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Teaching Assistant - Term Time

Archbishop Courtenay Primary School, Maidstone

  • Ref:KCC886-2027-119S
  • Posted:11/05/2023
  • Pay:£20,628.00 pro rata
  • Start Date:ASAP
  • App Close Date:13/06/2023 at 01:00
  • Interviews:TBC


We are looking for a dynamic, friendly, calm and patient Teaching Assistant to provide general support within the classroom as well as providing support for children in small groups and 1:1.

The role involves working in close partnership with our Class Teachers and SENDCo, with an aim to achieve the best outcomes for our pupils. You will be working as part of a fantastic team of people who care and look after one another!

We encourage laughter and creativity so please don’t be put off by our Requires Improvement grading, come and visit the school, talk to us and judge for yourselves if this is the right place for you to thrive and flourish. 

This post is for 30 hours per week, 8.45 a.m. - 3.15 p.m. (1/2 hour unpaid lunch break), Monday - Friday term time only.

Visits to the school are encouraged and can be arranged by contacting the school office on 01622 754666 or emailing office@abc.aquilatrust.co.uk

We are looking for:

  • Someone who works well as part of a team, can take advice but also use their initiative when necessary
  • A commitment to the highest standards of learning
  • Relevant and recent experience of working in a school
  • Secure knowledge and experience of supporting children diagnosed with ASD would be most welcome, but not a necessity
  • An individual who is organised, efficient and flexible in their approach
  • A good level of English, maths (at least to Grade C GCSE/O' level) and a willingness to further develop and widen their own skills 
  • Proficiency in the use of ICT

The successful applicant will be required to supervise children at playtime and/or lunch time on a rota basis - an alternative break will be provided.

Archbishop Courtenay Primary School is an inclusive school, with an enthusiastic team who are committed to providing the very best learning opportunities for all our children. Our school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. The appointment will be subject to an enhanced DBS check and satisfactory references.

All applications should be via Kent-Teach.  CV applications will not be accepted.

We encourage early applications and we reserve the right to close this vacancy early if a suitable candidate is found.

Information about the school

Archbishop Courtenay Church of England Primary School is an expanding 1.5 form entry school and a member of Aquila, The Diocese of Canterbury Academies Trust (www.aquilatrust.co.uk).

We work closely with our community, especially All Saints' Church, and have a PTFA which helps organise many events. PE and music specialists provide additional curriculum enrichment. All early years classrooms have their own, purpose-built outside learning environment. Our Pastoral & Wellbeing Manager offers highly effective support to our pupils and their families.

Archbishop Courtenay Church of England Primary School is committed to safeguarding children and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all trustees, staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All successful candidates will be subject to an Enhanced Criminal Record Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service along with other relevant employment checks, online recruitment checks and overseas criminal background checks, where applicable. All new trustees, employees and volunteers will be required to undertake safeguarding training on induction which will be regularly updated in line with statutory guidance.

Job Contact Information

Fax: 01622 355174


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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.