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Blackfen School for Girls

Blackfen School for Girls

Raising aspirations - releasing potential



Post Title: Specialist Teaching Assistant 2  

Temporary Post (12 Months), Full Time  

5 hours and 25 minutes per day, 5 days per week

27 hours, 5 minutes (27.08) hours per week

39 weeks per year (term time plus one week)

GRADE: Bexley Council 05 Points 051 to 054 – FTE Salary £22,575 to £22,983

Actual Salary inc. Outer London Allowance: £14,541.82 to £14,804.64  

Blackfen School is a progressive and vibrant learning community that focuses on raising the aspirations and releasing the potential of every young person in our care. In 2019, 60% of students in year 11 achieved five or more GCSE 9-4 grades, including at least a 4 in English and a 4 in Mathematics. Our Progress 8 score was 0.018. At A level in 2019, 96% of the grades were A*-E with 30% at A*-B and 63% at A*-C. Similarly, high levels were achieved in Level 3 BTEC qualifications.

Under the arrangements for Summer 2021 examinations, students in Years 11 and 13 continued to make very good progress.

Our flourishing Sixth Form offers a wide range of courses at A and A2 level, as well as vocational level 2 and 3 courses.

Our Governors want to appoint a Specialist Teaching Assistant, to join our Special Educational Needs Department, who will work one to one with a student with language development delay and behaviours connected.

Candidates will need good literacy, numeracy and ICT skills to be able to support the student in a variety of curriculum areas.

Previous experience of working in a secondary school is preferred.

Candidates will need to be available to work from 8.30am until 3.10pm each day.

Successful Candidates will be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Check.

Please see below to download application pack and information.

This post is considered to be a customer-facing position; as such it falls within scope of the Code of Practice on English language requirement for public sector workers. The school therefore has a statutory duty under Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2016 to ensure that the post holders have a command of spoken English sufficient for the effective performance of the job requirements. The appropriate standards are set out in the person specification. These will be applied during the recruitment / selection and probationary stages.

We in Blackfen School for Girls are committed to practice that which protects children from harm. Staff and volunteers in this organisation accept and recognise our responsibilities to develop awareness of the issues which cause children harm. We believe all children have a right to attend school and learn in a safe environment. Children should be free from harm by adults in the school and other children.

We in Blackfen School for Girls are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We ensure that we have a range of policies and procedures in place which promote safeguarding and safer working practice across the school.

We shall apply safer Recruitment and Selection to all posts to ensure that all those who work in a school environment are fully aware of our commitment to safeguarding children and are able to show competence and fitness for purpose in this area.