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Teaching Assistant - Full-time

Tunstall CEP School, Sittingbourne

  • Ref:KCC886-3337-88S
  • Posted:20/02/2023
  • Pay:KR3 - 6 depending on experience
  • Start Date:08/05/2023
  • App Close Date:23/03/2023 at 09:00
  • Interviews:27th March 2023


We are looking for an enthusiastic, experienced and creative Teaching Assistant who has a passion for working with children, to join our friendly, caring and dedicated team. You will need to be able to use your initiative, prepare resources and follow the careful planning given to you by the Class Teacher, Inclusion Lead or Lead professionals. The role is for a permanent, class based TA role but may include an element of small group or 1:1 support.

The start date for this role is Monday 8th May  and it will initially be in Year 2 but this is open for change at the end of the academic year.

The successful candidate will demonstrate:

  • an ability to work within a team with patience, humour, initiative and flexibility
  • computer and technology competence
  • a calm and caring approach
  • a drive to learn new skills and relentlessly support the changing needs of their pupils
  • good basic skills in English and Mathematics
  • experience of working as a teaching assistant or similar role

Do you consider yourself an outstanding team member with a passion for creative and dynamic learning? Do you have the capability to raise aspirations and create an environment where ‘everyone can flourish’? If so, we welcome you to apply.

 Contract length - permanent

Salary – Kent Range 3-6 depending on relevant experience

Hours – 8.45am-3.30pm

Information about the school

Our Vision

‘We believe that God’s abundance is for everyone. Learning opportunities should be broad, inclusive and inspiring. Children must feel safe, secure and empowered to be risk takers. Creativity is nurtured and harnessed at every opportunity. We value each other’s uniqueness with dignity and respect’

A warm welcome to Tunstall Church of England Primary School and thank you for considering our amazing school for your career progression. Tunstall Church of England Primary School is an extremely popular and oversubscribed church school on the outskirts of Sittingbourne, Kent.

We are blessed with a spacious, stunning, purpose-built, modern premises and hope to be recognised by all who cross our boundary as a dedicated, outstanding school, which develops aspirations within pupils, an enthusiasm for learning and has delivered excellent academic results over many years.

Our pupils’ achievements are exemplary. From music to maths, science to serving community lunch to local residents, we support our children to be the best they can possibly be. This has been recognised by Ofsted who deemed us to be an ‘outstanding’ school in all areas May 2022.

Our pupils’ attendance is excellent and this helps them to fully engage with our broad, exciting ‘Discovery Curriculum’.

Outdoor learning, active learning and the broadest offer possible of a wider curriculum, ensures all children can pursue the skills and knowledge necessary to follow their dreams. Our dedicated staff, extensive grounds and superb resources equip us well to provide our children with the best possible learning opportunities. We value our bond with Tunstall Church very highly and promote our distinctively Christian Vision, Ethos and Values in everything that we do.

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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.