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1:1 TA - Term Time

Hawkinge Primary School, Folkestone

  • Ref:KCC886-2298-61S
  • Posted:28/11/2023
  • Pay:KR3
  • Start Date:2nd January 2024
  • App Close Date:07/12/2023 at 12:00
  • Interviews:w/c 11th December


We are looking to appoint a 1:1 Teaching Assistant to support pupils in across the school in all areas of school life. This position will be linked to specific children. The hours will be 28 hours and we are offering a fixed term contract ending 31st August 2024, with a possible renewal after that. 

We are looking for someone who:

  • has a good standard of English and Maths skills and good spoken language
  • genuinely wants to work collaboratively with other members of staff in a team and understands the importance of learning from other people
  • can use their initative to best support a pupil on a 1:1 basis
  • can work flexibly 
  • has a sunny disposition and at least a basic understanding of child development 
  • experience would be preferred but not essential 

The right candidate must also demonstrate good interpersonal skills at all levels, a good work ethic, good organisational skills and a keen interest in improving life chances for all children.

What can we offer you…..?

  • A cohesive staff team that genuinely gets on well with each other and are mutually supportive
  • A school that is driven to offer the children in its care the best education possible
  • Delightful children and supportive parents who make the job a joy.

Applications must include references from your current employer. No references should be included from family members or friends. 

Applicants must note that the school will undertake online searches as part of the shortlisting process (on shortlisted applicants) in advance of interview so that any identified issues or incidents can be raised with the applicant during the interview, if felt necessary.

Information about the school

We are a two form entry primary school located in Hawkinge. We strive for children to reach their potential in all areas of school life and as a result promote a wide, rich, school curriculum. We are a happy, strong team who work well together.

We were visited by Ofsted in the summer of 2019 and this is what they said:

*This is an outstanding school with clear, embedded systems and everyone understands their role. High-quality practitioners are retained and staffing is stable. A notable feature of the school is very high levels of consistency in daily routines, the excellent quality of teaching and the way staff respond to pupils. As a result, pupils feel safe and secure and ready to learn and staff are confident to innovate.

*Parents are overwhelmingly positive about the school. Many describe the school as ‘fantastic’ and ‘wonderful’.

*The headteacher’s passion for providing an outstanding education for pupils permeates the school. There is a strong sense of community. Staff morale and relationships within the school are very positive. Staff are unanimous in their praise for the way in which the school is led and the positive working environment created by the headteacher and deputy headteacher.

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.