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Teaching Assistant - Temporary

Riverview Junior School, Gravesend

  • Ref:KCC886-2096-191S
  • Posted:01/07/2022
  • Pay:Kent range 3
  • Start Date:1st September 2022
  • App Close Date:15/07/2022 at 10:00
  • Interviews:22nd July 2022


Riverview Junior School has an exciting opportunity for a skilled, highly motivated and enthusiastic Teaching Assistant.  The post is a temporary contract for 31.25 hours a week (term time only) 8.30am to 3.45pm commencing start of Term 1, 1st September 2022 with an expected end date of 31st August 2023, although there is a possibility that this could be extended.

The salary is Kent Range 3 £18,425 FTE, pro-rated to £13,041.91 for 31.25 hours per week, 38 weeks per year (term time only). 

You must be committed to helping to provide an inclusive education and be passionate about improving the outcomes for all pupils. The successful candidate will need to be passionate about working with children with Special Educational Needs, and who can help us have a positive impact on all of our pupils.

The ideal candidate will be:

  • Passionate, sharing a commitment to support our vulnerable children and young people.
  • Have a calm, patient and encouraging manner, with an ability to make learning fun.
  • An ability to be self-motivated and manage time effectively in order to maximise children’s learning time.
  • Flexible and willing to support children in a variety of situations.
  • Have good English/Maths skills and should preferably hold an NVQ 3 or equivalent teaching assistant qualification.
  • Experienced with positive handling.
  • Be able to differentiate when supporting learning.

We can offer you:

  • The opportunity to join a supportive group of teaching assistants who are dedicated to improving the outcomes for all the children in our school.
  • An effective induction 
  • Support with training and development, mentoring and coaching
  • Work in a school that is dedicated to ensuring positive personal and academic outcomes for all of our pupils.
  • Discounted Breakfast Club, if your child/ren attend any TPAT school.
  • 2 well-being days to take in term-time.

Please note applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and selected candidates will be contacted for an interview so early application is encouraged. We reserve the right to close the advert when we are in receipt of sufficient applications and without notice.

Riverview Junior School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All appointments will be subject to safer recruitment procedures. 

Interviews will be held on 22nd July 2022.

Information about the school

Riverview Junior School is a very popular four form entry Key Stage 2 school on a large site we share with the Infant School.

Our extensive site offers lots of opportunities for outdoor learning, including an outdoor library, two football pitches, MUGA, outdoor intervention area, animal farm and forest school, and we offer large well-resourced classrooms.

We are delighted to announce that our recent Ofsted inspection, carried out in February 2022, graded the school’s overall effectiveness as ‘Good’ with ‘Behaviour & Attitudes’, 'Personal Development and Leadership Management’ all being graded as Outstanding;.

We joined The Pathway Academy Trust (TPAT) in October 2017.

The Pathway Academy Trust is ‘dedicated to ensuring every child has the opportunity to achieve a remarkable life’.

TPAT is a small local trust that puts children at the heart of its decision making. We understand the value of strong collaborations in achieving our goal.

Working for TPAT offers our employees a wealth of opportunities for professional development as well as an emphasis on wellbeing. Our Staff Charter is our pledge to put employees at the centre of our organisation. Our Staff Charter and Wellbeing package can be found on our website.

Some of the benefits in our Staff Charter include: • Two additional days off per year, one as a Happy Birthday from the Trust, following a successful probation period, which can be taken during term time • Free breakfast club place for your child if you work in breakfast club or after-school club, and half-price places for other staff members • Subsidised eye test and contribution to glasses for eligible computer users • Annual flu vaccination • Free tea, coffee and refreshments • Christmas lunch • Termly breakfast for all staff

The Pathway Academy 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 role will involve contact with children, referred to as regulated activity, therefore all applicants will be required to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).   The post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the School is therefore permitted to ask job applicants to declare all convictions and cautions (including those which are "spent" unless they are "protected" under the DBS filtering rules) in order to assess their suitability to work with children. Further information regarding the Trusts recruitment policy, including the employment of ex-offenders, is available on our website www.tpat.co.uk

The Pathway Academy Trust, an equal opportunities employer, values the diversity of our workforce and the knowledge of our people. The Trust provides all qualified applicants consideration for employment without regard to age, race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, disability, or any other legally protected basis, in accordance with applicable law. The Pathway Academy Trust is committed to providing reasonable adjustments to individuals with disabilities.

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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).