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Teaching Assistanr - Fixed Term

Tunstall CEP School, Sittingbourne

  • Ref:KCC886-3337-47S
  • Posted:12/09/2019
  • Pay:KR4
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:26/09/2019 at 09:00
  • Interviews:w/c 30th September


We are looking for an enthusiastic, hard-working and creative Teaching Assistant with experience and interest in Special Educational Needs to join our amazing team. It is essential for the candidate to have current experience of an Early Years or Key Stage One school environment. The candidate must be interested in a predominantly one to one role.

Do you consider yourself an outstanding team member with a passion for education? Do you have the capability to raise aspirations in the young people we work alongside, and create accessible learning for our vulnerable students? If so, we welcome you to apply.

The ideal candidate will have a passion for their role, will have a relentless focus on achieving the highest standards and will have a strong commitment to the inclusive, Christian ethos of the school. Previous experience with children who have special educational needs is preferable and experience of working in a school setting essential.  This position is for a fixed term contract post for 31.25 hours per week, term time for the academic year 2019-2020 which may be extended further.

Purpose of job:

Support teachers in the teaching and welfare of individual children to ensure they attain the targets set under their educational programmes. Working with groups and individuals across a class ensuring they are being supported and challenged to be the best learner they can be.

Essential qualities and skills

  • A willingness to uphold and promote the Christian ethos of the school
  • Current and significant EYFS or KS1 experience
  • A breadth of SEND experience
  • The ability to be flexible in working practices
  • Proven successful experience in relating to children in an education setting
  • Be able to develop positive working relationships with pupils and colleagues
  • The ability to work as a member of a team
  • Good literacy and mathematics skills up to GCSE standard
  • The ability to remain calm under pressure
  • Knowledge and understanding of the barriers to learning that pupils face.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the effects of social, economic and cultural issues that face young children.
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Good listening skills
  • The ability to be well organised and practical
  • The ability to diffuse conflict

Desirable qualities and skills

  • Knowledge of the National Curriculum programmes of study
  • Experience of running intervention and support groups
  • A willingness to undertake training to meet the demands of the job
  • Supporting qualifications e.g. First Aid, sports activity, SEND
  • IT skills
  • A working knowledge of supporting children with a range of SEND

Information about the school

Our Vision

‘We believe that God’s abundance is for everyone. Learning opportunities should be broad, inclusive and inspiring. Children must feel safe, secure and empowered to be risk takers. Creativity is nurtured and harnessed at every opportunity. We value each other’s uniqueness with dignity and respect’

A warm welcome to Tunstall Church of England Primary School and thank you for considering our amazing school for your career progression. Tunstall Church of England Primary School is an extremely popular and oversubscribed church school on the outskirts of Sittingbourne, Kent.

We are blessed with a spacious, stunning, purpose-built, modern premises and hope to be recognised by all who cross our boundary as a dedicated, outstanding school, which develops aspirations within pupils, an enthusiasm for learning and has delivered excellent academic results over many years.

Our pupils’ achievements are exemplary. From music to maths, science to serving community lunch to local residents, we support our children to be the best they can possibly be. This has been recognised by Ofsted who deemed us to be an ‘outstanding’ school in all areas. Our pupils’ attendance is excellent and this helps them to fully engage with our broad, exciting ‘Discovery Curriculum’.

Outdoor learning, active learning and the broadest offer possible of a wider curriculum, ensures all children can pursue the skills and knowledge necessary to follow their dreams. Our dedicated staff, extensive grounds and superb resources equip us well to provide our children with the best possible learning opportunities.

We value our bond with Tunstall Church very highly and promote our distinctively Christian Vision, Ethos and Values in everything that we do.

Job Contact Information

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.