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Teaching Assistant - Full-time

Lady Joanna Thornhill (Endowed) Primary School, Ashford

  • Ref:KCC886-3284-71S
  • Posted:05/09/2019
  • Pay:Kent Range
  • Start Date:ASAP
  • App Close Date:09/10/2019 at 12:00
  • Interviews:Monday 14th October 2019

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We are looking to appoint two highly motivated Teaching Assistants to join our talented and supportive team. You should be a positive and enthusiastic person who loves working with children and helping them to strive for their best.  

Your numeracy and literacy skills will be strong enough to improve children's standards. You will be able to communicate effectively with children and adults, have a flexible attitude, good sense of humour and be friendly and approachable. Good time management and the ability to work using your own initiative are essential.  All applications will be considered and all relevant training will be given to the right candidate. 

Responsibilities may include:

  • Supporting groups of children in achieving the lesson objective in English, Maths and across all areas of the curriculum.
  • Leading groups of children or 1:1 intervention programmes.
  • Feeding back to the class teacher, sometimes keeping records of progress and behaviour.
  • Working with children to support any social, emotional, behavioural, personal care or medical needs.

Above all you need to like children, to want the very best for them and be prepared to put their needs first. Children will be at the heart of your work. You must be able to demonstrate that you understand the importance of educating the whole child.

Information about the school

We aim to provide a stable, caring environment in which children are happy to attend and are stimulated and keen to learn and develop their individual potential. We cater for a wide range of skills encouraging all children to achieve at their highest level.

Lady J is a popular, oversubscribed two form entry primary. Our 2015 and 2009 Ofsted inspections saw us graded as Outstanding in all areas; concluding that "Outstanding teaching inspires and motivates pupils to work hard in all subjects. As a result, pupils have a passion for learning and take great pride in their achievements" (Ofsted 2015) and describing us as "an outstanding school (where) high expectations coupled with a relentless ambition to be even better ensure that everyone aims for the stars!" (Ofsted 2009).

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Mr Phil Chantler
  • Address:Bridge Street, Wye, Ashford, Kent, TN25 5EA
  • Telephone: (01233) 812781
  • Email: s.swan@ladyj.kent.sch.uk
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.