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SEN Teaching Assistant - Fixed Term

Folkestone Primary, Folkestone

  • Ref:KCC886-2143-170S
  • Posted:21/02/2023
  • Pay:AR04 £20,104 (£14,021 pro rata)
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:18/05/2023 at 12:00
  • Interviews:To Be Confirmed


We are looking for a talented and enthusiastic Teaching Assistant to join our team. This is a fixed term appointment unitl 31/08/2023.

Part of The Turner School Trust; Folkestone Primary is a forward thinking school that recognises and develops children's personal strengths and talents. We are determined that every child in our school is happy and successful, through providing high standards of academic learning opportunities and pastoral care. Our children are well behaved, enthusiastic learners and our staff are welcoming, hard-working and supportive.  Each year group work closely as a team: we ensure that less experienced members of staff work alongside more experienced so that they are well-supported.  

The successful candidate will: 

  • Be determined to provide the very best outcomes for the children they work with
  • Be able to maintain positive relationships with pupils and colleagues
  • Have effective communication skills, both oral and written
  • Know how to effectively support children’s reading, writing and maths knowledge and skills
  • Working closely with class teachers to promote children’s learning and achievement
  • Supervise children at more unstructured times of the school day, engaging them in games and social skills activities 
  • Demonstrate a willingness to take on board advice in order to develop further

We offer: 

  • Well-behaved, motivated and happy children 
  • A supportive, friendly and hard-working staff team
  • Excellent facilities 
  • A school committed to providing the highest standards of pastoral care and learning opportunities 
  • Strong CPD opportunities 

We warmly invite and encourage you to visit our school. 

We reserve the right to close the advert early if a suitable candidate is found.

Fixed Term 

30 hours per week

Monday – Friday

Term time plus INSET days



Information about the school

At Folkestone Primary, our priority is for children to develop a love of learning, inspired by quality first teaching. We work tirelessly to ensure that our children enjoy a stimulating and diverse education; learning is irresistible, children are happy, feel safe and valued. We are a caring community with a committed team who role model high expectations of learning and behaviour.

Prospective employees are encouraged to visit us to find out, first hand, how we prepare children to be successful in life.

Turner Schools is a Multi-Academy Trust (MAT) based in Folkestone on the beautiful Kent coast. The Turner Schools family includes five schools in Folkestone:-

• Folkestone Primary • Folkestone Academy • Morehall Primary • Martello Primary • Turner Free School

We provide education through pre-school, primary, secondary and on to sixth form. Each school is individual and responds to the needs of its local community to provide the best possible opportunity for its young people. We promote high academic standards, while ensuring crucial opportunities for personal and emotional development.

Turner Schools is committed to Transforming children’s futures…Empowering children’s futures…Strengthening communities.

To help us achieve this Turner Staff ‘Walk the Turner Talk’

They will:

• Speak and act with care: always show compassion and respect for children. • Act boldly: be ambitious for yourself and the children and young people we serve. • Learn from adversity: be evaluative, thoughtful and reflective. • Challenge convention: be curious, welcome difference and unfamiliar thinking. • Connect with others: support colleagues, parents and pupils to make a great team. • Use your voice: offer different views and ask questions. • Do what it takes: be relentless in pursuing the best for children. • Ask for support: be open and honest when plans go awry. • Don’t give up: be calm, resilient and measured when managing challenges.

Turner Schools is committed to safeguarding children and promoting their welfare. It expects all staff and volunteers to share this same commitment. Any appointment is subject to satisfactory recruitment checks, including an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and and an on-line search in order to identify any incidents or issues that have happened and are publicly available on line.Two references are required prior to commencement of employment. We are an equal opportunities employer.

For further information on Turner Schools, please visit www.turnerschools.com

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Caroline Dominguez
  • Address:Academy Lane, Folkestone, Kent, CT19 5FP
  • Telephone: 01303 842433
  • Email: hr@turnerschools.com
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.