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Teaching Assistant (Maternity Cover) - Term Time

Shorne Church of England Primary School , Gravesend

  • Ref:KCC886-3019-73S
  • Posted:17/05/2022
  • Pay:KR3
  • Start Date:30th August 2022
  • App Close Date:15/06/2022 at 23:45
  • Interviews:22nd June 2022


Shorne Church of England Primary School is looking to appoint a Teaching Assistant (Maternity Cover) to work as part of our caring and nurturing team and foster a love of learning for all. 

The successful candidate will: 

  • Be caring, committed and an excellent role model.
  • Be committed to high standards.
  • Have attained a good standard of general education (at least NVQ level 2 or equivalent) and be able to model good mathematics and literacy skills.
  • Have previous experience of working with children.
  • Have knowledge of policies and procedures relating to safeguarding and child protection. 
  • Have the commitment to value our children and celebrate their achievement

Shorne Church of England Primary School can offer:

  • Polite, hardworking and enthusiastic pupils
  • A committed Governing Board and Trust
  • Welcoming, supportive parents
  • A friendly, supportive team 
  • CPD opportunities

Informal visits are warmly welcomed - please contact the school office on 01474 822312 to make an appointment. 

Information about the school can be found by visiting our school website.

To apply for this post, please use the apply now option.

Please be aware, only those shortlisted for interview will be contacted after the closing date.

Safeguarding and Child Protection:

Our school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our children; we expect all staff to share this commitment. Any offer of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and an enhanced DBS check.

The Trust’s Child Protection Policy can be viewed at https://aaat.uk/about/policies/

The Trust’s Policy Statement on the Recruitment of Ex-Offenders can be viewed at https://aaat.uk/recruitment/




Information about the school

Shorne Church of England Primary School is located in a beautiful village setting and has 210 lovely children. We were graded as a GOOD school by Ofsted in October 2017, and GOOD as a church school in February 2018. We pride ourselves on our friendly, collaborative team ethos and if you join us we will ensure that you have opportunities for continued professional development. The school has extensive facilities, bright, airy classrooms and attractive school grounds. We are situated next door to a farm which gives all year groups the opportunity to experience the curriculum outside regularly and develop their Forest Skills. Our curriculum is delivered through engaging, memorable opportunities and we believe in the development of the whole child. Our Mission statement, Growing Together in Learning and in Faith, reflects our strong Christian ethos and our aim for the very best for everyone within our community. We are part of the Aletheia Academies Trust (AAT) and we work collaboratively with our partner schools to provide a wide range of exciting learning opportunities for our children and staff.

Our Vision:

Provide an outstanding education inspired by the Christian faith, developing our children into honest, caring future citizens with a desire to learn and achieve and to take pride in and celebrate their achievements

Provide our children with relevant, inspiring learning opportunities to enable them to develop their talents and a love of learning to make them confident, articulate, sensitive, caring global citizens with the skills to pursue any ambition they may have. develop learning opportunities which will see us working in collaboration with our partner schools, parents and wider community as we move towards children taking responsibility for their own learning and teachers increasingly facilitating exciting opportunities for learning.

Prepare children to be confident, adaptable users of technology to embrace the requirements of an ever-changing future.

Our Values:

Respect;– which develops a strong moral compass, embracing diversity and welcoming all faiths. Our children will understand how important trust, honesty, tolerance and forgiveness are in their work with one another.

Achievement;– learning and teaching to be of the highest quality to ensure excellent outcomes for all children. Aspiration and joy in learning sit alongside achievement as we believe in the potential of all children to succeed. The God-given talents of all children will be encouraged and developed, recognising and valuing their unique worth.

Perseverance –;children will be supported to develop confidence and grow academically and spiritually through a range of challenging experiences. They will have the opportunity to develop the skills of resilience, tolerance, creativity, patience and forgiveness through facing their own challenges and learning new skills.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Mrs Sarah Prest
  • Address:Cob Drive , Gravesend, Kent, DA12 3DU
  • Telephone: 01474 822312
  • Email: office@shorne.kent.sch.uk


Below are documents that have been added to this vacancy.

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).