Peacehaven Community School (PCS) is a proudly comprehensive school. This means diverse teaching opportunities, from supporting SEN students with complex needs - some of whom may also be gifted and talented and studying in our Baccalaureate stream – to working with learners who are new to English. Our approach to each child is the same; we want to support them to achieve their dreams. We don’t believe in barriers and we don’t believe in labels; we believe in hard work and high aspirations. If you are ambitious for yourself and for the students you teach, we would like to meet you.

PCS is a school that knows what it is: a place of learning.

PCS is a Swale Academies Trust school. Since November 2015 Swale Academies Trust (SAT) has been supporting the leadership of the school and converted to academy status on 1st September 2019. SAT has a proud history of supporting non-selective schools to out-perform grammar schools in Kent. Here in East Sussex, the Trust is applying those same principles to areas where students have not had the advantages given to their peers in more affluent areas.

We are an Ofsted rated 'Good' school.

We would welcome applications from teachers who want to develop their careers and explore the opportunities that working with an established academy trust brings.

This is your opportunity to join our inspirational and forward-thinking team, making a significant and measurable difference in improving the educational attainment of the children and young people in this inclusive community.

Teaching Assistant

30 hours per week, term-time only
Hours - 08:30 to 3:00pm daily with a 30 minute unpaid lunch break
Start date: As soon as possible
Swale Academies Trust Scale Band 3
Salary: £12,202.00 actual salary per annum

We are looking to appoint an enthusiastic, inspirational and experienced Teaching Assistant. Candidates will be talented, dynamic and will challenge and motivate our students to get the very best meaningful outcomes.

This main purpose of this role will be supporting students with an Education Health Care Plan or SEND need.

Peacehaven Community School is a fully inclusive school with a Special Facility for students with a Speech, Language and Communication Specialism. There is a higher than average % of students with SEND need throughout the school and we offer Small Group, Access Teaching to students where required.

As a TA, you will be expected to assist in the learning and engagement to small groups of students. You may also be timetabled to support the learning of our students within the mainstream school.

This is an exciting opportunity to join our vibrant school on the south coast, near Brighton. Life at PCS does not stand still and we constantly seek innovative ways to improve standards. You will have the ability to motivate and inspire students and will be relentless in the pursuit of the highest standards of progress for every student, regardless of their ability. PCS is a happy, stimulating place to work and you will be joining a hard-working and dynamic staff team, who are supportive of one another and have a ‘can-do’ approach to challenges. We are no ordinary school and believe nothing is impossible! We pride ourselves on our excellent induction programme. We provide constant, high quality CPD and all staff are passionate about sharing good practice.

We place our values at the heart of everything we do and were proud to be awarded Level One Rights Respecting School status by UNICEF, who found our ethos of mutual respect ‘inspiring.’
If you are looking for an opportunity that will excite and challenge you, and have boundless energy and resilience, then we look forward to receiving your application.

Job Description & Person Specification

Application Form

Closing date: 9:00am Friday 2nd October 2020

Completed application forms should be emailed to Liz Fulker, Lead Administration Officer

If you would like any further information please contact Liz Fulker or call 01273 581100

Peacehaven Community School is committed to equality of opportunity. We positively welcome applications from all sections of the community.
Peacehaven Community School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful applicant will need to undertake, or currently hold a DBS enhanced clearance.

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Our school is part of the Swale Academies Trust, the 9th top Academy Trust in the UK. We are privileged to be able to offer our staff a vibrant and ICT-rich working environment, situated in the highly desirable location of Whitstable, Kent. We provide excellent CPD and career progression opportunities, and regularly support teachers in progressing to leadership posts. A Masters programme will also be available to you.

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