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1:1 Teaching Assistant - Temporary - Special Needs Position

Chartham Primary School, Canterbury

  • Ref:KCC886-2259-259S
  • Posted:26/01/2023
  • Pay:KR3
  • Start Date:Feb/March
  • App Close Date:09/02/2023 at 08:00
  • Interviews:TBC


Are you a positive and enthusiastic person looking for a new opportunity in our forward-thinking, inclusive and nurturing school? Here at Chartham Primary, we are excited to be recruiting for a Teaching Assistant starting in February / March 2023.

This is a fabulous opportunity for a dedicated and inspiring person to join the school team at Chartham which is part of Inspira Academy Trust. We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and passionate teaching assistant to join the school’s successful and supportive team.  Whilst experience is desirable, particularly working with children special needs, it is not essential.

Experience supporting children with additional needs (for example ASC) would be advantageous. Your numeracy and literacy will be of a high enough standard to support and extend children throughout the primary age range. You will be able to communicate effectively with children and adults, have a flexible attitude, a good sense of humour, and be friendly and approachable. Good time management and the ability to work on your own initiative are essential.  

 Responsibilities will include:   

  • The 1:1 support of a pupil across all areas of the curriculum  
  • Regular feedback and liaison with the class teacher and parents
  • Keeping records of progress
  • Working closely with other members of staff to give and receive support 
  • Preparing resources and some administrative work 
  • Lunch and playground duty 

We can offer you training, a friendly and supportive environment and an experienced mentor to welcome and guide you in the role. 

The role of 1:1 Teaching Assistant is temporary based on the funding of the school and the 1:1 needs. The right candidate will need to be determined to help our children achieve their best, and be prepared to put their needs first. Children will be at the heart of your work and should be able to demonstrate that you understand the importance of educating the whole child within a creative and innovative school setting.

The postholder is required to work for 38 weeks per year. In addition, the postholder will receive a payment in respect of their pro rata entitlement to Annual Leave appropriate to their grade, Bank Holidays and the KCC concessionary day

Closing date is 9/2/23. Application process may be closed earlier than specified, based on applications received. 

Please note, we reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role. Therefore, if you are interested, please submit your application as early as possible

The successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced DBS check along with other pre-employment checks which must be undertaken before the role is confirmed by the school.

Our Trust is committed to safeguarding, safer recruitment and promoting the welfare of pupils.

Information about the school

Overview Of Inspira Academy Trust

The Inspira Academy Trust is a small MAT comprising currently of 2 schools within Canterbury in Kent.

Our Mission is to:

  • Create a welcoming environment in our schools where everyone feels happy, safe, included and are empowered to develop and practice independence.

  • Instil a love of learning and encourage pride in all achievements through the foundations of a high quality curriculum.

Our Vision is to:

  • Be a high performing trust with uncompromising standards and high expectations.
  • Champion learning at the centre of our communities.

  • Promote and ensure the well-being and safeguarding of pupils at all times so they feel secure, happy and safe.

  • Enrich learning through engaging indoor and outdoor environments.

  • Have passionate, high quality staff who encourage a love of learning, evoke curiosity and stimulate imagination.

  • Enable pupils to achieve their potential, be well prepared for the next stage of their education and instil aspirations for their futures.

  • To offer opportunity for all through the promotion of equality, diversity and inclusion whilst challenging social injustice and inequality enabling bright futures for all.

Our Way is to:

  • Be guided by our key values; perseverance, kindness, respect, honesty and fairness.

  • Make learning fun, challenging and stimulating, using a creative and cutting edge curriculum.

  • Provide an atmosphere where pupils and staff feel safe, secure and valued and are empowered to achieve their full potential.

  • Be a family of schools strengthened by the support from parents/carers, children and the wider school community.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Jamie Noble, Headteacher
  • Address:Shalmsford Street, Canterbury, Kent, CT4 7QN
  • Telephone: (01227) 738225
  • Email: hr@inspiraacademy.co.uk

Fax: (01227) 732175


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.