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1:1 Teaching/Support Assistant - Part-time

St Peter's CEP School, Tunbridge Wells

  • Ref:KCC886-3053-196S
  • Posted:27/02/2024
  • Pay:Kent Range 3
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:14/03/2024 at 15:00
  • Interviews:Tuesday 19th March


To work under the supervision and guidance of the Headteacher, SENCo, and class teachers to assist in the educational and social development of an identified Year 3 child with severe visual impairment 3 days a week.

There will be an expectation for the 1:1 Teaching Assistant to learn braille in order to support the child with visual impairment with his learning.  This will initially be in the form of a 30-hour online course which will be paid for by the school. 


Supporting the child

  • As directed by the class teachers and SENCo, support the child to learn as effectively as possible both in group situations and on their own to enable them to achieve individual learning outcomes. This will be by:
  • clarifying and explaining instructions;
  • assisting and enabling the child to use equipment and materials provided;
  • designing, creating, and modifying learning activities and resources and supporting the child with their use;
  • motivating and encouraging the child;
  • assisting in weaker areas;
  • meeting the child’s needs as required whilst encouraging independence;
  • using positive feedback, commentary, and assistance to encourage the child to concentrate and stay on task.
  • Develop a knowledge and understanding of the specific needs of the child.
  • Develop a supportive, caring, and secure relationship with the child.
  • Develop methods of reinforcing the child’s self-esteem.
  • Promote an inclusive learning environment and maintain sensitivity to the child’s needs.
  • Promote positive behaviour and consistently and effectively implement agreed behaviour management strategies.
  • Support the child in all learning environments, including outside, being aware of their and others health and safety and encouraging safe interactive play.
  • Facilitate interaction with peers, supporting and encouraging the development of social and communication skills.
  • With the support of a Specialist Teacher and weekly in-school training sessions, support the child with their braille learning.

 Supporting the Teacher

  • Assist the class teachers and SENCo with the planning, development, and delivery of suitable learning programmes.
  • Provide regular feedback about the children’s progress to the class teacher.
  • Attend and contribute to regular review meetings with the class teacher and SENCo.
  • Support the class teacher to provide an appropriate learning environment to help the child access the curriculum and all learning opportunities.
  • Work with other professionals, including outside agencies and specialist teachers, and follow their individual programmes, as necessary.

Supporting the School

  • Support the aims, values and ethos of the school and be aware of school procedures and policies.
  • Attend relevant in-service training and participate in professional development opportunities.
  • Develop a strong relationship between home and school.
  • Liaise, advise, and consult with other members of the team.
  • As directed by the Headteacher, SENCo and/or class teachers, participate and supervise the children in off-site activities, PE lessons, playtime, and lunchtime to ensure the continued safety of the children.
  • Such other duties as the Headteacher may from time to time require.

Information about the school

St Peter's CE Primary School is a happy, successful and over subscribed school with 210 children on roll. Our school is set in a beautiful part of Tunbridge Wells. Although it is possible to easily walk into the centre of Tunbridge Wells from our school, we are set on the edge of the town in the Hawkenbury Village area. Our children live locally to our school with many walking from the surrounding roads.

We have a wonderful site, with far reaching views, forest school, a field and a beautiful new building which was completed in 2021.

Values of Courage, Compassion and Respect are central to our school ethos. People who visit our school often comment on the welcome they receive from pupils and staff alike.

Our school vision shapes who we are as a community:

Built upon courage, compassion and respect, excellence in learning and ambition in teaching, our school lights the way to a world of possibilities.

With relationships at our core, we nurture every individual. Each unique contribution is valued.

All flourish, making a difference as global citizens and as a beacon in our local community.

To achieve our vision, St Peter’s aims to: • Enable all children to flourish • Provide an inclusive educational setting that nurtures the potential of every child • Develop, encourage and support an enthusiastic, committed staff, open to new ideas and challenges • Be a vibrant hub for the local community with strong links to the church

Our inclusive curriculum has been carefully designed to provide all children with a broad and balanced education, through which our pupils are given a wide variety of opportunities and experiences to grow and develop academically, physically, socially, morally and spiritually. This is complemented by a wide range of extra-curricular activities including sports, arts, music and well-being to support the children to flourish.

More information about our curriculum and wider offer can be found on our school website. The school newsletters are a good place to find out more about who we are as a school and the things we do. (These can be found on our website.)

If you would like to find out more about our school and the role we are currently looking to recruit, then please do call us and come for a tour. We welcome everyone who genuinely feels this could be the role they have been looking for!

As a school we are committed to safeguarding and follow safer recruitment practices. There is more information about our safeguarding polices accessible on our website.

We are looking for someone to start with us as soon as possible and therefore may interview suitable candidates before the advertised closing date.

More information about our school can be found by visiting the school website: https://www.st-peters.kent.sch.uk/ or by emailing admin@st-peters.kent.sch.uk

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Mrs Joanna Langton
  • Address:Hawkenbury Road, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN25BW
  • Telephone: 01892525727
  • Email: admin@st-peters.kent.sch.uk


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.