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Teaching Assistant - Term Time

Folkestone St Mary's CEP Academy, Folkestone

  • Ref:KCC886-3349-118S
  • Posted:05/04/2019
  • Pay:Kent Range 3 to 5
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:19/04/2019 at 12:00
  • Interviews:To be confirmed


Are you passionate about making a difference and promoting outstanding provision for pupils with special educational needs?

Does supporting meaningful and personalised learning within the classroom appeal to you?

The role requires you to be passionate about working with children with Special Educational Needs so that you can help us make a positive impact on our children's lives. The successful applicant will ideally have experience working with children and have the initiative to follow and implement personalised education and health plans with the child in order to help them reach their full potential. The role requires you to have confidence, clear commutation skills, as well as a nurturing approach. You must be committed for the academic year and demonstrate an interest in developing your career in education, whether this be becoming a teacher or further growing as an important figure within the school as an advocate for SEND.

The role requires working with a group of high functioning pupils with ASD who display highly impulsive behaviours. They are fun, light hearted and confident. They need someone who can engage their spirit, embrace their personalities and enable them to integrate with their peers.

The ideal candidate will:

  • Ideally have some knowledge or experience working with children and young people with an Autism SEND.
  • Have the energy and enthusiasm to provide personalised learning experiences to children with an Autism SEND.
  • Have a calm, patient and encouraging manner, with an ability to make learning fun.
  • An ability to be self motivated and manage time effectively in order to maximise children's learning time.
  • Flexible and willing to support the child in a variety of situations, including on the playground at lunch time.

It is essential that the applicant has good literacy/numeracy skills and should preferably hold a teaching assistant qualification.

The salary will be paid on Kent Range 3 to 5 and is negotiable for exceptional candidates.

Please be aware that because of the high volume of applicants expected, only those shortlisted for interview will be contacted after the closing date.

Folkestone St. Mary's is committed to equality and to promoting the safety and welfare of children and we expect all staff to share this commitment. Any offer of employment will be subject to an enhanced DBS check and two satisfactory references.


Information about the school

Folkestone St. Mary's C. of E. Primary Academy is a two form entry school, providing education for children from the age of 3 to 11 years.

Job Contact Information

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.