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SEND Teaching Assistant - Special Needs Position

We are seeking to appoint highly efficient, flexible, friendly and reliable Teaching Assistants to join our team at Joy Lane Primary School in our Specialist Resourced Provision (ASD) which forms part of our inclusive school setting.

All posts are 35 hours per week (8.30am – 4pm), term time only plus 5 staff development days (39 weeks p.a.)

Pay: Kent Range 3 (£18,425 FTE)

We are looking for positive and enthusiastic people who love working with children and want to work as part of a team to ensure that all children, including those who have ASD and other diagnoses, achieve their potential in a fun, happy and safe environment.

Our children at Joy Lane are looking for a Teaching Assistant who:

  • Is fun and creative
  • Keeps calm
  • Uses lots of visuals
  • Celebrates our differences

All candidates should have a high standard of spoken and written English and Mathematics.  They should be good and effective communicators with children and adults, friendly and approachable, flexible and adaptable, able to work on their own initiative and with good time management skills.  A sense of humour also helps!

All candidates will have some experience and relevant qualifications/training relating to supporting learning in school e.g. NVQ level 2 or 3 in Child Care and Education/Supporting Teaching and Learning, training/experience working with children with autism. Candidates must have GCSE English and Mathematics grade C or above.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Supporting individuals and groups of children, with ASD and other diagnoses, in achieving lesson objectives, helping every individual to achieve their best
  • Providing effective feedback to children and teachers including appropriate record keeping to support learning process
  • To regularly evaluate children’s provision plans and to support updates to targets.
  • Understanding children as individuals and supporting them in overcoming any barriers to learning by supporting them knowledgeably and sensitively
  • Working in liaison with teachers to support the emotional, social and behavioural needs of children
  • Effective communication with parents/carers and other partners and professionals to achieve best possible outcomes for children
  • Preparation of learning resources in liaison with teachers
  • Assisting in the creation of effective displays
  • Participating in appropriate training to ensure every child is well understood and supported in reaching their full potential in all aspects of their school experience
  • Working in our Breakfast Club and/or After School Club if required

If you are interested in one of these posts please complete application form on this site.  Visits to school are encouraged.  Please telephone the school to arrange a visit, we have tours arranged for Wednesday 10th & Thursday 11th March at 4.15pm. If you have any further questions, please contact Miss Lynsey Rumbles on 01227 261430 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
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Teaching Assistant

We wish to appoint a Teaching Assistant to support children within KS1/KS2 classes

All posts are 35 hours per week, term time only plus 5 staff development days (39 weeks p.a.)

We are looking for positive and enthusiastic people who love working with children and want to work as part of a team to ensure that all children achieve their potential in a happy and safe environment.

All candidates should have a high standard of spoken and written English and mathematics.  They should be good and effective communicators with children and adults, friendly and approachable, flexible and adaptable, able to work on their own initiative and with good time management skills.  A sense of humour also helps!

Preferably candidates will have some experience and relevant qualifications/training relating to supporting learning in school e.g. NVQ level 2 or 3 in Child Care and Education/Supporting Teaching and Learning.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Supporting individuals and groups in achieving lesson objectives, helping every individual to achieve their best
  • Providing effective feedback to children and teachers including appropriate record keeping to support learning process
  • Understanding children as individuals and supporting them in overcoming any barriers to learning by supporting them knowledgeably and sensitively
  • Working in liaison with teachers to support the emotional, social and behavioural needs of children
  • Effective communication with parents/carers and other partners and professionals to achieve best possible outcomes for children
  • Preparation of learning resources in liaison with teachers
  • Assisting in the creation of effective displays
  • Participating in appropriate training to ensure every child is well understood and supported in reaching their full potential in all aspects of their school experience
  • Working in our Breakfast Club and/or After School Club if required

Please see relevant job descriptions for further details of the post and responsibilities

If you are interested in this post, please complete application form on this site.  Visits to school are encouraged and tours will be held on the 9th and 10th March at 4.15pm. Please telephone the school to arrange a visit. For further information, please contact Miss Lynsey Rumbles on 01227 261430 or email her at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
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