Teaching Assistant
  • Employer: Saxon Way Primary School
  • Reference: SWPS/21/159714
  • Published: Thu 22/07/2021, 18:22 PM
  • Closing on: Wed 11/08/2021, 17:00 PM
  • Working Pattern: Term Time
  • Hours: 32.5 hours per week
  • Salary: £15,000 - £19,999 Range subject to experience.
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Saxon Way Primary School, Kent

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Teaching Assistant

We are looking to appoint highly motivated teaching assistants 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. 

We would really like to meet you if you if you are passionate about working with children and have the ability to inspire learning, excellence and support development. 

You should have a high standard of general education with good numeracy and literacy skills.  You will be able to communicate effectively with children and adults, have a flexible attitude, good sense of humour and be friendly and approachable. Experience of working with children, good time management and the ability to work flexibly using your own initiative are essential.  All applications will be considered and while SEN experience would be an advantage, it is not essential as relevant training will be given to the right candidate.  

The main focus of the role is to provide 1:1 support to pupils in receipt of high needs funding, but your responsibilities may include:-

  • Supporting children in achieving the lesson objective in English, Maths and across all areas of the curriculum, including the early years profile
  • Leading 1:1 and group intervention programmes
  • Feeding back to the class teacher, maintaining records of progress and behaviour
  • Working with children to support any social, emotional, behavioural, personal care or medical needs
  • Liaising with parents and external professionals 

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 and that you will never settle for anything less than the very best for them and are prepared to put their needs first but never use those needs as an excuse for not reaching their full potential.

In cases where we receive a high volume of applications for a post, we may bring the closing date forward.  Therefore you are advised to submit your completed application form as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

Thank you for your interest in becoming part of our school community.

Saxon Way is a popular and high performing school within Medway and we are proud of the impact that we are making on the lives of our young people.

We have a strong vision based on our belief in developing Proud Traditions, Wide Horizons and High Achievement and supported by our family of Griffin Schools. Our collegiate working with our closest GST partner schools in Medway, enables us to offer excellent educational experiences for our pupils. As GST schools, we do not teach young people to know their place in society but rather discover their talents and passions and to take their place in society, making a difference wherever their futures take them.

As a valued member of our family you will;

Work with people who are committed to developing your talents, both professionally and personally

Be given the best opportunities as a Teaching Assistant within our school.

The benefits;

Saxon Way Primary School is a popular, two form entry primary school with a Nursery, close to Gillingham Station. We pride ourselves on reflecting our proud history and heritage in our values and our ethos. We offer a tailored programme of CPD to ensure all of our team are aspirational and striving for their own successes.

We are looking for a creative, vibrant practitioner who believes that high quality relationships and engagement are key to unlocking a child's full potential.

How to Apply

Please complete the attached application form and send with a covering letter to office@saxon-way.medway.sch.uk

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