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Teaching Assistant (Post-16)

Job posted by: Katie Holmes

Job Role: Teaching Assistant (Post-16)

Location - Sevenoaks, Kent

HRGO Education are in search of a Teaching Assistant to work in a dynamic Post-16 department, supporting KS5 pupils with SEMH (nurturing behaviour needs) on their journey to college and further education. This role is from September 2021.

HRGO Education are recruiting for a progressive school based in Sevenoaks, Kent. They are seeking a Teaching Assistant, with a passion for supporting young people with SEMH and a desire to help pupils progress into further education.

We require a specialist Teaching Assistant to work within the Post-16 department of the school and at a local college. This is a very rewarding role with lots of variety in the working day. The role will involve 1:1, small group and in-class support. In conjunction with Teachers, you will be responsible for using a range of techniques and approaches to meet the needs of learners as outlined in their EHCPs. As well as supporting students academically, the role includes preparing them socially for further education and working life.

The Sevenoaks school was rated "Good" by Ofsted and are well resourced to support the additional needs of their young people. The school provides a free lunch for all staff and parking on site. You can easily commute to the school from the local areas of Tonbridge, Tunbridge Wells, Edenbridge and Westerham.

The Teaching Assistant (Post-16) role:

  • Supporting pupils 1:1 and leading small groups in a Post-16 or college environment.
  • Helping class teachers to deliver their lessons and supporting pupils with their academic work including level 2/3 courses (BTEC and GCSE's)
  • Being a positive role model and establishing positive relationships with pupils and helping to develop their social skills. Helping to prepare them for further education and working life.
  • Working well with other members of the Post-16 team to provide a stimulating learning environment for all.

What you will need:

  • Previous secondary school/ post-16 or SEND Learning Support experience (desirable but not essential).
  • Level 3 qualifications (GCSE English and Maths or equivalent) and have the academic capabilities to support GCSE/BTEC and A-level pupils.
  • Organised, reliable, friendly, hard-working and resilient with a good sense of humour.
  • Your own transport
  • Enhanced DBS or one in progress.

Benefits of working at the Sevenoaks school:

  • Kent Range 5 Pay scale (depending on experience)
  • Free lunch
  • Regular CPD at the school and progression opportunities

For safeguarding, references will be taken up before interview and successful applicants will require and enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

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