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Teaching Assistant - EYFS or Ks1 2 Roles - Permanent and Maternity Cover - Full-time

Holy Trinity & St John's CEP School, Margate

  • Ref:KCC886-3179-134S
  • Posted:19/06/2023
  • Pay:Kent Range 3 - £11.04 per hour / £21,293 pro rata
  • Start Date:1st September 2023
  • App Close Date:13/07/2023 at 01:00
  • Interviews:TBC


Do you want to make a difference to the lives of children?

Are you ready for an exciting new challenge?

 Then come and join the Holy Trinity & St John's Family.

If you are experienced, enthusiastic and adaptable and have the passion to bring out and nurture the individual talents in our pupils then please do phone for a visit to meet us.

Holy Trinity & St John's CEP School is a successful, vibrant and popular two-form entry school in the centre of the seaside town of Margate, Kent. 

We were graded 'Good' in all areas by Ofsted in March 2023.

 We are a happy, inclusive school which is firmly committed to raising standards in achievement.  The community we serve is culturally and socially diverse and the school is fully reflective of that diversity. 

We are looking for someone who can support our vision, where we nurture ambition and develop life long learners who have the confidence and skills to be happy and successful in an ever-changing world.  Our children learn to respect themselves, each other and the wider community.

We are looking to appoint a Teaching Assistant, to provide class and group support initially in EYFS or Key Stage 1. This role could suit someone with Nursery experience.

We have a permanent and maternity cover roles available.

This is a term time only contract - Monday to Friday 8.45am - 3.00pm or 9.00am to 3.15pm.

The role includes a 30 minutes lunch duty each day.

The payscale will be Kent Range 3 (KR3 (pro rata)

You will be our desirable candidate if:

  • You have experience in supporting children within a primary school environment
  • You thrive working in a friendly team with like-minded people
  • You have a positive sense of humour and attitude
  • You are a clear communicator with adults and children
  • You have English and maths GCSEs A* - C
  • You are a positive role model to all

Are you:

  • Able to work under direction and guidance of the class teacher?
  • Able to work as part of a team?
  • Flexible and caring?
  • A good communicator?
  • Able to support class and individual needs?

 We can offer you:

  • Enthusiastic and motivated pupils
  • Friendly, supportive and dedicated team
  • Well resourced school with an exciting curriculum
  • Excellent indoor and outdoor learning environments
  • Opportunities for progression and development through training, coaching and mentoring
  • A healthy work life balance
  • An inclusive environment where you feel valued
  • A supportive leadership team

 Please see the attached documents for full job description and person specification.

If you would like to come and look around our school, please contact the school office. 

Starting date: 1st September 2023 

We reserve the right to conduct interviews before the closing date. Please do not delay in submitting your application form.

Information about the school

Holy Trinity & St. John’s CEP School is a large primary school serving the central area of the coastal town of Margate. Current number on role is 420 children aged between 4 – 11 years.

The size of the school offers many advantages as we are able to offer a wide range of learning opportunities and have a number of specialist teachers in our employment. However, there remains a sense of family within the school community which is reinforced by our House System and close links with our parents/carers and PTFA.

As a Church of England school, we enjoy strong links with the Parish Church of St. John’s and the Diocese of Canterbury. At Holy Trinity, the Christian ethos of the school goes far beyond the RE curriculum. In work and play children are given the opportunity to find out about the beliefs and values of other people.

Our overriding message that permeates through the school is “Treat others the way you wish to be treated”. As a result, we are a happy and safe school, where children and adults genuinely take great care of each other. Holy Trinity is however more than a place of community and friendship. We strive for high standards of behaviour and academic achievement for all children. We encourage initiative and equip our children with a confidence to enable them to feel positive about themselves.

We were graded as a Good school by Ofsted in March 2023. Our extended school provisions offer our pupils a wealth of opportunities to not only continue their learning but to develop important social skills. Some evidence of our extended school provision can be seen from our achievement in being awarded the Artsmark Gold and School Games Bronze Award.

Holy Trinity & St John's is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. Enhanced DBS checks are required for this post.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Mr Rob Garratt (Headteacher)
  • Address:Holy Trinity & St John's CEP School, St John's Road, Margate, Kent, CT9 1LU
  • Telephone: (01843) 223237
  • Email: rgarratt@htsj.school

Fax: (01843)230875


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.