Specialist Support Assistant x 3
Copperfield Academy
Dover Road East , Gravesham, England DA11 0RB
Start Date
September 2024
KR03 to KR04 dependent on experience, £23,337 to £23,921 FTE

About the Role

ARE YOU…….Innovative, creative and ambitious?   CAN YOU DEMONSTRATE…..Reliability, resilience and conscientiousness?   WILL YOU…….Contribute to the ethos and vision of our school?

Copperfield Academy is seeking to appoint enthusiastic and committed Specialist Support Assistants who are:

  • passionate about securing positive outcomes for children
  • highly motivated, organised and flexible in the way you work to best meet childrens’ needs
  • effective communicators, highly skilled in building positive relationships with children, parents/carers and professionals
  • able to support teachers in planning and resourcing for children with a variety of needs
  • reliable, flexible and willing to support the school in moving children’s learning on

The successful candidates will:

  • Have an NVQ Level 2, or above, in Supporting Teaching and Learning (or equivalent)
  • Have previous experience of working effectively within a school setting
  • Have a good standard of written and spoken English and a general understanding of Maths and hold a GCSE, or equivalent, in Literacy and Numeracy
  • Have experience in ASD and/or SLCN needs
  • Have a demonstrable awareness of wider social communication needs

Please visit our website www.copperfieldacademy.org for further information, including details of our recent Ofsted Inspection in which Copperfield Academy was rated as a “Good” school.

At Copperfield Primary Academy, we strive to ensure that all our pupils are happy, confident, ambitious individuals with a passion for learning; who possess the skills, knowledge, learning attitudes and behaviours to enable them to be successful in the world today, and in the future. We achieve this through creating a strong sense of community and by providing high quality teaching and learning opportunities through an inspiring curriculum.

In return we can offer you:

  • A friendly and inclusive team who are supportive of one another and focused on well-being.
  • A full-time five days a week position from 8:00am to 4.00pm.
  • Fantastic pupils who want to learn.
  • Opportunities and support for career development that includes coaching.
  • The chance to be part of a Multi-Academy Trust that genuinely cares about YOU
  • The chance to work with a supportive team
  • As part of REAch2 employee benefits we also offer an eye care scheme, access to an Employee Assistance Programme for you and your immediate family and membership of ‘perks at work’ – which includes discounts on holidays, shopping, family days out and much more.

We warmly invite visits to our school to see how we work and to find out more about the role.  This is an exciting opportunity for the right person to help us to make a difference and continue to move our school forward. Visits to the school are welcomed and encouraged.

Closing Date
Midday, Wednesday 05 June 2024
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The Application Form can be downloaded from the Documents section of this advert. 

Completed applications forms should be sent to [email protected] 

REAch2 Academy Trust have an Equal Opportunities Policy for selection and recruitment. Applicants are requested to complete the Trust’s online Equality & Diversity Monitoring Form separately. 

REAch2 is continuously working towards improving the diversity of the Trust, and the experience for our staff from diverse backgrounds. We are clear that the value of greater diversity to the Trust lies in the way we will value difference when we work together towards richer solutions. 

We are keen to hear from all candidates with the appropriate experience who feel they can make a real contribution to the Trust. If you can bring a fresh perspective to the challenges we face whether through your background as someone from an ethnic minority or you live with a disability (visible or not), are open about your faith, religion or belief or about being LGBTQ+, your application will receive a warm welcome. As will applications from all suitable candidates.

REAch2 is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all adults working in or with our schools to share this commitment.

Enclosed in our application pack is a copy of our safer recruitment policy, which outlines the steps we take to ensure that we attract the most suitable, high calibre candidates, and to help deter, reject or identify people who might abuse children or are otherwise unsuited to working with them.

We encourage all potential candidates to read this policy carefully in order to fully understand what is expected of you in our recruitment process. All roles will be assessed for the appropriate level of DBS check, which will include a Children’s Barred List check if the role meets the criteria for regulated activity.