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Teaching Assistant - Term Time - Part-time

Barham CE Primary School, Canterbury

  • Ref:KCC886-3120-47S
  • Posted:26/09/2023
  • Pay:KR3-5
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:12/10/2023 at 15:00
  • Interviews:16/10/23


We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic, hardworking teaching assistant to join our happy, thriving school. We currently have a part time vacancy that may involve working with both KS1 and KS2 pupils.  

The successful candidate should have GCSEs in both English and Maths, a good knowledge of child development and a general understanding of the National Curriculum. They would also need to be flexible and enthusiastic with a positive attitude and work well as a team member.

We can offer you a school with a great ethos and family feel, a fantastic environment in which to work (we are situated in the beautiful Elham Valley), a wonderfully friendly, professional group of colleagues who always go the extra mile for their pupils, regular CPD opportunities and good resources. You will be working with a group of very supportive colleagues who work brilliantly together as a team and are passionate and enthusiastic. Our last Ofsted Inspection was in January 2023. We were judged to be ‘good’ with outstanding in three categories.


Information about the school

We are a one-form entry, rural school, yet only a ten-minute drive from Canterbury. Our Church of England school is situated in beautiful landscaped grounds within the Elham Valley and it has its own large playing field and garden areas. The original school was built in Victorian times and is now a listed building.

Our school is extremely well resourced with a large hall and classrooms, an IT suite and Art room. We are proud to have our own swimming pool which is in regular use and means our children benefit from exciting sport events such as aquathlons.

Barham is oversubscribed and both parents and governors support the school extremely well. We have a love for the arts as well as sport and our pupils are offered an exciting, engaging curriculum.

Our active, dynamic school offers its pupils a wide range of extra-curricular activities. We have an experienced, supportive and very friendly team which is completely committed to giving each child the best primary education possible. We are always looking for new ways to inspire our children and both staff and pupils genuinely love being here.

Our last Ofsted Inspection was in January 2023. We were judged to be ‘good’ with outstanding in three categories. More information about our school can be viewed on our website www.barham.kent.sch.uk

Visits to the school are warmly welcomed. Please call the school office on 01227 831312 or email office@barham.kent.sch.uk to arrange a tour.

This school and all its personnel are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young persons. The post is subject to a DBS check and satisfactory references.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Mrs Alison Higgins and Mrs Jo Duhig
  • Address:Valley Road, Barham, Canterbury, Kent, CT4 6NX
  • Telephone: (01227) 831312
  • Email: headteacher@barham.kent.sch.uk

Fax: (01227) 831096


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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). Please be aware that schools are also required to undertake online recruitment checks on shortlisted candidates under changes to Keeping Children Safe in Legislation.