Teaching Assistant 1:1 - Term Time

Up to £10,000
15 Nov 2020
24 Nov 2020
Contract Type
Part Time
Start Date: December 2020

1:1 Teaching Assistant

Kent Range 3

25 hours (Term Time) Temporary Contract

Required â€" December 2020

We wish to appoint an enthusiastic, friendly and talented Teaching Assistant to join our supportive teaching team to work across the school with a range of pupils.

This is an exciting opportunity to make a real difference to children’s development. Experience of working with children with specific learning needs is essential. You will be working in the classroom and implementing programmes of support designed specifically to meet pupils’ needs.

Our ideal candidate will be an energetic and confident team player who is able to demonstrate previous success working with special needs pupils in either a mainstream or specialist setting. You should also be able to evidence using your own initiative to support successful inclusion. You will have strong behaviour management skills balanced with a calm and friendly manner. You must be able to:
  • Demonstrate the use of Makaton signing
  • Have recent and current knowledge of Phonics and able to lead the teaching phonics for small groups
  • Have a current knowledge of the KS1 curriculum
  • Be prepared to work with children with SEMH needs
  • Be confident working with small groups within the classroom
  • Be flexible with hours

If you are passionate about developing the best possible learning environment and the highest standards of learning, are kind and patient with a desire to develop an excellent rapport with children & adults we would love to hear from you. A Teaching Assistant qualification of NVQ 1 or equivalent would be preferable.

In return we offer you:
  • A dedicated and supportive team of staff and governors.
  • Children who are friendly, hardworking and well behaved.
  • Supportive parents.
  • Opportunities for continued professional development.

Please email a letter of application to Mrs Sara Wakefield.

Closing Date: Friday 20th November 2020

Interviews: W/C Monday 23rd November 2020

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Appointments are subject to successful references and a satisfactory enhanced Criminal Records Disclosure.

Information about the school

St Peter’s is a one form entry Catholic primary school and part of the Kent Catholic Schools Partnership - a multi academy trust. From September 2019 the school entered into a shared leadership model with St Edwards Catholic Primary School in Sheerness with Sara Wakefield as the Executive Principal.

We are a happy and supportive staff team and children demonstrate excellent learning behaviours; parents actively support the school and we have a committed and effective Governing Body.

We endeavour to create a Christian Community in which the spiritual, moral, intellectual, physical and creative talents of all are nurtured. We strive to enable our pupils to contribute to the life of the Church and the society in which they live, by being active participants and acquiring effective personal skills and qualities of good citizenship.

We are very proud of our school community; it is a friendly, vibrant, happy place where everyone is valued. We aim to make sure that everyone who comes through our doors, for whatever purpose, experiences the warmth and love of Christ who is at the heart of all that we do. The unique worth of each child is celebrated and nurtured so that all our children are empowered to fulfil their potential whatever their gifts or talents.

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.