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Teaching Assistant Teaching/Child Support - Fixed Term

Lydd Primary School, Lydd

  • Ref:KCC886-2059-51S
  • Posted:09/09/2019
  • Pay:KR3
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:16/09/2019 at 20:00
  • Interviews:TBC


An opportunity has arisen for a Teaching Assistant to work with KS2 pupils in our school. This will be both class, group and 1:1 support.

This is a fixed term position up to July 2020, term time only for 27.5hrs per week.

Pay Scale KR3 

We require a dedicated, flexible team player to join us at Lydd Primary School as a Teaching Assistant to provide support for pupils in Key Stage 2. 

Job requirements:

  • You will be joining a highly supportive and hardworking team. The person appointed needs to have excellent communication skills and be self-motivated. Training for specific interventions will be given.
  • A person who is flexible and can use their own initiative.
  • High standards and expectations.
  • Good behaviour management skills.
  • Experience in planning, monitoring, taking observations and assessment provision would be an advantage.
  • The position will involve working with pupils with specific needs on a one to one basis and at times within small groups. The role will be based in and out of the classroom and will involve implementing programmes of support designed specifically to meet the pupil’s needs.   
  • The ideal candidate should also have experience of liaising closely with the class teacher, the SENCO and other Teaching Assistants.
  • Experience of supporting pupils with an EHCP
  • A happy (and smiley) person with a good sense of humour!
  • An enjoyment of whole school themed events (occasionally including dressing up!).

A TA qualification or equivalent and previous experience is preferable.

As a school we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our children. Pre-employment and recruitment checks will be carried out.

This post is fixed term as it is dependent upon the pupils’ attendance at the school and high needs funding.

Information about the school

Lydd Primary School reopened as a part of The Village Academy in 2015, and since then, as OFSTED recently found, “has gone from strength to strength.”

We are an average sized primary school with a growing roll of hard working, polite and friendly children. The school has a team of friendly and skilful teachers who deliver a broad and interesting curriculum. We recently had our first inspection since becoming an Academy and were judged to be a good school with an outstanding early year’s provision. Our teachers work hard, but as OFSTED noted we are also aware of the importance of a good work-life balance and morale is high amongst staff. The school is well resourced, with large buildings, outdoor space and excellent local facilities for exploring learning outside the classroom.

Although Lydd is Kent's most southerly village, it is well connected by road to many main towns. It is an easy commute from Ashford (where many of the staff live), Hastings, Dover, Folkestone and Hythe. Do come and meet our friendly staff and wonderful children, you are sure of a warm welcome.

Job Contact Information

Fax: (01797) 321814

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.