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Higher Level Teaching Assistant - Term Time

South Borough Primary School, Maidstone

  • Ref:KCC886-2180-123S
  • Posted:28/06/2022
  • Pay:Swale Academies Support Staff Pay Scheme
  • Start Date:September 2022
  • App Close Date:12/07/2022 at 12:00
  • Interviews:W/C 18th July 2022


Salary: £18,546 - £20,344 pro-rata (£21,563 - £23,654 FTE)

Fixed Term maternity cover until 31st January 2023

37 hours per week, part time hours would be negotiable for candidates meeting the recruitment criteria laid out in our recruitment pack.

Working term time plus 5 staff development days.

We are looking to appoint a dynamic, inspirational and highly organised Higher Level Teaching Assistant to join our team.  An ability to support children and be adaptable to change, often at short notice is a key requirement. The successful candidate will also be full of patience, care and respect for our learners.

There will be two aspects to this role:

  • Working in a classroom providing support for targeted groups of pupils (initially a Year 3 class).
  • Covering whole classes from Nursery to Year 6 on a needs-led basis to facilitate PPA as well as covering for other occasions e.g. courses.

The successful candidate will:

  • Have GCSE (or equivalent) qualifications in English and Maths alongside relevant experience of working with children;
  • Relevant experience of working with children in a primary school setting;
  • Experience of safely supervising / managing group and whole class activities;
  • Ability to work as part of a team and in partnership with parents;
  • Develop children to be independent learners who are prepared to take risks from an early age;
  • Be positive and always uphold the school’s values and expectations.

We can offer you:

  • A team of friendly, welcoming people to work collaboratively with, to plan and resource a creative curriculum
  • A range of support from a strong leadership team that will help to develop your practice
  • Excellent professional development opportunities both within the school and across the Academy Trust
  • A strong supportive local community, including Governors and PTFA
  • Local Government Pension Scheme – with a generous employer contribution
  • Employee Assistance Programme – Wellbeing and advice
  • Ride to Work Scheme
  • Kent Rewards Scheme – local and national retailer discounts
  • Employee Referral Recruitment Incentive.

Please note that we will be reviewing application forms on receipt and we may discontinue further receipt of applications before the closing date if suitably qualified candidates are identified.

Full details of the requirements of the post can be found in the accompanying recruitment pack.

If you are interested in this post, please contact Mathew Currie, (Head of School) for an informal discussion.  Sbps_office@swale.at and 01622 752161

Applications should be made via Kent Teach.  Please note, we cannot accept CVs.  

If you experience any difficulty in completing the application form, please contact recruitment@swale.at  or 01795 426091 (option 2)

In accordance with current GDPR compliance we will not keep any details / application forms on file once the position is filled.

Interview Dates: Week Commencing 18th July.

Swale Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  This post is exempt from ROA and will require an enhanced DBS disclosure.

Information about the school

South Borough Primary School in Maidstone is currently a 2 form entry school with three classes in both Year 2 and 3. It became part of the Swale Academies Trust on 1st February 2015.

At South Borough Primary School we believe every child matters and is at the heart of all we do. We aim to ensure they can read, write and calculate effectively when they leave us. Together with that we aim to instill a sense of pride, tolerance, determination and perseverance to help them in all aspects of life. Good behaviour for learning is key for children to make good progress. We reward and practice this behaviour at school and our core values promote children to become supportive, honest children who are confident to take risks and persevere when the going gets tough.

The school received a ‘Good’ Ofsted judgement in 2018 and we continue to provide high quality education for all our learners.

We collaborate with other Trust schools, to ensure best practice is shared. We value our parents and have an active Friends of South Borough (FOSB) who regularly meet and organise events/functions/activities for our children.

We are proud to offer wrap around care from 7:45 am to 6:00 pm every day which is also available for the children of staff, should the need arise.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Mr Mathew Currie
  • Address:Stagshaw Close, Postley Road, Maidstone, Kent, ME15 6TL
  • Telephone: 01622 752161
  • Email: sbps_office@swale.at


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).