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Teaching Assistant - Key Stage 2 - Fixed Term

Lady Joanna Thornhill (Endowed) Primary School, Ashford

  • Ref:KCC886-3284-95S
  • Posted:21/01/2022
  • Pay:Kent Range 3
  • Start Date:ASAP
  • App Close Date:25/01/2022 at 12:00
  • Interviews:Wednesday, 2nd February 2022

Advert

We are looking to appoint a highly motivated Teaching Assistant to join our talented and supportive team. You should be a positive and enthusiastic person who loves working with children and helping them to strive for their best.  

Your numeracy and literacy skills will be strong enough to improve children's standards. You will be able to communicate effectively with children and adults, have a flexible attitude, good sense of humour and be friendly and approachable. Good time management and the ability to work using your own initiative are essential.  All applications will be considered and all relevant training will be given to the right candidate. 

Responsibilities may include:

  • Supporting groups of children in achieving the lesson objective in English, Maths and across all areas of the curriculum.
  • Leading groups of children or 1:1 intervention programmes.
  • Feeding back to the class teacher, sometimes keeping records of progress and behaviour.
  • Working with children to support any social, emotional, behavioural, personal care or medical needs.

Above all you need to like children, to want the very best for them and be prepared to put their needs first. Children will be at the heart of your work. You must be able to demonstrate that you understand the importance of educating the whole child.

Information about the school

Lady Joanna is a two-form entry endowed primary school, in the centre of the idyllic village of Wye. It is set in amazing grounds and the outside area is being further developed into a really special and exciting space for the children.

At Lady Joanna, we aim to provide a stable, caring, learning environment in which children are happy to attend, are stimulated, keen to learn and flourish. We provide for a wide range of ability and are committed to providing equal opportunities and extra support to those who are vulnerable or have special needs. Our curriculum is for the Head, Heart and Hand and this means we want to provide an expansive education. We love to celebrate the children’s achievements, whether academic, sports, music, art or otherwise, champion equality and promote diversity.

Lady Joanna is a UNICEF Rights Respecting School, which empowers the children to learn more about their rights and how they work in practice. The school also supports children to become courageous advocates through the School Council and we are proud of our environment and promote environmental issues.

Lady Joanna is a member of CARE Foundation Trust which is a group of 10 local primary schools. This provides support and shared learning opportunities across the trust.

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 posts are subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Ms R Foster
  • Address:Bridge Street, Wye, Ashford, Kent, TN25 5EA
  • Telephone: (01233) 812781
  • Email: s.swan@ladyj.kent.sch.uk

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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).