Learning Support Assistant - Part-time

Whitstable Junior School, Whitstable

  • Ref:KCC886-2269-76S
  • Posted:13/02/2020
  • Pay:KR3-£17365 (pro rata) 24.5 hours per week
  • Start Date:14th April 2020
  • App Close Date:02/03/2020 at 12:00
  • Interviews:Week beginning 9th March 2020


We are looking for a fantastic 1:1 Learning Support Assistant for 5 mornings a week to work with a specific child to help them reach their full potential in all areas of school life. This support may be within class, in small groups or providing 1:1 interventions. 

Whilst experience of working in a primary school environment would be an advantage, it is more desirable that you are able to be highly flexible, have initiative, be skilled in de-escalation of situations and have a desire to forge positive relationships with children, staff and parents. You will need to have an understanding that some challenging behaviours require patience, distraction and most of all an attachment with the child, as well as believing that every child has their own interests and talents.

The hours are 8:30am to 1:00pm and part of the role is to provide 30 mins lunchtime supervision. Therefore, an ability to play, have fun, and actively supervise is essential.

Salary £17365 (pro rata) 24.5 hours per week, 43 paid weeks. The contract will be temporary for one year with a possibility of it extending.

A good standard of education is expected and we welcome visits to the school should you have any questions or would just like to visit and see us in action. Please phone the school office to book on a tour.

Interviews will be held week beginning 9th March 2020.

Whitstable Junior School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection and first aid training. An enhanced Disclosure Record check will also be carried out as well as 'Right to Work" in the UK.

Information about the school

Being located on the High Street and close to the seafront means we can take pride in being right in the heart of Whitstable, able to access the excellent facilities to enrich our children’s learning and play an important role in our local community.

We are truly an inclusive school and our intake reflects the diverse range of socio economic backgrounds and wide range of academic starting points. We strive for high standards to enable all children to attain their potential and our recent outcomes, especially for disadvantaged children have been impressive.

We do work hard at maintaining high standards in key areas of the curriculum but we also place a very high value on other aspects of schooling including the wide range of opportunities through our focus on the arts, respect for other cultures and faiths, sport and visits to the many places of interest locally.

We have a very strong emphasis on the children's well-being and are especially proud of our Well-Being Team.

We have a great team with everyone working towards our vision to be a school that is considered excellent by all the people and groups that have a part to play in helping us achieve our success.

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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.