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1:1 Teaching Assistants X 2 - Part-time

The Downs CofE Primary School, Deal

  • Ref:KCC886-3163-92S
  • Posted:08/06/2023
  • Pay:KR4
  • Start Date:1st September 2023
  • App Close Date:26/06/2023 at 08:00
  • Interviews:Thursday 29th June 2023


The Downs CEP School is looking to appoint two 1:1 Teaching Assistants to join our team from September 2023. This is a term time temporary contract linked to individual support, and specific funding, for a specific pupil. 

  • Are you an enthusiastic and inspirational teaching assistant?
  • Are you able to deliver physical and personal care support (dressing and toileting)?

Salary: KR4 (currently £10.42 increasing to £11.09 in September)

Hours: 18hrs per week

Responsible to:  SENCO and Class Teacher

Are you passionate about helping young people fulfil their potential? Do you have experience working with children in the primary range?  Do you have the ability to inspire children and encourage them to grow in independence and self-confidence? Would you like to be given the opportunity to support children in their learning? Then look no further.

We are seeking to appoint  hardworking and friendly Teaching Assistants to support a pupil with SEMH needs.  You will have experience of working with pupils who have SEMH needs. You will have experience in enabling high quality inclusive provision. You will be skilled in delivering a range of interventions and in working alongside parents and professionals including The Specialist Teaching and Learning Service (STLS). Support during unstructured play such as playtimes and lunchtimes will also be required.

You will need to have a high level of literacy and numeracy and experience of improving outcomes for pupils both academically and emotionally. We are looking for people who are determined to secure the absolute best for each pupil and will work hard to ensure every child achieves everything they are capable of.

The successful candidate(s) will have to meet the requirements of the person specification and will be subject to an enhanced DBS check. Only applications submitted on the Kent Teach application form will be considered. We welcome applications regardless of age, gender, ethnicity or religion.

The Downs CEP School is committed to the protection and safety of its pupils. Any job offer will be subject to a satisfactory DBS check, two references and proof of qualifications

Visits to the school are encourage.  Please call the school office to arrange a convenient time.

Information about the school

About us:

The Downs CEP School is located in Kent in the UK. We have wonderful children and a fantastic team of staff who all work together to try and make learning fun!

We are very lucky to have lots of fantastic facilities for our children, including a large field with some great playing equipment, a wonderful library which is jam-packed with books for everyone to enjoy.

Vision Statement:

The Downs CEP School has great aspirations and a strong Christian ethos. Our children learn to show respect for others and the world god created.

Our vision for The Downs CEP School is to put God and Family at the heart of all we do. As a nurturing community, we use the parable of The Mustard Seed “…if you have faith as small as a mustard seed…nothing will be impossible.” (Matthew: 17 v20). This guides the way we value and treat all members of our school community. Through our pastoral care and our rich curriculum experiences we provide a safe and dynamic learning environment in which all can flourish.

Our six Christian Values are at the heart of our vision. Every day we aspire to grow in Faith, Love, Compassion, Kindness, Respect and Forgiveness, so that our school family may experience the joy and hope of “life in all its fullness” (John: 10 v10).


In April 2019, The Downs CEP School became a founding member of the Deal Education Learning Alliance Trust (DEALT) which is a MAT comprised of eight local primary schools within Deal and the surrounding villages. This unique and exciting collaboration of local schools work together to ensure the very best outcomes for all pupils and their families within our town.

Members of DEALT:

• Northbourne Church of England Primary School • The Downs Church of England Primary School • Kingsdown and Ringwould Church of England Primary School • Deal Parochial Church of England Primary School • Sholden Church of England Primary School • Hornbeam Primary School • Sandown School • Worth Primary School

Job Contact Information


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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.