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Ks2 Teaching Assistant Vacancy - Part-time

Lydden Primary School, Dover

  • Ref:KCC886-2321-47S
  • Posted:30/11/2022
  • Pay:Kent Range 3 (£19293 Pro -Rata)
  • Start Date:As soon as possible
  • App Close Date:06/01/2023 at 12:00
  • Interviews:Week Commencing 9th January


KS2 Teaching Assistant Vacancy

Do you have experience of supporting teaching and learning in a primary school? Are you an enthusiastic and compassionate individual who can show initiative and enjoys working with children?

We have an exciting opportunity for the right person to support teaching and learning for well-behaved and engaged children in Key Stage 2 who are working at lower levels in the curriculum. You will work with the KS2 teaching team to deliver interventions and ensure the provision is in place day to day to help the child make progress.

We are looking for the right person who will:

· Have experience of supporting teaching and learning in a primary school setting

· Work in partnership with our Key Stage 2 teaching team to support learning

· Deliver high quality learning support to enable accelerated progress across the Key Stage 1 and 2 curriculum

· Be organised, flexible and willing to use your initiative in order to meet children’s needs

· Have a positive outlook, with a good sense of humour and high expectations of our children.

A willingness to work additional paid hours as an After School Club Assistant for one/two afternoons a week, and as a Breakfast Club Assistant in our small, friendly ‘wrap around care’ provision will be an advantage.

We are looking for candidates who can support the positive caring ethos of our school and who have the qualifications, experience and willingness to form and sustain positive relationships with children and staff, and be flexible in their approach to meet our children’s needs.

Candidates should have the minimum qualifications of 5 GCSEs with a good pass including English and Maths, and/ or NVQ Level 3 or above. Candidates must have experience of supporting children in a primary school setting.

Please make sure that your application reflects the full range of skills and experience which you would bring to the post, which would make you the ideal candidate.

As a school we will offer you:

· A supportive staff team in our small school community

· A positive and friendly staff team who work together effectively to meet the needs of our children.

· A learning community which values ideas, initiative, positivity and creativity

· Full training to support the learning needs of the pupils

· Well behaved children who love to learn!

· Opportunities for professional development consistent with your own aims and the needs of the child you will be supporting

The hours will be 8.45 to 3.15, Monday to Friday, term time only. However, we can consider flexible start and end times for the right candidate if needed. The post is temporary for the academic year until 31st August 2023 in the first instance.

Information about the school

Lydden Primary School is a small rural village school catering for approximately 80 children between the ages of 4-11. Children learn in our four classes.

We aspire for all children to become confident, caring individuals who achieve well academically and develop a love of learning. We aim for our children to develop lifelong skills, taking responsibility for their own learning so that they can face future challenges with confidence.

We know that children learn best when they are happy. We aim to develop self-confidence and have a holistic approach to learning and the curriculum; which enables our children to live as responsible members of their communities.

We offer an attractive and stimulating rural environment including an outdoor classroom, forest school and science area with a pond.

We celebrate diversity and respect all children regardless of ability, gender, ethnicity or religion. We provide a happy, caring, supportive and positive learning atmosphere, where each child can achieve success.

We are committed to working in partnership with parents in the education and development of their child and welcome parents to take advantage of the many informal and formal occasions to enhance home/school relationships.

Lydden Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and therefore all staff and volunteers are subject to checks with the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

Job Contact Information

Fax: 01304 822887

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.