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Teaching Assistant - Part-time

The Gordon Children's Academy, Rochester

  • Ref:MED887-2010-76S
  • Posted:23/03/2023
  • Pay:£16,827 - £19,873 for hours and weeks stated
  • Start Date:April / May 2023
  • App Close Date:16/04/2023 at 23:45
  • Interviews:TBC


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Teaching Assistant

Hours per week: 35 hours per week, 39 weeks per year (term time, plus 5 days)

We are seeking a Teaching Assistant at The Gordon Children’s Academy.  The successful candidate will support the class teacher in the teaching and welfare of pupils in accordance with academy policy, to meet the Academy’s Aims. There may be a requirement to work with pupils with Education, Health and Care Plans or additional educational needs throughout the Key Stages.   You will be willing to take the opportunity to play a full part in the further development of our school, and join us in our aims to make learning irresistible and to provide a nurturing and safe environment for everyone. 


What you will need to succeed:

  • Provide teaching and learning support, under the guidance of the class teacher, to pupils in all areas of the curriculum; promote high quality teaching and learning.
  • To prepare differentiated work/materials for pupils’ use and display work and resources, (under the direction of the teacher).
  • Promote positive behaviour patterns, raise self-esteem and improve independent working in pupils to assist in their education and growth.
  • To ensure that pupils receive their statutory Duty of Care in a caring environment.
  • To be familiar with the toileting and medical needs of pupils with disabilities in order to meet individual pupils’ needs as appropriate in the company of another adult.
  • To supervise pupils and promote learning and safety, for example, at break and lunch times, on educational visits.
  • To hold regular liaison time with the class teacher and other staff involved in the delivery of teaching and learning.
  • To administer First Aid, subject to appropriate training.
  • To assist the Teacher in creating a purposeful learning environment.


What our Trust will offer you: 


  • A supportive working environment
  • Focus on staff wellbeing, including 24/7 Employee Assistance Programme, free flu vaccination and eye care vouchers.  
  • Generous employer contribution to the Local Government Pension Scheme. 
  • Reduced membership of a fully-equipped fitness suite and classes – located on the site of New Horizons Children’s Academy and Rochester Grammar School
  • Free parking in our secure staff car park
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • TSTARS Staff Recognition Programme, including seasonal rewards for all staff.  
  • Refer a Friend Scheme. 


What you need to do now:

Early applications are encouraged and we reserve the right to close the vacancy if a suitable candidate is found.

Visits to our schools are encouraged. To arrange a visit please contact Alison Harding (Alison.Harding@Southeast.tsat.uk). 


We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check. As per KCSIE we will also undertake online searches for all shortlisted candidates, if you have any questions regarding this process, please email recruitment@tsatrust.org.uk




Information about the school

The Gordon’s Children’s Academy is based in the Strood area. Our Junior and Infant school work closely together to ensure that all staff and children work together as one. We are lucky enough have a passionate workforce at our school who all care for and respect the fantastic children of our school.

We are dedicated to school improvement and we all aim to provide a happy, safe and fun school environment for the children, and our staff too. We have high expectations of behaviour and we recognise that it is our responsibility to listen to the children verbally or by interpreting their behaviour. Pupils of Gordon’s Children’s Academy are proud of their school and have an exciting environment around them to learn in, we encourage use of a creative curriculum and all children enjoy decorating their classroom whilst they focus on a particular topic across the curriculum.

Job Contact Information

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.