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Teaching Assistant

Inspire Academy, Chatham

  • Posted: 05/04/2019
  • Pay: NJC Grade D2 Scale Point 12 - 21
  • Start Date: Immediate
  • App Close Date: 28/04/2019 at 23:55
  • Interviews: TBC


We are looking for a committed and consistent TA 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 be to support pupils both in the classroom and during social times, you may also be required to carry out 1 to 1 work to supplement their learning and enhance progress. It is also desirable that you have relevant qualifications and experience to be able to deliver small group interventions.

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 33 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 Hana Cardy on 01634 827 372 or via email to

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Inspire Academy - Chatham

  • Ref:  KCC887-7000-9S
  • Posted:  22/03/2019
  • Pay:  Grade C 1, NJC Point 17 - 26, £18,672-£23,866
  • Start Date:  Apr 2019
  • App Close Date:  23/04/2019 at 23:45
  • Interviews:  TBC


We are looking for an enthusiastic and dedicated Caretaker at Inspire Academy. 

The successful candidate will be a highly motivated person with a positive and proactive approach to taking care of our school.  

You will need to have a proven range of site maintenance skills including general repairs, cleaning, painting and decorating and DIY.

This post carries responsibilities for ensuring a clean, tidy, safe and secure environment to facilitate effective teaching of students and full use by staff and visitors.  

We want to appoint a suitable candidate who can also drive the school minibuses so a clean driving license as well as the experience of driving minibuses would be an advantage.  

Please note that candidates will be expected to take their leave during Academy closure periods with the prior approval of the Head of School.


If you would like to arrange an informal visit, please contact Mrs H. Cardy – Finance & HR Officer.   Email:  

The Parallel Learning Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS Check) and the receipt of two satisfactory references.  

The Parallel Learning Trust is an Equal Opportunities employer and does not discriminate on the grounds of gender, race, age, disability or marital status. 

How to apply

Please apply by completing the attached application form and email this to

Please note, we do not accept CV’s

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Information About the School

Information about the trust Inspire Academy is a 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 have an EHCP (Education Health and Care Plan), primarily SEMH (Social, Emotional and Mental Health), some exhibit very challenging behaviour and Mainstream schooling is not always the most appropriate setting. 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.

We do not believe it is acceptable for any student to behave in an unsafe or inappropriate way without regard to others. Clear rules, boundaries, expectations and consequences. We show our students how to build positive relationships. By doing all of this during the time our students are with us, we develop their academic and personal skills and confidence that will enable them to face society.