Teaching Assistant at Alternative Provision

Responsible To:          Alternative Provisions Manager

Location:                     Margate, Kent

Salary:                          £15,101 to £16,967 pro-rata (dependent on experience)

£12,742 to £14,317 actual salary

Hours:                         37 hours per week, term time only


We are looking to appoint a Teaching Assistant to join our Alternative Provisions Team at our Alternative Curriculum Centre on the Westwood Industrial Estate. The successful candidate will work with teachers to support teaching, learning and behaviour management, providing general and specific assistance to students and staff under the direction, guidance and direct supervision of the classroom teacher and Alternative Provisions Manager.


Candidates must have Level 2 or 3 NVQ Teaching Assistant qualification (or equivalent) with proficient practical skills, ideally within a secondary school. Experience of working with children who exhibit challenging behaviours is essential.


In return we will offer you:

  • An exciting environment where you can really make a difference
  • Being part of a small local trust that is totally committed to its staff and children
  • Significant opportunities for CPD and development
  • Rewards, benefits and discounts via Kent Rewards Scheme


A full job description and person specification can be obtained from Claire Titherington by emailing titheringtonc@hartsdown.org.

Closing Date: Tuesday 24th July 12 noon

Hartsdown Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. The successful applicant will need to undertake a DBS Employment Check.