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Learning Support Assistant - Term Time - Special Needs Position

Fordcombe CEP School, Tunbridge Wells

  • Ref:KCC886-3313-111S
  • Posted:14/09/2022
  • Pay:£18425 Full Time Equivalent
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:30/09/2022 at 16:00
  • Interviews:Thursday 6th October


We are seeking a professional, caring individual who wants to provide the best possible education for our children.

The role will involve assisting the class teacher in a range of duties to support one specific child to ensure this pupil makes progress on targeted areas. You will assist in the development of this child's learning under the guidance of teaching staff/senior colleagues. You may be asked to provide ad hoc support to other pupils in the classroom. You will provide playground supervision as needed during breaktime and lunchtime.   

We need:

  • An individual who has the ability to enthuse and motivate children.
  • A commitment to support the highest standards of learning.
  • An ability to communicate, work as part of a successful team, take on board advice and use initiative.
  • An individual who is organised, efficient and flexible in their approach.
  • Someone who has experience of working with students who require support to understand concepts and express their ideas both verbally and in writing.
  • Someone with a willingness to further develop and widen their own skills. 

The person will be required to work 8.45 - 15.30pm Monday to Friday including an unpaid half hour lunch break each day, a total of 31.25 hours per week. This role is a term time only, fixed term contract until 31/08/23 and is linked to the funding for a pupil. We would like the suitable candidate to start as soon as possible and may contact candidates as applications are submitted. Job shares will be considered.

Previous experience of the knowledge and skills for the role is desirable although not essential. A sense of enthusiasm, a willingness to learn and a professional outlook is key. We have in the past taken in people changing career for this role, with full induction and training offered to support you in the first 6 weeks.

The applicant should have a minimum of GCSE Grade C in English and Maths, or equivalent, and have good verbal and written skills.

Please apply via this website. Contact with the school prior to making an application is welcome. 

We reserve the right to close and withdraw this advertisement before the advertised date if we receive a suitable application.

Fordcombe CE Primary School is part of the Tenax Schools Trust which is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children and young people and all applicants are expected to share this commitment. All appointments are subject to pre-employment checks, including satisfactory references and an Enhanced DBS check.


Information about the school

We are a small, half-form entry primary school situated in the beautiful Kent countryside, just outside Tunbridge Wells. The school hall is in the Victorian part of the building and most of the classrooms are in a newer purpose built extension. We have a great library space as we believe all children should have the opportunity to read widely and be reading for pleasure. We are small school team that believes we should be doing ‘big school things’. Beyond the core curriculum, our current focus is music, French, PE and developing teacher expertise in computing. The focus has changed and evolved as each new member of staff has joined us bringing with them different passions and skills. We share our high academic expectations with all our staff, parents and young people: we work hard as a group so that all pupils achieve well. More than this, we believe a primary school should be a place where children start to learn who they are, start to learn who they want to be and start to learn how they are going to live their lives.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Mr C Blackburn
  • Address:Fordcombe CEP School, The Green, Fordcombe, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN3 0RY
  • Telephone: (01892) 740224
  • Email: office@fordcombe.kent.sch.uk

Fax: Same


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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.