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Teaching Assistant

  • Employer: Danecourt School
  • Salary: NJC Grade D2 point 4 + SEN Allowance - £15,380.40 + £1287 per annum
  • Location: Danecourt School
  • Contract: Permanent
  • Working Pattern: Part Time/Term Time
  • Hours: 28.75 hours per week. 8.45 am - 3.15 pm Monday - Friday, 39 weeks per year.
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Closing Date: 18/07/2024 at 23:59
  • Reference: DCS/24/282129

Danecourt is part of the Maritime Multi-Academy Trust, an innovative partnership of Academies in Greenwich, Kent & Medway. Our academies transform through collaboration and an entrepreneurial curriculum which equips children with life skills.

Danecourt is a special school catering for primary aged children who have special educational needs. The school caters for children with a wide breadth of need including complex learning difficulties, autism and social emotional mental health needs. We enjoy a range of specialist facilities and additional therapy support along with outdoor learning spaces and sensory play rooms.

At Danecourt our mission is to provide all pupils with a “stimulating learning environment where every individual is valued, respected, safe and successful”. All pupils receive a personalised curriculum tailored to meet their specific needs.

Danecourt are expanding and therefore we have exciting opportunities for committed teaching assistants, with some previous experience, to come and join our friendly staff team.

We are looking for a teaching assistants who:

  • Ideally has a NVQ level 2 or equivalent in an aspect of child care or SEND practice
  • Some experience of working with pupils with specific SEND needs including ASD
  • Excellent numeracy and literacy skills (Equivalent to GCSE Grade A-C)
  • Willingness to provide personal care and hygiene to children as required
  • Ability to co-operate and work as part of a team and to be pro-active in using own initiative
  • A commitment and passion for inclusive education along with a patient, flexible and positive manner.

As an employee of the Maritime Trust you can expect:

  • a positive working environment
  • national terms and conditions
  • tailored programmes of CPD with cross trust development opportunities
  • a generous package of staff benefits.

Further information about the Trust is available at www.Maritimeacademytrust.org and further information about our school can be found on our website - https://www.danecourtschool.com or the attached application pack.

Maritime Academy Trust embraces diversity and equal opportunity in a serious way. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives and skills. The more inclusive we are, the better our work will be.

In line with KCSIE 2023 guidance, as part of the shortlisting process, the Trust reserves the right to conduct an online search on shortlisted candidates as part of our due diligence and to share any pertinent information found concerning a candidate's suitability to work with children with Hiring Managers to be discussed at interview stage.

Please note: we may hold interviews as and when applications are received and we reserve the right to offer to a candidate prior to the closing date. We only accept applications submitted online via the TES website and which are completed before the closing deadline. With this in mind, we encourage you to apply as soon as possible.

The Trust and its academies are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment. The post is subject to a successful DBS clearance and pre-employment checks will be undertaken before an appointment is confirmed.

How to apply

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