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Teaching Assistant - to Support SEN - Full-time

St Michael's Church of England Infant School, Maidstone

  • Ref:KCC886-3073-41S
  • Posted:27/01/2023
  • Pay:Kent Range 3
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:10/02/2023 at 11:00
  • Interviews:TBC


We are seeking to appoint a dynamic, enthusiastic and experienced teaching assistant to join our dedicated team at St Michael's Church of England Infant School. The role will be to support SEN across YR and YR/1.

We are looking for a passionate candidate who is committed to the mission of providing an outstanding education for our children.  Our aim is to enable all of our children to achieve their true potential through an innovative curriculum, led by senior leaders and teachers. Our unique ethos is underpinned by our key Christian values of Friendship, Respect, Perseverance and Happiness. We also promise to provide you with lots of laughter and cakes....... Come and join our family!

Our School Vision is - 

St Michael’s is a family motivated by one another through our Christian ethos. Our inspirational children flourish and are nurtured in their curiosity and creativity to be the best they can be. Following God’s guidance, children become independent, resilient and unique individuals, fully prepared for the challenges of life ahead.

 To be successful you will need to

  • Be passionate about education and intrigued by learning
  • Have high expectations for all
  • Talk and listen actively to our children and develop their thinking through  skilled questioning
  • Be a good team player and want to establish close working staff and  parent relationships
  • Understand how learning is enhanced through innovative teaching.
  • have recent experience working in Foundation/KS1 as a teaching assistant
  • Have a relevant Level 3 qualification

We can offer you:

  • Excellent support and professional development
  • A friendly and welcoming school community with well behaved and  enthusiastic pupils
  • Strong and ambitious leadership
  • A collaborative approach to school improvement
  • The opportunity to work in partnership with junior school colleagues as part of our federation

St. Michael’s Church of England Infant School is an outstanding school and has been graded as such in the last 3 inspections.

Our school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. The appointment will be subject to an enhanced DBS and satisfactory references.

If you would like to join our team please come and visit our school - we'd love to see you. To arrange a visit  contact our office on 01622 751398 or email office@st-michaels-infant.kent.sch.uk.

The role will initially be until July 2024 - with a look to extend if appropriate. 

Applications should be made through Kent Teach, CV's alone will not be accepted.

Information about the school

St Michael's Church of England Schools Federation, Maidstone is a Federation of St Michaels Infant and Junior Schools which are situated opposite each other on Douglas Road. Both schools are inclusive community schools with a strong Christian vision and ethos. The schools serve families from both West and South Maidstone. The Infant School has a current roll of 120 children aged 4-7 years, with children placed in four class groups. The school has been judged as Outstanding by Ofsted on the last 3 inspections, the latest of these being in 2014. The Junior School has capacity for 45 children per year group (180 total) aged 7-11years and was graded as Good by Ofsted in November 2023. The schools are Voluntary Controlled schools. Our children are happy and successful learners and we have highly skilled and enthusiastic staff at every level and a supportive Governing Body.

Websites www.st-michaels-infant.kent.sch.uk and www.st-michaels-junior.kent.sch.uk

Job Contact Information

Fax: 01622 693540


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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.