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Teaching Assistant - Part-time

Chartham Primary School, Canterbury

  • Ref:KCC886-2259-264S
  • Posted:31/03/2023
  • Pay:KR3
  • Start Date:ASAP
  • App Close Date:28/04/2023 at 08:00
  • Interviews:TBC


Are you a positive and enthusiastic person looking for a new opportunity in our forward-thinking, nurturing school? Here at Chartham Primary, we are excited to be recruiting for a Teaching Assistant starting in April/May 2023

This is a fabulous opportunity for a dedicated and inspiring person to join the school team at Chartham which is part of Inspira Academy Trust. We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and passionate teaching assistant to join the school’s successful and supportive team.  Whilst experience, especially of Early Years/Keys Stage one, is desirable. It is not essential.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Leading groups of children in focus interventions
  • Supporting children in achieving the lesson objective in literacy, maths and across all areas of the curriculum
  • Feeding back to the class teacher and sometimes keeping records of progress and behaviour, i.e. Tapestry 
  • Working with different year groups to support any social, emotional, behavioural or medical needs
  • Preparing resources and some administrative work
  • Displaying children's work creatively
  • Lunch duty
  • Some cover supervision.

Above all, you need to be determined to help our children achieve their best, and be prepared to put their needs first. Children will be at the heart of your work. You must be able to demonstrate that you understand the importance of educating the whole child within a creative and innovative school setting.

The postholder is required to work for 38 weeks per year. In addition, the postholder will receive a payment in respect of their pro rata entitlement to Annual Leave appropriate to their grade, Bank Holidays and the KCC concessionary day

Closing date is 28/04/23. Application process may be closed earlier than specified, based on applications received. 

Please note, we reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role. Therefore, if you are interested, please submit your application as early as possible.

Our Trust 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.

Our Trust is committed to promoting equality of opportunity for all staff and job applicants. We strive to create a supportive and inclusive working environment in which all individuals are able to make best use of their skills, free from discrimination or harassment, and in which all decisions are based on merit. We are committed to having a workforce that reflects the diversity within our community where everyone is treated with dignity and respect.

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Information about the school

Overview of Inspira Academy Trust

The Inspira Academy Trust is a small MAT comprising currently of 2 schools within Canterbury in Kent.

Our Mission is to:

  • Create a welcoming environment in our schools where everyone feels happy, safe, included and are empowered to develop and practice independence.

  • Instil a love of learning and encourage pride in all achievements through the foundations of a high quality curriculum.

Our Vision is to:

  • Be a high performing trust with uncompromising standards and high expectations.
  • Champion learning at the centre of our communities.

  • Promote and ensure the well-being and safeguarding of pupils at all times so they feel secure, happy and safe.

  • Enrich learning through engaging indoor and outdoor environments.

  • Have passionate, high quality staff who encourage a love of learning, evoke curiosity and stimulate imagination.

  • Enable pupils to achieve their potential, be well prepared for the next stage of their education and instil aspirations for their futures.

  • To offer opportunity for all through the promotion of equality, diversity and inclusion whilst challenging social injustice and inequality enabling bright futures for all.

Our Way is to:

  • Be guided by our key values; perseverance, kindness, respect, honesty and fairness.

  • Make learning fun, challenging and stimulating, using a creative and cutting edge curriculum.

  • Provide an atmosphere where pupils and staff feel safe, secure and valued and are empowered to achieve their full potential.

  • Be a family of schools strengthened by the support from parents/carers, children and the wider school community.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Jamie Noble, Headteacher
  • Address:Shalmsford Street, Canterbury, Kent, CT4 7QN
  • Telephone: (01227) 738225
  • Email: hr@inspiraacademy.co.uk

Fax: (01227) 732175


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.