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Teaching Assistant - Full-time

Parkside Community Primary School, Canterbury

  • Ref:KCC886-2607-153S
  • Posted:07/06/2022
  • Pay:KR3
  • Start Date:September 2022
  • App Close Date:04/07/2022 at 12:00
  • Interviews:Monday 11th July 2022


We are seeking to appoint an experienced Teaching Assistant who is a motivated and enthusiastic professional. Parkside Community Primary School has a friendly and supportive staff ready to welcome you to our school team. 

The successful candidate will:

  • Be calm
  • Enjoy working with children
  • Have a high level of education with a minimum of GCSE grade C or above in English and Maths (or equivalent)
  • Be able to model good spoken English
  • Be flexible and able to multi-task!

A formal 30 minute interview will take place with a panel comprising of members of the Leadership Team. Candidates will also undertake a 30 minute English and Maths test 

The post is for 31 hours a week (Monday-Friday) and term-time only. The pay scale is Kent Range 3 at £19,293 per annum for a full-time position, which equates to approximately £13,168 per annum pro rata. 

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 Please ensure you give email addresses for referees. 

As the safety of our children is paramount in all we do, the successful candidate will be required to complete an enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service. 

If applicants have not been contacted within two weeks of their application they have been unsuccessful.

Information about the school

Parkside Community Primary School is a small, growing, happy school on the outskirts of Canterbury. We have a diverse range of backgrounds and cultures within our school and this greatly enriches and enhances our school community.

Our pupils benefit from small classes and a high level of teaching assistant support in every class. After some testing years, we now have a new leadership team in place and the school is showing greatly improved results. We have been able to make significant improvements to, and investments in, our school site and we have an exciting future ahead.

At Parkside, we value greatly outdoor learning and are working towards improving a range of outdoor learning environments, including our own forest school area which has opened this year, along with a full time Forest School Practitioner. We are also benefitting from the next phase of an upcoming building programme which will ensure our buildings will be of the same high standard as the education we deliver and the newly built MUGA will further improve PE and outdoor learning opportunities.

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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).