1:1 Teaching Assistant - Fixed Term

Godinton Primary School, Ashford

  • Ref:KCC886-2625-90S
  • Posted:29/06/2020
  • Pay:KR3 £18,039 FTE (Actual - £10,725.00)
  • Start Date:September 2020
  • App Close Date:08/07/2020 at 12:00
  • Interviews:Week beginning 13th July


We are seeking to appoint a highly effective, caring and enthusiastic Teaching Assistant to join our friendly and supportive team from September 2020 to 31st August 2021. This will be a fixed term contract for 1 year, working 26.25 hours per week, Monday to Friday between the hours of 09:00 to 15.15, term time only (working hours may increase slightly to enable support at lunchtimes). 

The position will involve providing 1:1 support for a child in KS1 with complex social, emotional and speech and language needs. These complex needs impact on communication between the child, adults and his peers as well as learning and behaviour. The successful candidate will be able to work with a personalised curriculum and as part of a team around a child which will include work in small groups with other children within the year group. There is likely to be a need for some liaison with outside agencies as well as other staff within the school as part of the role so good personal communication will be necessary.

Successful candidates will:

  • have experience of working with pupils with Special Educational Needs and of delivering a personalised curriculum
  • be confident in supporting pupils with social communication difficulties
  • show positive skills in supporting emotional well-being, and behavioural development
  • be able to improve the communication and interaction of the supported pupil.
  • have high expectations for children’s behaviour
  • be committed to supporting children’s learning
  • Be used to working closely with the Class Teacher, SENCO and external professionals
  • have an understanding of school safeguarding and SEND policies and the need for confidentiality
  • be adaptable, cheerful and willing to work as part of a team
  • be willing to undertake training if needed

The closing date for applications is Wednesday 8th July 2020 with interviews planned for the week beginning 13th July 2020. 

Early applications are welcomed and will be short-listed upon receipt. If sufficient strong applications are received this vacancy will close early.

With school visits currently not possible, please contact the school for an informal chat should you wish to find out more about the role and our school. We urge candidates to explore our school website to learn more about our school ethos and values.  Please contact us on 01233 621616 or clairewilliams@godinton.kent.sch.uk for any further information.

Please see our school website www.godinton.kent.sch.uk for further information about Godinton Primary.

'The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS Disclosure, satisfactory references and  pre-employment health screening.' 

Information about the school

Welcome to Godinton Primary School.

When you step inside our school, you will find an exciting environment of creativity and discovery, where children’s natural curiosity is stimulated and their capacity to learn is nurtured. We are very proud of our ethos, which provides a supportive, family atmosphere with an emphasis on ensuring that our children are happy and confident individuals who love coming to school.

At Godinton Primary School, our team works hard to provide every child with a well-rounded education, enabling them to reach their full potential and succeed wherever their strengths and skills may lie. We strive for academic excellence in our pupils but believe that this should be delivered alongside an enriching and creative curriculum.

We enjoy stand-alone Academy status and have been graded as GOOD by Ofsted at our last inspection (March 2018).

Tucked safely away on the Godinton Park Estate, its only when you step within the school gate that you can fully appreciate the school’s privileged outside space.

Our school grounds are both extensive and beautiful, stretching around the entire building and providing a wonderful natural backdrop. Children at Godinton benefit from vast playing fields, adventure play areas, two playgrounds and a thriving wildlife garden and environmental area. A broad area of woodland, also within the grounds, provides an inspiring space for curriculum enrichment, as a stimulus for poetry or creative writing or as the location for scientific nature trails.

We look forward to welcoming you to our school, where you can see for yourself what a special place Godinton Primary School is.

Miss Jill Talbot


Job Contact Information

  • Name:Claire Williams (School Business Manager)
  • Address:Godinton Primary School, Lockholt Close, Ashford, Kent, TN23 3JR
  • Telephone: 01233 621616
  • Email: clairewilliams@godinton.kent.sch.uk

Fax: 01233 640564


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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.