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SEN Teaching Assistant (Cognition and Learning Needs) - Full-time

Seal CE Primary School, Sevenoaks

  • Ref:KCC886-3035-251S
  • Posted:18/07/2022
  • Pay:KR5
  • Start Date:September 2022
  • App Close Date:10/08/2022 at 12:00
  • Interviews:tbc


At Seal we feel we matter and are valued. Together we achieve and succeed.

We believe that learning should be a rewarding and enjoyable experience for all. We have developed an exciting, new and irresistible curriculum which promotes independence through purposeful learning experiences.

Seal has an exciting opportunity for a skilled, highly motivated and enthusiastic Teaching Assistant to support  a reception pupil. The post offered is a full time,  temporary contract, initially for one year. Hours of work will be 8:30am to 3:30pm. The position is paid at KR5.

Experience of supporting pupils with Cognition and Learning Needs would be desirable. We are looking for an individual who is able to support an individual's learning in class through:

  • Assessment through supporting teaching to identify the areas of need in consultation with the learner and teacher.
  • Clear and simple instructions, breaking down longer instructions and giving one at a time.
  • Visual timetable.
  • Visual cues and prompts.• Social StoriesTM.
  • Give time before response is needed.
  • Pre-teaching – e.g. provision of a teacher or TA (overseen by a teacher) to help prepare the learner for the new topic.
  • Shared next steps – so they know what to expect.
  • Pre-prepared differentiated resources – teach the curriculum appropriate to the child, not their chronological age.
  • Small group and individual support including delivering evidence based interventions.
  • Plan opportunities for success and celebrate those successes.

In return, we offer a commitment to your professional development and a supportive and friendly team that work together towards the bright future of our amazing school.

Seal CE Primary are committed to the protection and safeguarding of children.

Information about the school

Seal Church of England Primary School is a two-form entry school, on the outskirts of Sevenoaks. We have a higher than average percentage of SEND with a fantastic Inclusions team with a great deal of experience to be able to support new staff. Seal federated with Four Elms Primary School in 2018 creating The Inspire Federation.

Seal CE Primary school is a good school and we believe that together we can achieve and succeed. We pride ourselves on our innovative curriculum and developing the whole child through an holistic education that includes outdoor learning at our forest schools and school farm. We are very proud to have been re-accredited our Gold Unicef UK Rights Respecting Schools Award.

Job Contact Information

Fax: 01732 764249


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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).