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Teaching Assistant Teaching/Child Support - Term Time

St Martin's School, Dover

  • Ref:KCC886-2313-202S
  • Posted:16/11/2022
  • Pay:KR3
  • Start Date:January 2023
  • App Close Date:08/12/2022 at 09:00
  • Interviews:Tuesday 13th December

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If you are looking for a position where you can really make a difference in a child-centred trust, and if you want to be part of a happy, friendly and enthusiastic team, then St Martin's School, part of the Whinless Down Academy Trust, is the place for you!

We wish to appoint a superb Teaching Assistant. We are looking for someone who is friendly and approachable, able to work on their own initiative and to manage their time effectively and who is driven to provide opportunities and enjoyment for children allowing us all to achieve together.

The successful candidate will be supporting children in class as well as working with small groups and individuals to provide additional support under the direction of the class teacher and SENCo.

The ideal candidate should:

  • Share the school and trust values and be prepared to put the children at the heart of everything
  • Understand the importance of a wide and varied curriculum and share the belief that learning changes lives
  • Be keen to continue to learn and develop their skills
  • Have a good standard of education, with a minimum requirement of English and Mathematics at GCSE (C) or equivalent. 
  • Have energy and the determination to make a difference
  • Be a team player, willing to share ideas and with a good sense of humour
  • Demonstrate a genuine interest in, and sensitivity to, children's individual needs.  You will be expected to have a positive impact on the children you work with and the school as a whole.

In return, we can offer: 

  • A friendly, dedicated and supportive team of staff who thrive on challenge and having fun; who work closely together to improve the quality of achievement and enjoyment for all pupils 
  • A thorough induction programme and good professional development opportunities 
  • Happy and enthusiastic children who are eager to learn.

If you would like the opportuntiy to visit the school prior to application, please contact the school to arrange this - we welcome tours.

Information about the school

St Martin’s School is proud to be part of the Whinless Down Academy Trust; a MAT committed to providing excellent local schools for local children. We work closely with our two partner schools, Priory Fields and Vale View to give children the very best learning experience. Our trust truly believes that learning changes lives.

St Martin's School is a one form entry school, situated in a long-established residential area on the western outskirts of Dover. We have a friendly and supportive team who work in close collaboration across the Trust to secure best outcomes for children through an exciting and engaging curriculum, tailored to meet the needs of our children. We actively work to develop all our staff and offer a comprehensive programme of professional development for staff at all levels and in all roles.

St Martin's School benefits from the skills of a range of support staff including a FLO, Learning Mentor, a range of Teaching Assistants, sports coaches and a specialist music teacher.

The school was awarded good by OFSTED in September 2018.

Our School and all its personnel are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children. This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service and requires satisfactory references. Where a role involves engaging in regulated activity relevant to children, it is an offence to apply for the role if the applicant is barred from engaging in regulated activity relevant to children.

The Trust's Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy and Ex-Offender's Policy can be found in the School Details section and below.

Job Contact Information

Fax: (01304) 242626

Documents

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.