Teaching Assistant - Part-time

Joy Lane Primary School, Whitstable

  • Ref:KCC886-3910-44S
  • Posted:05/02/2020
  • Pay:KR3
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:27/02/2020 at 09:00
  • Interviews:5th March 2020


We are seeking to appoint highly efficient, flexible, friendly and reliable Teaching Assistants to join our team at Joy Lane Primary School within the mainstream classrooms and our Specialist Resourced Provision (ASD) which forms part of our inclusive school setting.


All posts are 35 hours per week (8.30am – 4pm), term time only plus 5 staff development days (39 weeks p.a.)

Pay: Kent Range 3 (£17,365 - £17,411 FTE)


We are looking for positive and enthusiastic people who love working with children and want to work as part of a team to ensure that all children, including those who have ASD and other diagnoses, achieve their potential in a fun, happy and safe environment.


Our children at Joy Lane are looking for a Teaching Assistant who:

  1. Is fun and creative
  2. Keeps calm
  3. Uses lots of visuals
  4. Celebrates our differences


All candidates should have a high standard of spoken and written English and Mathematics. They should be good and effective communicators with children and adults, friendly and approachable, flexible and adaptable, able to work on their own initiative and with good time management skills.  A sense of humour also helps!


All candidates will have some experience and relevant qualifications/training relating to supporting learning in school e.g. NVQ level 2 or 3 in Child Care and Education/Supporting Teaching and Learning, training/experience working with children with autism. Candidates must have GCSE English and Mathematics grade C or above.


Responsibilities will include:

  1. Supporting individuals and groups of children, with ASD and other diagnoses, in achieving lesson objectives, helping every individual to achieve their best
  2. Providing effective feedback to children and teachers including appropriate record keeping to support learning process
  3. To regularly evaluate children’s provision plans and to support updates to targets.
  4. Understanding children as individuals and supporting them in overcoming any barriers to learning by supporting them knowledgeably and sensitively
  5. Working in liaison with teachers to support the emotional, social and behavioural needs of children
  6. Effective communication with parents/carers and other partners and professionals to achieve best possible outcomes for children
  7. Preparation of learning resources in liaison with teachers
  8. Assisting in the creation of effective displays
  9. Participating in appropriate training to ensure every child is well understood and supported in reaching their full potential in all aspects of their school experience
  10. Working in our Breakfast Club and/or After School Club if required


If you are interested in one of these posts, please complete application form on this site. Visits to school are encouraged.  Please telephone the school to arrange a visit; we have tours arranged for Thursday 13th February 2020 at 9.30am and 4pm and Tuesday 25th February 2020 at 9.30am.

Information about the school

Joy Lane School Community includes a PVI Nursery and a Special Resourced Provision (ASD) which is set in beautiful, extensive grounds near to Whitstable beach and town centre. We have just over 560 children attending our Nursery, Oysters SRP and twenty mainstream school learning environments; the School also benefits from its wonderful swimming pool. We are a supportive collaborative team which is committed to promoting a love of learning, for life, for the whole community. Our strong and inclusive ethos begins with the belief that everyone can succeed and combines positive personal values with the highest academic achievement.

We are committed to providing quality professional development for our school team and work closely with EKLA, our Teaching School Alliance and Coastal Alliance Co-operative Trust (CACoT), our local collaborative of 14 Schools. Our joint vision is to support the best learning outcomes and education for children.

Joy Lane is committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of our children. The successful candidate will be subjected to an enhanced DBS disclosure.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Miss Lynsey Rumbles
  • Address:Joy Lane, Whitstable, Kent, CT5 4LT
  • Telephone: (01227) 261430
  • Email: hr@joylane.kent.sch.uk

Fax: 01227 261572

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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.