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Teaching Assistant - Term Time

Joy Lane Primary School, Whitstable

  • Ref:KCC886-3910-65S
  • Posted:05/05/2022
  • Pay:KR3 £18425 (pro rata)
  • Start Date:ASAP
  • App Close Date:03/06/2022 at 09:00
  • Interviews:8th and 15th June 2022


We are seeking to appoint highly efficient, flexible, friendly and reliable Teaching Assistants to join our team at Joy Lane Primary School within the mainstream classrooms.


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 (£18425, 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 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. Candidates must have GCSE English and Mathematics grade C or above.


Responsibilities will include:

  • Supporting individuals and groups of children, 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 you are interested in one of these posts, please complete the application form on this site. Tours are available.


If you require further information please email Lynsey Rumbles on hr@joylane.kent.sch.uk or call 01227 261430


Good Luck!


Information about the school

Joy Lane School Community includes a PVI Nursery and a Special Resourced Provision (ASD) which is set in beautiful, extensive grounds near to Whitstable beach and town centre. We have just over 650 children attending our Nursery, Oysters SRP and twenty one mainstream school learning environments; the School also benefits from its wonderful swimming pool. We are a supportive collaborative team which is committed to promoting a love of learning, for life, for the whole community. Our strong and inclusive ethos begins with the belief that everyone can succeed and combines positive personal values with the highest academic achievement.

We are committed to providing quality professional development for our school team and work closely with EKLA, our Teaching School Alliance and Coastal Alliance Co-operative Trust (CACoT), our local collaborative of 14 Schools. Our joint vision is to support the best learning outcomes and education for children.

Joy Lane is committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of our children. The successful candidate will be subjected to an enhanced DBS disclosure.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Miss Lynsey Rumbles
  • Address:Joy Lane, Whitstable, Kent, CT5 4LT
  • Telephone: (01227) 261430
  • Email: hr@joylane.kent.sch.uk

Fax: 01227 261572


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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).