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Teaching Assistant - Full-time/Part-time

Garlinge Primary School and Nursery, Margate

  • Ref:KCC886-3917-242S
  • Posted:10/05/2022
  • Pay:Kent Range 3
  • Start Date:ASAP pending paperwork
  • App Close Date:24/05/2022 at 12:00
  • Interviews:Week commencing 6 June


We are a large inclusive primary school and require a Teaching Assistant to join our team primarily to support a child with complex medical needs.

We are seeking to permanently appoint an experienced and caring individual to provide high-quality medical care to a child with a tracheostomy whilst also supporting all aspects of their education within a mainstream classroom. The role will involve working with a close team to ensure the child is as safe as possible and able to enjoy accessing their education.

As we are an inclusive school the successful candidate will need a wide range of skills to support our children with their communication and interaction, SEMH, cognition and learning, sensory or physical needs.

The successful candidate will also have a genuine desire to ensure the child they support reaches their full potential and has a safe, welcoming and positive learning experience.

The vacancy is for 30 hours per week (6 hours a day, Monday to Friday including a 30 minute daily lunchtime supervision session). The pay scale is Kent Range 3 at £18,425 per annum for a full-time position, which equates to approximately £12,519 per annum pro rata for this role. A SEN allowance of £1,323 per annum pro rata (approximately £101 per month) will also be paid whilst supporting this child. The post holder is required to work for 38 weeks per year (term time only). In addition, the post holder will receive a payment in respect of their pro rata entitlement to Annual Leave appropriate to their grade.

We require a good standard of general education and GCSE qualifications or equivalent in English and Mathematics at Grade C or above. Verification of qualifications will be required before employment can commence so please do not declare any qualifications unless you can produce the original certificate.

A formal 30 minute interview will take place with a Head of School and a SENDCo. Candidates will also undertake a 30 minute English and Maths test.

CVs will not be accepted so please complete the application form in full and explain how your skills and experience make you a suitable candidate for the role.

Garlinge Primary School and Nursery is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The interviewee will be asked questions relating to the safeguarding of children.

We are also committed to championing staff wellbeing and all employees can access free counselling, occupational health support and Supervision sessions.

These posts are subject to an enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service and a check against the ISA Barred List for children. All new employees to the School, including those with previous local government service, shall be subject to a 6-month probationary period.

If applicants have not been contacted by Monday 6 June they have been unsuccessful on this occasion. 

Information about the school

Garlinge Primary School and Nursery continues to be a ‘Good’ school as recognised in our latest Ofsted inspection (March 2018). The inspection found that staff ‘have an unwavering commitment and determination to provide the best possible experiences for all pupils in a happy, calm and aspirational environment’.

We are a large four form entry school to the west of Margate with approximately 775 pupils. We aim to provide a caring, exciting and inclusive learning environment where every child and family really matters with a focus on raising standards alongside the development of the whole child. The school’s values are Perseverance, Aspiration, Respect and Teamwork and all children are familiar with these. The most recent Ofsted visit noted that the values ‘pervade every aspect of the school’s work’, and we are proud that is the case.

We are a school with a Specialist Resource Provision (SRP) for Physically Disabled pupils, a satellite class from Foreland Fields School and a further SRP for pupils with Autistic Spectrum Conditions due to be built by the end of 2022.

We are a part of an established Cooperative Trust (Thanet Endeavour Learning Trust), working with Bromstone Primary School and St Mildred’s Primary Infant School. We work closely within our Trust to improve all aspects of our practice, including CPD and support for ECTs. We are also proud to be part of a Federation between our school and Parkside Community Primary School in Canterbury.

Our large site comprises of a KS2 and a KS1 building, three large playgrounds and a school field and we continue to invest heavily in our outdoor learning environment which includes an inclusive play area and sports courts.

We inspire, respect and celebrate achievement and diversity.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Mr James Williams
  • Address:Westfield Road, Margate, Kent, CT9 5PA
  • Telephone: 01843 221877
  • Email: hr@garlinge.kent.sch.uk

Fax: 01843 298648


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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).