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Learning Partner - Full-time/Part-time

St Joseph's Catholic Primary School, Northfleet

  • Ref:KCC886-5222-73S
  • Posted:02/12/2022
  • Pay:KR3 - Pro Rata
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:18/01/2023 at 12:00
  • Interviews:To be confirmed


We are looking for a highly skilled Learning Partner to join our excellent team.

This is a part-time appointment (30hrs per week - term time only) 8.55am to 3.25pm, Monday to Friday. Kent Range 3 £19,293 FTE, pro-rata £13168.72.  There is the possibility for negotiation of hours.

The successful candidate will work primarily in the classroom alongside the class teacher, or lead small groups working towards specific learning targets or as a one to one supporting a child with specific needs. You would also be expected to support and encourage appropriate learning behaviours and attitudes.

The successful candidate would be; willing to commit to the Catholic ethos of the school, willing to go the 'extra mile' for our children, enthusiastic and hardworking with good organisation skills, committed to promoting high standards of behaviour, attainment and progress, a good team worker with a sense of humour, empathy, understanding and an excellent communicator. 

Experience of working with children in an educational setting is desirable along with:

- good English and Mathematical skills

- flexibility and use of initiative

- strong communication skills

- the ability to work alongside as part of a team

- patience and understanding of the ways different children learn

- a commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.

We can offer you:

  • The opportunity to join a supportive group of Learning Partners who are dedicated to improving the outcomes for all the children in our school.
  • An effective induction 
  • Support with training and development, mentoring and coaching
  • Work in a school that is dedicated to ensuring positive personal and academic outcomes for all of our pupils.
  • A role that is highly valued by the school, parents and children.


The children in school are enthusiastic, happy and caring.  St Joseph’s is a friendly school with a strong Catholic ethos, energetic and highly motivated staff team, a well-resourced school and support for your continuous professional development. Visits to the school are warmly invited.  To arrange a visit please contact the school office on 01474 533515 or email:office@st-josephs-northfleet.kent.sch.uk

The successful candidate may be required to support the learning of a child with specific needs and will need to be highly adaptable and willing to try many different approaches to achieve learning goals.  They would also need to be flexible and enthusiastic with a positive attitude.

The role includes supervision of children’s play at breaktime and lunchtime.

Please note applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and selected candidates will be contacted for an interview so early application is encouraged.  We reserve the right to close the advert when we are in receipt of sufficient applications and without notice.

This post is subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure and online checks will be carried out prior to appointment.

Information about the school

St. Joseph’s is a happy and successful one form entry Catholic primary school with strong Home/School/Parish links in Northfleet near Gravesend, Kent. Since December 2014 we have been an academy within the Kent Catholic Schools Partnership (KCSP). In January 2020, we were judged as Outstanding in our Denominational Inspection and our three recent Ofsted judgements were also Outstanding. The school is located in well-maintained buildings conveniently situated in a residential area near good transport links and shopping facilities, specially the A2, Ebbsfleet International Railway Station and Bluewater Shopping Centre. Our School is committed to the safeguarding of all children.

Any successful candidate will be required to undergo an enhanced DBS check and all other statutory requirements. The school will carry out the necessary checks to determine if the successful candidate is barred from working with children as part of the DBS process.

The school is significantly heavily oversubscribed and caters for pupils from five to eleven years of age. There are 210 children on roll.
The school has a dedicated team of staff; Executive Principal, Principal, Vice Principal, SENCo, music specialist and class teachers and Learning Partners for each of the 7 classes.

All applicants should refer to the Privacy Notice for applicants found on the school website prior to application.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Mrs Patrina Begley
  • Address:St Joseph's Catholic Primary School, Springhead Road, Northfleet, Kent, DA11 9QZ
  • Telephone: (01474) 533515
  • Email: PBegley@kcsp.org.uk

Fax: 01474 333404


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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.