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Teaching Assistant

Salary: Trust scale 4-11

£18426-£21166 FTE to be paid pro-rata £12435-£14284)

31 hours per week (Term time only).  Commencing: 29th August 2019

A rewarding opportunity has arisen for a pro-active, organised and self-motivated applicant to join a successful and over-subscribed secondary school to provide teaching and learning support to students.

The post involves:

  • One-to-one and group support of students in lessons    
    (which may include students who need emotional and behavioural support);
  • Implementing and leading individual interventions;
  • Liaising with parents, carers, teachers and other professionals as appropriate and;
  • Preparing resources and some SEN departmental administration.
  • Supporting an after school club from 3-4pm from Monday to Thursday
  • Supporting the Horizon Programme, which runs within school hours 

Candidates must have the ability to work well in a team and also provide 1:1 support to students.

Excellent communication and IT skills are important although training in new software programmes will be provided. 

This post would additionally be suitable for applicants who are keen to gain experience prior to teaching, social work or youth work training.

Please visit for a full job description and an application form

Closing date for applications: 9.00am on Friday 19th July 2019

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

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

or emailed to

Short-listed candidates only will be contacted for interview, which will take place shortly after the deadline.

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.

“Staff morale and relationships within the school are very positive.” 

(OFSTED June 2016)