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EYFS Teaching Assistant - Fixed Term

Ditton Infant School, Aylesford

  • Ref:KCC886-5212-77S
  • Posted:18/05/2023
  • Pay:KR3
  • Start Date:3rd July
  • App Close Date:12/06/2023 at 08:00
  • Interviews:22nd June


 An enthusiastic, caring and committed EYFS teaching assistant with high expectations is required for September 2023. However, we are offing the option of an early start in July to support training and induction. The post is fixed-term, until the end of the next academic year, term time only, working between 8.30am and 3.25pm including 30 minutes lunchtime supervision. The salary paid is pro-rata'd on Kent Range 3 (£21,293).

Our vision is that all children should leave Ditton Infant School as resilient members of the community, with a thirst for learning, and a desire to be the best they can be. We also place great value on establishing positive relationships with parents.

The successful candidate will be supporting pupils play, language and learning within the YrR classroom, guided by an experienced class teacher. Please see additional supporting documents which include a job description and person specification.

We are a friendly,hard working, supportive staff who work closely together to ensure each child enjoys learning and achieves their full potential. We pride ourselves on developing and supporting the whole child and have a dedicated and experienced inclusion team.

“Passionate staff speak so highly of the leadership and family feel of the school. They told inspectors it is ‘teamwork that makes the dream work’.” (Ofsted October 2022)


If you are interested, please contact the Headteacher, Mrs. Claire Lewer on 01732 844107 to discuss the position further or answer any questions. Visits most welcome.

This post is subject to an Enhanced DBS Disclosure. Ditton Infant School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.

Information about the school

'Caring, sharing, learning and achieving within a safe, happy and inclusive environment'

Ditton Infant School is a successful and popular, two-form entry school catering for children aged 4-7. We are situated in the heart of Ditton village and benefit from lots of green space which we share with our neighbouring junior school. We are a happy, caring and family-orientated school and promote a love of learning outdoors. Our professional, experienced staff team work together with parents and carers to ensure that our children develop as confident and independent learners in a happy environment which nurtures every child and challenges them to achieve their full potential. The school benefits from a high level of teaching assistant support who provide excellent educational and emotional support for all children. We believe that an effective induction of new staff members is key, and have training opportunities available both in school and within our collaboration of schools to enhance this. We have a very supportive governing body, as well as an active parent association who are keen to help fund improvements in our curriculum and school grounds.

Although the Ditton Infant and Junior schools have separate head teachers and governing bodies, both leadership teams are committed to working in close partnership in order to benefit the children and families they work with.

Everyone at Ditton Infant School is committed to safeguarding children. Any offer to successful candidates will be conditional upon satisfactory references, an enhanced DBS and health check; we will endeavour to request references before interviewing.

We will carry out an online search as part of our due diligence on any shortlisted candidates. This may help identify any incidents or issues that have happened and are publicly available on line, which we might want to explore with an applicant at interview. This information will be kept on file for 6 months, in line with data protection procedures

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Claire Lewer
  • Address:Pear Tree Avenue, Ditton, , Pear Tree Avenue, Ditton, Aylesford, Kent, ME206EB
  • Telephone: 01732844107
  • Email: secretary@ditton-inf.kent.sch.uk


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.