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Specialist Teaching Assistant - Hearing Impaired Provision

  • Trust Scale 4-11: £18,426 - £21,166 pa FTE; To be paid pro-rata (£13,036 - £14,975 pa – pay award pending); plus an SEN allowance of £1,289 per annum
  • Rochester, Kent
  • The Thomas Aveling School
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32.5 hours per week (8.15am-3.15pm Term time) - Start date As soon as possible

A rewarding opportunity has arisen for a pro-active, organised and self-motivated applicant to join a successful and oversubscribed secondary school to provide teaching and learning support to students in our provision for hearing impaired students.


• Flexibility, excellent interpersonal skills and a commitment to team working.

• Passion for working with deaf children and championing their education and wellbeing.

• The ability to support a deaf child through high quality BSL so that they can fully access classroom learning.

• Recent experience supporting deaf pupils with their studies in education and an understanding of the different needs of deaf learners.

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

• A proven track record of supporting and promoting pupil independence.

• The ability to offer extracurricular clubs for sign language for our pupils, staff and parents.

• A good knowledge of the needs of secondary school students, with some knowledge of SEN, and high expectations of all our children regardless of need.

• Enthusiasm, commitment and resilience.


Desirable: BSL Level 2 or above.

Desirable: Level 3 Certificate in Communication Support for Deaf Learners.

Essential: Maths and English GCSEs at Grade C or equivalent

What we offer:

• A small and vibrant team who offer a supportive induction programme.

• Ongoing support through team meetings and professional development days.

• High expectations for all members of the school community.

• Supportive staff within the school and amongst the Trust.

• Benenden Healthcare membership

Closing date for applications: 9am on Monday 5th October 2020

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 [email protected]

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.

97% of staff in a recent Staff Survey 2019 said that they are made to feel welcome

at Thomas Aveling and that behaviour in the school is good

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  • Posted on: 21/10/2020 10:12