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1:1 Learning Support Assistant Teaching/Child Support - Term Time

St Francis Catholic Primary School, Maidstone

  • Ref:KCC886-5207-69S
  • Posted:28/06/2022
  • Pay:KR4
  • Start Date:As soon as possible or 1st September 2022
  • App Close Date:13/07/2022 at 09:00
  • Interviews:Monday 18th July


We are looking to appoint a teaching assistant to work 1:1 with a key stage two child with Social, Emotional, Mental Health Needs.

This is a temporary two year contract in the first instance, the contract will remain whilst the child attends St Francis Catholic Primary School but there would be the opportunity to continue in a learning support role in the future.

The position is term time only

32.5 hours per week

KR4 £19,389 - £20,493 depending on experience

This is an opportunity to become part of a forward-thinking team where you can develop your skills as a valued member of our support staff.  You must have the skills needed to work with SEND children; the ability to be able to plan and deliver bespoke interventions; and the ability to manage the different behaviours that children can exhibit.

We are looking for someone who:

  • Has experience of working with pupils with SEND or someone willing to train.
  • Has a strong belief in inclusion, and the right of each child to be successful whatever their needs.
  • Is able to work well as a team member whilst using their initiative and working independently when required.
  • Is resilient and has a good sense of humour
  • Has GCSE English and Maths grade C or equivalent. 

We can offer you:

  • A strong and supportive pastoral team including SENDco, learning mentor and specialist support staff team.
  • A range of support from a strong leadership team that will help to develop your practice.
  • Excellent professional development opportunities 
  • A strong supportive local community, including Governors and PTFA.

The successful candidate will be subject to a fully enhanced DBS check prior to employment start date.

If you would like more information or to visit the school please contact us at generalenquiries@stfranciscatholicprimary.com

Information about the school

St Francis is a popular, inclusive, well- equipped primary school serving a wide Catholic community in Maidstone and beyond. We are a large two form entry school with over 420 pupils on roll. The school is housed in a modern building which includes an open plan library and up to date computer suite. All classes are well resourced and have interactive whiteboards and visualisers.

We are a hardworking, dedicated and enthusiastic team described by Ofsted as “an impressive professional workforce, committed to ensuring that all pupils make progress”. We are committed to enabling all children to achieve the very best they can through a dynamic, creative and questioning curriculum. Staff development is always focused on ensuring outstanding teaching and learning, with challenge for all.

Our most recent Ofsted inspection in September 2018, judged the school to be good in all areas.

Tolerance, mutual respect and understanding are central to the excellent relationships and standards of behaviour within the school.

Our children are energetic and friendly and enjoy taking responsibility for themselves and others. We believe in developing the whole child in a happy and safe environment where high expectations of learning and discipline ensure that all are able to achieve academically, spiritually and socially.

We provide an outstanding Catholic education with many opportunities for our children to become immersed in the liturgical life of the school and our parish through daily assemblies, masses and other services.

Our community is enriched through strong relationships with all stakeholders – children, staff, parents, governors and friends work together to secure the best outcomes for our children. You would receive a very warm welcome to our school community.

Job Contact Information

Fax: (01622) 771568


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We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our students. You are advised that this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and therefore this post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).