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1:1 Teaching Assistant - Full-time/Part-time

John Wesley Primary Sch. (CoE & Methodist VA), Ashford

  • Ref:KCC886-3299-107S
  • Posted:23/01/2023
  • Pay:Kent Range 3
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:09/02/2023 at 15:00
  • Interviews: Wednesday 23rd February 2023


1:1 Teaching Assistant (to support children with EHCP & High Needs Funding)

at John Wesley CEM Primary School

We are looking to appoint a committed 1:1 teaching assistant to start as soon as possible. This is an excellent opportunity to become part of a strong, supportive team within our popular, successful school. We are a Good school, with a positive and supportive ethos. The post will be for 31.25 hours a week (5 days a week, term-time only), initially as a fixed term contract for a year. 


We would like to recruit a dynamic teaching assistant to join our happy, friendly and dedicated team in The John Wesley CEM Primary School. We are looking for a 1:1 Assistant, experienced in SEN learning and nurture support to work with a child with multiple needs.  We need them to be highly motivated and committed to promoting inclusive learning opportunities whilst also considering individual children's special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) and the development of children's emotional well-being.


The ideal candidate will be able to think on their feet; working both independently and as part of the team, to promote and demonstrate resilience and flexibility as a positive role model for our children. It is essential that the applicant has good English/Maths skills. This is a fantastic opportunity for candidates to become fully involved in supporting learning and whole class teaching.


We can offer:

  • A caring family community
  • Wonderful children to work with
  • A highly effective, enthusiastic and supportive team
  • An on-going CPD programme and supportive induction
  • The opportunity to be part of the forward-thinking school


We would really like to meet you if:

  • You have a commitment to excellence in your own practice and that of your learners
  • You are enthusiastic, hardworking and a team player
  • Experienced in SEN learning and nurture support
  • A positive role model for our children
  • You have worked with children or have a knowledge of how to support children that have SLCN needs or Autistic Spectrum Condition (ASC)
  • You have knowledge of Makaton or techniques to support Early Language and listening skills – Intensive Interaction, Verve Technique or willing to learn


Above all, we are seeking a strong teaching assistant committed to work with our children. If you feel you are up to the challenge, we would love to hear from you.


Visits/calls to the school are encouraged; please contact Miss Karen Hanks (SENCo) or Miss Rachael Harrington (Headteacher) to make an appointment via email or school office. Please check out some of the school virtual visit videos on our website as well. 


All applications must be made via Kent-teach using the Kent Teach application form. The John Wesley Church of England & Methodist Voluntary Aided Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. Any appointment will be subject to a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service check in line with current Safer Recruitment guidelines.

Information about the school

The John Wesley CEMP School

The John Wesley CEM Primary School is a two-form mainstream primary school with currently 450 pupils. We are also extremely fortunate to have a Specialist Resource Provision for SLCN and host a Special School EYFS O & A class on our site. At The John Wesley CEM Primary School, we provide a broad and balanced education for all the children within our care. We aim to create a happy, nurturing and stimulating learning environment in which all the children can grow in self-esteem and fulfil their potential. We believe every pupil should be able to participate in all school activities in an enjoyable and safe environment and be protected from harm.

We have a team of dedicated and committed teachers, support staff and governors and a strong relationship with our local Diocesan church, Methodist church and our local community. The behaviour and attitudes displayed by our pupils are very good and we work closely with parents to provide the best possible opportunities for our children. We are proud of our positive and caring ethos through which all our pupils are encouraged to reach their full potential.

At The John Wesley Church of England & Methodist Primary School, our vision of life without limits in all its fullness puts our children and families at the centre of everything. In our inclusive and unique community with two distinctively Christian foundations, every experience enables all to flourish as individuals and to thrive as God intended; mentally, physically, emotionally and spiritually.

We are an inclusive, child-centred, family school at the heart of our community guided by the words of Jesus - ‘I have come that they may have life, life in all its fullness’ John 10:10. Jesus gave his disciples a vision of a life that is full of possibilities and dreams yet to be met.

We are committed to the safeguarding of children and recognise that each child is an individual. We aim to provide an enabling and enriching environment for every child to reach their full potential.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Miss Rachael Harrington
  • Address:Wesley School Road, Cuckoo Lane, Singleton, Ashford, Kent, TN23 5LW
  • Telephone: 01233 614660
  • Email: office@john-wesley.org.uk

Fax: 01233 626729


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.