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Teaching Assistants x 3

Type of Position:Teaching Assistant
Salary:£24,462 - £25,809
Start Date:1st September 2019
Closing Date: 19/06/2019

About the school

Cleeve Meadow School is a new special free school which will provide highly specialised education for 120 students between 11 and 19 years of age, who have moderate learning difficulties and may have associated additional needs. These may include; speech, language and communication difficulties, autism, sensory impairments and physical disabilities.

The school will be particularly distinctive from existing local provision as it will work in dual partnership with its co-located mainstream school, Cleeve Park, wherever possible to maximise inclusivity of SEN students to mainstream education and providing access to mainstream teaching and shared facilities.

Cleeve Meadow aims to ensure that the students have the maximum opportunity to participate fully in society to enhance their life chances. The support and guidance students receive from staff will give them the confidence to learn independently.  The school aims to be a centre of excellence for its students, parents/carers, staff, local authorities and the wider community.

Who are we looking for?

We are looking for enthusiastic and well- motivated teaching assistants to work alongside class teachers at our new provision. Qualifications and experience essential.  Duties will include supporting the Teacher in the delivery of the curriculum and all aspects of the classroom work. You need to be conscientious, reliable, hard-working and be able to work on your own initiative as well as being able to support the team. You need to be committed to ensuring both academic and social development in our students. The students are amazing and will give you a sense of achievement when they make progress, however small.  Training will be offered.

Successful applicants will have the opportunity to work in a brand new and exciting setting where staff are committed to providing an exciting and creative curriculum both inside and outside of the classroom.

Are you looking for a challenge and able to support/encourage our wonderful SEND children to achieve their full potential in a class room setting?

Our school needs caring, professional and enthusiastic staff to support the children alongside our vibrant team.


TKAT is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Offers of employment are subject to a satisfactory enhanced DBS disclosure and other employment checks.

Equal Opportunities

TKAT is an equal opportunity employer. We welcome applications from all suitable candidates, regardless of any protected characteristic for example race, gender, sexual orientation, disability or age. All applications are treated on merit.

To apply for this vacancy please complete the application form below and return to hr@tkat.org


Teaching Assistant



The Class Teacher and ultimately the Head of School


Bexley Scale 7   £24,462 - £25,809  pro rata for 30 hours per week, Term time plus inset days


To work under the instruction of teaching/senior staff, usually in the classroom with the teacher, to support access to learning for students and provide general support to the teacher in the management of students and the classroom.


Carry out all duties and responsibilities in accordance with School policies and procedures and statutory requirements.

  • Work may be carried out in the classroom or outside the main teaching area.
  • To support the class teacher to ensure students’ progress academically and socially.
  • To assist the class teacher in assessing and monitoring student progress

Areas of Accountability

  • Assist teachers in ensuring students’ continuing educational development through establishing constructive relationships and contributing to Individual Education / Behaviour Plans.
  • Assist teachers in fostering attractive learning environments to ensure that students spend their school life in stimulating surroundings.
  • Prepare, maintain and use equipment / resources required to meet the lesson plans / relevant learning activity and assist students in use.
  • To ensure records and observations are kept so that students receive the maximum benefit from their education.
  • Assist teachers in assessing, monitoring and tracking student progress.

General Responsibilities

  • Support students consistently whilst recognising and responding to their individual needs ensuring their safety and encourage students to interact with others and to engage in activities led by the teacher.
  • Set challenging expectations to promote independence and self-esteem providing feedback to students in relation to progress and achievement.
  • Establish constructive relationships with students, and interact with them according to individual needs, promoting the inclusion/acceptance of all students.
  • Create and maintain a purposeful, orderly and supportive environment, in accordance with lesson plans and assist in the display of student’s work
  • Use strategies, in liaison with the teacher, to support students’ learning
  • Act as a role model.
  • Provide regular feedback to the teacher on student achievement, progress, problems etc.
  • Where appropriate to mark student work in order to provide formative feedback and inform further teaching
  • Promote good student behaviour, dealing promptly with conflict and incidents in line with established policy and encourage students to take responsibility for their own behaviour. 
  • To train in positive intervention strategies, carrying out behaviour plans and noting any changes in behavioural patterns.
  • Establish constructive relationships with parents/carers
  • To carry out medical procedures according to care plans after training and authorisation (e.g. asthma, epilepsy) as appropriate.
  • To carry out all student’s personal hygiene requirements as necessary.
  • Provide clerical and administration support for teacher.
  • Undertake structured and agreed learning activities/teaching programmes, adjusting activities according to student responses/needs.
  • Support the use of ICT in learning activities and develop students’ competence and independence in its use.
  • Awareness of the school’s educational and behavioural policies for developing students
  • Contribute to the overall ethos/work/aims of the school.
  • Attend and participate in regular meetings, training and other learning activities as required.
  • Assist with educational visits.
  • To be aware of any health and safety and child protection concerns and report them to the appropriate authorities immediately.
  • Be aware of and support difference and ensure all students have equal access to opportunities to learn and develop.

Review of job description


This job description is intended to provide guidance on the range of duties associated with the post. It is not intended to provide a full and exclusive definition of the post and the post holder may be required to undertake additional duties by the Head Teacher. It may be subject to modification and amendment at any time after consultation with the post holder.


Downloads Date  
TKAT Application Form 12th Jun 2019 Download

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