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EYFS Teaching Assistant with Responsibility for Outdoor Learning - Term Time

Iwade Primary School , Sittingbourne

  • Ref:KCC886-2230-35S
  • Posted:18/07/2022
  • Pay:Kent Range 3 FTE £19,293 (£11,975 pro rata)
  • Start Date:September 2022
  • App Close Date:18/07/2022 at 15:30
  • Interviews:ASAP


Iwade School has an opportunity for a Teaching Assistant with responsibility for Outdoor Learning in Early Years to join our dedicated team. The post holder will be responsible for developing and delivering outdoor provision for children in Early Years. You will be required to set up learning areas, maintain a positive environment, lead intervention groups and support children in class as required, working in partnership with class teachers and other teaching assistants.

This is a part-time permanent appointment , 27 hours a week, (8:45 - 3:15  with one afternoon off per week), term time only (38 weeks and 2 days per year). 

We aim for all Timu children to become successful lifelong learners and are looking for someone that shares our ethos, someone who is passionate, motivated and enthusiastic about helping children to realise their potential by supporting and encouraging them as they strive to achieve their goals.

The successful candidate will:

  • Be able to plan, with support, deliver and measure impact of outdoor learning interventions
  • Be able to motivate and work with children
  • Be proactive and build positive relationships with children and staff
  • Have a love of working with children and the ability to inspire learning and support development.
  • Have an understanding of the requirements of the Early Years Curriculum (would be an advantage)
  • Have high expectations of yourself and of children
  • Have a good standard of education together with good numeracy and literacy skills and English and Maths GCSE grade C or above (or equivalent).
  • Have excellent interpersonal skills and a be good team player
  • Have good communication skills
  • Have flexibility

Timu Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. This post is subject to references and an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service. 

In cases where we receive a high volume of applications for a post, we may bring the closing date forward. Therefore you are advised to submit your completed application form as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

CVs will only be accepted when accompanied by a fully completed online application form. No agencies please.

Information about the school

The Timu Academy Trust is made up of two schools, Bobbing Village and Iwade School, both are based in Sittingbourne, Kent. Iwade School is a three form entry school and Bobbing School is a one form entry school. Currently rated by Ofsted as Good (Iwade) and Outstanding (Bobbing). Each school has its own individual characteristics and sits at the centre of their community.

Both schools are geographically near each other and so the staff are easily able to work closely together which they do with great effect "Together Everyone Achieves More".

Timu means "team" in Swahili, a word which represents how we work at all levels within and across the schools.

Within the trust, we recognise everyone as an individual and we nurture, value and develop them. We aim to achieve the highest standards in all that we do and to have happy children and staff, eager and excited to come to school.

We work in collaboration with other schools and organisations seeking the best innovative practice in teaching, sharing new ideas and learning from others. We use research as a springboard for change.

We strive to make our schools even better, recruiting the very best to meet the needs of a changing world. We foster a positive attitude which allows everyone to develop new skills, build resilience and achieve their dreams.

Timu Academy Trust is committed to equal opportunities and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:HR Officer
  • Address:School Lane, Iwade, Sittingbourne, Kent, ME9 8RS
  • Telephone: (01795) 412312
  • Email: sam.osborn@timu-mat.org.uk


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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).