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Higher Level Teaching Assistant - Term Time

Folkestone St Mary's CEP Academy, Folkestone

  • Ref:KCC886-3349-185S
  • Posted:01/12/2023
  • Pay:Kent Range 6
  • Start Date:January 2024
  • App Close Date:11/12/2023 at 12:00
  • Interviews:To be confirmed


Joining our school is more than a job. You join a team dedicated to supporting each other and the young people and community we serve. We are looking for someone who encompasses our values of compassion, forgiveness, service and friendship to support the existing team dedicated to meeting the needs of disadvantaged children and support pupil transition into a mainstream classroom.

The contract is for 30 hours per week, term time only.

 You must be able to demonstrate: 

  • Knowledge of the KS1/KS2 curriculum
  • Ability to recognise an anxious child
  • Ability to find the uniqueness of a child and develop confidence and self-esteem
  • Capacity to build strong and trusting relationships with parents
  • Experience in meeting the needs of children with multiple needs
  • Compassion and patience with a non-negotiable that children succeed and flourish
  • A willingness to go a little bit further than most to ensure success
  • A willingness and experience to cover a class when needed
  • Good communication skills and able to manage information carefully and sensitively
  • Understanding of teamwork and collaboration and the importance of good communication
  • Qualifications to match experience NVQ L2 or higher or other equivalent qualifications in working with young people
  • A willingness to be flexible
  • Experience of working with high needs in a mainstream setting
  • Creativity and flair to inspire young people
  • Good behaviour management strategies
  • A sense of humour and resilience

 In return we offer:

A role that makes a difference to young people

Ongoing CPD and a chance to work alongside the SEN team

A close working pastoral team, making a huge difference to young people

Amazing grounds and staff facilities

Paid at Kent Range 6 for the right candidate

Information about the school

St. Mary's C. of E. Primary Academy is a wonderful school providing education for pupils aged 3 to 11 years. Come and see for yourself and find out how you can join our amazing team.

St. Mary's is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our children. This post is subject to a DBS check and two satisfactory references.

Shortlisting will take place immediately. Applicants will only be notified if they are shortlisted for the position.

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.