Warning - This Vacancy is now Closed!

Individual Needs Assistant - Part-time

Ide Hill CEP School, Sevenoaks

  • Ref:KCC886-3318-116S
  • Posted:21/09/2022
  • Pay:Kent Range 3 (£19,293 Full Time Equivalent)
  • Start Date:31/10/2022
  • App Close Date:17/10/2022 at 09:00
  • Interviews:TBC


We are seeking to appoint an outstanding Individual Needs Assistant, working on a 1:1 basis, to join our KS2 team of dedicated and enthusiastic staff.

The role will include working with teachers as part of a professional team to support teaching and learning for SEN pupils. 

This is a fixed term, part time, term time only position for 24 hours per week, spread over 5 mornings & three afternoons. Please note we will be considering applications as they are received and if we find the right candidate may close the vacancy earlier than published.

This is a really exciting opportunity to ensure all of our children are able to access and enjoy  their learning, to flourish and demonstrate their academic ability.

We welcome applications from candidates who are experienced and or/able to support in the following ways:

  • providing learning support to pupils who need particular help to overcome barriers to learning, such as those with learning difficulties and/or behavioural, social, communication, sensory or physical disabilities
  • delivering daily 1:1 phonics, reading support, using manipulatives in maths and helping children maintain the pace of learning.
  • have recent and relevant expertise and experience of supporting children with individual educational, behavioural or learning needs.
  • have the ability to work effectively and enthusiastically as part of a team.
  • can demonstrate excellent communication skills and the ability to create a positive, inclusive environment.
  • have the ability to engage with children, extending their thinking in purposeful activities and enhancing their learning.
  • have attained GCSE Maths and English at a minimum of C.
  • are willing to positively promote the Christian vision and values of the school.

If you would like to find out more, please contact our Bursar, Mrs Rachel Harland at finance@ide-hill.kent.sch.uk or 01732 750 389.

Please note that we are looking for someone to start as soon as possible and therefore may close the vacancy if we are able to appoint the right candidate before the closing date. Therefore, please apply as soon as possible!

References will be taken prior to interview for shortlisted candidates. 

The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An Enhanced Criminal Records Disclosure will be sought from the successful candidate.

Information about the school

We are a friendly Church of England village primary school set in the beautiful countryside of Ide Hill. We are pleased to offer places to children from Reception to Year 6. We are a learning community. We are very proud of the unique combination of spirit, success and setting that makes Ide Hill CE Primary such a special place to learn, grow and achieve.

Our vision - Do all things in Love - is both distinctively Christian and distinctively caring. Surrounded by teachers, volunteers and their families, children develop in confidence, resilience and determination. They learn to question, set themselves challenges and see every mistake as an opportunity to learn.

We have strong links to other local schools within our Sevenoaks schools Partnership, including pre-schools and secondary schools. This level of involvement with our neighbouring schools gives our children a strong start in Reception and helps them to move onto a wide variety of secondary schools, including Kent’s leading grammar and independent schools.

We have a history of academic excellence at Ide Hill and have developed our curriculum to reflect the needs of our children. We have celebrated an International Award from the British Council, Gold School Games Award and Silver Rights Respecting Schools Award in recent years.

For more information please visit our school website: https://idehill.eschools.co.uk/website

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Rachel Harland, Bursar
  • Address:Ide Hill, Sundridge Road, Ide Hill, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN14 6JT
  • Telephone: (01732) 750 389
  • Email: office@ide-hill.kent.sch.uk
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.