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Teaching Assistant - Full-time

Davington Primary School, Faversham

  • Ref:KCC886-2228-76S
  • Posted:11/09/2023
  • Pay:Kent Range 3
  • Start Date:October 2023
  • App Close Date:29/09/2023 at 18:00
  • Interviews:w/b 2nd October



Due to the retirement of a long standing member of staff, we are pleased to offer an opportunity to join our school team.  We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic Teaching Assistant (30 hours per week) for a fixed period of one year in the first instance. Experience is desirable alongside relevant training qualifications, although training support is provided to all staff.

The position may require working in any year group from Reception through to Year 6.

This requires you to be flexible, well organised and to work as a team with other Teaching Assistants and Class Teachers. You should be able to work creatively to support and extend children following our inclusive ethos.

Job Purpose: • Support children with their learning, through activities and interventions under the guidance of class teachers • To ensure successful lunchtime opportunities for the pupils through supervision and play-leading •To work alongside the whole school in promoting children’s well-being, ensuring their needs are recognised and provided for.

We would welcome any visits to see the school prior to application. Please contact the school office if you would like to arrange a visit or require any further information.

At Davington Primary, we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our pupils and staff. We expect all applicants to share this commitment and the post will be subject to an Enhanced Disclosure application.

Information about the school

Built in 1882, Davington is a 14 class school set in six acres of beautiful surroundings. Our buildings range from the original school through to a modern new block opened in 2023.

We have two fields, a swimming pool and a fantastic Woodland with a classroom, orchard, pond, story telling area and much more. All classes have access to a fully interactive Discovery Suite and Music Room alongside other workspaces beyond the classroom. All learning spaces are well resourced.

Through our curriculum, our children are taught to observe, discuss, reflect, create and problem solve to flourish and achieve challenging personal targets using the full potential of our grounds. We celebrate all success at DPS and offer a wide range of extra-curricular opportunities for our children from rugby to flower arranging.

We pride ourselves in ensuring the well being of all pupils and staff, which is reflected in our caring environment. We promote a strong collegiate approach and support CPD at all levels.

Job Contact Information

Fax: 01795 537971

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.