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Teaching Assistant - Part-time

River Primary School, River

  • Ref:KCC886-2312-171S
  • Posted:10/09/2019
  • Pay:KR3
  • Start Date:October 2019
  • App Close Date:20/09/2019 at 12:00
  • Interviews:Tuesday 24th September 2019


Vacancy River Primary School

KS2 Part Time Teaching Assistant

Are you passionate about supporting children, recognising individual qualities and strengths, and aspiring to attain excellence in learning support? We are seeking to appoint a Teaching Assistant to join our committed, enthusiastic and skilled TA team. The role involves using your strengths and initiative to provide support to meet children’s needs and raise attainment. This contract is temporary to support the learning needs of a pupil in Year 5, and is likely to be for the rest of this academic year in the first instance, when funding and pupil needs will be reviewed.

The ideal candidate will be an enthusiastic, patient and motivated individual, with experience of supporting children in Key Stage 2. Are you the right person to take advantage of this opportunity? Please make sure that your application reflects the full range of skills and experience which you would bring to the post, which would make you the ideal candidate.

The successful candidate will:

  • Enable children to access learning experiences in their mainstream classroom by supporting them when they experience barriers to learning and by developing resilience and positive engagement
  • Have a secure knowledge and understanding of the curriculum in Key Stage 2
  • Have a positive outlook; be patient, with a sense of optimism and the ability to be flexible in order to meet children’s needs
  • Deliver high quality personalised support on a 1:1 or small group basis to enable children to develop strategies to help them to manage their emotions and responses
  • Work in partnership with the teaching team in Year 5 to ensure consistent approaches and strategies for identified children
  • Have 5 GCSE grades C/4 or above, including English and Maths; or Cache Diploma in Childcare, Learning and Development Level 4, or minimum qualification of NVQ L3.
  • Have experience of working with children in a primary school; including those with additional needs.

Every child deserves a champion, an adult who will never give up on them, who understands the power of connection, and insists that they become the best that they can possibly be.

Salary: KR3 Hours per week: 17.5 (11.30am to 3.00pm Monday to Friday)

River Primary School is committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children


Information about the school

As a school we will offer you:

  • A learning community which values ideas, initiative, positivity and creativity
  • Great opportunities for professional development consistent with your own aims and the needs of the children. Tell us what your aspirations are so that we can support them.
  • Inquisitive children who enjoy coming to school, are well behaved and love to learn
  • A warm, friendly and successful staff team who work together effectively and support each other in meeting the needs of our children.
  • A positive, supportive and stimulating learning environment for staff and children.
  • Opportunities to both lead and engage in professional learning across our federation and within our Learning Hub.

Candidates are encouraged to view the school in action and are very welcome to make an appointment at a mutually convenient time.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Mrs Claire Eggleston - Executive Headteacher
  • Address:River Primary School, Lewisham Road, River, Dover, Kent, CT17 0PP
  • Telephone: (01304) 822516
  • Email: office@river.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.