Warning - This Vacancy is now Closed!

Teaching Assistant (Maternity Cover) - Term Time

Shorne Church of England Primary School , Gravesend

  • Ref:KCC886-3019-74S
  • Posted:05/07/2022
  • Pay:KR3
  • Start Date:30th August 2022
  • App Close Date:14/07/2022 at 08:00
  • Interviews:21st July 2022


Shorne Church of England Primary School is looking to appoint a Teaching Assistant (Maternity Cover) to work as part of our caring and nurturing team and foster a love of learning for all. 

This role is 25 hours per week (5 days), term-time only.

The successful candidate will: 

  • Be caring, committed and an excellent role model.
  • Be committed to high standards.
  • Have attained a good standard of general education (at least NVQ level 2 or equivalent) and be able to model good mathematics and literacy skills.
  • Have previous experience of working with children.
  • Have knowledge of policies and procedures relating to safeguarding and child protection. 
  • Have the commitment to value our children and celebrate their achievement

Shorne Church of England Primary School can offer:

  • Polite, hardworking and enthusiastic pupils
  • A committed Governing Board and Trust
  • Welcoming, supportive parents
  • A friendly, supportive team 
  • CPD opportunities

Informal visits are warmly welcomed - please contact the school office on 01474 822312 to make an appointment. 

Information about the school can be found by visiting our school website.

To apply for this post, please use the apply now option.

Please be aware, only those shortlisted for interview will be contacted after the closing date.

Safeguarding and Child Protection:

Our school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our children; we expect all staff to share this commitment. Any offer of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and an enhanced DBS check.

The Trust’s Child Protection Policy can be viewed at https://aaat.uk/about/policies/

The Trust’s Policy Statement on the Recruitment of Ex-Offenders can be viewed at https://aaat.uk/recruitment/




Information about the school

Shorne Church of England Primary School is located in a beautiful village setting and has 210 lovely children. We were graded as a GOOD school by Ofsted in October 2017, and GOOD as a church school by SIAMs in February 2018. We pride ourselves on our friendly, collaborative team ethos and if you join us we will ensure that you have opportunities for continued professional development.

The school has extensive facilities, bright, airy classrooms and attractive school grounds. We are situated next door to a farm, which gives all year groups the opportunity to experience the curriculum outside regularly and develop through outdoor learning. Our curriculum is delivered through engaging, memorable opportunities, and we believe in the development of the whole child. Our mission statement, Growing Together in Learning and in Faith, reflects our strong Christian ethos and our aim for the very best for everyone within our community.

We are part of the Aletheia Academies Trust (AAT), and we work collaboratively with our partner schools to provide a wide range of exciting learning opportunities for our children and staff.

Our vision for Shorne Church of England Primary School is to:

  • deliver an education, underpinned by the Christian faith, that is aspirational and inclusive, equipping children with the resilience and mindset needed to succeed – both now and in the future.

  • provide our children with an inspiring curriculum with their needs at its heart. We aspire to enable all our learners to develop their talents and a love of learning, supporting them to become articulate, resilient, and respectful; to be courageous advocates with the foundation to pursue their ambition and make a difference.

  • foster our children’s sense of inclusivity and collaboration and support them to communicate effectively with others; to understand how integral each of us is to our community and the impact we can make together, celebrating the diversity and uniqueness of all.

Our Christian Values are Respect, Community and Resilience.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Mrs Sarah Prest
  • Address:Cob Drive , Gravesend, Kent, DA12 3DU
  • Telephone: 01474 822312
  • Email: office@shorne.kent.sch.uk


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).