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Learning Support Assistant/Keyworker - Part-time

Downs View Infant School, Ashford

  • Ref:KCC886-2574-91S
  • Posted:06/12/2023
  • Pay:KR4
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:03/01/2024 at 12:00
  • Interviews:10th January 2024


We are looking to employ a Learning Support Assistant (Key Worker) to work alongside outstanding Class Teachers and Teaching Assistants.  This role is to support Reception and KS1 children with SEND, including autism, speech and language differences and communication and interaction differences. The successful candidate will need to have a good knowledge of age appropriate play and development, to encourage the children to interact with their peers appropriately. You will need to adapt provision to enable the children to access whole class and group learning activities.  Good knowledge of language-based tasks during child-initiated play is also needed. You will need to be patient, be an active listener and have very good communication skills.  You need to have a good understanding of how to support children with these needs within a mainstream setting.

This is an exciting opportunity to develop further skills and expertise within this field of education. You will work as part of a very supportive team who have positive relationships with outside agencies. We are committed to the inclusion of all children within our care.

If you are positive and want to ensure that these children have an inclusive experience of being in a mainstream setting we would love to hear from you.  You should have experience of working with children with additional needs outlined above, OR would like to broaden your knowledge and experience of working with SEND children whilst working alongside our outstanding team then please apply.

This is initially a fixed term contract until 31st August 2024 but there is a high possibility that this contract will be extended.

The position is for Monday- Friday, 8.20am-1.15pm

38 weeks per year (term time only)

Further details can be found in our attached application pack.  If you would like to find out even more please give Katie Norman, (Inclusion Leader). Sarah Collins or Tracy Kent (Co-Headteachers) or call on 01233 632339. Visits to the school are strongly encouraged. 


Information about the school

Downs View is a three-form entry purpose built Infant School on the outskirts of Ashford. We have 270 children in our school. We enjoy an excellent partnership with other local schools and settings, including Kennington C of E Academy. We have five Basic Skills Quality Mark awards, a Healthy School Award, Platinum Travel Plan, Active Sports Mark, Governor Mark and Arts Mark Gold. In October 2023 we were graded Good by Ofsted with Outstanding areas. We have a Forest School area and extensive grounds which we utilise to maximise learning. We are part of a very proactive CATs collaboration where we benefit from working in partnership with fifteen other local schools in Ashford. We have two Senior Leaders in Education and have benefited from having a Maths mastery specialist; they enrich the opportunities we offer for all children. They also utilise their expertise to support other schools and colleagues. We value play and child-initiated learning across our school which has resulted in high quality learning through play both inside and outside. Please look at our website to find out more about our school, its values and ethos.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Tracy Kent Sarah Collins
  • Address:Ball Lane, Kennington, Ashford , Kent, TN25 4PJ
  • Telephone: (01233) 632339
  • Email: office@downs-view.kent.sch.uk


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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.