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1:1 Specialist Teaching Assistant - Fixed Term

Lower Halstow & Newington CEP Schools Federation

  • Ref:KCC-F44-7-S
  • Posted:06/09/2019
  • Pay:Kent Range 4
  • Start Date:ASAP
  • App Close Date:20/09/2019 at 12:00
  • Interviews:W/C 23/09/19

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Specialist Teaching Assistant required 1:1 support.

This is a fixed term position to support a Y2 child with a EHCP whilst High Needs Funding  is in place and will be reveiwed in July 2020, with a view to extend.

The post is for 30 hours p/wk (8.30am-3.00pm - includes 30min lunchbreak) Term time only (38weeks p/yr) 

We are looking for:

  • An experienced 1:1 Specialist Teaching Assistant to support a Y2 child working within the Early Years curriculum 
  • Someone with SEN experience, particularly speech, language and communication
  • Ideally someone with knowledge of Cued Articulation and other communication systems
  • Someone with a direct approach and high expectations for behaviour
  • Someone with a sense of humour, able to appreciate the joy in our learning community and engage with our supportive parent/carers.

We are able to offer:

  • A friendly, well-established team in a calm and purposeful learning environment
  • Support and guidance from our Executive Head Teacher and extended Leadership Team including our Inclusion Manager
  • Excellent school grounds with forest school, where opportunities for high quality outdoor learning are facilitated

Please use Kent's Online Application Form if you are interested in this vacancy.

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

This post involves working with children and therefore if successful you will be required to apply for a Disclosure and Barring Service records check at an enhanced level and have satisfactory references. We are committed to equality and diversity in employment practice and service delivery.

Information about the federation

Lower Halstow School and Newington CEP School are single form entry village Primary Schools for children aged 4-11. Both have close links with their village church and community and spacious school grounds with games pitches. Both Schools offer a safe secure learning environment and are well equipped with a variety of resources.

Lower Halstow School moved into its present building in October 2005 and offers many modern facilities such as a Sports Hall,ICT suite & Dining Hall. Newington was extended in 2000 with 4 new Classrooms and Library and the original building has recently been renovated.

We have supportive Governors and parents and our pupils are happy, polite, enthusiastic and are proud of their school.We are constantly striving to improve the opportunities for all and are always looking for new ways to make learning engaging and effective. Both schools have been graded Good in recent inspections in March and May 2019. Please read our reports to get a feel for our ethos or look at our twitter feeds @lowerhalstowsch or @NewingtonCEP

The schools work closely together with Subject Leaders and Teachers planning together and supporting each other as needed. There is no 'rule' and we allow each year group team to establish the most effective way of working. This helps with workload and we have a minimal marking policy which also supports this. Work life balance is important to us and we are open to creative ways of working in order to achieve this.

We are committed to ongoing professional development and our support staff regularly access local training.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Dawn Hogg
  • Address:Lower Halstow & Newington CEP Schools Federation,
    School Lane,
    Lower Halstow,
    ME9 7ES
  • Telephone: 01795 842344
  • Email:



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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.