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Teaching Assistant - Term Time

St Francis Catholic Primary School, Maidstone

  • Ref:KCC886-5207-74S
  • Posted:02/02/2023
  • Pay:KR4
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:20/02/2023 at 11:00
  • Interviews:Thursday 23rd February


We are looking to appoint a specialist teaching assistant to work with children with specific learning needs.  The successful applicant should have experience of working one to one with pupils supporting specific interventions such as Dyslexia Gold.  This position includes supporting one of our junior pupils during some class sessions.


We are looking for someone who:

  • enjoys working with children and is motivated by the belief that all children have the ability to reach their full potential.
  • is calm and empathetic 
  • can engage effectively and confidentially with parents/carers and their families.
  • is able to think creatively when finding solutions and problem solving.
  • can work effectively as part of a team.

We can offer you:

  • fantastic children who are eager to learn
  • a supportive team
  • friendly staff, parents and children
  • opportunities for continuing professional development

Visits to the school are encouraged.

The closing date for this vacancy is Monday 20th February however we do reserve the right to close this advertisement early if we receive a high volume of suitable applications.

St Francis Catholic Primary 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.

We look forward to meeting you!

Information about the school

St Francis is a popular, inclusive, well- equipped primary school serving a wide Catholic community in Maidstone and beyond. We are a large two form entry school with over 420 pupils on roll. The school is housed in a modern building which includes an open plan library. All classes are well resourced and have interactive whiteboards and visualisers.

We are a hardworking, dedicated and enthusiastic team described by Ofsted as “an impressive professional workforce, committed to ensuring that all pupils make progress”. We are committed to enabling all children to achieve the very best they can through a dynamic, creative and questioning curriculum. Staff development is always focused on ensuring outstanding teaching and learning, with challenge for all.

Our most recent Ofsted inspection in September 2018, judged the school to be good in all areas.

Tolerance, mutual respect and understanding are central to the excellent relationships and standards of behaviour within the school.

Our children are energetic and friendly and enjoy taking responsibility for themselves and others. We believe in developing the whole child in a happy and safe environment where high expectations of learning and discipline ensure that all are able to achieve academically, spiritually and socially.

We provide an outstanding Catholic education with many opportunities for our children to become immersed in the liturgical life of the school and our parish through daily assemblies, masses and other services.

Our community is enriched through strong relationships with all stakeholders – children, staff, parents, governors and friends work together to secure the best outcomes for our children. You would receive a very warm welcome to our school community.

Job Contact Information

Fax: (01622) 771568

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.