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1:1 TA Support - Part-time

Federation of The Downs & Northbourne CEP Schools, Deal

  • Ref:KCC886-3163-58S
  • Posted:03/01/2019
  • Pay:KR3
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:17/01/2019 at 12:00
  • Interviews:WB 21 01 19 TBC


The Federation of The Downs and Northbourne CEP are looking to appoint a teaching assistant to join our team at The Downs CEP as soon as possible. This is a term time temporary contract linked to individual support for a specific pupil. 

Are you an enthusiastic and inspirational teaching assistant?

Are you passionate about helping young people fulfil their potential? Do you have experience working with children in the primary range?  Do you have the ability to inspire children and encourage them to grow in independence and self-confidence? Would you like to be given the opportunity to lead group sessions and to support children in their learning? Then look no further.

We are seeking to appoint a hardworking and friendly Teaching Assistant to support a pupil with Cerebral Palsy in our Year 2 class.  You will have experience of working with pupils with physical difficulties and in providing personal and physical care. You will have experience in enabling high quality inclusive provision. You will be skilled in delivering a range of interventions and in working alongside parents and professionals including physiotherapists and the Speech and Language Therapy Service. Support during unstructured play such as playtimes and lunchtimes will also be required.

You will need to have a high level of literacy and numeracy and experience of improving outcomes for pupils both academically and emotionally. We are looking for people who are determined to secure the absolute best for each pupil and will work hard to ensure every child achieves everything they are capable of.

Information about the school

The Downs and Northbourne CEP Schools became a Federation in September 2011. The Downs is a large two form entry Primary School, in Walmer. Northbourne is a rural five class primary school close to the village. Both schools take pride in having a strong sense of community and family. Both schools have extensive grounds, including forest school at Northbourne, and excellent resources. Both schools share a Governing Body and work very closely on school leadership, improvement and development opportunities.

Our Ofsted inspections graded both schools as good. Each school has a strong Christian ethos and active links with the local churches as demonstrated by our outstanding SIAMS inspections.

In April 2019, The Federation of The Downs and Northbourne CEP schools became a founding member of the Deal Education Learning Alliance Trust (DEALT) which is a MAT comprised of seven local primary schools within Deal and the surrounding villages. This unique and exciting collaboration of local schools work together to ensure the very best outcomes for all pupils and their families within our town.

Personnel across the Federation are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young persons.

All Posts are subject to an Enhanced DBS Disclosure Application.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Miss T Leighton - Head of School
  • Address:Owen Square, Walmer, Deal, Kent, CT14 7TL
  • Telephone: (01304) 372486
  • Email: secretary@thedowns.me

Fax: (01304) 380471


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.