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1:1 Teaching Assistant - Term Time

Sandwich Junior School, Sandwich

  • Ref:KCC886-2627-105S
  • Posted:23/02/2024
  • Pay:Kent Range 3
  • Start Date:As soon as possible after interviews.
  • App Close Date:15/03/2024 at 12:00
  • Interviews:21st March 2024


We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic, friendly and committed Teaching Assistant to join our happy team. We require a  1:1 Teaching Assistant from late March / April due to the needs of our Year 4 class.

The role will involve working directly as a 1:1 support with a Year 4 child both individually and within small groups, both in and outside the classroom. Good Maths and Literacy skills are required and further training and support can be provided. You may be required to provide additional support for the child through lunch and break times which will be added to the basic contractual hours. There may be a requirement for support with feeding due to a medical issue.

All contracts would be linked to a named child for the duration that the child is at SJS. The basic contract is for 27.5 hours per week TTO Kent Range 3 £21,293 (pro rata to £12,595) unless additional support is required when it will be 28.75 hours per week. Start time of 09.00 until 15.30 unless the additional support is required when start time is 08.45

The ideal candidates should:

  • Have experience of working with children with Special Needs
  • Have a minimum of an NVQ2 qualification and or equivalent GCSE Maths and English at C+
  • Have good communication skills and the ability to work as part of a team
  • Be keen to develop their skills and use their own initiative where appropriate
  • Have energy and determination to make a difference
  • Have commitment to raising standards and achievement for all pupils


 We can offer the successful candidates:

  • A creative and vibrant learning environment
  • A supportive team
  • Further training and support
  • Happy children who enjoy learning and who love their school


Information about the school

Sandwich Junior is a two form entry school, who currently have 222 pupils on roll. We are fortunate to have extensive grounds, which include two large playgrounds, a gardening area, outdoor music equipment, an Orchard and a full size Labyrinth to aid mindfulness and reflection. The school has a strong set of Core Values which underpin everything we do. Our location in the centre of Sandwich, Kent means we serve families from the town and the wider area. We received an Outstanding grading in our most recent Ofsted inspection (May 2022). We have a friendly, dedicated staff who work seamlessly together as a team, ensuring every child reaches their own personal excellence through a focus on quality first teaching and pastoral support. As a team we are dedicated to providing every child, family and staff member with rich opportunities as we encourage them to develop their own personal excellence be that academic, sporting or artistic.

Job Contact Information

Fax: 01304 614755


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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.