.uk

This vacancy is now closed