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Teaching Assistant - Part Time - Job Share

St Francis Catholic Primary School, Maidstone

  • Ref:KCC886-5207-67S
  • Posted:03/05/2022
  • Pay:KR3
  • Start Date:1st September 2022
  • App Close Date:27/05/2022 at 15:00
  • Interviews:Monday 13th June


We are looking for an experienced classroom assistant to work in a key stage one class. You should have experience of working in the classroom, with small groups and supporting individual pupils. 

This is a permanent, part time post and the successful candidate would be working for three days a week in a job share.

Experience of delivering small group interventions, and social and communication would also be an advantage. Strong literacy and numeracy skills are essential. 

The ideal candidate will be someone who is able to use their own initiative and also be able to work as part of a team. 

Empathy and an ability to establish good working relationships with staff, parents and pupils are essential.


  • GCSE English and maths or NVQ equivalent
  • The ability to take responsibility for small intervention groups 
  • Evidence of excellent communication and interpersonal skills

We can offer:

  • A fantastic team
  • excellent professional development opportunities
  • excellent induction process
  • lovely children

St Francis Catholic Primary School is committed to ensure that all steps are taken to recruit staff and volunteers who are safe to work with our pupils/students and have their welfare and protection as the highest priority. The Governing Body and School Leadership Team are responsible for ensuring that the school follows safe recruitment processes outlined within Guidance, including accurate maintenance of the Single Central Record; and an application, vetting and recruitment process which places safeguarding at its centre, regardless of employee or voluntary role.  

Information about the school

St Francis is a popular, inclusive, well- equipped primary school serving a wide Catholic community in Maidstone and beyond. We are a large two form entry school with over 420 pupils on roll. The school is housed in a modern building which includes an open plan library and up to date computer suite. All classes are well resourced and have interactive whiteboards and visualisers.

We are a hardworking, dedicated and enthusiastic team described by Ofsted as “an impressive professional workforce, committed to ensuring that all pupils make progress”. We are committed to enabling all children to achieve the very best they can through a dynamic, creative and questioning curriculum. Staff development is always focused on ensuring outstanding teaching and learning, with challenge for all.

Our most recent Ofsted inspection in September 2018, judged the school to be good in all areas.

Tolerance, mutual respect and understanding are central to the excellent relationships and standards of behaviour within the school.

Our children are energetic and friendly and enjoy taking responsibility for themselves and others. We believe in developing the whole child in a happy and safe environment where high expectations of learning and discipline ensure that all are able to achieve academically, spiritually and socially.

We provide an outstanding Catholic education with many opportunities for our children to become immersed in the liturgical life of the school and our parish through daily assemblies, masses and other services.

Our community is enriched through strong relationships with all stakeholders – children, staff, parents, governors and friends work together to secure the best outcomes for our children. You would receive a very warm welcome to our school community.

Job Contact Information

Fax: (01622) 771568


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We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our students. You are advised that this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and therefore this post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).