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1:1 Teaching Assistant - Term Time

Wittersham CEP School, Tenterden

  • Ref:KCC886-3346-73S
  • Posted:03/10/2022
  • Pay:Kent Range 3
  • Start Date:31st October 2022
  • App Close Date:10/10/2022 at 17:00
  • Interviews:Week beginning 17th October



We are seeking to appoint a 1:1 Teaching Assistant to provide additional support for a Year 3 child with a hearing impairment; to help them excel in all areas of school life.

This is a maternity cover post, five days a week. 

If you are passionate about children's learning, ambitious about developing excellent practice and a team player with a sense of fun, then Wittersham is the school for you!

We are looking for someone who:

  • Has experience of working with pupils with SEN and delivering interventions, or someone willing to train.
  • Has a strong belief in inclusion, diversity and the right of each child to be successful whatever their needs, abilities and background.
  • Is able to work well as a team member whilst using their initiative and working independently when required.
  • Is flexible, hardworking and highly reliable with excellent communication skills.
  • Is determined to provide the very best outcomes for the children they work with.
  • Uses their good sense of humour to maintain positive relationships with pupils, colleagues and parents
  • Have a good understanding of numeracy, literacy and ICT.
  • Have GCSE English and Maths grade C or equivalent. 
  • Preferably have a Teaching Assistant Qualification (NVQ level 2 as a minimum), or equivalent.

We can offer you:

  • Happy, engaged and articulate children who are eager to learn and proud of their school.
  • A friendly, creative, committed team of staff in a school with a positive atmosphere.
  • A supportive parent community.
  • Professional development opportunities.
  • A commitment to ensuring a good work-life balance.
  • A school in a beautiful environment with a large sports pitch, swimming pool, reflection area and wildlife garden.

You will be expected to undertake all necessary training related to this role. 

 For an informal chat about the position and more information please telephone Mr George Hawkins (headteacher) on 01797 270329 or email headteacher@wittersham.kent.sch.uk School visits are warmly encouraged.

Please note we reserve the right to interview candidates and appoint for these positions earlier than the closing date. If you are interested in these positions, please do not delay your application until the deadline for submission.

Information about the school

We are a Church of England school, situated in the beautiful village of Wittersham, 4 miles from Tenterden, set in beautiful rural surroundings, backing onto farmland. The school has strong ties to the local community and St John's Church. Our lovely school buildings date from 1874 with the new, purpose built, classroom extension opened in December 2000. We have a roll of 140 children in five mixed-age classes.

At Wittersham we believe that every child must be nurtured, valued and empowered to have the highest aspirations for their future and to reach their full potential through the provision of stimulating, innovative and creative curriculum. We want our learning community to achieve high standards by equipping them with the skills to succeed and inspiring a lifelong love of learning.

Wittersham CEP School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare and safety of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.

To find out more about us, visit our school web site at: www.wittersham.kent.sch.uk or phone on 01797 270329 to arrange an appointment to look around the school.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Mrs Caroline Penn
  • Address:The Street, Wittersham, Tenterden, Kent, TN30 7EA
  • Telephone: (01797) 270329
  • Email: office@wittersham.kent.sch.uk

Fax: (01797) 270259

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.