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1:1 Teaching Assistant - Full-Time - Fixed Term - Special Needs Position

St Teresa's Catholic Primary School, Ashford

  • Ref:KCC886-3716-144S
  • Posted:01/12/2023
  • Pay:KR3- £21,293 (Pro rata)
  • Start Date:As soon as possible
  • App Close Date:10/12/2023 at 12:00
  • Interviews:14th December 2023


We are looking to appoint a 1:1 teaching assistant to support our children reach their full potential.

The main responsibility in this post will be to provide one-to-one support for a KS1 pupil. You will be the caring adult that is available to them at all times to help them develop the vital skills of safe and happy learning, communication and play with other children.

The right candidate will be able to demonstrate experience of supporting children with emotional and behavioural needs and a good understanding of social communication difficulties.

You will be working with the class teacher and colleagues to maintain a safe and consistent learning environment. The role will require a high degree of emotional literacy and commitment, but has the potential to be hugely rewarding. 

If you think you might fit this bill, please get in touch. We would be more than happy to discuss the role further by telephone or in person if you are able to visit the school.

This is a very rare opportunity in a friendly, small, school where relationships between children, staff and parents are our strength.

This post will include morning and lunchtime break duties. The position is for the duration of the funding received by the school to support this pupil. 

In order to qualify for interview, SEN and classroom experience will be needed.

You will be joining a highly effective and supportive teaching team in what is a one-form entry school where all children thrive, because we value everyone as an individual.  We offer a happy and supportive team and tailored professional development. We value everyone in our community and offer strong pastoral support to all. OFSTED has judged St Teresa's to be a good school (Jan 2020). 

Visits to the school to meet the staff and children are warmly encouraged!


Information about the school

St. Teresa's Catholic Primary School is a single form entry school, based in Ashford, Kent. The school is set in beautiful eco-friendly grounds that are used effectively to support learning.

OFSTED and our Denominational Inspections (2020) both state that St. Teresa's is a good school.

We are proud to be part of a thriving community, that is well supported by our parents and families and the local parish church. Our children are regularly involved in church life.

As part of the Kent Catholic Schools Partnership, we are lucky to be able to share best practice with our academy partners. This ensures wonderful support, development and a wide range of opportunities for both children and staff.

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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.