Warning - This Vacancy is now Closed!

1:1 SEND Teaching Assistant - Term-Time Only - Term Time

St Nicholas CE Primary Academy, New Romney

  • Ref:KCC886-2078-229S
  • Posted:29/01/2024
  • Pay:Aquila Range 'B' - £22,278 (FTE)
  • Start Date:As soon as possible
  • App Close Date:26/02/2024 at 09:00
  • Interviews:Friday 1st March 2024


We are looking for a confident and enthusiastic Teaching Assistant to join our committed team, working specifically to support individual children with Specific Special Educational Needs. Previous experience working with children with individual and specific needs would be an advantage.

The successful candidate will:

  • Hold a Level 2 / 3 in Teaching and Learning in School (or equivalent)
  • Have a strong belief in inclusion, diversity, and the right of each child to be successful whatever their needs, abilities & background.
  • Be determined to provide the very best outcomes for the children they work with
  • Work hard to maintain positive relationships with pupils, colleagues and parents
  • Have effective communication skills, both oral and written
  • Know how to effectively support children’s development of reading, writing and maths knowledge and skills
  • Work closely with class teachers to promote children’s learning and achievement
  • Demonstrate a willingness to take on board advice in order to develop further.

In return, we can offer you a great working environment, as part of a friendly and supportive team of dedicated teachers and teaching assistants who work together to ensure our children receive the best possible opportunities in their lives. Our children are happy and well behaved and our parents are supportive. Our teaching assistants undertake regular professional development and career progression is encouraged.

On top of this, we offer all our staff well-being days in addition to paid holiday leave

The position will be for 25 hours a week over 5 days. The post is linked to funding for the pupil while they remain on roll at the school

If you would like to know more about the school or the child you will be supporting please feel free to contact the school.

Information about the school

St Nicholas CE Primary Academy, as part of Aquila, The Diocese of Canterbury Academies Trust, is situated in the heart of New Romney, set in beautiful surroundings, and is well-resourced to meet the needs of its 15 classes and 400+ children, in this over-subscribed and well-maintained school judged Good with Outstanding features by OFSTED (May 2019).

We have a committed and enthusiastic staff who are determined to enable every child to reach their potential by providing them with a stable, caring environment where children are happy to attend and are stimulated and keen to learn while developing their potential. We cater to a wide range of abilities encouraging all children to achieve at their highest level.

Our church school status means we have a strong Christian ethos and links to St Nicholas Church in New Romney which enriches both our collective worship and school values.

We are fortunate to have on-site an outstanding private nursery, which provides breakfast and an after-school club within the school, and a Children's Centre.

The academy also has a Specialist Resource Provision (SRP). The SRP is a 14-place specialist provision sited within the mainstream academy for children with an Autistic Spectrum Condition (ASC) designation.

New Romney is an ancient Cinque Port situated in rural Kent, with excellent road links to Ashford (20 minutes), Canterbury (45 minutes) and Folkestone (30 minutes), or if you live in East Sussex only 45 minutes from Hastings!

We invite you to visit our school and discover for yourself the unique benefits of St Nicholas.

St Nicholas CE Primary Academy is committed to safeguarding children and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all trustees, staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All successful candidates will be subject to an Enhanced Criminal Record Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service along with other relevant employment checks, online recruitment checks and overseas criminal background checks, where applicable. All new trustees, employees and volunteers will be required to undertake safeguarding training on induction which will be regularly updated in line with statutory guidance.

Job Contact Information

Fax: (01797) 363118


Below are documents that have been added to this vacancy.

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 Education.