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Teaching Assistant and Lunchtime Supervisor - Term Time

Valley Invicta Primary School at East Borough , Maidstone

  • Ref:KCC886-2172-187S
  • Posted:17/05/2022
  • Pay:VIAT 2 £10,722 pro rata to £19,100
  • Start Date:September 2022
  • App Close Date:15/06/2022 at 09:00
  • Interviews:Week beginning 20 June 2022


Hours: 8.30am – 1.30pm each day, 25 hours per week, Term Time Only

Valley Invicta Primary School at East Borough is looking to appoint an energetic and enthusiastic Teaching Assistant who has the ability to inspire, motivate and support our wonderful pupils.

This post is specifically for a Teaching Assistant to work with our Year 5 or 6 children. We are ideally looking for an experienced TA who can hit the ground running to support the children and the teacher. You will have experience in the classroom, with small groups and in supporting individual pupils. The ability to cover class for short periods of time would also be a great advantage.

The ideal candidate will be a well organised practitioner who is able to use their own initiative and also be able to work as part of a team. You will be flexible in your approach, completely reliable and always enthusiastic and positive. Empathy and an ability to establish good working relationships with staff and pupils are essential.

Necessary Experience:

  • Good standard of education with strong Literacy and Numeracy skills (GCSE English and Maths essential)
  • Strong ICT skills
  • Knowledge and experience of good classroom practice
  • Be able to deliver a range of interventions or booster groups
  • Evidence of excellent communication and interpersonal skills

 East Borough can offer supportive, friendly colleagues and a lovely inside and outside learning environment. As part of the Valley Invicta Academy Trust, our pupils and staff benefit from using additional facilities at the secondary schools and having bespoke staff training.

If you think you have what it takes to help us give our children the very best education, please contact Mrs Terrie Hennon, Office Manager, to arrange a visit to the school or download and complete the application and send to t.hennon@eastborough.viat.org.uk

Our school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Posts are subject to an Enhanced DBS Disclosure.

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020.

We reserve the right to appoint to this role ahead of the closing date should an appropriate candidate be found.

Information about the school

East Borough is a popular two form entry Primary School with a friendly, caring ethos in the centre of Maidstone. It is set in large grounds, with beautifully maintained buildings and outside areas. We have 3 playgrounds and a large field with a good reputation for sport, ICT and music as well as for academic standards.

Ethos: Our school aims to create a safe, caring and respectful culture to enable children to develop personal abilities, interests and talents. We do this through an identified set of Core Values: Aspiration, Respect, Responsibility, Resilience, Courage, with the overall challenge to be the best we can be.

We are developing learning skills to ensure that children acquire positive work attitudes, grow up with honesty and learn to accept responsibility with confidence.

Our curriculum is broad and balanced. It is enriched with trips, visits, productions, extra curricular activities and wrap around care. We offer opportunities for children to excel in a variety of ways.

We provide a quality education to all our pupils helping them to learn, as future citizens and lifelong learners.

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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).