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CAMHS Teaching Assistant



We are seeking an enthusiastic and experienced Teaching Assistant with additional administration skills.

This post is likely to suit an individual with previous experience in a school environment as either a Teaching Assistant, Higher Level Teaching Assistant or Teacher wishing to work as a TA, who is comfortable working in Key Stage 3 and 4. Experience with Post-16 support is also desirable. Secure knowledge and strong support skills in Maths and English up to GCSE is essential.

The TA will be expected to:

  • Support the activities of all curriculum areas in the classroom
  • Work with individuals and groups to support their learning in a variety of subjects, including the school's bespoke programmes
  • Provide for the general welfare and pastoral care of children, including leading our Induction into School
  • Be self-motivated and liaise with members of staff throughout the school, working effectively as a member of the team
  • Provide administration support essential to the smooth running of the school, including liaising with a number of external stakeholders and the multi-disciplinary team
  • Be confident in the use of standard admin systems eg. Microsoft Word, Excel etc.

This is an excellent opportunity for candidates from mainstream, specialist education or community provision who are looking to move into a hospital specialist setting.

If you have relevant experience, then why not contact our Head of School, Tina Gornell, for an informal chat on 01689 883180 (ext. 2238). Visits to the school are warmly welcomed.

Closing date is Monday 25th September 2020, with interviews to be held the following week.

Your Benefits

  • Priory Perks reward and discount scheme
  • Comprehensive induction
  • Pension scheme
  • We cover the cost of your enhanced disclosure check
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Commitment to your ongoing training and career progression
  • Employee recognition scheme.

At Priory Education we are proud of our reputation for delivering quality education and care services with positive outcomes for children and young people aged 5 to 25 who have experienced difficulties in their previous education placements.

Kent House Hospital School is an independent co-educational day school for young people aged 12 to 18 with mental health challenges. Our students are all inpatients at Kent House Hospital, a Low Secure CAMHS service in St Mary Cray, Orpington. We have a team of specialist teachers and teaching assistants who deliver education to all young people at the hospital.

It is our intention that every student develops their courage, determination and skills as a learner, so they can re-engage confidently with their education on discharge. We liaise with mainstream schools and colleges and each young person has an individualised curriculum plan in each subject area, with progress being closely monitored. We offer a broad based academic and enrichment curriculum, with specialist teaching spaces, teaching technologies and outdoor spaces.

This embraces both academic and vocational subjects. Accreditation is framed in line with national benchmarks and encourages independent and group learning, to foster self-belief and resilience. Safeguarding and supporting the young person’s individual needs are paramount to our ethos of recovery through supported and aspirational learning. Whilst in our care, young people have access to nationally accredited study pathways including Functional Skills, GCSE and A Level.