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Teaching Assistant - Term Time

Priory Fields School, Dover

  • Ref:KCC886-2309-167S
  • Posted:06/12/2022
  • Pay:14,563
  • Start Date:ASAP
  • App Close Date:31/12/2022 at 09:00
  • Interviews:TBC


If you are looking for a position where you can really make a difference in a child-centred trust, and if you want to be part of a collaborative team, then Priory Fields School is the place for you!

We wish to appoint a superb Teaching Assistant, who has an open mind and a big heart! We are looking for someone who is friendly and approachable, able to work on their own initiative and to manage their time effectively and who is driven to provide opportunities and enjoyment for children allowing us all to achieve together.

The successful candidate will be supporting children in class as well as working with small groups and individuals to provide additional support under the direction of the class teacher and SENCo.

The ideal candidate should:

  • Share the school values and be prepared to put the children at the heart of everything
  • Understand the importance of a wide and varied curriculum and share the belief that learning changes lives
  • Be aspirational and keen to continue to learn and develop their skills
  • Have a good standard of education, with a minimum requirement of English and Mathematics at GCSE (C) or equivalent. 
  • Have the energy and determination to make a difference
  • Be a team player, willing to share ideas and spread happiness (with a good sense of humour)
  • Demonstrate a genuine interest in, and sensitivity to, children's individual needs.  You will be expected to have a positive impact on the children you work with and the school as a whole.

In return, we can offer: 

  • A friendly, dedicated and supportive team of staff who thrive on challenge and having fun; who work closely together to improve the quality of achievement and enjoyment for all pupils 
  • A thorough induction programme and good professional development opportunities 
  • Happy and enthusiastic children who are eager to learn.

Key Stage 2 experience is an advantage, but not essential.

If you would like the opportunity to visit the school, or discuss any questions regarding the post, please contact Katie Banes at Priory Fields to arrange this.

Information about the school

Priory Fields School is proud to be part of the Whinless Down Academy Trust; a MAT committed to providing excellent local schools for local children. We work closely with our two partner schools, St Martin's and Vale View to give children the very best learning experience. Our trust truly believes that learning changes lives.

Priory Fields is a two form entry school, housed in a brand new school building set in extensive grounds in the heart of Dover. We have a friendly and supportive team who work in close collaboration across the Trust to secure best outcomes for children through an exciting and engaging curriculum, tailored to meet the needs of our children. We actively work to develop all our staff and offer a comprehensive programme of professional development for staff at all levels and in all roles.

Priory Fields School benefits from the skills of a range of support staff including a FLO, a Parent Support Advisor, a pastoral support team, sports coaches and a specialist music teacher.

The safeguarding of our children is of paramount importance, and we are rigorous in our recruitment procedures. This post is subject to a satisfactory DBS check, and references will be pursued.

Please note, it is an offence to apply for the role if the applicant is barred from engaging in regulated activity relevant to children.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Miss Katie Banes, School Business Manager
  • Address:Priory Fields School, Astor Avenue, Dover, Kent, CT17 0FS
  • Telephone: 01304 211543
  • Email: headteacher@prioryfields.kent.sch.uk

Fax: 01304 211545


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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.