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Speech and Language Teaching Assistant - Term Time

Herne Bay Infant & Nursery School, Herne Bay

  • Ref:KCC886-2263-260S
  • Posted:18/09/2023
  • Pay:KR3
  • Start Date:As soon as possible.
  • App Close Date:29/09/2023 at 12:00
  • Interviews:TBC


Are you an experienced TA who enjoys leading interventions? Would you like to work with Nursery and Infant aged children to help them develop fundamental Speech and Language skills? If so, we are looking for you!

We are looking for a SEN Teaching Assistant experienced in supporting children from Nursery to Year 2 with Speech and Language needs.  

This role is term time only, 9-3pm. 

 Responsibilities also include

  • Working alongside the SENCo to deliver agreed activities/interventions.
  • Providing specialist support so pupils are able to access the curriculum and participate fully in school activities.
  • Establishing and maintaining relationships with parents, carers and other professional/agencies e.g. speech therapists.

The successful candidate will

  • Have experience of working with children with additional needs.
  • Be enthusiastic, confident and able to show initiative and resilience
  • Be an effective communicator with pupils and staff
  • Have energy and patience, building effective relationships with pupils, treating them with respect.
  • Work collaboratively with teachers and support staff.
  • See the glass as 'half full' with a positive, solution focused approach to challenges. 

 We can offer you

  • Happy children and caring parents.
  • Brilliant, committed and fun loving staff.
  • Proactive and supportive governing body.
  • Warm, caring school community.
  • Career development opportunities
  • A commitment to working together – sharing challenges and celebrating achievements.
  • Opportunities to collaborate and share best practice with staff from 12 other across the coastal towns of Herne Bay and Whitstable.

Herne Bay Infants and Seashells Nursery is in the of the seaside town of Herne Bay, Kent.  The school is close to many amenities, including the beach and is the heart of the local community.  The local area boasts easy access to a variety of stunning beaches, historic Canterbury, and Whitstable.

After school visits are warmly welcomed and encouraged!

Information about the school

This large thriving school is well established in the area and shares a site with Herne Bay Junior School, bounded by Kings Road and Stanley Road and enjoying a central position in the town.

The school is a 3 form entry with a nursery and there are currently 300 children on roll. There is a good staff/pupil ratio throughout the school ensuring an inclusive, creative, supportive and secure environment.

As a school committed to safeguarding children all staff members will undergo an enhanced DBS check and candidates will be assessed on their suitability to work with children. In line with Keeping Children Safe in Education, checks include references, online searches and health clearance before employment.

The school's policies, including Recruitment, Ex-Offenders, Child Protection and Whistleblowing, can be found here: https://www.herne-bay.kent.sch.uk/policies/

Job Contact Information

Fax: (01227) 742305


Below are documents that have been added to this vacancy.

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.