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EYFS Teaching Assistant - Fixed Term

Swingate Primary School, Chatham

  • Ref:KCC887-2549-73S
  • Posted:08/09/2023
  • Pay:MPS (NJC) D2 31.25 hours
  • Start Date:Term 2 / Flexible
  • App Close Date:01/10/2023 at 17:00
  • Interviews:TBC


Do you have the energy, experience and enthusiasm to join our dynamic EYFS Stage Team?

Do you want to work at a school where you will be highly valued and supported in your role as a Teaching Assistant?

We are looking for an experienced Teaching Assistant with commitment and drive to work closely with staff to provide positive learning experiences within a EYFS classroom.

The post is for Monday to Friday for 31.25 hours per week term time only. Fixed Term for 1 year.

We expect the successful candidate to:

  • Be able to support in the delivery of high quality learning experiences for all pupils;

* Be qualified to NVQ level 3 Diploma for Teaching and Learning in School.

  • Have high expectations of learning and behaviour and inspire and motivate our children;
  • Be supportive, nurturing and understanding with high expectations.
  • Demonstrate good communication skills both orally and written.
  • Work well as part of a team.


The role may include providing pupil supervision cover for some break and lunch duties.

Visits to the school are encouraged and should be arranged through the school Business Manager, Liz Stamp. Stame019@swingate.medway.sch.uk

Closing date: Sunday 1st October

Interview date: W/C 9th October 2023

Flexible start date 

This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the wellbeing of all children, and expects our staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Information about the school

We are a brilliant, large three-form entry (including a Nursery), inclusive, successful school with extensive woodland grounds and friendly staff. We aim to inspire our children to be Brave, Resilient, Responsible and Empathetic. Our curriculum is child-centred, creative and progressive.

We are part of the Bluebell Federation comprising of Swingate and Horsted Schools.

Our teachers work collaboratively to reduce workload and we have an impressive sporting profile. We are a Jigsaw Flagship school and staff and pupil well-being is valued and promoted. Swingate has a strong leadership team that welcomes and encourages children and staff to reach their true potential. Check out our Twitter account: @SwingatePrimary.

We offer a fantastic wellbeing package including a pension scheme, carefirst and training and development opportunities

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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.