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Teaching Assistant - Term Time

King Ethelbert School, Birchington

  • Ref:KCC886-4120-252S
  • Posted:13/06/2024
  • Pay:KES/DC Grade 3
  • Start Date:September 2024
  • App Close Date:01/07/2024 at 09:00
  • Interviews:tbc


JOB TITLE: TEACHING ASSISTANT – LEVEL 1 - One year fixed term contract

JOB PURPOSE: To support EAL and additional needs students 


SALARY: KES/DC Scheme Grade 3 (£21,615 pro rata), 28.5 hours per week, 8:45am to 3:30pm (includes one hour covering skills club), 39 weeks per year (Term Time only)

 Main Duties:

1. To support EAL and additional needs students 1:1 in lessons and during break times. 

2. To support teachers in the classroom at times, and be aware of the class’ individual needs and differences to ensure all students have equal access to opportunities to learn and develop. 

3. To assist teaching staff with learning activities, ensuring health and safety and good behaviour of students, as scheduled by the SENCo and/or SENCo Assistant/s. 

4.To support on trips as required. 

5. To act as a key worker, by negotiation, for individual students. 

6. To run small group and 1-2-1 intervention sessions for students as required, and to track and record their progress. 

7. To work 1:1 with other students with learning difficulties and/or physical needs when required. 

8. To undertake basic record keeping/sharing in respect of student learning, behaviour management, child protection etc, as directed in order to support the teacher to deliver specific learning programmes set for each child. 

9.. To be aware of and comply with school policies and procedures relating to child protection, health, safety, security and confidentiality reporting all concerns to an appropriate person to ensure students’ wellbeing. 

10. To contribute to the overall work/aims of the school and appreciate and support the role of colleagues and other professionals to enable the school to fulfil its development plans etc. 

11. To undertake training and other learning activities and attend relevant meetings (within contracted hours) as required to ensure own continuing professional development. 

12. To participate in the school’s annual system of performance management.

13. To be alert to the health and safety of the working environment and to advise the head of department of any health and safety concerns. 

14. To undertake any other reasonable duties as may be deemed necessary by the line manager/and or Headteacher. 

15. To be a positive, proactive member of the SEND team carrying out both individual and team duties as directed by the SENCO. 

King Ethelbert School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. The post is subject to safeguarding checks including an Enhanced Disclosure application to the Disclosure & Barring Service and in accordance with the requirements of Keeping Children Safe in Education (2023), King Ethelbert School will undertake an online search via searches & social media platforms of publicly available information concerning all short-listed candidates.






Information about the school

King Ethelbert has an inspiring ethos and a thoroughly motivated staff team.

The Trust began as a federation between King Ethelbert School and Dane Court Grammar School in 2009 and these two schools still share a governing body. Although officially an 11-16 school, through the federation with Dane Court it meant that we were able to start a Sixth Form in September 2011. We are part of the Coastal Academies Trust which is made up of a grammar school, three Thanet high schools and one primary school. All of these schools operate independently and have unique characteristics but good practice is shared helping to drive forward standards at every level: our mission is to make Thanet the centre for excellent education. King Ethelbert was the first school in the country and one of the first schools in the world to offer the International Baccalaureate Careers-Related Programme in the sixth form because it is the best post-16 educational offer in the world. We are a lead school for the IBCP and support 29 other schools in Kent as well as welcome visitors from across the world to see what the IBCP does for our students and how we can share good practice internationally as well as locally; it is very exciting and just what education should be about. The IBCP has values and qualities we want our students to have rather than constantly obsessing over results and this is very important to us. The King Ethelbert leadership team talk about education, the future, the purpose of education and how we want our young people to succeed. It is an open, tolerant, compassionate community and we will use education to transform the lives of our students as well as the economic and social fortunes of our deprived community. We are totally committed to working in collaboration with local schools as well as those in Kent, in the UK and across the world.

King Ethelbert is part of the East Kent Learning Alliance (EKLA) and plays a massive part in developing teaching and learning in all national programmes from NQT to NPQML, NPQSL and NPQH.

In the context of Kent, King Ethelbert is one of the most popular non-selective schools in the county and is filled with first choice students and long waiting lists for each year group. We have a wide range of abilities studying with us including some students who have passed the Kent Test but want to be at their local school where they can be equally successful; such is our reputation.

King Ethelbert is located in the picturesque seaside town of Birchington which has some of the most stunning coastal views in the country. Housing is affordable and the area benefits from a warm and sunny climate.

King Ethelbert School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. This position is, therefore, subject to a satisfactory enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service application.

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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.