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Teaching Assistant - Part-time

Joydens Wood Junior School, Dartford

  • Ref:KCC886-2438-105S
  • Posted:21/09/2023
  • Pay:Commensurate with experience KR3 (Kent Pay Scale)
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:30/10/2023 at 12:00
  • Interviews:Friday 10th November 2023


Joydens Wood Junior School are recruiting a Teaching Assistant to provide for the educational, spiritual, moral, social and cultural development for each individual child in their class and to support the overall development of the school. You will need to be caring, hardworking, willing to undergo training and most of all, enjoy working with children.

We are keen to find a candidate who has experience in supporting children with Special Educational Needs and, if possible, has some background knowledge of Speech and Language as well as delivering Phonics. 

We are seeking a teaching assistant who:

  • Has an understanding of supporting children with their learning
  • Is reflective and keen to develop their practice
  • Is enthusiastic and highly motivated
  • Is committed to teamwork
  • Believes in developing the whole child
  • Is keen to use CPD to move their practice forward

We can offer:

  • Positive schools that are open to new ideas and keen to develop further
  • Happy, friendly and motivated children
  • Inclusive schools where achievement is celebrated
  • Supportive staff, parents and governors
  • A commitment to staff development
  • Opportunities to work closely alongside other schools in the Trust
  • Appropriate resources, environment and support
  • Opportunities for continuing professional development
  • Strong school partnerships within NEST

Information about the school

Joydens Wood Junior School is located in a semi-rural setting on the outskirts of London. We are a member of the Nexus Education Schools Trust. We are a friendly and caring school with a team of enthusiastic, committed and hardworking staff.

We have approximately 305 pupils on roll in Years 3 to 6, with a 3 form entry in each year group.

We have classroom laptops and smart screens in all classes. The large playing field and our generous outside space allows our children to thrive with our various sports teams being successful in many local competitions. Combined with extra-curricular, opportunities, performances and school residential trips our school offers the chance for every child to unlock their potential.

We believe in an Experience Curriculum and Values based education which nourishes and enables children to flourish, making a difference to the world through who and how they are. Our pupils are happy, safe and well-motivated, showing respect for themselves and others. They are proud of the high standards they reach and of how hard they work at school.

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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 Legislation.