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Teaching Assistant - Early Years - Part-time

Lydden Primary School, Dover

  • Ref:KCC886-2321-56S
  • Posted:09/02/2024
  • Pay:Kent Range 3
  • Start Date:As soon as possible
  • App Close Date:21/02/2024 at 15:00
  • Interviews:Week commencing 26 February


Do you have experience in supporting children within an Early Years or Primary School Key Stage 1 setting? Are you an enthusiastic and compassionate individual who can show initiative and enjoys working with children? We are seeking to appoint a Teaching Assistant to work primarily with a child who requires adult support with developing their language and communication skills.

We are looking for the right person who will:

· Work in partnership with our teaching team to support the child’s needs

· Deliver high quality learning support to enable children to make accelerated progress across the EYFS curriculum and into Year 1

· Be organised, flexible and willing to use your initiative in order to meet children’s needs

· Have a positive outlook, with a good sense of humour and high expectations of our children.

We are looking for candidates who can support the positive caring ethos of our school and who have the qualifications, experience and willingness to form and sustain positive relationships with children and staff, and be flexible in their approach to meet our children’s needs.

Candidates should have the minimum qualifications of 5 GCSEs with a good pass including English and Maths, and/ or NVQ Level 3 or above. Candidates should have experience of supporting children in an EYFS or primary school setting.

Please make sure that your application reflects the full range of skills and experience which you would bring to the post, which would make you the ideal candidate.

As a school we will offer you:

· A supportive staff team

· A learning community which values ideas, initiative, positivity and creativity

· A positive and friendly staff team who work together effectively to meet the needs of our children.

· Well behaved children who love to learn!

· Opportunities for professional development consistent with your own aims and the needs of the child you will be supporting

The hours will be 8.45 to 3.15, Monday to Friday, term time only. The post is temporary for the academic year until August 2024.

Every child deserves a champion, an adult who will never give up on them, who understands the power of connection, and insists that they become the best that they can possibly be.

Information about the school

Lydden Primary School is a small rural village school catering for approximately 80 children between the ages of 4-11. Children learn in our four classes.

We aspire for all children to become confident, caring individuals who achieve well academically and develop a love of learning. We aim for our children to develop lifelong skills, taking responsibility for their own learning so that they can face future challenges with confidence.

We know that children learn best when they are happy. We aim to develop self-confidence and have a holistic approach to learning and the curriculum; which enables our children to live as responsible members of their communities.

We offer an attractive and stimulating rural environment including an outdoor classroom, forest school and science area with a pond.

We celebrate diversity and respect all children regardless of ability, gender, ethnicity or religion. We provide a happy, caring, supportive and positive learning atmosphere, where each child can achieve success.

We are committed to working in partnership with parents in the education and development of their child and welcome parents to take advantage of the many informal and formal occasions to enhance home/school relationships.

Lydden Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and therefore all staff and volunteers are subject to checks with the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

Job Contact Information

Fax: 01304 822887


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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 Education.