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HNF Teaching Assistant - Selling CE Primary School, Sittingbourne - Fixed Term

Our Community Multi Academy Trust

  • Ref:KCC-F81-130-S
  • Posted:29/03/2023
  • Pay:KR3 (£18,425 pro rata)
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:30/03/2023 at 01:00
  • Interviews:21/04/2023


This is a fabulous opportunity for a dedicated and organised person to join the school team at Selling CE Primary School which is part of Our Community Multi Academy Trust. We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and dedicated High Needs Funding (HNF) Teaching Assistant to join the school’s successful and supportive team. This role may be suitable for someone with school-based experience who is looking for a new challenge however we encourage anyone to apply who feels they have the necessary skills and abilities to fulfil the role.

We are looking for someone who is happy, caring, committed and passionate about changing life opportunities for our children. Someone who can work 1:1 but also in small groups and who is keen to be a part of a small school family.

Selling Primary is one of ten schools within Our Community Multi Academy Trust. We are a primary school with 133 pupils on our roll. Selling Primary is a small school with a big heart. Our staff are very proud to work here, setting high expectations of themselves in order to achieve the best possible outcomes for the children and the community we serve.

Our Community Multi Academy Trust believe that our people are our biggest asset.

We can offer you:

  • The opportunity to work in an excellent school and to contribute to its growth and development
  • Students who love learning
  • A stable and committed staff team determined to give our students the best possible opportunities
  • Work within a growing Trust who fully believe in the professional development of their staff.
  • Supportive, enthusiastic and friendly colleagues
  • Extensive school grounds, including access to Forest School, in which to teach

The successful candidate will:

  • Have excellent organisational skills
  • Are willing to support children in a variety of situations dependent on the needs of the child/ren
  • Are enthusiastic and committed to working with children
  • Have good teamwork skills
  • Respect confidentiality and the potential sensitivities of working in a school
  • Be punctual
  • Have experience working in a school
  • Be able to demonstrate in their application that they can fulfil the main duties of the job description and person specification as a minimum

The successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced DBS check along with other pre-employment checks which must be undertaken before the role is confirmed by the school.

Our Community MAT is committed to safeguarding, safer recruitment and promoting the welfare of pupils. Our comprehensive recruitment and selection processes aim to discourage and screen out unsuitable applicants. Successful candidates are subject to rigorous pre-employment checks.

We are equally committed to eliminating discrimination and encouraging diversity. We aim for our workforce to be representative of society and that each employee feels respected and able to give their best. We are committed to providing equality and fairness in our recruitment and employment practices and not to discriminate on any grounds. We oppose all forms of unlawful and unfair discrimination.

Applications to be made via Kent Teach.

We reserve the right to close this advert early if we feel we have reached the required number of suitable applicants.

For further information about the role, please contact Rachel McEleney, via telephone on 01227 752202.

We reserve the right to close this advert early if we feel we have reached the required number of suitable applicants.

Information about the trust

At the heart of Our Community Multi Academy Trust’s vision is a belief in educational excellence enabling all children to develop and thrive academically, socially, culturally and spiritually in the safest environments possible.

We believe that it takes an entire educational community to prepare every child to be the model citizens of tomorrow by equipping our children with the key skills and attributes required for an ever-evolving global society.

Children are at the front and centre of Our Community Multi Academy Trust. A child gets one chance of a primary education. Our role is to ensure that our children make the most of every opportunity by enabling our schools to aspire to and achieve the highest standards of education and care.

Our Community Multi Academy Trust is a church majority MAT comprising four Church of England Primary schools; two small village primary schools; a 1 form entry primary school; a 1.5 form entry primary school; a 3-form entry infant school; and a 3-form entry junior school. The Acorns Centre, a specialist resource provision for children with speech and language difficulties is shared by the infant and junior school.

As a Trust, we believe staff wellbeing is of high importance and we want all members of our team to feel appreciated and supported. We also offer access to rewards, benefits and discounts.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Emma Rannard
  • Address:C/O Lynsted & Norton Primary School,
    Lynsted Lane,
    ME9 0RL
  • Telephone: 07591 203164
  • Email: trusthr@ocmat.org.uk



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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.