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1:1 Learning Support Assistant - Full-time

Whitstable Junior School, Whitstable

  • Ref:KCC886-2269-107S
  • Posted:08/03/2023
  • Pay:KR3-£19293.00 prorata
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:31/03/2023 at 12:00
  • Interviews:to be confirmed


We are looking for a fantastic 1:1 Learning Support Assistant to work with a specific child to help them reach their full potential in all areas of school life. This support may be within class, in small groups or providing 1:1 interventions. 

Whilst experience of working in a primary school environment would be an advantage, it is more desirable that you are able to be highly flexible, have initiative, be skilled in de-escalation of situations and have a desire to forge positive relationships with children, staff and parents. You will need to have an understanding that some challenging behaviours require patience, distraction and most of all an attachment with the child, as well as believing that every child has their own interests and talents. A good standard of education is expected.

The hours are 8:30am to 3:30pm and part of the role is to provide lunchtime supervision. Therefore, an ability to play, have fun, and actively supervise is essential.

Please contact the school office or kcollin@whitstable-junior.kent.sch.uk to arrange a visit or for more information.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if a suitable application is made before the closing date. 

This is a post that is linked to a child in lower school in receipt of High Needs Funding and is therefore temporary. We anticipate that the successful candidate would be supporting this child until the end of Year 6. 

Whitstable Junior School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection and first aid training. An enhanced Disclosure Record check will also be carried out as well as 'Right to Work" in the UK.

Information about the school

Being located on the High Street and close to the seafront means we can take pride in being right in the heart of Whitstable, able to access the excellent facilities to enrich our children’s learning and play an important role in our local community.

We aim to be a truly inclusive school and our intake reflects the diverse range of socio economic backgrounds and wide range of academic starting points. We strive for high standards to enable all children to attain their potential and our recent outcomes, especially for disadvantaged children have been impressive.

We do work hard at maintaining high standards in key areas of the curriculum but we also place a very high value on other aspects of schooling including the wide range of opportunities through our focus on the arts, respect for other cultures and faiths, sport and visits to the many places of interest locally.

We have a very strong emphasis on mental health and well-being for all members of our school community, and are especially proud of our Well-Being Team and having gained the Carnegie Mental Health Award.

We have a great team with everyone working towards our vision to be a school that is considered excellent by all the people and groups that have a part to play in helping us achieve our success.

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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 Education.