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1:1 Teaching Assistant - Full-time

St Paul's CE (VC) Primary School, Swanley

  • Ref:KCC886-3010-59S
  • Posted:24/06/2024
  • Pay:KR3
  • Start Date:September 2024
  • App Close Date:12/07/2024 at 09:00
  • Interviews:17-07-2024


A rare and exciting opportunity has arisen at St. Paul's Church of England Primary School.

We require an experienced Teaching Assistant to work 1:1 with a Year 3 from September, on a temporary contract linked to the child.

Hours: 8.30am - 3.30pm Monday to Friday

This person will support a child with special educational needs, within a small group or individually. 

The successful applicant will need to have experience of working with children with complex needs. You need to be able to demonstrate a good understanding of how to support a child with these needs within the mainstream setting.

This is an exciting opportunity to develop further skills and expertise within this field of education. You will work as part of a very supportive team who have positive relationships with outside agencies. We are committed to the inclusion of all children within our care.

Our school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. The successful candidate will be required to provide excellent references and to undertake an enhanced DBS disclosure.

We seek a candidate who:

  • Has experience of working with children with additional needs or a desire to;
  • Has experience of working with children with speech and langauge difficulties;
  • Puts pupils first; 
  • Has high expectations and proven good practice;
  • Demonstrates good literacy and numeracy skills;
  • Is energetic and enthusiastic about teaching and learning;
  • Shows excellent communication and organisation skills;
  • Believes in improving outcomes for pupils and their community.

We offer:

  • A commitment to CPD for all
  • A commitment to well-being for all staff
  • Supportive staff and governors
  • Enthusiastic and friendly children

Please note that we reserve the right to close the advert early, should a suitable candidate apply.

Information about the school

St. Paul’s Church of England (VC) Primary School, Swanley Village, has an enviable reputation as a welcoming, caring, high performing primary school. The school was graded Good by Ofsted in January 2020 and Good in its SIAMS inspection, 2019. We are part of The Compass Federation which includes St. Edmund's Church of England Primary School and Dunton Green Primary School.

The school is proud of its Christian heritage and seeks to entwine these values through everyday life. We have a good reputation for and offer pupils a range of sporting achievements, extra-curricular activities, including high quality instrumental tuition. We have a Professional Sports Coach that works with our pupils, mountain bikes and 2 tracks and we like to embrace as much of the real world as we can!

Demand for places far exceeds the number available. We have four mixed aged classes with 15 pupils in each year group.

Our children are delightful and we have very supportive and aspirational parents. The school is set in beautiful surroundings and has very well maintained and fully equipped buildings. We work in partnership with our families; we nurture self-belief and inspire a love of learning, encouraging all to become able and successful, through empowerment, and being responsible members of the community.

We are passionate about our staff and the working environment that we give, in order for them to thrive. A common-sense approach to workload, Christmas shopping days and supported family time, are a few examples of what we offer.

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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.