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Teaching Assistant

Salary: Trust Scale 4-11 - £18,933 - £21,748 per annum FTE

To be paid pro-rata at £10,304.16 to  £11,836.21 per annum

25 hours per week (Term time only). Commencing: as soon as possible

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

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 Wednesday 21st April 2021

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.