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Teaching Assistant - Term Time

Northdown Primary School, Margate

  • Ref:KCC886-2009-130S
  • Posted:20/07/2023
  • Pay:KR3
  • Start Date:September 2023
  • App Close Date:20/10/2023 at 12:00
  • Interviews:TBC


We are seeking to appoint a hardworking and friendly Teaching Assistant. The successful candidate will have experience in enabling high-quality inclusive provision in supporting the class teacher in delivering the very best learning opportunities to ensure each child has succeeded in reaching their potential. You will be skilled in delivering a range of interventions and in working alongside parents and professionals.

The positions are for 32.5 hrs a week, term time only.

Are you passionate about helping young people fulfil their potential? Do you have experience working with children in primary school? Do you have the ability to inspire children and encourage them to grow independence and self-confidence?

You will need to have a high level of literacy and numeracy and experience improving academic and emotional outcomes for pupils. We are looking for people who are determined to secure the absolute best for each pupil and will work hard to ensure every child achieves everything they are capable of.

We require organised professionals who have:

  • Good interpersonal skills and an ability to remain calm and patient even when under pressure.
  • Good standards of English and Maths.
  • The ability to liaise with staff, parents, and professionals offering support and challenge as appropriate.
  • The ability to work using your own initiative at a highly professional level.
  • Secure knowledge and understanding of safeguarding.
  • A thorough understanding of differing needs and vulnerability of children.
  • You will have experience in enabling high-quality inclusive provision. You will be skilled in delivering a range of interventions and in working alongside parents and professionals.

What will we offer in return:

  • A school community that is committed to developing an educational offer which is designed to increase each child's awareness of the world around them by increasing their cultural capital through a learning environment that allows for the opportunity to explore the wider world. 
  • The opportunity to further develop your role through a well-developed CPD - in line with the vision and ethos of the school.
  • Candidates with the right qualification (a degree) will have the potential to further their careers by accessing the SCITT programme to develop as class teachers - paid for by the school.
  • Access to a well-being package developed by the school and Academy Trust (TKAT).
  • External support from other agencies to develop knowledge of SEND and Inclusion.

Information about the school

Our Primary school was established as an Academy by The Kemnal Academies Trust in 2012. We are one of a number of Primary schools supported by TKAT across the South East of England.

Working within a Multi-Academy Trust, we are in a privileged position to collaborate with other schools and receive the first-hand experience of immediate and significant teacher training which enables us to be innovative in our approaches to 21st-century teaching practice.

Through our ethos of ‘I Can…’, we believe that every child can succeed. We ensure that our children develop high aspirations, self-belief, and an understanding of their world and their community. We believe that the mastery of reading, writing, and mathematics are the cornerstones that allow children and young people to build a happy, self-determined, and fulfilled life.

All staff at our school strive to build upon our vision of children and families exploring new horizons - raising aspirations through supporting the community in many different ways and often the unexpected. We recognise the importance of having strong relationships with parents and the community, and the impact it has on learning outcomes.

We believe in creating an environment where all children are valued and their voices heard so that the education we deliver is tailored to the children of our community. We recognise that our community is influenced by many cultures, beliefs, and life circumstances that shape the present lives of our children.

With our ethos of ‘I can…’ we invest in the core values of Harmony, Curiosity, Courage, Determination, and Aspiration which are intrinsic to a developed curriculum that recognises the unique makeup of our community. We are committed to taking the children on a journey of challenge and self-discovery through new experiences to promote growth, both in mind and body.

Education is a fundamental human right and we are proud to serve these children and their community. We are committed to promoting the long-term collective well-being of all the children entrusted to our care and are committed to supporting children’s positive mental health.

Job Contact Information

Fax: (01843) 222341


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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 Education.