Teaching Assistant

Employment Type: Full Time
Location: Kent
Greenfields School - Kent
Salary: £16,936 per annum
Closing Date: Ongoing

Greenfields School, Biddenden, Kent

37.5 hours per week, Term time only

Are you ready to make a real difference in Education?

We are looking for Teaching Assistants  

At Greenfields School we pride ourselves on making a significant difference to the lives and future outcomes for every child and young person in our care. We have high expectations and aspirations so that our students can maximize on their full potential- emotionally, mentally and academically. With high pupil contact time 1:1, small class sizes of up to four students and the reward of working with complex relationships – the impact YOU will have will be phenomenal!

We are a therapeutic education setting that focus on therapeutic teaching to meet the needs of every individual child and young person. We are looking for passionate and resilient Teaching Assistants who have experience in teaching in mainstream or, SEN specialist schools with SEMH needs.  The most important thing is that you have a passion to support and nurture children and young people in a therapeutic classroom where our teachers deliver a bespoke curriculum to meet the needs of each of our students.

We would like to hear from you if: –

  • you are a passionate teaching assistant who understands how rewarding and impactful it is to work with traumatised children and young people. You will help to significantly change the lives of our students through our iST Therapeutic Education model.
  • you are interested in a new career or have a wealth of experience behind you.
  • you are keen to embrace an innovative, creative curriculum model, child-centred systems and hold high expectations and aspirations for all learners.
  • your personal qualities include good humour, empathy, creativity and a passion to help others succeed.

We can offer you: –

  • a fantastic, dedicated, creative and supportive staff team to work alongside.
  • an education provision that makes a huge impact on our young people’s lives and their futures.
  • professional support via 1:1 supervision and a reflective practice group space to aid your therapeutic approach to working with our children and young people.
  • the opportunity to professionally develop with our unique iST therapeutic education training in alliance with Middlesex University.


Childhood First is a leading charity in the provision of care, education and psychotherapeutic treatment for children suffering the consequences of early life trauma, deprivation and abuse. Greenfields Therapeutic Community comprises of Greenfields House, Gables House, Oakwood House and Greenfields School and is for a small group of young people with complex emotional needs aged 5-16yrs. Greenfields School provision comprises of a Lower and Upper School across separate sites within the community.

NB: All applicants must have a Full Driving Licence.

We would love to meet with you to have an informal discussion and a tour of the school so you can have a greater understanding of the work we do at Greenfields School, to arrange an appointment please email greenfieldsschool@childhoodfirst.org.uk 

We will get back to you soon as we receive your application form.

Interview dates ;

  • Week commencing 19 May 2024 and
  • Week commencing 8 July 2024

Childhood First is committed to safeguarding children. We follow safer recruitment guidelines and all appointments will be subject to a satisfactory Enhanced DBS and references.


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