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EY and Ks1 Pastoral and SEN Support Assistant - Term Time

Priory Fields School, Dover

  • Ref:KCC886-2309-164S
  • Posted:06/07/2022
  • Pay:KR6
  • Start Date:September 2022
  • App Close Date:13/07/2022 at 10:00
  • Interviews:TBC


We are looking for a positive and skilled individual to work with us to support our youngest children (EYFS and KS1) with their pastoral and special educational needs.

Do you...

  • Demonstrate a sound understanding of children's needs, and strive to find solutions to overcome challenges?
  • Have the aspiration and initiative to ensure best possible provision and improve outcomes for children?
  • Have an interest in special educational needs, including SEMH and have the desire to further your knowledge and experience?
  • Have patience and resilience, and the ability to "think outside the box?"
  • Want to work in a well-resourced setting, with supportive and collaborative colleagues
  • Have a good standard of education, with a minimum requirement of English and Mathematics at GCSE (C) or equivalent.
  • Be a team player, willing to share ideas and spread happiness (with a good sense of humour)
  • Demonstrate a genuine interest in, and sensitivity to children.  You will be expected to have a positive impact on the children you work with, and the school as a whole.

In return, we can offer: 

  • A friendly, dedicated and supportive team of staff who thrive on challenge and having fun; who work closely together to improve the quality of achievement and enjoyment for all pupils .
  • A thorough induction programme and good professional development opportunities. 
  • Happy and enthusiastic children who are eager to learn.
  • A dedicated staff well-being team, who work together to promote good well-being for all

The post is 39 weeks a year, 34 hours a week. The salary is KR6 (£21801-£23262 FTE), but please note this will be pro rata.

Visits to the school are welcome - please call for an appointment.


Information about the school

Priory Fields School is proud to be part of the Whinless Down Academy Trust; a MAT committed to providing excellent local schools for local children. We work closely with our two partner schools, St Martin's and Vale View to give children the very best learning experience. Our trust truly believes that learning changes lives.

Priory Fields is a two form entry school, housed in a brand new school building set in extensive grounds in the heart of Dover. We have a friendly and supportive team who work in close collaboration across the Trust to secure best outcomes for children through an exciting and engaging curriculum, tailored to meet the needs of our children. We actively work to develop all our staff and offer a comprehensive programme of professional development for staff at all levels and in all roles.

Priory Fields School benefits from the skills of a range of support staff including a FLO, a Parent Support Advisor, a pastoral support team, sports coaches and a specialist music teacher.

The safeguarding of our children is of paramount importance, and we are rigorous in our recruitment procedures. This post is subject to a satisfactory DBS check, and references will be pursued.

Please note, it is an offence to apply for the role if the applicant is barred from engaging in regulated activity relevant to children.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Miss Katie Banes, School Business Manager
  • Address:Priory Fields School, Astor Avenue, Dover, Kent, CT17 0FS
  • Telephone: 01304 211543
  • Email: sbm@prioryfields.kent.sch.uk

Fax: 01304 211545


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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).