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1:1 Learning Support Assistant - Part-time

St Paul's Infant School, Maidstone

  • Ref:KCC886-2474-156S
  • Posted:26/02/2024
  • Pay:KR4
  • Start Date:TBC
  • App Close Date:18/03/2024 at 09:00
  • Interviews:22nd March 2023


The need of some of the children at St Paul’s is changing and for this reason, we are looking to expand our team of 1:1 support staff to meet the diverse needs of the children in school. The role of a 1:1 support assistant is important to us because it enables the child to have a curriculum that supports their individual needs, while helping to ensure they maintain their inclusion and involvement in all aspects of school life.

The successful applicant would need to work in a class team, the wider year group team as well as independently when needed. This role would involve the 1:1 assistant becoming part of the expert team for the child that they are working with. The role would include not only working to deliver a bespoke provision but detailing and recording the impact of the provision to enable the plan, do review cycle required for SEND paper work to be completed.

To become the expert this role will also involve close working with outside professionals and specific training opportunities to meet the needs of the child. To ensure that they are given the best opportunities to make progress in both their academic and social skills.

Although primarily employed to work with specific children within the class we recognise that this can be a demanding role. You would also work as part of the whole class team and on some occasions use you skill set to work with other children within the class.

These roles are linked to successful applications for Higher Needs funding and for this reason are impacted if children leave school. Although these roles are advertised as part time the hours cover the whole school day (9am to 3.06 pm) and are term time only.  

The school has a family feeling and offers a nurturing environment to all; we look forward to you becoming a new member of our growing school family.


Information about the school

We can offer a school committed to promoting both high standards and developing practice. The school offers a broad, balanced and creative connected curriculum. Planning takes good account of pupils’ home and life experiences and any gaps in pupils’ knowledge and skills. The school has a warm and friendly atmosphere which provides a secure learning environment both for children and staff. Children really enjoy coming to the school. The school’s values are strong within school and underpin all that the school does. "There is a strong team of dedicated and talented leaders and teachers who, in their own words, said: ‘This is a really happy place, we are a family. We are valued, trusted, and feel we have opportunities to develop our skills and expertise.’" OFSTED 2020

Job Contact Information

Fax: (01622) 691385


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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.