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Teaching Assistant for Our Speech and Language Specialist Resource Provision (SRP) - Part-time

River Primary School, Dover

  • Ref:KCC886-2312-203S
  • Posted:30/03/2021
  • Pay:KR3
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:19/04/2021 at 09:00
  • Interviews:Wednesday 21st April


Do you have experience of working in a primary school? Do you have experience or an interest in supporting children with Speech and Language difficulties? This unique and interesting role could be right for you! 

We currently have 12 children in our SRP from Foundation Stage to Year 5 with an EHCP for Speech, Language and Communication Needs. The children access highly personalised support in the SRP but are also fully included in a range of high quality learning opportunities within their mainstream classes. We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated Teaching Assistant to support children in our SRP.

Are you the right person to take advantage of this unique opportunity within our Speech and Language SRP team to support the development and progress of our children? Please make sure that your application reflects the range of your skills and experience, which would make you the ideal candidate to join our team.

The successful candidate will:

  • Deliver high quality personalised interventions and support on a 1:1 or small group basis to enable children to make progress against their personalised targets
  • Be willing to learn and implement strategies to support children with speech, language and communication difficulties, and help them access the curriculum across the Primary phase
  • Have a passion for making a difference and the ability to be flexible in order to meet children’s needs
  • Work in partnership with the SRP Teacher and HLTA, and our Speech and Language Therapist, to achieve high quality provision for our children.

Candidates must have experience of working in a primary school setting.

We are looking for candidates who can support the inclusive and caring ethos of our school and who have the qualifications, experience and willingness to form and sustain positive relationships with children and staff, and be flexible in their approach to meet children’s needs.

Candidates should have the minimum qualifications of 5 GCSEs at C/passes or above including English and Maths, and/ or NVQ Level 3 or above.

This is a permanent position. The hours are 8.45 to 3.00, Monday to Friday, term time only.

Information about the school

As a school we will offer you:

  • A learning community which values ideas, initiative, positivity and creativity
  • Great opportunities for professional development consistent with your own aims and the needs of the children. Tell us what your aspirations are so that we can support them.
  • Inquisitive children who enjoy coming to school, are well behaved and love to learn
  • A warm, friendly and successful staff team who work together effectively and support each other in meeting the needs of our children.
  • A positive, supportive and stimulating learning environment for staff and children.
  • Opportunities to both lead and engage in professional learning across our federation and within our Learning Hub.

Due to current COVID restrictions visits to the school are limited but we would encourage you to contact us to discuss the role.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Mr Neil Brinicombe
  • Address:Lewisham Rd, River, Kent, CT17 0PP
  • Telephone: 01304 822516
  • Email:
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.