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SEN Teaching Assistant - Part-time

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

  • Ref:KCC886-3339-60S
  • Posted:06/01/2020
  • Pay:Kent Range 3 £10,485 pro rata to FTE of £17,365
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:13/01/2020 at 15:30
  • Interviews:To be advised



SEN Teaching Assistant with Specialism in BSL

We are looking to appoint a Teaching Assistant who can support a Hearing Impaired Year 6 pupil on a 1:1 basis.  This is a temporary role up until the pupil leaves in July 2020.  The post is for 27 hours per week, working every day of the week during term time.

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 you will have:

  • A clear understanding of what it means to be ‘deaf aware’ and a strong sense of the importance of inclusion
  • British Sign Language Level 2; (or at least Level 1 and a willingness to train to Level 2)
  • The skills required to maintain and check  specialist equipment, including hearing aids (or happy to acquire these)
  • Previous experience of working with children; awareness/experience of pre and post teaching
  • Some experience of providing interventions to develop motor skills is desirable
  • High standards of work ethic and self-motivation
  • Good literacy and mathematical skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and organisational skills
  • The ability to form positive relationships with children and adults
  • High standards of personal presentation, punctuality, professional standards & team work


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

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.