Secondary Ready Teaching Assistant (30 hours per week)

Type of Position:Secondary Ready Teaching Assistant
Subject:Student Support
Salary:£15,627-£17,188 (pro rata to £10,484-£11,531)
Start Date:1 February 2019 or sooner
Closing Date: Monday 14 January 2019 @ 9am



This is an exciting time to join The Charles Dickens School, as it joined Barton Court Academy Trust (BCAT) on 1 March 2017, working in partnership with Barton Court Grammar School, an outstanding rated co-educational grammar school in Canterbury. This new venture will see The Charles Dickens students and staff benefit from outstanding leadership and the sharing of best practice. The Trust is committed to excellence in professional development.




The Governors wish to appoint an excellent Teaching Assistant responsible to the Secondary Ready Lead/SENCo to support students within the Secondary Ready Programme and SEND students.  This role will include working with teachers to support the delivery of high quality teaching and learning and thereby raising the standards of achievement for all students, along with delivering support programmes that enable all students to access the curriculum.


Candidates must have a minimum Level 3 standard of education with GCSE Mathematics/English and at least 2 years’ experience of working closely with SEND.  A knowledge of policies and procedures relating to child protection, health, safety and security is required, together with the ability to relate well with students and communicate diplomatically and tactfully with parents.


This post is 30 hours per week, 08.40am-3.10pm Mon-Fri, including 30 minutes unpaid lunch break and is term time only plus one Staff Development Day.




Applications for this post should be made online only using the School’s application form. CVs will not be accepted. On the website visit the Information page and click on Recruitment. Please email your application to If you wish to discuss the post or to arrange a visit, please contact Mrs Anne-Marie Ormsby, Personnel Assistant.


Deadline: Monday 14 January 2019 @ 9.00am


The Charles Dickens School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure application via the Disclosure & Barring Service and a check against the ISA Barred List for Children.

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CDS Secondary Ready TA JD.pdf Download

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