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Teaching Assistant - Higher Needs Funding - Full-time

St Edward's Catholic Primary School, Sheerness

  • Ref:KCC886-2054-51S
  • Posted:30/11/2018
  • Pay:Kent Range 3
  • Start Date:Jan 2019
  • App Close Date:10/12/2018 at 12:00
  • Interviews:13th December 2018


2 Teaching Assistant Vacancies – January 2019

We are seeking to appoint 2 Teaching Assistants to join our hard working and supportive team to provide support for children with Health and Care Needs. The positions are for term time only, 9 am and 3pm daily and will include classroom support and lunchtime support. These are a Higher Needs funded fixed term roles.

 In applying for this post you will have:

  • Either a NVQ or equivalent in supporting the Teaching & Learning in Class;
  • Previous experience of working with challenging or vulnerable children;
  • A good knowledge of children with SEN
  • High standards of work ethic and self-motivation;
  • Good literacy and mathematical skills
  • Understanding of the Safeguarding principles and Child Protection procedures
  • Experience of managing a range of approaches to behaviour, including managing behaviours that challenge.
  • Commitment to the role, the desire to put the child first and treat them as an individual
  • Be positive and creative in meeting pupils’ needs
  • Competent ICT skills
  • Able to work within the parameters of the physical demands of the job role.
  • The ability to form positive relationships with children and adults;
  • High standards of personal presentation, punctuality, professional standards & team work;
  • The dedication and reliability needed to ensure the very best outcomes for our students.

To apply please complete and return the online application form.

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children in education and we expect all staff to share this commitment.

A DBS check will be sought for the successful candidate following interviews. References will be taken following shortlisting.

Visits to the school are warmly welcomed. Please call Mrs Tinsley on 01795 662708 to make an appointment.


Information about the school

St. Edward’s Catholic Primary School is a small one form entry school in the heart of Sheerness. We attract pupils from all faiths.

We have an amazing and dedicated staff team who are all committed to improving the life chances of each and every child they work with.

St Edward's is part of the Kent Catholic Schools Partnership. It prides itself on being a Catholic Multi Academy Trust that welcomes all. We also work in collaboration with other Island schools and share many CPD opportunities.

We are rapidly improving with an ambitious and exciting vision for the future of our school. Come and see for yourself.

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Our School and all its personnel are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children. This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service.