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Teaching Assistant - Term Time

St Francis Catholic Primary School, Maidstone

  • Ref:KCC886-5207-75S
  • Posted:09/05/2023
  • Pay:KR3
  • Start Date:3rd September 2023
  • App Close Date:12/06/2023 at 09:00
  • Interviews:26th June 2023


Do you want to be part of a highly skilled, dedicated team of Teaching Assistants?  We are seeking to appoint three enthusiastic Teaching Assistants to join us at St Francis Catholic Primary School. These vacancies have arisen due to the successful completion of teacher training and teaching appointments of the current post holders.

Previous experience of being a TA is not necessarily required, as we are looking for someone with skills and enthusiasm who would be willing to undertake professional development.

Our TAs are valued for their skills and commitment and we offer significant continuing professional development.  These roles require flexibility working both in class, with small groups and one to one to support learning.

We can offer you

  • Supportive colleagues
  • Happy and enthusiastic children
  • Continuing professional development
  • A mentor to help support you at the start of your career with us
  • A well resourced school
  • A great team

32.5 hours a week - 8.45am to 3.15pm, Monday to Friday (this includes lunch time supervision)

The salary will be £21,293 (FTE). You will receive a pro rata of this figure.

GCSE Grade C or above (or equivalent) in both Maths and English is a minimum requirement.  The successful applicant will be subject to a fully enhanced DBS check.

If you would like more information or to view the school, please contact the school office by telephone on 01622 771540 or generalenquiries@stfranciscatholicprimary.com. 

St Francis Catholic Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Information about the school

St Francis is a popular, inclusive, well- equipped primary school serving a wide Catholic community in Maidstone and beyond. We are a large two form entry school with over 420 pupils on roll. The school is housed in a modern building which includes an open plan library. All classes are well resourced and have interactive whiteboards and visualisers.

We are a hardworking, dedicated and enthusiastic team described by Ofsted as “an impressive professional workforce, committed to ensuring that all pupils make progress”. We are committed to enabling all children to achieve the very best they can through a dynamic, creative and questioning curriculum. Staff development is always focused on ensuring outstanding teaching and learning, with challenge for all.

We have a highly skilled workforce which includes specialist staff who support children with learning and emotional needs in a supportive, dedicated environment which is specially resourced.

Our most recent Ofsted inspection in September 2018, judged the school to be good in all areas.

Tolerance, mutual respect and understanding are central to the excellent relationships and standards of behaviour within the school.

Our children are energetic and friendly and enjoy taking responsibility for themselves and others. We believe in developing the whole child in a happy and safe environment where high expectations of learning and discipline ensure that all are able to achieve academically, spiritually and socially.

We provide an outstanding Catholic education with many opportunities for our children to become immersed in the liturgical life of the school and our parish through daily assemblies, masses and other services.

Our community is enriched through strong relationships with all stakeholders – children, staff, parents, governors and friends work together to secure the best outcomes for our children. You would receive a very warm welcome to our school community.

Job Contact Information

Fax: (01622) 771568


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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.