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Teaching Assistant - Full-time

Palace Wood Primary School, Maidstone

  • Ref:KCC886-3906-106S
  • Posted:08/02/2023
  • Pay:KR3
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:24/02/2023 at 12:00
  • Interviews:3rd March 2023


Palace Wood Primary School is seeking to appoint an experienced, enthusiastic and dedicated Teaching Assistant to work in our happy school. The successful candidate should have some prior experience of working 1:1 with children, supporting small group learning or working within a class assisting the teacher with whole class learning.

Key attributes of the successful candidate are

  • Cheerful
  • Flexible
  • Enjoys being busy
  • Can work in a team
  • Enjoys working with children
  • Can understand and be supportive of children’s needs

The successful candidate will:-

  • Be able to plan and prepare work independently to meet the needs of different groups of children.
  • Have a proven track record of supporting children to make good or better progress
  • Is able to support and motivate individual children or groups of pupils
  • Is able to participate in record keeping and assessment
  • Foster positive professional relationships with staff, outside agencies and parents
  • Training / experience of working within different Key Stages is essential


In return we can offer you:-


  • A happy, caring and vibrant learning environment
  • Well-behaved children who are eager to learn
  • Highly-effective and hardworking staff
  • Excellent opportunities for personal and professional development
  • A committed Governing Body
  • A commitment to CPD
  • A strong team ethos and a commitment to staff wellbeing
  • The opportunity to be part of a dynamic and friendly team of staff

If you would like to be our newest member of our friendly team we would love to hear from you. Applicants are welcome to visit the school for an informal visit. Please make arrangements by contacting Lynne Emmerson, School Buisness Manager on 01622 750084.

Informal telephone conversations with the head teacher are also very welcome. Please contact the school office and speak to Mrs Lynne Emmerson.

Closing date: 9am, Friday 24th February.

Interview date: Friday 3rd March

References will be taken up by email prior to interview so please include this information for your referees as well as contact telephone numbers for them.

The school is committed to safeguarding children and young people, and all staff and volunteers are expected to share this commitment. All appointments will be subject to appropriate vetting, including an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. Some roles may need to comply with the Childcare Act 2006, and the Childcare (Disqualification) Regulations 2018 where additional disclosure of information will be required

Information about the school

Palace Wood is a popular two-form entry primary school situated in a pleasant residential area on the western outskirts of Maidstone. Our children are motivated happy learners, they enjoy school and behave well. We are lucky to have supportive parents and governors and a staff who are very friendly and caring. We are well known for our sporting achievements and we pride ourselves in being innovative and creative in carrying out our shared vision. We have a commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.

Job Contact Information

Fax: (01622) 753474

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 Education.