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SEND Teaching Assistant - Fixed Term

St Ethelbert's Catholic Primary School, Ramsgate

  • Ref:KCC886-3722-70S
  • Posted:22/09/2023
  • Pay:KR4 £21,389 pro rota
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:09/10/2023 at 12:00
  • Interviews:Friday 13th October 2023


Are you looking for an exciting new challenge with potential career opportunities?

Do you have the passion and creativity to join a fantastic team and help accelerate children’s progress?

If yes, then we would like to offer you the opportunity to work with us here at St Ethelbert's Catholic Primary School and Nursery, at this exciting time on our journey.

The role will involve implementing programmes of support designed specially to meet pupils’ individual needs, which can range from communication to social and emotional needs and involve a child’s development and learning. You would be an integral part of the Special Educational Needs Team and we work closely with outside organisations to create personal plans for each child. 

The successful candidates will have a high level of emotional intelligence and resilience, a flexible approach to their work and an ability to embrace challenges. Whilst experience with SEND is highly desirable, we require passionate, enthusiastic and inspirational individuals. Full training and support are given to all of our staff.

The post is currently fixed term to the 31st August 2024 as it is dependent on High Needs Funding not being extended or the children leaving. Contract has the potential to be extended.

The successful candidate will:

  • have a good knowledge and understanding of the Primary Curriculum;
  • be an exceptional role model; passionate in developing high standards and expectations for all pupils;
  • have ambition, enthusiasm, resilience and the ability to inspire and motivate others;
  • work as part of a team and be committed to ensuring high expectations for pupils, staff and themselves;
  • take a full and active role in all aspects of school life and passionately promote a clear child-centred vision;

We welcome Catholic and Non-Catholic applicants. Non-Catholic’s must be able to support the Catholic life and ethos of the school, have good numeracy and literacy skills. Experience of working with children is vital.

Applicants must believe in and model our motto and values which is 'High Expectations for all, in the Light of Christ' - THOUGHTFULNESS, INCLUSION and KNOWLEDGE

This role is required Monday to Friday (8:30am - 3:15pm). 30 minutes lunch time supervision is included in the hours. Part Time hours are an option.

This post is subject to a 6-month probation period.

We encourage potential applicants to visit or arrange a discussion with the head teacher before applying. Please contact the school office to do this.

Application forms, and further details, including a job description and person specification for the role may be obtained below.

The closing date for applications is Monday 2nd October 2023 at 12pm

Interviews will be held on Friday 6th October 2023

Please send completed applications forms directly to jane.vernon@stethelbertsschool.co.uk (School Manager/PA)

St. Ethelbert’s Catholic Primary School and Nursery is committed to recruiting with care in order to safeguard the welfare of pupils. We expect all staff and volunteers to share that commitment. All posts are subject to an Enhanced Disclosure application to the Disclosure and Barring service and check against the ISA Barred List for Children, plus verification of right to work in the UK

Information about the school

St Ethelbert’s Catholic Primary School is a one form entry school set in the heart of the Georgian town of Ramsgate, Kent, just a short walk from the beaches overlooking the English Channel. The school had its last Ofsted Inspection in June 2019 and is rated Good. It had a denominational inspection in May 2023 and is rated Outstanding. Our staff and governors are hard-working, caring, supportive and friendly and the children are very well behaved. With our church being on the school site we are building strong links with our local community. Our school motto is ‘High Expectations for all, in the Light of Christ’. Children are encouraged to fulfil their potential through a curriculum that meets the needs of all pupils, develops independence and enquiry-based learning skills and offers appropriate challenges so that they achieve the highest possible standards in all areas of their lives. Our school values are THOUGHTFULNESS; KNOWLEDGE; INCLUSION.

Job Contact Information

Fax: (01843) 570689


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.