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Two Fixed Term 1:1 Teaching Assistants - Full-time - Special Needs Position

Shears Green Infant School, Gravesend

  • Ref:KCC886-2119-99S
  • Posted:19/08/2022
  • Pay:KR3
  • Start Date:October 2022 or sooner if possible
  • App Close Date:31/08/2022 at 09:00
  • Interviews:2nd September 2022


We are looking to appoint two Teaching Assistants who are enthusiastic and patient. The roles are predominantly working as 1:1 Teaching Assistants within the EYFS or Year 1 settings but some group work may be required.  The roles involve supporting children with physical, sensory and social communication needs. Experience of working with young children with a variety of special educational needs and knowledge when managing children with emotional regulation difficulties which can present as challenging behaviour would be advantageous.  


Whilst you will be expected to work under the direction of the class teacher you will also have the ability to use your own initiative to organise tasks and activities; creating simple resources to support the pupil’s work as appropriate. You will work closely with the class teachers and EYFS or Year 1 teams as well as the School’s local SEN support and the Trust SENCO as well as working in partnership with external contacts to support for learning and development.


We are looking for a person who is calm, kind, patient and who:


  • is cheerful, positive and enthusiastic about working with children
  • is experienced in communicating with young pupils and those with learning difficulties
  • is an effective communicator with pupils and staff
  • is able to build and maintain effective relationships
  • is committed to working as part of a team


At Shears Green Infant School we pride ourselves on our kind, supportive and caring environment and we provide excellent opportunities for our staff to specialise in areas of SEN learning support.  The positions are subject to enhanced Criminal Records Bureau disclosure checks.  We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. 

Information about the school

We are a four form entry infant school nestled within Northfleet just off of the A2. We have lovely outdoor learning areas including our Reception play garden, our newly developed year 1 play garden and our large forest school.

We offer wrap around care and have been awarded the Leading Parent Partnership Award for our dedication to working relentlessly with parents to ensure the best care for our children.

We are lucky to have an amazing teaching assistant team who have specialist areas to support learning throughout the school. This approach compliments and supports our fantastic teaching team to enable all children to make good, personal progress.

Everyone at Shears Green Infants is supported to feel happy and confident in all they do to achieve the best they can. Our family approach where everybody looks after everyone filters through all we do.

We have recently converted to the Hornchurch Academy Trust, which further enables us to enhance professional development with a commitment to ensure we provide the best learning environment for everyone.

As a feeder school to Shears Green Junior School, our transition programme and relationship with them is exemplary, enabling children and parents to begin their journey in the Junior School with confidence and ease.

Our community links with nursery feeders is strengthened through training programmes delivered by our Early Years team enhancing practice and school readiness.

Our parents say we are caring, kind, committed and always go the extra step to ensure the safety and happiness of the children in our care. Visitors comment on the calm and focused learning environment which enables our children to take risks and feel confident to be challenged.

Job Contact Information

Fax: 01474 566700


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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). Please be aware that schools are also required to undertake online recruitment checks on shortlisted candidates under changes to Keeping Children Safe in Legislation.