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1:1 Support Teaching Assistant for Pupils with Higher Needs Funding - Fixed Term

Lady Joanna Thornhill (Endowed) Primary School, Ashford

  • Ref:KCC886-3284-114S
  • Posted:03/10/2022
  • Pay:Kent Range 3
  • Start Date:As soon as possible
  • App Close Date:19/10/2022 at 12:00
  • Interviews:9th November 2022

Advert

We are looking to appoint highly a motivated Teaching Assistant to join our talented and supportive team. You should be a positive and enthusiastic person who loves working with children and helping them to strive for their best. 

We would really like to meet you if you if you are passionate about working with children and have the ability to inspire learning and support development. 

You should have a high standard of general education with good numeracy and literacy skills.  You will be able to communicate effectively with children and adults, have a flexible attitude, good sense of humour and be friendly and approachable. Experience of working with children, good time management and the ability to work flexibly using your own initiative are essential.  You will have some experience of working directly with children with autism, ADHD and/or PDA and be able to demonstrate a good understanding of the strategies and approaches that known to best support children with these additional needs (*exceptional candidates who lack this experience but can demonstrate their strong capacity to work with children with additional needs are still encouraged to apply).

The main focus of the role is to provide 1:1 support to pupils in receipt of high needs funding, but your responsibilities may include:-

  • Supporting children in achieving the lesson objective in English, Maths and across all areas of the    curriculum
  • Leading 1:1 and group intervention programmes
  • Feeding back to the class teacher, maintaining records of progress and behaviour
  • Working with children to support any social, emotional, behavioural, personal care or medical needs
  • Liaising with parents and external professionals 

Children will be at the heart of your work. You must be able to demonstrate that you understand the importance of educating the whole child, that you want the very best for them and are prepared to put their needs first.

Prospective applicants are more than welcome to visit our school.  To this end, interested parties should contact the school direct on 01233 812781 to register.

We particularly welcome applications from ethnic minority applicants, as they are under-represented within our school workforce. 

This is a rolling advertisement and the School reserves the right to close applications, should we find a suitable applicant prior to the closing date being met.

We do not use Agencies for our recruitment process.

 

 

Information about the school

Lady Joanna is a two-form entry endowed primary school, in the centre of the idyllic village of Wye. It is set in amazing grounds and the outside area is being further developed into a really special and exciting space for the children.

At Lady Joanna, we aim to provide a stable, caring, learning environment in which children are happy to attend, are stimulated, keen to learn and flourish. We provide for a wide range of ability and are committed to providing equal opportunities and extra support to those who are vulnerable or have special needs. Our curriculum is for the Head, Heart and Hand and this means we want to provide an expansive education. We love to celebrate the children’s achievements, whether academic, sports, music, art or otherwise, champion equality and promote diversity.

Lady Joanna is a UNICEF Rights Respecting School, which empowers the children to learn more about their rights and how they work in practice. The school also supports children to become courageous advocates through the School Council and we are proud of our environment and promote environmental issues.

Lady Joanna is a member of CARE Foundation Trust which is a group of 10 local primary schools. This provides support and shared learning opportunities across the trust.

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 posts are subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

We particularly welcome applications from applicants from ethnic minority groups, as they are under-represented within our school workforce. 

The School reserves the right to close applications, should we find a suitable applicant prior to the closing date being met.

We do not use Agencies for our recruitment process.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Mrs R Foster
  • Address:Bridge Street, Wye, Ashford, Kent, TN25 5EA
  • Telephone: (01233) 812781
  • Email: s.swan@ladyj.kent.sch.uk

Documents

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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.