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1-2-1 Teaching Assistant to a Named Child - Term Time

Bishop Challoner School, Shortlands

  • Ref:KCC305-6003-107S
  • Posted:30/04/2024
  • Pay:Competitive and commensurate with experience
  • Start Date:September 2024
  • App Close Date:27/05/2024 at 09:00
  • Interviews:Week commencing 3rd June 2024


Bishop Challoner School, founded in 1950, is in the London Borough of Bromley. It is a Catholic independent day school for girls and boys from 3 to 18 years, welcoming all faiths.

We are seeking to appoint a committed and enthusiastic Teaching Assistant to work across the whole school.

Early applications are encouraged and Bishop Challoner School has the right to interview earlier and subsequently offer, if the school feels they have the right candidate.

We are committed to the safeguarding of children, and child protection screening will apply to this post.

Job specification and Core Responsibilities

The 1:1 Teaching Assistant for a Named Child will have the following responsibilities:

  • To work as 1:1 Teaching Assistant for a named child
  • To support arrival at school and planning for the day ahead
  • Be responsible for their safety and movement around school site and the recording of work as necessary
  • To ensure the health, safety and wellbeing of the children and report any hazards observed
  • Ensuring the pupil is able to use equipment and materials provided
  • Liaising with class teacher, Learning Support Coordinator and other professionals about Education and Health Care Plans (EHCP), contributing to the planning and delivery as appropriate
  • Assist in the implementation of the Support Plan for named child and the Annual Review
  • To support and deliver any social skills, emotional support and gross/ fine motor skills, as necessary
  • Providing additional nurture to the individual when requested by the class teacher or Learning Support Coordinator
  • To keep detailed, up to date records of support provided to named child
  • To provide individual support, as required, during examination sessions
  • To provide support in social situations, both in and out of the classroom, as required
  • To provide support in using Technology to record work
  • Be familiar with the contents of the School’s Staff Handbook and adhere to all school policies;
  • Keep abreast of current educational issues and developments through CPD and personal research;
  • Attend staff meetings and briefings and evening events as requested by the Head of Key Stage 3 and  Key Stage 4;
  • Maintain good communication with pupils, parents and colleagues at all times.

Information about the school

Bishop Challoner is a highly successful and ambitious school providing a warm and welcoming community where each member is embraced and encouraged to flourish and achieve.

We are committed to providing an environment in which all pupils are challenged to be the best they can be, and one in which pastoral care and wellbeing underpin the academic and co-curricular excellence. This rings true in the school's motto - "Dare to do your best".

We believe in providing an education for life and we seek to ensure that the learning experience at our school blends the best of tradition with the exciting opportunities provided by developing new skills and aptitude for an ever-changing world. Learning how to learn is a key facet of our education philosophy and is an essential need for the twenty-first century.

We believe that a truly excellent school is about more than academic achievement alone: it is about developing a real passion for learning; a capacity for independent and critical thinking; self-awareness and resilience; self-confidence without arrogance and genuine interests that extend beyond the classroom walls.

At Bishop Challoner we focus on developing the whole person; aiming to ensure that each pupil leaves us ready for the challenges of life at university or the world of work, and understanding their responsibilities towards others.

We want our pupils to leave Bishop Challoner well equipped to engage positively with a rapidly changing world as accomplished problem solvers and confident individuals with a clear appreciation of and respect for the views and potential of others.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Carolyn Chamberlain
  • Address:228 Bromley Road, Shortlands, Kent, BR2 0BS
  • Telephone: 0208460 3546
  • Email: cchamberlain@bcsweb.co.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.