Student Support Assistant (term-time plus 2 training days)

Bennett Memorial Diocesan School


Culverden Down, Tunbridge Wells, Kent TN4 9SH
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Salary starting at KR3 £15,416 FTE (pro rata annual salary £9,425)                       

Hours of work:  09.10 – 15.35                                     5 days per week – term time plus 2 training days  

Responsible to: Learning Support Manager (SENCO)

Responsible for: The main purpose of the role will be to contribute to the inclusion work within the school by providing specialist support to students.

Support students by:

  • addressing the needs of students with medical needs and emotional and behavioural difficulties, who require help in overcoming barriers to learning by developing their potential both inside and outside the classroom;
  • encouraging all to access the curriculum;
  • providing practical assistance in relation to other identified physical needs e.g. transportation, dressing, grooming, meal times, organisation of learning equipment;
  • providing personal assistance to students in physical and practical activities e.g. PE, cookery, school visits;
  • working to establish a supportive relationship with the students and parents concerned;
  • promoting and reinforcing students’ self-esteem and establishing positive relationships with students,
  • acting as a positive role model for them and setting high expectations;
  • providing first aid support as required (First Aid qualification desirable – training will be provided)
  • working with other professionals involved in supporting students’ educational and health care needs under the guidance of the class teacher/SENCO.

Support teachers by:

  • assisting in maintaining a safe learning environment for students;
  • working as part of a team in the development of personal care programmes for students;
  • keeping records related to personal care in conjunction with the appropriate staff as are required by the school;
  • attending meetings to review a student’s academic progress and/or care arrangements, contributing as required;
  • liaising with subject teachers in the process of assessing an individual student’s need and assisting with the provision and adaptation of appropriate teaching materials and strategies.

Support the school by:

  • supporting the ethos of the school;
  • ensuring all students have equal access and opportunities to learn and develop;
  • participating in the appraisal process, attending training and other development activities as required;
  • supporting the implementation of school’s policies and procedures and working within this framework;
  • being aware of confidential issues linked to home, student, teacher, school work and keeping confidences as appropriate;
  • assisting in the supervision of students during the day and in the school grounds, including lunch duty on a rota basis.


Email to: [email protected] – CVs will not be accepted.

CLOSING DATE:  12pm on Friday 3 May 2019

Bennett Memorial Diocesan School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare and wellbeing of all children and young people in our school communities and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be expected to hold or be willing to obtain an enhanced DBS disclosure issued with the Trust and/or school as the employer.