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Teaching Assistant - Fixed Term

Ditton Infant School, Aylesford

  • Ref:KCC886-5212-73S
  • Posted:08/09/2022
  • Pay:KR3
  • Start Date:14/11/22
  • App Close Date:18/10/2022 at 09:00
  • Interviews:1/11/22


We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic Teaching Assistant to join our dedicated team and support the teaching and learning of children with additional needs and high needs funding for the rest of the academic year.

The candidate will be expected to work alongside the class teacher in ensuring access to the curriculum for pupils whilst encouraging independence and resilience. Candidates will need to be good at recognising the needs of the individual and use their initiative to adapt learning to support development. Experience of working with pupils in EYFS and KS1 essential. Willingness to work within a small team and an organised but flexible approach is crucial. High standards of classroom management, professionalism and expectations of pupils are also required as is the ability to be empathetic, understanding and supportive of pupils and their needs.

The candidate will be a point of contact for parents and will need to work alongside other professionals involved in the children's provision plans. Please see the accompanying documents for more information (Job Description and Person Specification)

Ditton Infant School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Safeguarding is a priority with arrangements in place to ensure  children feel and are safe on the school premises and during off site activities. The school ensures that safeguarding legislation and guidance are adhered to and taken into account when developing and revisiting policies, procedures and associated arrangements. Applicants will be subject to recruitment and selection procedures designed to emphasise the school's commitment to the safeguarding of learners and staff. Offers of employment are subject to a satisfactory enhanced DBS, references, health checks and verification of appropriate qualifications.

The postholder is required to work term time only. 

The school is committed to equality and diversity in employment practice and service delivery.

References will be requested for those short listed ONLY and prior to interview. Only those shortlisted for interview will be contacted.

Information about the school

'Caring, sharing, learning and achieving within a safe, happy and inclusive environment'

Ditton Infant School is a successful and popular, two-form entry school catering for children aged 4-7. We are situated in the heart of Ditton village and benefit from lots of green space which we share with our neighbouring junior school. We are a happy, caring and family-orientated school and promote a love of learning outdoors. Our professional, experienced staff team work together with parents and carers to ensure that our children develop as confident and independent learners in a happy environment which nurtures every child and challenges them to achieve their full potential. The school benefits from a high level of teaching assistant support who provide excellent educational and emotional support for all children. We believe that an effective induction of new staff members is key, and have training opportunities available both in school and within our collaboration of schools to enhance this. We have a very supportive governing body, as well as an active parent association who are keen to help fund improvements in our curriculum and school grounds.

Although the Ditton Infant and Junior schools have separate head teachers and governing bodies, both leadership teams are committed to working in close partnership in order to benefit the children and families they work with.

There is a short video on the homepage of our website which may be of interest to you. https://www.ditton-inf.kent.sch.uk/ but we also welcome visits from prospective candidates.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Claire Lewer
  • Address:Pear Tree Avenue, Ditton, , Pear Tree Avenue, Ditton, Aylesford, Kent, ME206EB
  • Telephone: 01732844107
  • Email: secretary@ditton-inf.kent.sch.uk


Below are documents that have been added to this vacancy.

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.