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Teaching Assistant - Full-time/Part-time

Garlinge Primary School and Nursery, Margate

  • Ref:KCC886-3917-260S
  • Posted:08/11/2022
  • Pay:Kent Range 3
  • Start Date:ASAP pending paperwork
  • App Close Date:30/11/2022 at 12:00
  • Interviews:By arrangement


We are a large inclusive primary school and require full-time and part-time Teaching Assistants to join our team. We are seeking to permanently appoint skilled and enthusiastic individuals to support pupils within mainstream classrooms with all aspects of their education. As we are an inclusive school these roles may involve working with children with physical disabilities, challenging behaviour, SEMH needs and complex barriers to learning.

The successful candidates will need a wide range of skills to support our children's needs and will also have a genuine desire to ensure the children they support reach their full potential and have a safe, welcoming and positive learning experience.

Previous experience of working with school-age children would be advantageous but we are also open to applications from graduates considering a career in teaching and wish to gain school experience. 

We can offer full-time positions working five days a week (6 hours each day, 30 hours per week) or part-time positions working 2.5 days a week (Mon, Tues, Wed a.m or Wed p.m, Thurs, Fri - 15 hours per week). Please indicate your preference on your application form.

The pay scale is Kent Range 3 at £19,293 per annum for a full-time position, which equates to approximately £13,167 per annum pro rata for a full-time role and £6,583 for a part-time role.

The post holders are required to work for 38 weeks per year (term time only). In addition they will receive a payment in respect of their pro rata entitlement to Annual Leave appropriate to their grade.

We require a good standard of general education and GCSE qualifications or equivalent in English and Mathematics at Grade C or above. Verification of qualifications will be required before employment can commence so please do not declare any qualifications unless you can produce the original certificate.

A formal 30 minute interview will take place with a panel comprising of members of the Leadership Team. Candidates will also undertake a 25 minute English and Maths test.

CVs will not be accepted so please complete the application form in full and explain how your skills and experience make you a suitable candidate for the role.

GPSN is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The interviewee will be asked questions relating to the safeguarding of children.

We are also committed to championing staff wellbeing and all employees can access free counselling, occupational health support and supervision sessions.

This post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service and a check against the ISA Barred List for children. All new employees to the School, including those with previous local government service, shall be subject to a 6-month probationary period.

If applicants have not been contacted within two weeks of submitting their application they have been unsuccessful. 


Information about the school

Garlinge Primary School and Nursery continues to be a ‘Good’ school with an ‘Outstanding’ judgement in Personal Development, as recognised in our latest Ofsted inspection (November 2023). The inspection found that, ‘pupils behave and concentrate very well in this warm and inclusive school’ and that, ‘the school carefully considers staff workload and well-being.’

We are a large four form entry school to the west of Margate with approximately 775 pupils. We aim to provide a caring, exciting and inclusive learning environment where every child and family really matters with a focus on raising standards alongside the development of the whole child. The school’s values are Perseverance, Aspiration, Respect and Teamwork and all children are familiar with these.

We are a school with a Specialist Resource Provision (SRP) for Physically Disabled pupils, a KS1 and KS2 satellite class from Foreland Fields School and a further SRP for pupils with Autism.

We are a part of an established Cooperative Trust (Thanet Endeavour Learning Trust), working with Bromstone Primary School, Parkside Community Primary School and St Mildred’s Primary Infant School. We work closely within our Trust to improve all aspects of our practice, including CPD and support for ECTs.

Our large site comprises of a KS2 and a KS1 building, three large playgrounds and a school field and we continue to invest heavily in our outdoor learning environment which includes an inclusive play area and sports courts.

We inspire, respect and celebrate achievement and diversity.

Job Contact Information

Fax: 01843 298648


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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.