Would you like to join our aspirational, joyful school community, where senior leaders and staff share a passion and determination to unlock the potential in every pupil?
At Meadowfield we work hard to ensure that all of our pupils make excellent progress, and we continually seek to improve the wellbeing of both pupils and staff. Now is an exciting time to join our outstanding school as we expand in order to better meet the demand for special school places in Swale. We are incredibly proud our latest full Ofsted inspection (see the report on our profile page). Ofsted recognise that relationships between our staff and pupils are exceptionally positive, and we are delighted that our pupils told inspectors they are very happy at the school and really enjoy their lessons.
We encourage all of our employees to further their career development and we respect initiative and ambition.
We need Teaching Assistants to work as part of a team of adults in each class. Some experience of working with pupils with special educational needs would be an advantage, though not essential, as training will be given. The successful candidate could be required to work anywhere across the school, from our nursery up to 6th form.
From all staff we expect commitment to the school and a desire to improve and excel. Further information about the responsibilities of the role, and the criteria we will use to select candidates, can be found in the attached job description and person specification.
Salary: Kent Range 3 £19,293 (£13,514 pro rata for 30 hpw and term time), plus an annual Special Needs Allowance of £1,238, pro rata.
The working hours are 9:00 - 15:30 Monday to Friday, working five days a week (30 hours), term time only (39 weeks).
Meadowfield School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our pupils. This post is subject to references, a medical check and an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service.
Please apply online for any of these vacancies via www.kent-teach.com, by clicking the 'Apply' button at the top or the bottom of the page. C.V.s will not be considered.
Please contact the HR Team on 01795 477788, option 5 or HR@meadowfield.kent.sch.uk for more information.
Due to the conditions and complex needs of the pupils at Meadowfield School, continuity and consistency of support is paramount and therefore candidates for all positions will need to commit to the full working hours of the post.
Due to the potential for conflicts of interest, close family members of current pupils will not be interviewed for this post.
Information about the school
Meadowfield School is an outstanding special school located in Sittingbourne. To find out more about the School environment and ethos, please take a look at our website, including the Working Here pages, where you can find more information, including school videos.
Our school values are very important to us as a whole school community. These are:- Teamwork, Kindness, Honesty, Respect and Understanding.
We serve pupils with profound, severe and complex needs, including autism. The school is comprised of: - Early Years - which includes our Observation and Assessment Nursery called Honey Bees and Reception classes, - IMPACTS classes - for pupils with Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties, - Extended IMPACTS classes - for pupils who benefit from a more individual-led curriculum, - Subject Led classes - for pupils who benefit from a more academic curriculum - 6th Form - preparing pupils for their next steps
We currently serve pupils from the ages of three to nineteen, and pupil numbers are set to increase rapidly over the next year and beyond as we add more classes.
If you cannot see any vacancies that you wish to apply for right now, do go to the School Vacancies tab on the school profile page and click 'Register my Interest' to receive emails whenever we post new jobs.
The Meadowfield Inclusion Development and Support (MIDAS) Centre is our highly regarded inclusion and outreach service which successfully supports over 60 schools and 70 settings across Swale, increasing capacity to meet the needs of pupils with additional needs.
Across the school we have approximately 270 members of staff ranging from class based support staff, teachers, the Inclusion Team, Office and Admin Staff, Site Staff, ICT Department as well as our Leadership and Management Team.