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Teaching Assistant - Individual Support - Full-time

Saltwood CEP School, Hythe

  • Ref:KCC886-3350-123S
  • Posted:26/05/2023
  • Pay:Kent Range 3
  • Start Date:As soon as possible
  • App Close Date:15/06/2023 at 00:30
  • Interviews:June 2023


We are looking for a confident and enthusiastic Teaching Assistant to join our  committed team, working specifically to support children with Special Educational Needs. Previous experience of working with children with individual and specific needs would be an advantage.

The successful candidate will:

  • Hold a Level 2 in Teaching and Learning in School (or equivalent)
  • Have a strong belief in inclusion, diversity and the right of each child to be successful whatever their needs, abilities and background.
  • Be determined to provide the very best outcomes for the children they work with
  • Use their good sense of humour to maintain positive relationships with pupils, colleagues and parents
  • Have effective communication skills, both oral and written
  • Know how to effectively support children’s development of reading, writing and maths knowledge and skills
  • Work 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.

In return we can offer you a great working environment, as part of a friendly and supportive team of dedicated teachers and teaching assistants who work together to ensure our children recieve the best possible opportunities in their lives. Our children are happy and well behaved and parents are supportive. Our teaching assistants undertake regular professional development and career progression is encouraged.

The position will be for 25 hours a week over 5 days, finishing around 2:30pm each day - so may suit someone with childcare commitments after school!

Tours of the school are encouarged and can be arranged upon request.

This post will initially be fixed term for one year, with a view to extending beyond that period.


Information about the school

The Federation of Saltwood and Bodsham Schools is a successful and longstanding collaboration between two high performing Church of England Primary Schools located in areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty in the heart of Kent. Both schools were rated as Good with Outstanding features by Ofsted in 2022 and both schools have Outstanding SIAMs reports following their most recent church inspections.

Saltwood School is a popular one form entry school situated in the pretty village of Saltwood just outside Hythe in Kent. With over 210 children on role, the school offers a friendly and welcoming approach to all families. The school benefits from a well resourced site with large grounds and access to local resources such as Brockhill Country Park and Hythe Beach. The school prides itself on its links with the community and children regularly visit care homes and support local charities.

Bodsham School is a small rural school set in the heart of the beautiful Kentish countryside near to Wye. There are 76 pupils on roll arranged in four classes. Year R are taught separately and there are mixed age classes from Year 1 to Year 6. The school has a genuine family ethos and there is strong support from our community of parents and carers. Children receive a rich and varied education in our lovely grounds and we use the school minibus to help children experience trips to local sites of interest.

All staff in our Federation benefit from sharing staff development events, having regular opportunities for collaboration in areas such as moderation and planning and accessing the support and resources that both schools can provide. We are supported by a single dedicated Governing Body who work tirelessly to ensure our children receive the best education possible.

Job Contact Information

Fax: (01303 264899)


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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.