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Teaching Assistant - Full-time

Drapers Mills Primary Academy, Margate

  • Ref:KCC886-2017-178S
  • Posted:11/08/2022
  • Pay:KR3
  • Start Date:ASAP
  • App Close Date:16/09/2022 at 09:00
  • Interviews:W/C - 19th Sept


Teaching Assistants  

32.5 hours per week term time only

KR3 - £12,471 Pro Rata

Permanent position

Drapers Mills is looking for someone who is dedicated, resilient and committed to join our team bringing with them the ability to use their own initiative whilst working in collaboration with their colleagues. 

If like us, you want to inspire young minds and shape futures and you are able to help our children we would love to work with you. 

The children at Drapers Mills ask:

  • That you have an unwavering resilience to unlock their potential 
  • That you friendly and kind and you bring a smile to the classroom and the wider school
  • That you can help children learn in a variety of ways
  • That you can be a role model 

These positions are ideal for people with a recognised T.E.F.L qualification, an NVQ Level 2 or 3 or with a degree as we can offer a career pathway to become an HLTA or if you have a degree to achieve QTS. We have a well-resourced school, supportive colleagues, good professional development opportunities, a commitment to well-being and fantastically enthusiastic children.

Please take a look at our website https://www.drapersmillsprimary.co.uk  and social media to find out more about our school and the things we do.

If you have questions about the role, please contact Mrs Ann Evans (Deputy Headteacher) ann.evans@dmpa-tkat.org 

Any questions about the application paperwork attached to this advert, please contact Mr Daniel More (School Business Manager) daniel.more@djpa-tkat.org  

The Job Description and Person Specification are attached and these will be used as part of the shortlisting and interview process so please make sure you refer to these when applying.

Closing date:  16th Sept 22                      Interviews:  Week commencing 19th Sept 22

We reserve the right to close the vacancy early should we receive a significant number of applications. If you have not had any communication within 10 days of the closing date please take this as confirmation that on this occasion your application has not been successful. 

Safeguarding: TKAT is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Offers of employment will be subject to the full Safer Recruitment process, including an enhanced disclosure and barring service check. 

Our Commitment: Equal, Inclusive, Diverse: TKAT is committed to inclusion, diversity and equality of opportunity by encouraging and welcoming differences, listening to individual experiences, aspirations and accomplishments and learning how to grow better together. We welcome applications from all suitable candidates, regardless of any protected characteristic; this includes applicants wishing to work flexibly.

Access to interview: Should you be selected, please let us know if you require adaptation to be made to the interview environment. If we can accommodate practical workplace adjustments to assist we will.

Information about the school

Drapers Mills Primary Academy is a primary school for children aged 4-11 years in Margate, Kent.

This is a school rated GOOD by Ofsted (2018).

"Inclusion underpins every aspect of school life" (Ofsted, 2018)

As part of The Kemnal Academies Trust (TKAT) we are a forward looking and innovative school with excellent staff who are committed to our vision statement; Inspiring Minds, Shaping Futures.

Our school values underpin our teaching pedagogy and our motivation for teaching:

Respect Endeavour Fairness Leadership Enjoyment Contribution Trust

We can offer a wide range of CPD opportunities and networking within our family of schools in Thanet and beyond.

Drapers Mills Primary Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Offers of employment will be subject to an enhanced disclosure, social media and barring service check.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Kathleen Davis
  • Address:St Peter's Footpath, Margate, Kent, CT9 2SP
  • Telephone: (01843) 223989
  • Email: admin@dmpa-tkat.org

Fax: 01843 230679


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). Please be aware that schools are also required to undertake online recruitment checks on shortlisted candidates under changes to Keeping Children Safe in Legislation.