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Teaching Assistant (Ks2-4) - Full-time

Gad's Hill School, Rochester

  • Ref:KCC886-6007-201S
  • Posted:30/05/2023
  • Pay:£21,834 pa
  • Start Date:29th August 2023
  • App Close Date:15/06/2023 at 16:00
  • Interviews:June 2023


From the Autumn Term 2023, an opportunity to work as a Teaching Assistant in a 3-16 independent day school. Our close-knit team of staff deliver a rich curriculum to small classes, drawing inspiration and well-being from our beautiful, leafy setting in the grounds of the home of Charles Dickens.

It is anticipated that the successful applicant will support pupils in 1:1, small group and class contexts across our Junior and Upper Schools (Key Stage 2 to 4) although there is some flexibility to assign Teaching Assistants according to their specific skills and experience.

The post requires someone who is passionate about working with children and is able to develop and hold the trust and confidence of their parents. The successful candidate will be a person who values, and is skilled at, working as part of a collaborative team.

You will be passionate about supporting teaching and learning, have experience of working with children with SEND, and be committed to providing high-quality learning and experiences for all children. As a member of staff, you will be valued and supported; in return we are looking for commitment, drive and enthusiasm.       


Information about the school

Gad’s Hill CCF is a single service Army Contingent affiliated to the Corps of Royal Engineers. It was formed in 2000 with a first parade strength of some 30 cadets. Since then, CCF at Gad’s Hill School has grown year on year and now boasts an establishment of over 150 cadets. We are a very driven and successful contingent and regularly enter cadets for such events as Military Skills Competition, CADSAAM and Cavalry Horse Trials. Our cadets are also involved in a high level of community engagement, with cadets representing the school on Remembrance Sunday, Corps Memorial Day, the General Gordon Parade, Armed Forces Day and Mayoral inauguration.

In addition to onsite training, the cadets also undertake weekend training camps, range days, annual camp and travel to Arnhem, Netherlands, each September for the airborne march. The contingent’s sponsor unit is 1 RSME (some 5 miles from the school) and so benefits from direct support and visits to Brompton Barracks, the RE Museum and also the RE Boat Training Section at Upnor.

At Gad’s Hill, we believe that the development of core personal strengths, such as self-confidence, self-discipline, resilience, teamwork and leadership is every bit as important for young people as their academic progress.

To that end, participation in the CCF is required for all pupils in our Lower Fourth (Year 8) and above and CCF sessions are incorporated in our weekly timetable on Wednesday and Thursday afternoons.

In those sessions, cadets undertake a range of activities including skill at arms, fieldcraft, first aid, map and compass, drill, command tasks and adventurous training.

Our cadets study, via their CCF sessions, for a level 2 BTEC in Teamwork and Personal Development, an Institute of Leadership & Management Diploma, and an Emergency First Aid at Work qualification, to go alongside their academic GCSEs as evidence of the well-rounded, confident young leaders that they have become.

Job Contact Information

Fax: Fax: 01474 822977


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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.