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1:1 Learning Support Assistant Teaching/Child Support - Part-time - Special Needs Position

Otford Primary School, Sevenoaks

  • Ref:KCC886-2138-139S
  • Posted:15/05/2019
  • Pay:KR4
  • Start Date:Jun 2019
  • App Close Date:15/05/2019 at 10:30
  • Interviews:21/22nd May


Otford Primary School is seeking to appoint an experienced Teaching Assistant to work five afternoons a week - up to 34 hours per week to faciliatate the progress of an individual pupils within our school. Makaton experience is preferable and your duties will include working with a child with Down’s Syndrome in KS1. We are looking for someone who has;

  • Makaton training and experience.
  • experience of working with children with Down’s Syndrome
  • will support and scaffold the child’s learning in and out of the classroom
  • has the ability to make good relationships with children, colleagues and parents
  • will lead interventions for individuals and groups with confidence and initiative
  • is confident to work independently
  • enjoys working as part of a team 
  • holds the minimum qualifications of English and Mathematics GCSEs (A-C) /equivalent.

In return we can offer you:

  • a friendly and committed staff
  • well behaved and motivated pupils
  • opportunities to continue your own learning and development.
  • Salary according to experience within Kent Range 3.

Otford Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and all appointments are subject to the necessary pre-recruitment checks.

Visits to the school are encouraged. Please contact Mrs Hoyle, Office Manager  for further details.

Information about the school

Otford Primary School is located near Sevenoaks, based in the historic village of Otford. We are a two-form entry school, drawing from the village and immediate surrounding areas with committed staff and parents. We like to maximise links within the village and local community.

The School has undergone buildings and facilities development in the last few years. A large sports field and outdoor spaces are used to maximise physical activity and learning outside the classroom as well as weekly Forest School sessions off site. Please refer to our website for more information!

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and views it with paramount importance. It engages with children and staff in policy and practice developments, and proactively encourages feedback. The school requires employees to obtain a Criminal Records disclosure via the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS), including checks against the barred list.

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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.