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Engagement Officer / Part-Time TA - Term Time

Inspire Academy, Chatham

  • Ref:  MED887-7000-17S
  • Posted:  17/01/2020
  • Pay:  NJC Grade C2 scale point 12-25 (£21,580-£28,785)
  • Start Date:  As soon as possible
  • App Close Date:  02/02/2020 at 23:45
  • Interviews:  Week commencing 03/02/2020


We are looking for a committed and consistent Engagement Officer who is passionate about improving the life chances of our young people.  We are a specialist provision for 50 pupils aged 11-16 with Social, Emotional and Mental Health Needs, each with an Education, Health and Care Plan.  Your main duties will include supporting with safeguarding of pupil’s, improve parental engagement and act as the home school liaison, attend professional’s meetings and facilitate the links between multi agencies, support the careers lead and organise pupil weekly/termly rewards.  You will also be required to support pupils learning in class equivalent to 1 day per week and at times may need to carry out 1 to 1 work to supplement their learning and enhance progress.  You will need to have had experience working with children with challenging behaviours and know how to engage them with their learning so that they are enthusiastic and give their best.

This post is a position for 37 hours per week, Term Time only, plus 1 week for Staff Development days.

In return we will offer you a great team to work with, CPD opportunities and the chance to make a difference to the lives of our young people.  Visits are encouraged to the Academy before application.  For further information, or to visit the Academy, then please contact Brittany Durling on 01634 827 372 or via email to

Information about the school

Information about the Trust:

Parallel Learning Trust is a Special and Alternative Provision Multi-Academy Trust.

The Trust is committed to transforming lives for all pupils. Currently, we have seven academies that offer alternative or special provision for those children with social, emotional or mental health needs, with clear plans for sustainable growth over the next 3 years.

The Parallel Learning Trust was founded in 2014 to support the conversion of Park Campus and Kennington Park. The Members and Directors of the Trust have a wealth of experience, brought together by a passion for giving children the best start in life.

You can find out more about skills and attributes of the Members and Directors by going to the following page:

Information about the School:

Inspire Academy is an SEMH Special School for children with Social, Emotional and Mental Health needs, and forms part of The Parallel Learning Multi-Academy Trust.

All the students at Inspire Academy have an EHCP (Education Health and Care Plan), with a primary need of SEMH (Social, Emotional and Mental Health). Some exhibit very challenging behaviour and Mainstream schooling is not always the most appropriate setting for them. Sometimes their first encounter of school has been chaotic and certainly challenging, many have had a fragmented education and have fallen behind their peers academically. This often results in self-esteem issues and anti-social behaviour.

With small classes and amazing staff that truly understand SEMH we feel that once a student starts at Inspire they have every opportunity to turn their lives around. Every child has the right to achieve and we believe that every parent and carer has the right to expect that Inspire Academy will do its very best for their child. With this in mind we work closely with parents and carers and other agencies to help each student make positive choices and changes which will serve them better in their future.

A key feature that we try to adopt is teaching the students to take responsibility for their behaviour and consequences. We teach them to try and put things right when they go wrong, together with learning the values of tolerance and respect for themselves and others.


Job Contact Information

  • Name:  Brittany Durling
  • Address:  Silverbank, Churchill Avenue, Chatham, Kent, ME5 0LB
  • Telephone:  01634 827372
  • Email: 



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