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1:1 Learning Support Assistant Teaching/Child Support - Full-time

Thistle Hill Academy, Sheerness

  • Ref:KCC886-2034-66S
  • Posted:25/03/2019
  • Pay:KR3
  • Start Date:Apr 2019
  • App Close Date:24/04/2019 at 14:00
  • Interviews:Monday 29th April


Thistle Hill Academy are looking to recruit an enthusiastic and hardworking 1:1 Teaching Assistant for a child with a high level of special needs in KS2.

30hrs/43 paid weeks (term time + 5 weeks holiday).
KR3 Pro-rata

We are looking for someone who can bring motivation, energy and excellent communication skills to the role.  You would need to support the child with their educational, physical, emotional and social development, and play an active role alongside the teacher and Nurture Team in shaping the learning of the pupil. 

The ideal candidate will be committed to working in an inclusive framework, working closely with the class teacher and the Special Educational Needs Co-Ordinator.

We are looking for high-calibre applicants with a passion for learning and high expectations for all pupils.  If you are looking for a challenge and the opportunity to be part of a dynamic team then we would love to hear from you.

If you wish to make the transition from a university graduate to qualified teacher, The Stour Academy Trust can offer suitable candidates the ability to complete the Straight To Teaching programme, fully paid by the Trust. Find out more here.

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. Please note that references may be requested prior to interview, at least one reference must be from your most recent employer.

This is a temporary position that coincides with the placement of the child.

For more information about Thistle Hill Academy please visit the website and facebook page:




Information about the school

Thistle Hill is a new Academy, which opened in September 2015. Built to serve the needs of a growing community, the school currently has over 300 pupils on roll and is expected to take on two reception classes every September until it reaches its full capacity.

The Academy is part of The Stour Academy Trust and works in a collaborative model. Thistle Hill is part of the Swale Hub of the Trust, joining two further Swale schools,Richmond Academy and Lansdowne Primary School. All Academies in the Trust share the same core values and ethos; raise standards and address under performance whilst making sure that the children are at the heart of every decision. Through the effective use of Hubs, the Trust’s aim and ambition is to create a network of outstanding schools that thrive through collaboration and interaction. Join a supportive and collaborative network of teachers at The Stour Academy Trust.

We can offer all successful applicants: • A permanent contract • Opportunity to move to other schools within the Trust • Full induction process • Ever evolving work-life balance package – including staff being able to take their PPA time at home (1 full day every fortnight). • Support from a network of experienced teachers • Excellent career development opportunities

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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.