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EYFS Teaching Assistant - Full-time

Parkside Community Primary School, Canterbury

  • Ref:KCC886-2607-168S
  • Posted:11/05/2023
  • Pay:KR3
  • Start Date:September 2023
  • App Close Date:30/06/2023 at 12:00
  • Interviews:By arrangement


Contract Type: Permanent

We are excited to be able to recruit a motivated and enthusiastic EYFS Teaching Assistant to support our children to achieve their targets and to join our friendly and welcoming staff here at Parkside Community Primary School. High standards and professionalism are required as is the ability to be understanding and supportive of our pupils and their needs.

The successful candidate will:

  • have experience of working with children
  • support children to achieve their full potential
  • be able to engage, motivate and challenge the pupils
  • be organised and effective in their lesson planning
  • have good behaviour management skills

The post is for 31 hours a week (Monday-Friday) and term-time only. The pay scale is Kent Range 3 at £21,293 per annum for a full-time position, which equates to approximately £15,017 per annum pro rata. 

Please see the attached documents for further information on person specification and job description. 

All applications must go through the Kent Teach website. Please feel free to come and look round the school prior to applying by contacting our School Office on 01227 464956. 

Parkside Community Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expects all staff to share this commitment. All posts are subject to an enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service and check against the ISA Barred List for children. 

If applicants have not been contacted within two weeks of their application, they have been unsuccessful.

Information about the school

Parkside Community Foundation Primary School is a small, growing, happy school on the outskirts of Canterbury. We have a diverse range of backgrounds and cultures within our school and this greatly enriches and enhances our school community.

Our pupils benefit from small classes and a high level of teaching assistant support in every class. After some testing years, we now have a new leadership team in place and the school is showing greatly improved results. We have been able to make significant improvements to, and investments in, our school site and we have an exciting future ahead.

At Parkside, we value greatly outdoor learning and are working towards improving a range of outdoor learning environments, including our own forest school area. We are also benefitting from the next phase of an upcoming building programme which will ensure our buildings will be of the same high standard as the education we deliver.

Job Contact Information


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.