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  • Start date details

    As soon as Possible

  • Closing date

    15 June 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    26 May 2023

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

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Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Full time: 35 hours per week. 8.15 am - 3.45 pm

Contract type

Fixed term - One year, likely to extend

Full-time equivalent salary

£20,292 - £20961 ACTUAL Salary

What skills and experience we're looking for

We are looking for a very special person to be a TA in our Specialist Resource Provision for children with Social Emotional Mental Health (SEMH) needs. The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate existing effective practice for children with SEMH.

The successful TA will be experienced in working with children with a range of Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) and their families. They will be confident in working with professionals from other agencies. They will have outstanding practice, and demonstrate the ability to work independently as well as part of a team.

The TA will work within our SRP, under the direction of the Teacher in Charge as part of the existing Inclusion Team. They will implement exciting, innovative strategies and interventions that will engage pupils within the SRP and have a significant impact on progress. They will help ensure provision closely matches the needs of each individual as outlined in their Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP). The role demands a clear understanding of nurture principles and the social and emotional aspects of learning. We would be particularly interested in someone who has experience of working with children with complex SEND in a mainstream or in a specialist setting.

This amazing TA needs to:

  • Model consistently excellent, inclusive classroom practice
  • Be committed to providing a wide range of experiences that will inspire and embed learning for children with SEND
  • Demonstrate a passion for learning and inclusion
  • Be able to work creatively to engage the wider family and community in children’s learning in order to best meet their needs
  • Be committed to our nurturing ethos in order to grow confident and happy learners
  • Be patient and solution focussed in order to secure the best outcomes for each individual
  • Enjoy being an active part of a dynamic, focussed team

What the school offers its staff

King Athelstan is a happy and diverse community school working to improve educational outcomes and opportunities for children from the local community. We have 2 Year Old Provision, a Children’s Centre on site and Extended School provision in line with our vision of “Inspiring Excellence.” We offer a happy, dedicated and very supportive staff team and we provide excellent professional development opportunities. We work hard to put children’s welfare and happiness at the heart of everything we do. We have an onsite car park for staff to use and are a short walk from Kingston town centre.

Many of our TAs go on to teacher training positions and are also good experience for those with an interest in child psychology.

Commitment to safeguarding

The Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames is an equal opportunities employer. This authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

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About King Athelstan Primary School

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 2 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
464 pupils enrolled
Age range
2 to 11

King Athelstan Primary School is a two form entry, community primary school close to the centre of Kingston upon Thames.

We provide education for children from 3 to 11 years in our school (currently 419 pupils) and also offer a wide range of services and activities for 0-5 year olds and their families through Kingston Town Children’s Centre that is also based on our site.

We offer a happy, dedicated and very supportive staff team and we provide excellent professional development opportunities. We work hard to put children’s welfare and happiness at the heart of everything we do. Ofsted rating, July 2022 : Good Our school was judged by Ofsted as “good” in July 2022.; We are proud of our school: Come as you are and leave us great.

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