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1:1 Teaching Assistant - Part-time

Whitstable & Seasalter Endowed C of E Junior Sch., Whitstable

  • Ref:KCC886-3339-57S
  • Posted:06/09/2019
  • Pay:KR3 pro rata to £17,365
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:16/09/2019 at 15:00
  • Interviews:19 September 2019


1:1 SEN Teaching Assistant - Starting as soon as possible

We are looking for a 1:1 Teaching Assistant who can support a Year 3 pupil to help them excel in all areas of school life.  The post is for 16.5 hours per week, working every morning of the week during term time from 9am to 12.15pm during Literacy and Maths.  This contract is temporary and supported by High Needs funding which is reviewed annually.

As with other roles in the school, this post involves regular contact with children and staff and therefore the successful candidate needs to be able to relate well to children and adults alike.  A sense of humour is a MUST, as well as a ‘common-sense’ approach to the job and the ability to show initiative and adapt to any situation that may arise.  Ideally, in applying for this post and to join an ‘Outstanding’ team you will have:

  • Experience in teaching children phonics, reading and early mathematic concepts is essential
  • Good literacy and mathematical skills
  • Previous experience of working with children with emotional needs
  • Previous experience of precision teaching
  • Previous experience of working with children; awareness/experience of pre and post teaching
  • Some experience  of providing interventions to develop speech and language skills and knowledge in ‘Language through Colour’ would be beneficial
  • High standards of work ethic and self-motivation
  • Excellent interpersonal and organisational  skills
  • The ability to form positive relationships with children and adults
  • High standards of personal presentation, punctuality, professional standards and team work
  • Any previous training in fizzy, sensory circuits, cued articulation; creating social stories would be advantageous
  • Confidence to attend and contribute in review meetings with parents and outside agencies
  • Skills to be able to create resources and develop strategies to support the child
  • Develop a multi-sensory approach to learning

You will be expected to undertake all necessary training related to this role; as and when requested by the Headteacher.

Starting salary will be on Kent Range  (KR3).  £6,310.08 (pro rata to FTE of £17,365)


Whitstable & Seasalter Endowed Church of England (Aided) Junior 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 is underpinned by robust processes and procedures that seek to maximise opportunity, minimise risk and continuously promote a culture of safeguarding amongst our workforce.  All successful applicants will be required to complete an enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service and check against the ISA Barred List for children. Appointed staff are also expected to follow a robust Code of Conduct in accordance with our church school’s Christian Values.


Information about the school

We are a Church of England Aided Junior school, situated in the heart of Whitstable. Each year we admit 48 children from our local infant feeder schools and we have six classes. Locally we are known as 'The Endowed' and we describe ourselves as an old school with a young heart.

Our children come from all sorts of different backgrounds. Our parents, friends, governors and our local churches give amazing support and this, together with the dedication of a very experienced and caring staff, make The Endowed the Outstanding school that it is.

Our School's Vision and Values

As a school family, living and learning with a thirst for knowledge, we delight in everyone’s achievements sharing joy and laughter along the way. Within the love of God we nurture aspirations, celebrate each other’s individuality enabling all to flourish. We let our lights shine in school, our community and the World beyond. LOVE - JOY - GOODNESS - RESILIENCE - TRUST Let your light shine. Matthew 5: 14-16

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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.