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Teaching Assistant (EYFS / Ks1) - Part-time

Culverstone Green Primary School, Gravesend

  • Ref:KCC886-2110-123S
  • Posted:13/09/2022
  • Pay:KR3
  • Start Date:ASAP
  • App Close Date:04/10/2022 at 10:00
  • Interviews:tbc


We are looking for a highly skilled Teaching Assistant to join our excellent team in Sept 2022. This is a rare opportunity to join our wonderful team.

This is a part-time permanent appointment (28.75hrs per week - term time only) 8.30am to 3.15pm, Monday to Friday.

The Kent Range 3 Full Time Equivalent is £18,425, which for 28.75 hours per week and term-time only is a pro-rata annual salary of £11,998.56.

 Are you passionate about helping young people fulfil their potential? Do you have experience working with children in a primary school? Do you have the ability to inspire children and encourage them to grow independence and self-confidence?

You will need to have a high level of literacy and numeracy and experience of improving outcomes for pupils both academically and emotionally. We are looking for people who are determined to secure the absolute best for each pupil and will work hard to ensure every child achieves everything they are capable of.

 The successful candidate will be supporting the learning of all children, working primarily in the classroom alongside the class teacher or leading small groups working towards specific learning targets. You would also be expected to support and encourage appropriate learning behaviours and attitudes across the school.

Experience of working with children in an educational setting is required along with:

  • Good English and Mathematical skills
  • Relevant qualifications NVQ 2 and 3 in childcare and learning (level 2 only may be acceptable if a willingness to work towards NVQ3 can be demonstrated)
  • Flexibility and the ability to work using your own initiative at a highly professional level.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Experience of working with children of KS1 or EYFS is high preferred.
  • Expeience of phonics and delivering phonics groups is highly desirable.
  • The ability to work as part of a team.
  • Patience and understanding of the ways different children learn.
  • A thorough understanding of differing needs and vulnerability of children.
  • A commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.
  • Good interpersonal skills and an ability to remain calm and patient even when under pressure.
  • The ability to liaise with staff, parents and professionals offering support and challenge as appropriate.
  • You will have experience of high quality inclusive provision. You will be skilled in delivering a range of interventions and in working alongside parents and professionals.


This post is subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure.

Pay: Kent Range 3 (TA) 


Culverstone Green Primary School is committed to safeguarding, all appointments are subject to an enhanced DBS check and satisfactory references.

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.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

Information about the school

We are a popular, rural village school with 7 classes and a nursery. CGPS formed part of the Pathway Academy Trust in October 2015. TPAT currently has five schools: Meopham Community Academy, Riverview Infants, Riverview Juniors, Wrotham Road and Culverstone Green. This provides opportunities for career progression allowing us to keep the very best staff within the Trust.

We have a brand new school building and school grounds that are beautifully rural and spacious. The children have a school council and their view point is very important to us. We have a supportive Local Governing Body and an active PTA. We are an innovative and creative school with a positive, friendly and motivated staff team. We are committed to CPD. We even have our own school dog! Come and see for yourself!

Please do have a look at our Facebook page and school website.

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.

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.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Mr Adrian Watson
  • Address:Wrotham Road, Culverstone Green, Meopham, Gravesend, Kent, DA13 0RF
  • Telephone: (01732) 822568
  • Email: tharana.wahed@cgps.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). Please be aware that schools are also required to undertake online recruitment checks on shortlisted candidates under changes to Keeping Children Safe in Legislation.