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EYFS Teaching Assistant - Term Time

Holy Trinity & St John's CEP School, Margate

  • Ref:KCC886-3179-128S
  • Posted:20/02/2023
  • Pay:Kent Range KR3 - pro rata
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:23/02/2023 at 09:00
  • Interviews:Thursday 2nd March 2023


Do you want to make a difference to the lives of children? Are you ready for an exciting new challenge? Then come and join the Holy Trinity & St John's Family.

We are looking to appoint a pro-active and dedicated individual to join our Early Years Team. As an EYFS Teaching Assistant, you will need to demonstrate a working knowledge of the best early years practise and the ability to inspire and support both children and adults is a key requirement of the role. 

The successful candidate will demonstrate a passion for helping all pupils fulfil their potential and will inspire children to grown in independence and self-confidence. You will need a high level of English and maths, and demonstrate experience of improving outcomes for pupils, both academically and emotionally. 

Within your role, you will support the learning of all children, working primariliy in the classroom alongside the class teacher or leading small groups, working towards specific learning targets. You would also be expected to support and encourage appropriate learning behaviours and attiitudes across the school, which are aligned with our Christian values. 

This is a permanent term-time only contract - Monday to Friday 8.45am - 3.00pm or 9.00am to 3.15pm. 

The role includes a 30 minute lunch duty each day.

The payscale will be Kent Range 3 (KR3) equvalent to £19,293, which is 28.75 hours per week and term-time only. This is a pro-rata annual salary of £12,619.

 Are you:

  • Able to work under direction and guidance of the class teacher?
  • Able to work as part of a team?
  • Flexible and caring?
  • Good communicator?
  • Able to support class and individual needs?

We can offer you:

  • Enthusiastic and motivated pupils
  • Friendly, supportive and dedicated team
  • Well resourced school with exciting curriculum
  • Excellent indoor and outdoor learning environments
  • Commitment to continuing professional development and training

Please see attached documents for full job description and person specification.

If you would like to come and look around our school, please contact the school office. 

Closing date is Thursday 23rd February at 9am.

Interviews will take place on Thursday 2nd March.

Starting date: As soon as possible.

We reserve the right to conduct interviews before the above dates.

Holy Trinity and St John's CEP School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfate of all children and expects staff and volunteers to share this committment.

This position is subject to and Enhanced DBS check and it will be necessary to complete an appliction for a DBS Enhanced Disclosure.


Information about the school

Holy Trinity & St. John’s CEP School is a large primary school serving the central area of the coastal town of Margate. Current number on role is 420 children aged between 4 – 11 years.

The size of the school offers many advantages as we are able to offer a wide range of learning opportunities and have a number of specialist teachers in our employment. However, there remains a sense of family within the school community which is reinforced by our House System and close links with our parents/carers and PTFA.

As a Church of England school, we enjoy strong links with the Parish Church of St. John’s and the Diocese of Canterbury. At Holy Trinity, the Christian ethos of the school goes far beyond the RE curriculum. In work and play children are given the opportunity to find out about the beliefs and values of other people.

Our overriding message that permeates through the school is “Treat others the way you wish to be treated”. As a result, we are a happy and safe school, where children and adults genuinely take great care of each other. Holy Trinity is however more than a place of community and friendship. We strive for high standards of behaviour and academic achievement for all children. We encourage initiative and equip our children with a confidence to enable them to feel positive about themselves.

We were graded as a Good school by Ofsted in March 2023. Our extended school provisions offer our pupils a wealth of opportunities to not only continue their learning but to develop important social skills. Some evidence of our extended school provision can be seen from our achievement in being awarded the Artsmark Gold and School Games Bronze Award.

Holy Trinity & St John's is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. Enhanced DBS checks are required for this post.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Mr Rob Garratt (Headteacher)
  • Address:Holy Trinity & St John's CEP School, St John's Road, Margate, Kent, CT9 1LU
  • Telephone: (01843) 223237
  • Email: rgarratt@htsj.school

Fax: (01843)230875


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 Education.