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1:1 Teaching Assistant - Part-time

Godinton Primary School, Ashford

  • Ref:KCC886-2625-72S
  • Posted:04/12/2018
  • Pay:KR3 £15,628 pro rata to £9,143 per annum
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:07/01/2019 at 16:00
  • Interviews:week commencing 14th January 2019


We are seeking to appoint two highly effective, caring and enthusiastic Teaching Assistants to join our friendly and supportive team from January 2019 to July 2019. The positions are:

  • Providing 1:1 support for a child in Year R specifically focusing on developing social communication and speech and language skills. Working 26.25 hours per week, Monday to Friday between the hours of 08.45 to 15.00, term time only (working hours may increase slightly to enable support at lunchtimes and the end of the school day).

  • Providing additional 1:1, 1:2 or small group work for pupils in Upper KS2. Working 26.25 hours per week, Monday to Friday between the hours of 08.45 to 15.00, term time only.

There may be a possibility that these positions are extended after July 2019.

Please indicate on your application form which position you are applying for.

Successful candidates will:

  • have experience of working with pupils with Special Educational Needs and of delivering a personalised curriculum
  • be confident in supporting pupils with social communication difficulties
  • show positive skills in supporting emotional well-being, and behavioural development
  • be able to improve the communication and interaction of the supported pupil(s)
  • have high expectations for children’s behaviour
  • be committed to supporting children’s learning
  • Be used to working closely with the Class Teacher, SENCO and external professionals
  • have an understanding of school safeguarding and SEND policies and the need for confidentiality
  • be adaptable, cheerful and willing to work as part of a team
  • be willing to undertake training if needed

The closing date for applications is 4pm on Monday 7th January 2019.

Early applications are welcomed and will be short-listed upon receipt. If sufficient strong applications are received this vacancy will close early.

Interviews for both positions will take place during the week commencing 14th January 2019. Please see our school website www.godinton.kent.sch.uk for further information about Godinton Primary.

Visits to the school by prospective candidates are welcomed and will take place up to the 17th December 2018 and on the 3rd, 4th and 7th of January 2019. Please contact us on 01233 621616 or hr@godinton.kent.sch.uk to arrange a convenient time.

'The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS Disclosure, satisfactory references and  pre-employment health screening.' 

Information about the school

Welcome to Godinton Primary School.

When you step inside our school, you will find an exciting environment of creativity and discovery, where children’s natural curiosity is stimulated and their capacity to learn is nurtured. We are very proud of our ethos, which provides a supportive, family atmosphere with an emphasis on ensuring that our children are happy and confident individuals who love coming to school.

At Godinton Primary School, our team works hard to provide every child with a well-rounded education, enabling them to reach their full potential and succeed wherever their strengths and skills may lie. We strive for academic excellence in our pupils but believe that this should be delivered alongside an enriching and creative curriculum.

We enjoy stand-alone Academy status and have been graded as GOOD by Ofsted at our recent inspection (March 2018).

Tucked safely away on the Godinton Park Estate, its only when you step within the school gate that you can fully appreciate the school’s privileged outside space.

Our school grounds are both extensive and beautiful, stretching around the entire building and providing a wonderful natural backdrop. Children at Godinton benefit from vast playing fields, adventure play areas, two playgrounds and a thriving wildlife garden and environmental area. A broad area of woodland, also within the grounds, provides an inspiring space for curriculum enrichment, as a stimulus for poetry or creative writing or as the location for scientific nature trails.

We look forward to welcoming you to our school, where you can see for yourself what a special place Godinton Primary School is.

Miss Jill Talbot


Job Contact Information

  • Name:Jill Talbot
  • Address:Godinton Primary School, Lockholt Close, Ashford, Kent, TN23 3JR
  • Telephone: 01233 621616
  • Email: hr@godinton.kent.sch.uk

Fax: 01233 640564


Below are documents that have been added to this vacancy.

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.