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1:1 Teaching Assistant - Fixed Term

Northdown Primary School, Margate

  • Ref:KCC886-2009-134S
  • Posted:13/10/2023
  • Pay:KR3
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:31/12/2023 at 12:00
  • Interviews:TBC


We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic, friendly and committed Teaching Assistant to join our happy, hardworking team. Would you love a job where you know you’ve made a difference? Where you take pride in helping children to achieve progress? Where you feel joy in watching children grow academically and emotionally? Then we want you at Northdown.

We require a 1:1 Teaching Assistant to help one of our new Year R pupils thrive.

You will spend your time supporting them in their acquisition of language and communication skills and helping them to flourish in our wonderful EYFS setting by modelling social and interaction skills and guiding them in their sensory journey.

This role will involve working directly as a 1:1 support with a child both individually and within small groups, both in and outside the classroom. You may be required to provide additional support for the child through lunch and break times which will be added to the basic contractual hours.

Please outline your relevant experience in your application.

All contracts would be linked to the named child for the duration that the child is at Northdown Primary School. The basic contract is for 32.5 hours per week TTO Kent Range 3 £21,293 FTE. Contracted hours are 8.30am to 3.30pm; however, flexible start and finish times would be considered for the right candidate and this can be discussed at interview.


The ideal candidates should:

  • Have experience of working with children with Special Needs
  • Have a minimum of an NVQ2 qualification and or equivalent GCSE Maths and English at C+
  • Have good communication skills and the ability to work as part of a team
  • Be keen to develop their skills and use their own initiative where appropriate
  • Have energy and determination to make a difference
  • Have commitment to raising standards and achievement for all pupils
  • Have patience, resilience and a good sense of humour

Information about the school

Our Primary school was established as an Academy by The Kemnal Academies Trust in 2012. We are one of a number of Primary schools supported by TKAT across the South East of England.

Working within a Multi-Academy Trust, we are in a privileged position to collaborate with other schools and receive the first-hand experience of immediate and significant teacher training which enables us to be innovative in our approaches to 21st-century teaching practice.

Through our ethos of ‘I Can…’, we believe that every child can succeed. We ensure that our children develop high aspirations, self-belief, and an understanding of their world and their community. We believe that the mastery of reading, writing, and mathematics are the cornerstones that allow children and young people to build a happy, self-determined, and fulfilled life.

All staff at our school strive to build upon our vision of children and families exploring new horizons - raising aspirations through supporting the community in many different ways and often the unexpected. We recognise the importance of having strong relationships with parents and the community, and the impact it has on learning outcomes.

We believe in creating an environment where all children are valued and their voices heard so that the education we deliver is tailored to the children of our community. We recognise that our community is influenced by many cultures, beliefs, and life circumstances that shape the present lives of our children.

With our ethos of ‘I can…’ we invest in the core values of Harmony, Curiosity, Courage, Determination, and Aspiration which are intrinsic to a developed curriculum that recognises the unique makeup of our community. We are committed to taking the children on a journey of challenge and self-discovery through new experiences to promote growth, both in mind and body.

Education is a fundamental human right and we are proud to serve these children and their community. We are committed to promoting the long-term collective well-being of all the children entrusted to our care and are committed to supporting children’s positive mental health.

Job Contact Information

Fax: (01843) 222341


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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.