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Teaching Assistant - Fixed Term - Term Time

Whitehill Primary School, Gravesend

  • Ref:KCC886-3900-176S
  • Posted:15/07/2022
  • Pay:TDET range 3
  • Start Date:September, 2022
  • App Close Date:26/08/2022 at 09:00
  • Interviews:See advert


Teaching Assistant - 30 hours per week

Are you a positive, enthusiastic individual who wants to develop their skills in a school which believes in nurturing and achievement for all, including staff?  Would you enjoy opportunities and continuous personal development?  Do you want to be part of our supportive team? 

This role will be assisting children throughout the entire School or on a 1 to 1/small group basis as necessary.  With excellent training and development on offer, this is a position that will allow you to grow.

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 The Role (will include)

  • Support children in classes in the delivery of quality learning and teaching
  • Providing classroom, 1:1 or small group support
  • Supporting the child/children with their educational, behavioural, emotional and social development
  • Building and maintaining successful relationships with children, whist treating them with respect and consideration
  • Providing expertise to deliver a personalised curriculum for each pupils learning
  • Having the highest expectation that every child will make sustained academic and personal progress
  • Using your strong numeracy, literacy and communication skills to help develop the pupil’s standards

The Person must:

  • Preferably have experience of working in school as a teaching assistant or similar
  • Possess a minimum of GCSE grade C/4 or above or Functional Skills Level 2 in English and Mathematics 
  • Work well in a dedicated team committed to providing every child with the support and opportunities they need to progress in their learning
  • Demonstrate commitment and enthusiasm in their interaction with children and colleagues
  • Be able to work collaboratively with a range of adults eg SEN Leadership, Teachers, other TA’s
  • Have the desire to grow and develop

This Fixed Term appointment will start in September, 2022 and end on 31st August, 2023.  The post will be for 30 hours per week, term time only.

Salary will be The Decus Educational Trust (TDET) Range 3: £13,167 per annum, including pro rata holiday pay (equivalent to £19,293 per annum for a full-time, all year round post).

We will interview candidates as appropriate applications are received and reserve the right to close this advert early should we find our preferred candidate.*

We warmly welcome and encourage visits to our School to arrange this please contact Mrs Fran Lear at learf@whitehillprimary.com or discuss this role in more detail please contact Mrs Heather Weston, Deputy Head at westonh@whitehillprimary.com

Initial applications can be made on line or on downloaded application forms from our website www.whitehillprimary.com/vacancies.

Completed application forms should be emailed to Samantha Ireland at irelands@whitehillprimary.com

Closing Date: 26th August, 2022

Interview Date: Week commencing 29th August, 2022 (*see above)

Information about the school

Whitehill is an inclusive primary school, with a current roll of 670 children, serving a diverse community. We strive to build confident, ambitious and independent learners. We are proud that our children enjoy high quality, enriched learning with exciting opportunities.

Whitehill Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The school will conduct all necessary safer recruitment checks before employment commences.

This post is subject to pre-employment checks, including an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, reference checks, identity and proof of right to work in the UK. Whitehill Primary School is an equal opportunities employer.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Jennifer Lumley
  • Address:Sun Lane, Gravesend, Kent, DA12 5HN
  • Telephone: (01474) 352973
  • Email: lumleyj@decustrust.com
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). Please be aware that schools are also required to undertake online recruitment checks on shortlisted candidates under changes to Keeping Children Safe in Legislation.