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Ks1 Teaching Assistant - Part-time

Sandling Primary School, Maidstone

  • Ref:KCC886-2552-155S
  • Posted:22/05/2023
  • Pay:Kent Range 3
  • Start Date:September 2023
  • App Close Date:07/06/2023 at 09:00
  • Interviews:15th June 2023


Re: KS1 Teaching Assistant Vacancy

The ethos of Sandling School is to: work together, achieve together and have fun together; this is true of the whole school community.

We are proud of our last OFSTED inspection February 2020 recognised that "staff have high expectations...with a no ceiling on what pupils can achieve".

The successful applicant will be employed on a permanent contract for 30 hours per week over the five school days. This is currently arranged as 8:30 – 15:15, 4 days a week, with a 16:15 finish on one of the days, and 8:30 – 13:00 on the fifth day. Each day has 30 minutes for lunch.

Please note that this is term time only; and the successful applicant will be paid on Kent Range 3 pro rata. Appointment will be from 1st September 2023.

Experience of working with children 3 -11 in either a school or pre-school setting is essential.

We can offer you:

  • a supportive staff team
  • effective induction
  • continuing professional development
  • half a day PPA with year group partner
  • health and well-being service package
  • polite, motivated, enthusiastic and well behaved children
  • a well-resourced school
  • a supportive and active PTA (Friends of Sandling School)
  • a strong governing body

Sandling School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our pupils and therefore all posts are subject to a DBS check and appropriate references.  Please ensure you have read our safeguarding policy prior to application. Shortlisted candidates will also be subject to online safety checks.

The closing date for applications is Wednesday 7th June 2023 at 9am. Please use the job description and person specification in your application via Kent Teach. Please do not submit CVs as only the application form is read, include all information in this. Interviews will be held on Thursday 15th June 2023.

Information about the school

Sandling is a popular, high achieving, 2 form entry primary school in the north of Maidstone.

The school is well resourced with many facilities including: a library, computing suite and extensive grounds with a wildlife area. We offer a wide variety of clubs for children to enrich their learning.

We have designed a creative curriculum, which is regularly refreshed to reflect current topics and interests of the children.

We had a one day OFSTED inspection in Feb 2020 with a good outcome which confirmed our high expectations and standards.

With easy access from the M20, and being situated less than 3 miles from Maidstone centre, the school is easily accessible by road.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Miss Claire Coombes
  • Address:Ashburnham Road, Penenden Heath, Maidstone, Kent, ME14 2JG
  • Telephone: (01622) 763297
  • Email: office@sandling.kent.sch.uk

Fax: (01622) 200015


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 Legislation.