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Early Years Support Assistant - Term Time

Lower Halstow & Newington CEP Schools Federation

  • Ref:KCC-F44-16-S
  • Posted:23/11/2021
  • Pay:KR3 (18425 pro rata)
  • Start Date:January 2022
  • App Close Date:07/12/2021 at 09:00
  • Interviews:w/c 13/12/21

Schools this job is for


We are looking for a Teaching Assistant for a 1:1 child at Lower Halstow School in EYFS with ASD, no behaviour issues.  We have secured funding, therefore have an exciting opportunity for someone to join our team and develop their skills in this area.  We are looking for an experienced TA to join us until the end of the academic year and possibly longer term.  Experience in speech and language would be an advantage but full training is available so this is not essential.  You will have support & guidance from our Speech and Language Higher Level Teaching Assistant and our speech therapist. 

Our most important requirements are finding someone who

-can model good speech

-is committed to helping every child achieve their potential

-is willing to undertake CPD

-shares our caring ethos

-has some previous experience working in a school

The post will be for 25 hrs a week.

If you think this opportunity to develop your experience and skills in this specialist area interests you then please contact Claire Keitch, our Inclusion Manager, for an informal discussion or to arrange a visit to the school. 01795 842300  office@lower-halstow.kent.sch.uk   Shortlisting will take place on Tuesday 7th December with interviews week commencing 13/12/21.


Previous applicants need not apply.

Information about the federation

Lower Halstow School and Newington CEP School are single form entry village Primary Schools for children aged 4-11. Both have close links with their village church and community and spacious school grounds with games pitches. Both Schools offer a safe secure learning environment and are well equipped with a variety of resources.

Lower Halstow School moved into its present building in October 2005 and offers many modern facilities such as a Sports Hall,ICT suite & Dining Hall. Newington was extended in 2000 with 4 new Classrooms and Library and the original building has recently been renovated.

We have supportive Governors and parents and our pupils are happy, polite, enthusiastic and are proud of their school.We are constantly striving to improve the opportunities for all and are always looking for new ways to make learning engaging and effective. Both schools have been graded Good in recent inspections in March and May 2019. Please read our reports to get a feel for our ethos or look at our twitter feeds @lowerhalstowsch or @NewingtonCEP

We are committed to ongoing professional development and our staff regularly access local training. The schools work closely together with subject leaders and teachers planning together and supporting each other as needed. There is no 'rule' and we allow each year group team to establish the most effective way of working. This helps with workload and we have a minimal marking policy which also supports this. We also subscribe to a wide range of planning and resource websites to ensure your time and energy is focused in the classroom and to support teacher well-being. Work life balance is important to us and we are open to creative ways of working in order to achieve this.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Dawn Hogg
  • Address:Lower Halstow & Newington CEP Schools Federation,
    School Lane,
    Lower Halstow,
    ME9 7ES
  • Telephone: 01795 842344
  • Email:



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We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our students. You are advised that this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and therefore this post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).