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Teaching Assistant - Full-time

Challock Primary School, Ashford

  • Ref:KCC886-2280-41S
  • Posted:29/11/2022
  • Pay:Kent Range 3
  • Start Date:As soon as the right person can join us!
  • App Close Date:03/01/2023 at 12:00
  • Interviews:Tuesday 10th January 2023


We are looking for an enthusiastic, creative and inspiring person to join our valued and supportive team in our highly successful and popular primary school. We wish to appoint a full-time Teaching Assistant, (term time only), starting as soon as the right person can join us, to provide 25 to 27.5 hours support each week within a class setting.   

The successful candidate will:

  • Be an outstanding, creative, enthusiastic practitioner who will bring their own style and skills to support the excellent work developed throughout the school.
  • Have the skills, experience and knowledge to work with pupils in KS1 and KS2.
  • Have a good standard of general education, with a GCSE, (or equivalent), in both English and maths.
  • Preferably have an NVQ CACHE Level 2 or 3 for Teaching Assistants.
  • Have a good understanding of current educational thinking and initiatives.
  • Be a caring, understanding person with a sense of humour, who loves working with children and who is committed to supporting high standards and enjoyment of learning.
  • Have a good understanding of, and a desire to effectively support, children with additional needs.
  • Have the ability to work in a close team to achieve the best for our children and school community.
  • Have a desire to be involved in all aspects of school life.

We can offer a fantastic school, with excellent facilities and resources, supportive staff and wonderful children. We pride ourselves on our inclusive practices, the achievement of high standards and working in close partnership with parents, the community and the CARE Foundation Trust Schools.

Interested? Please come and visit us! We actively encourage visits to the school and look forward to showing you around our lovely school!

Our school is committed to Safer Recruitment. All appointments are subject to the relevant recruitment checks, including an Enhanced Disclosure by The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS Check).

Information about the school

Challock is a unique school. As soon as you cross the threshold you get the most amazing feeling of warmth and happiness. There is a spark in the air which exemplifies energy, excited engagement and a love of learning, where everyone, whether child or adult, is a committed partner in learning and development. Everyone is valued and everyone’s happiness and well-being is a central feature of our environment. We are a caring school that nurtures all within it – we are a family.

We believe in providing a curriculum for excellence, built around the needs of the pupils within our school. We have exciting and forward thinking schemes of work in all areas and we are consistently seeking new ways of enabling our children to succeed in order to support them in becoming the very best they can be. As a team, and in consultation with our children, we are constantly reflecting on how we can weave our pupils’ interests and passions into their daily learning. Our aim is to not only ensure our children exceed academically, but to develop truly amazing individuals who will thrive and make positive contributions to our future society.

Every child in our school is special and staff pride themselves in helping them to realise and achieve their potential and beyond. The way we work and the things we believe in will ensure our children will leave us as:

Confident individuals Active and aspirational learners Responsible citizens Effective team members

We CARE – children will develop the following key skills: Respect; Honesty; Resilience; Responsibility; Co-operation; Independence.

Challock Primary School is a wonderful place to begin a life-long journey of learning and education and everyone in our school truly appreciates that; as our school council perfectly put it:

‘We are proud of our school and we are proud of each other.’

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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.