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Teaching Assistant - Full-time/Part-time - Special Needs Position

Saltwood CEP School, Hythe

  • Ref:KCC886-3350-77S
  • Posted:26/06/2019
  • Pay:Kent Range 3
  • Start Date:September 2019
  • App Close Date:15/07/2019 at 08:00
  • Interviews:18th July 2019


Would you value the chance to help a child succeed at school?

We are seeking to appoint a special person who understands how to help children who have difficulties coping with the demands of a busy school day. We need someone who would relish the challenge of working 1:1 with a child, helping them to carry on learning when things get difficult. You will need:

  • A desire to give support to an individual child so that they may thrive at school and fulfil their potential in life.
  • The ability to understand and improve challenging behaviour by reducing anxiety and offering engaging learning activites.
  • The adaptability to recognise and respond to a child’s needs as they change throughout the day.
  • A good sense of humour and the ability to make learning fun.
  • The willingness to be part of a supportive team, working in the best interests of all the children in our school.

An understanding of ASD in relation to behaviour needs will be an advantage, as will an NVQ or equivalent at Level 2 or above. You will need show that you set high expectations and help children achieve them.

This post is based in Key Stage 1 and is for 25 - 27 hours per week. Work pattern is flexible and can be negotiated upon appointment. This will be a temporary contract due to the nature of the High Needs Funding the school receives.

You will be working closely with the class teacher, our SENCO and parents to plan and deliver personal support to a lovely child who sometimes needs help and understanding with both learning and behaviour.

Information about the school

Saltwood Church of England Primary School is a successful single form entry school at the heart of a supportive village community.

We are a high performing school with hard working, dedicated staff who enjoy working together in an enthusiastic and co-operative environment. We have 221 pupils on roll in 7 classes with good facilities, including an ICT suite and attractive grounds.

Pupils are well behaved and motivated; they respond well to our caring Christian ethos and they are eager to learn in our happy environment. Please look at our website for more information and pictures of our school.

We are part of a highly successful Federation with Bodsham Church of England Primary School, near Wye.

Saltwood Church of England Primary School has been rated as Outstanding by Ofsted since 2007 and by SIAMs in 2017.

Job Contact Information

Fax: (01303 264899)

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.