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1:1 Teaching Assistant Yr 4 - Temporary

The Churchill School, Hawkinge

  • Ref:KCC886-2692-99S
  • Posted:31/03/2023
  • Pay:Pro rata Kent Range 3
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:21/04/2023 at 12:00
  • Interviews:w/c 24 April 2023


Required for immediate start – a 1:1 teaching assistant 

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our friendly, supportive and highly successful school. This is a temporary position, linked to High Needs Funding, at 32.5 hours per week, term time only (39 weeks per annum).

We are looking for a kind and caring individual to work 1:1 to support a pupil in Yr 4.  

The successful candidate needs to be flexible in order to fill this unique role.  Experience of working with children with special educational needs is desirable, and ideally a good knowledge of ASD, ADHD and Social, Emotional & Mental Health difficulties in children. The successful candidate needs to show enthusiasm for the role, as well as being patient and prove they have the skills to help this child to feel comfortable at school, enabling them to fulfil their potential. We require someone who works well within a team and who can use their initiative to help support individual needs. 

The ideal candidate will:

  • Have knowledge or experience working with children and young people with SEND (especially those with ADHD).
  • Have the energy and enthusiasm to provide personalised learning experiences to children with SEND.
  • Have a calm, patient and encouraging manner, with an ability to make learning fun.
  • An ability to be self-motivated and manage time effectively in order to maximise children’s learning time.
  • Flexible and willing to support the child in a variety of situations, including on the playground and in the classroom.

You will work under the direction of an excellent, organised and calm class teacher; in addition, the SENCo will provide a supportive network and guidance.

The support staff team is warm, welcoming and committed to supporting each other.

This position is for 32.5 hours per week (8.30am-3.30pm, including 0.5 hours each lunchtime as a Play Assistant) and is linked to funding for a specific child.

We can offer:

  • Fantastic children who are well behaved, enjoy school and strive to do their best
  • An inspirational, dedicated and vibrant staff team
  • Supportive and caring parents and governors that want the best for our children
  • Opportunities to learn and develop your skills through a robust performance management system.

We think it is vital that you fit well into our team. Our team are dedicated, conscientious and ambitious for our children and for our school. We work hard and we support each other. Visitors to our school often comment how friendly and positive the school is. 

Informal visits to the school are encouraged. If you would like to arrange a visit or find out more please contact the school on 01303 893892.

Our school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. Any offer of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and a satisfactory check supplied by the Disclosure and Barring Service. The check will include any cautions, reprimands or final warnings as well as convictions.

Information about the school

The Churchill is a two form entry school in the town of Hawkinge, two miles north of Folkestone and 10 miles from Canterbury and became part of the EKC Schools Trust in December 2023.

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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.