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Teaching Assistant - Learning Enhancement - Full-time

St Edmund's School Canterbury, Canterbury

  • Ref:KCC886-6050-5S
  • Posted:02/04/2019
  • Pay:£16,000 - £18,000
  • Start Date:Sep 2019
  • App Close Date:03/05/2019 at 09:00
  • Interviews:w/c 6th May 2019


A fantastic opportunity has arisen to join our dedicated team working with students with a range of additional educational needs.  We are looking for a talented and motivated Learning Enhancement Teaching Assistant to work 1:1 with a number of students across the school as well as teaching small groups of students and in class support.

The Department of Learning Enhancement plays a vital role at St Edmund’s School and we pride ourselves in the knowledge that we get to know our pupils as individuals and build strong nurturing relationships which span both the academic and pastoral.

The selected applicant will work 1:1 with a number of students across the school as well as teaching small groups of students and some in class support. Working closely with the Director of Learning Enhancement, Learning Enhancement teacher, subject teachers and outside agencies you will raise attainment levels, while also working on social skills and emotional regulation. Previous experience working with secondary school age students with AEN is essential. This post is a salaried full time position and you will be required to work a small amount of evening and Saturday duties across the year. The successful applicant will need to have high standards of work ethic in terms of motivation, presentation, punctuality, professional standards and team work and have a positive sense of humour. They must be able to follow instructions but also work by using their own initiative.

Key Responsibilities:

  • One to one and small group work
  • Deliver engaging, well thought out sessions that suit the specific needs of the students.
  • To support individual students in lessons to make progress relative to the rest of the class up to GCSE level.
  • Provide support and encouragement to children and young people.
  • Develop and use effective communication systems appropriate to audience.
  • To liaise regularly with the subject teacher and Director of Learning Enhancement to ensure that targets are being met.
  • To work with professionals to gain an understanding of the needs and develop strategies for effective teaching and management of student.
  • Work with the school’s agreed behaviour policy to anticipate and manage behaviour constructively, promoting self-control and independence.

Further information about St Edmund’s may be found on the school’s website: www.stedmunds.org.uk.

Applications must take the form of a completed Staff Application for Employment Form, full curriculum vitae, and a concise covering letter outlining the candidate’s suitability for the post.  The names and contact details (including emails) of two referees are required.

The deadline for receipt of applications is 9.00am Friday 3rd May 2019 and applications should be emailed to slh@stedmunds.org.uk

Information about the school

St Edmund's School is a co-educational day and boarding school with c. 570 pupils from the ages of 3 to 18. The school is officially designated “a school of religious character”.

The Pre-Prep, Junior, and Senior Schools are on the same site and are closely integrated, using the same Chapel, music and art facilities, dining hall, science laboratories and sports hall. The school prides itself on its friendly, family environment where every pupil is known and valued.

Although the majority of children are day pupils, one quarter of the school’s pupils are boarders, from a wide range of backgrounds. The school operates a five-day teaching week, but also runs a Saturday morning activities programme which is optional for Senior School day pupils. All boarders participate in both Saturday and Sunday activities programmes.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Sarah Hudson
  • Address:St Thomas' Hill, Canterbury , Kent , CT2 8HU
  • Telephone: 01227 475633
  • Email: slh@stedmunds.org.uk


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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.