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Teaching Assistant - Fixed Term

Lenham Primary School, Maidstone

  • Ref:KCC886-2168-100S
  • Posted:21/09/2022
  • Pay:Kent Range 3
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:03/10/2022 at 12:00
  • Interviews:5th- 12th October


Are you a Teaching Assistant looking for a new challenge?

We need an outstanding TA to join our friendly, inclusive school team

In return Lenham Primary School can offer; 

  • Motivated and well-behaved children
  • Ongoing professional development,
  • A supportive friendly team with the children’s interests at heart.
  • Pride values throughout our school

We are looking for a pro-active and dedicated individual to join our team. Candidates must have good subject knowledge in reading, writing and maths (preferably with GCSE grade C or above in English and Maths) and is able to work well with others, supporting children to make progress in their learning. You will work primarily in the classroom alongside the class teacher or leading small groups on specific learning targets. You would also be expected to encourage the appropriate behaviour and attitude to enable the most effective learning. 

The working hours are Monday to Friday 8:45 - 3:20, with a half hour lunch break. There may also be opportunities to attend additional training days but with notice. 

Applications should be made via Kent Teach online by the closing date. Any queries should be sent by email to Simone Williams-King, School Business Manager on finance@lenham.kent.sch.uk.  Please note that our Safer Recruitment policy states, that where possible, we will obtain references before interview, if you are shortlisted.

The closing date for applications is 12pm Monday 3rd October.  Interviews will take place from Wednesday 5th- 12th October and will comprise of an activity with a small group of children, a show round and a formal interview with the Deputy and Headteacher.  

Lenham Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children. Appointment to the position will be subject to an enhanced DBS Check and proof of eligibility to work in the UK.

Information about the school

Lenham Primary School is a wonderful, single form entry village school. As soon as you enter the building you are met with a strong sense of family. There is a buzz around the school of excited engagement and a love of learning. We are proud to be rated Good by Ofsted.

Our PRIDE values underpin everything that we do:

Personal excellence

Respect & Resilience


Determination & Courage

Equality and Friendship

The curriculum at Lenham Primary is designed to provide a broad and balanced education that meets the needs of all children. It provides opportunities for children to develop as independent, confident and successful learners, with high aspirations, who know how to make a positive contribution to their community and the wider society. Our curriculum ensures that academic success, creativity and problem solving, reliability, responsibility and resilience, as well as physical development, well-being and mental health are key elements that support the development of the whole child and promote a positive attitude to learning. We celebrate the diversity and utilises the skills, knowledge and cultural wealth of the community while supporting the children’s spiritual, moral, social and cultural development, ensuring that children are well prepared for life in modern Britain.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Andrea McCluskey
  • Address:Ham Lane, Lenham, Maidstone, Kent, ME17 2LL
  • Telephone: (01622) 858260
  • Email: Office@lenham.kent.sch.uk

Fax: (01622) 851652


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