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Teaching Assistant - Term Time

The Sittingbourne School, Sittingbourne

  • Ref:KCC886-4002-510S
  • Posted:02/12/2022
  • Pay:£15,850 pro rata (£20,263 FTE) SAT 3
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:06/01/2023 at 12:00
  • Interviews:w/c 9th January 2023


  • Permanent
  • Term time plus 5 staff development days.
  • £15,850 pro rata (£20,263 FTE) SAT 3
  • 33.5 hours a week.

We are seeking to appoint a dynamic Teaching Assistant to support pupils who have a range of learning needs.  Applicants should have the necessary skills to support in mainstream classes, in small groups or on individual basis.

Candidates would be expected to have good literacy and numeracy skills and, as part of the interview, may be asked to demonstrate their skills in supporting pupils.  Above all, we are seeking to appoint a hardworking, committed, flexible and reliable individual who is able to work on their own initiative when required.

In return, we can offer:

  • Local Government Pension Scheme;
  • Kent rewards providing discount to 100’s of retailers and business’;
  • Cycle to work scheme;
  • Eye test reimbursement;
  • Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) 

We look forward to receiving your application.

Full details of the requirements of the post can be found in the accompanying recruitment pack.

If you have questions about this post, please contact January Lorman, Deputy Headteacher at january.lorman@swale.at or 01795 472449, or Laura Jewiss, SENDCO at laura.jewiss@swale.at or 01795 472449.

Applications should be made via Kent Teach. 

If you experience any difficulty in completing the application form, please contact recruitment@swale.at  or 01795 426091 (option 2)

In accordance with current GDPR compliance we will not keep any details / application forms on file once the position is filled.

Interview Date: w/c 9th January 2023

Swale Academies 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 post is exempt from ROA and will require an enhanced DBS disclosure

Information about the school

The Sittingbourne School is a large, oversubscribed school built on a strong sense of community, making us a warm and very special place to be part of.  Our staff work tirelessly to ensure the wellbeing and happiness of every child. However, we are not a school where we allow ourselves to be defined or limited by the pastoral care we offer. We never forget that teaching and learning is our core business. Our motto is “Empowered through learning” because we believe that through excellent teaching and a fantastic curriculum every child can succeed, be happy and change their lives. Therefore, we are driving to ensure every child consistently receives high quality teaching and learning in every lesson and engages in a challenging and relevant curriculum.

The Sittingbourne School is a non-selective school and was judged by Ofsted in November 2017 as a ‘Good’ school.

We believe that all learners need to feel safe and secure in school in order for them to reach their full potential. We have established a culture of respect for each other and pride in academic achievement for all learners.

We offer our students a very broad curriculum, placing value on the arts and vocational subjects in addition to core and Ebacc subjects. Our objective is to ensure success for every student so that when they leave us they are well rounded, confident individuals, well equipped to take their place in the work place or further education. We are very proud of the culture and ethos that exists in the school which is continually evolving and developing to ensure that all students benefit from our extensive systems of support.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Mr N Smith
  • Address:Swanstree Avenue, Sittingbourne, Kent, ME10 4NL
  • Telephone: 01795 472449
  • Email: tssrecruitment@swale.at

Fax: 01795 470332


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.