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1:1 Teaching Assistant - Term Time

South Borough Primary School, Maidstone

  • Ref:KCC886-2180-118S
  • Posted:10/06/2022
  • Pay:£8,494 pro rata (£18,751) SAT 3
  • Start Date:July 2022
  • App Close Date:24/06/2022 at 12:00
  • Interviews:w/c 27th June 2022


This is a 1:1 Teaching Assistant position.

Fixed term, initially until 31st August 2022.

Term time position, 20 hours a week.

We are looking for a dedicated, flexible team player to join our South Borough team as a Teaching Assistant to initially provide 1:1 morning support for a year 5 pupil. The role will be based in the classroom and will involve implementing programmes of support designed specially to meet the pupil’s needs. The school has excellent working relationships with external agencies who support with Pastoral and Educational plans.

Our ideal candidate will be an experienced SEN Teaching Assistant. Ideally, you will have experience or knowledge of how to support children with Developmental Trauma and Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and will be able to demonstrate previous success in working with special needs pupils. Most importantly you will be able to relate well with young children. The ideal candidate should also feel comfortable liaising closely with the class teacher, the SENCO, other Teaching Assistants and the child’s family.

The post is fixed-term, as it is dependent upon the named pupil’s continued attendance at this school and funding.

We can offer you:

  • A team of friendly, welcoming people to work collaboratively with, to plan and resource a creative curriculum.
  • A range of support from a strong leadership team that will help to develop your practice.
  • Excellent professional development opportunities both within the school and across the Academy Trust.
  • A strong supportive local community, including Governors and PTFA.

Interested candidates are encouraged to contact the school if they would like further details regarding the post.

Full details of the requirements of the post can be found in the accompanying recruitment pack.

If you are interested in this post, please contact Mathew Currie, Head of School at sbps_office@swale.at or 01622 752161.

Applications should be made via Kent Teach.  Please note, we cannot accept CVs. 

If you experience any difficulty in completing the application form, please contact recruitment@swale.at  or 01795 426091 ( option 2)

In accordance with current GDPR compliance we will not keep any details / application forms on file once the position is filled.

Interview Dates: TBC.

Swale Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  This post is exempt from ROA and will require an enhanced DBS disclosure




Information about the school

South Borough Primary School in Maidstone is currently a 2 form entry school with three classes in both Year 2 and 3. It became part of the Swale Academies Trust on 1st February 2015.

At South Borough Primary School we believe every child matters and is at the heart of all we do. We aim to ensure they can read, write and calculate effectively when they leave us. Together with that we aim to instill a sense of pride, tolerance, determination and perseverance to help them in all aspects of life. Good behaviour for learning is key for children to make good progress. We reward and practice this behaviour at school and our core values promote children to become supportive, honest children who are confident to take risks and persevere when the going gets tough.

The school received a ‘Good’ Ofsted judgement in 2018 and we continue to provide high quality education for all our learners.

We collaborate with other Trust schools, to ensure best practice is shared. We value our parents and have an active Friends of South Borough (FOSB) who regularly meet and organise events/functions/activities for our children.

We are proud to offer wrap around care from 7:45 am to 6:00 pm every day which is also available for the children of staff, should the need arise.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Mr Mathew Currie
  • Address:Stagshaw Close, Postley Road, Maidstone, Kent, ME15 6TL
  • Telephone: 01622 752161
  • Email: sbps_office@swale.at
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).