Pay £65 per day


Posted Sunday 5th Jan 2020

Start Date Saturday 1st Feb 2020

Close Date Friday 31st Jan 2020

Key Stage Key stage 1

Job Description

Kent Teaching Solutions are working with a school near Canterbury who are looking to appoint an experienced, committed and enthusiastic Teaching Assistant to support pupils in the classroom and sometimes working on a 1:1 and small group basis.

There are some SEN needs so any experience with SEN is desirable. The headteacher specifically requires someone with a lot of experience in this role.

This is a full time, long-term/ongoing position (term time only).


We are looking for:

  • A teaching assistant to support students in KS1 on a whole class, small group and 1:1 basis
  • A teaching assistant with a lot of experience
  • Someone who can engage with supportive teaching staff, parents and carers

You’ll need:

  • Sensitivity and understanding for building good relationships with children
  • Excellent verbal communication skills for motivating children to learn
  • Active listening skills to understand the children’s' needs
  • Patience and the ability to remain calm in stressful situations
  • To be flexible and open to change for working on different activities
  • To enjoy working with other people
  • The ability to teach pupils how to do something
  • The ability to create the best conditions for learning or teaching new things
  • To be able to carry out basic tasks on a computer or tablet
  • SEN experience desirable

Duties may include:

  • Getting the classroom ready for lessons and clearing away afterwards
  • Listening to children read or reading to them
  • Helping children who need extra support
  • Helping teachers prepare materials that match development needs
  • Supervising group activities, including outings and sports events
  • Helping teachers manage class behaviour
  • Looking after children who are upset or unwell
  • Leading classes with help from the teacher

The school is a small Church of England School, between Canterbury and Dover and is a place of learning where all are cared for and supported. The school has high expectations of all, so they fulfil their God given aspirations within and outside their small school community. Following the example of Jesus, they trust each other, valuing everyone’s unique contribution. 


If you are interested in the above role, please do not hesitate to apply, or call 01622 804025 to discuss this role. Alternatively, feel free to email your CV to

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and adults therefore all successful appointments are subject to relevant qualifications, satisfactory references, enhanced DBS and relevant checks being made.

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