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Teaching Assistant - Full-time

Bridge & Patrixbourne CEP School, Canterbury

  • Ref:KCC886-3122-129S
  • Posted:02/12/2022
  • Pay:KR3 - £19,293 before pro-rata (£10 per hour)
  • Start Date:ASAP
  • App Close Date:02/12/2022 at 14:00
  • Interviews:w/c 5th December


Are you able to inspire creativity in others? Do you have the determination and expectations to achieve excellence? Do you understand the importance of developing resilience?

These three words are at the core of the vision and values of the school and underpin our exciting and child-led school curriculum.

We are looking for a Teaching Assistant who can support and inspire not just the children in the class but also their colleagues. We are specifically looking for a TA in our Year 3 or Year 4 classes.

Hours are 8.30am - 3.30pm with a half-hour break for lunch (this equates to 32.5 hours a week). 

The staff, children and parents are rightly proud of Bridge & Patrixbourne CEP School and we all work together to ensure that our children get the very best education.

We need:

  • An individual who has the ability to enthuse and motivate children
  • A commitment to the highest standards of learning
  • Relevant and recent experience of working in a school
  • An ability to communicate, work as part of a successful team, take on board advice, use your initiative and meet deadlines
  • An individual who is organised, efficient and flexible in their approach
  • A good level of English, maths and science (at least to Grade C GCSE/O level)and a willingness to further develop and widen your own skills 
  • Proficiency in the use of ICT  
  • Current knowledge of SEND is desirable

In return we can offer you:

  • A superb environment in which to work;
  • Pupils who show excellent behaviours for learning;
  • High calibre colleagues with which you would learn with and from;
  • Opportunities for professional development.

We would welcome applicants to contact the school regarding any further questions they may have about the role.

Please note that this is a temporary contract until the end of the academic year pending financial review.

Our school and all its personnel are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children. This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Information about the school

Bridge and Patrixbourne Church of England Primary School is a welcoming and nurturing community which promotes creativity (developing our gifts), excellence (being the best we can be) and resilience (learning from our experiences). The school provides opportunities for everyone to flourish and grow within the love of God.

Our semi-rural location, approximately 3 miles from Canterbury, means that we benefit from beautiful natural surroundings which enhance our school curriculum offer. The school prides itself on the opportunities we provide the children in music, art and sports as well as high attainment and achievement in our development of the whole child.

The school also has strong links with the local church and the children are taught our Christian Values of compassion, trust, generosity, forgiveness and service. All children, staff, parents and governors display these values in the way that they interact and behave towards each other.

For more information please visit the school website: www.bridge.kent.sch.uk

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Jessica Haigh
  • Address:Conyngham Lane, Bridge, Canterbury, Kent, CT4 5JX
  • Telephone: (01227) 830276
  • Email: office@bridge.kent.sch.uk


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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.