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1:1 Teaching Assistant - Full-time/Part-time

Whitstable & Seasalter Endowed C of E Junior Sch, Whitstable

  • Ref:KCC886-3339-101S
  • Posted:22/09/2023
  • Pay:KR3 - £13,342 pro rata to £21,293 FTE
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:06/10/2023 at 12:00
  • Interviews:To be advised


We are looking for a Teaching Assistant who can support one child in Year 4 and who has additional SEND needs and social, emotional and mental health support to help them excel in all areas of school life.  The post is initially for 27 hours and 25 minutes per week, working every day of the week during term time between 8.50am and 3.20pm with one-hour break for lunch. This role may involve supporting the child or other children during the school lunch time.  This contract is temporary and supported by High Needs funding which is reviewed annually. 

As with other roles in the school, this post involves regular contact with children and staff and therefore the successful candidate needs to be able to relate well to children and adults alike.  A sense of humour is a MUST, as well as a ‘common-sense’ approach to the job and the ability to show initiative and adapt to any situation that may arise.  Ideally, in applying for this post and to join an ‘Outstanding’ team you will have:

  • Good literacy and mathematical skills
  • Previous experience of working with children with emotional needs
  • Some experience of providing interventions to develop speech and language skills and knowledge in ‘Language through Colour’ would be beneficial
  • Any previous training in fizzy, sensory circuits, cued articulation; creating social stories would be advantageous
  • A positive sense of humour and attitude and passion to work in a friendly team.
  • Skills to be able to create resources and develop strategies to support the child
  • Develop a multi-sensory approach to learning
  • Understanding of different SEND such as Autism, ADHD, ODD, ADD, Anxiety, Attachment
  • High standards of work ethic and self-motivation
  • Excellent interpersonal and organisational  skills
  • The ability to form positive relationships with children and adults
  • High standards of personal presentation, punctuality, professional standards and team work
  • Confidence to attend and contribute in review meetings with parents and outside agencies

In applying for this position, we expect all members of our school staff to continue with professional development and to seek opportunities to increase their knowledge and skill.  The school is fully committed to continued professional development and expects all staff to undertake training as and when required.  You will also be able to enter the LGPS and work alongside an experienced, caring and happy school team.

Whitstable & Seasalter Endowed Church of England (Aided) Junior School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  This is underpinned by robust processes and procedures that seek to maximise opportunity, minimise risk and continuously promote a culture of safeguarding amongst our workforce.  All successful applicants will be required to complete an enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service and check against the ISA Barred List for children. Appointed staff are also expected to follow a robust Code of Conduct in accordance with our church school’s Christian Values.

Information about the school

We are a Church of England Aided Junior school, situated in the heart of Whitstable. From September 2021 our school embarked on an expansion to admit 60 children into Year 3, growing to a two form entry school from September 2022 with a total of eight classes. Locally we are known as 'The Endowed' and we describe ourselves as an old school with a young heart.

Our children come from all sorts of different backgrounds. Our parents, friends, governors and our local churches give amazing support and this, together with the dedication of a very experienced and caring staff, make The Endowed the Outstanding school that it is.

Our School's Vision and Values:

As a school family, living and learning with a thirst for knowledge, we delight in everyone’s achievements sharing joy and laughter along the way. Within the love of God we nurture aspirations, celebrate each other’s individuality enabling all to flourish. We let our lights shine in school, our community and the World beyond. LOVE - JOY - GOODNESS - RESILIENCE - TRUST Let your light shine. Matthew 5: 14-16

Job Contact Information

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.