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1:1 Teaching Assistant - Part-time

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

  • Ref:KCC886-3339-76S
  • Posted:27/07/2021
  • Pay:Kent Range 3 £6,782 (pro rata to FTE of £18,425)
  • Start Date:September 2021
  • App Close Date:31/08/2021 at 09:00
  • Interviews:Week commencing 12 July


We are looking for a Teaching Assistant who can support children who are working well below age related expectations and who have additional SEND; to help them excel in all areas of school life.  The post is initially for 16.25 hours per week, during term time, but more hours may be available depending on funding.  This contract is temporary and supported by High Needs funding which is reviewed annually.

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 and to join an ‘Outstanding’ team you will have: 

  • Experience in teaching children phonics, reading and early mathematics concepts is essential
  • Good literacy and mathematical skills
  • Previous experience of working with children with emotional needs
  • Previous experience of precision teaching
  • Previous experience of working with children; awareness/experience of pre and post teaching
  • Some experience  of providing interventions to develop speech and language skills and knowledge in ‘Language through Colour’ would be beneficial
  • High standards of work ethic and self-motivation
  • Excellent interpersonal and organisational  skills
  • The ability to form positive relationships with children and adults
  • High standards of personal presentation, punctuality, professional standards and team work
  • Any previous training in fizzy, sensory circuits, cued articulation; creating social stories would be advantageous
  • Confidence to attend and contribute in review meetings with parents and outside agencies
  • Skills to be able to create resources and develop strategies to support the child
  • Develop a multi-sensory approach to learning
  • Understanding of different SEND such as Autism, ADHD, ODD, ADD, Anxiety, Attachment

In applying for this position, we expect all members of our school staff to continue with professional development and to seek opportunities to increase their knowledge and skill.  The school is fully committed to continued professional development and expects all staff to undertake training as and when required.  You will also be able to enter the LGPS and work alongside an experienced, caring and happy school team.

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. From September 2021 we will be admitting 60 children into Year 3 from our local infant feeder schools. We are at the start of our expansion and will have seven classes in September 2021, eventually growing to eight classes in total by 2024. 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

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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.