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Teaching Assistant - Full-time/Part-time

Cheriton Primary School , Folkestone

  • Ref:KCC886-2510-67S
  • Posted:19/09/2023
  • Pay:Kent Range Salary Scale 3
  • Start Date:ASAP
  • App Close Date:26/09/2023 at 17:00
  • Interviews:TBC


Do you enjoy being around children? Do you like no day to be the same? Can you listen to children and support their academic, physical and emotional development?

We have vacancies in our support team.

Due to the size of our school...

  • We can offer a 30 hours a week contract or less .
  • We can offer a post working with our youngest EYFS children or our oldest - nearly secondary school aged children.
  • We can offer posts working 1:1 with specific children or working as a class based teaching assistant.

Our team of teaching assistants presently have a range of expertise and the successful candidates will supported to develop their own learning. 

The school also pays for Benenden Health Cover for all staff members.

Applications are invited from both experienced candiates and those new to this area of work.




Information about the school

Cheriton Primary School, a two form entry school, is situated on the outskirts of Folkestone. The school serves a diverse community including an army barracks which is home to the 2nd Battalion Royal Gurkha Rifles alongside children who come to our school from across the Folkestone district.

As a member of the co operative movement (The Vicus Trust) we hold the values of self help, self responsibility, democracy, equality & solidarity at the centre of all we do in school.

The staff at the school work hard to ensure that the children make great progress but also that the children always have something on the horizon to look forward to, they are committed to developing a passion for learning in every child who attends the school.

The school was inspected in October 2019 and judged to be a continuing good school with many outstanding aspects with the inspectors celebrating the diverse nature of the school, strong parent and community links and a wide and stimulating curriculum. The inspector commented that "this is a school where children do really come first."

On a weekly basis it is common to have a large number of parent volunteers working in the school, adult learning classes on site, international tea afternoons, a Brownie pack using the school facilities as well as sports, arts and cultural activities for the children in school.

We have a large Forest School area on our site where children from Year R to Year 6 develop confidence in laying fires, building shelters, making bug houses and become aware of conservation issues as part of that core offer.

The school has been accredited with the Excellence in Literacy Award, the Quality in Extended Schools and The Parent Partnership Award.

Additionally, the school funds Benenden Health Care cover for all staff members.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Sophia Dover
  • Address:Church Road, Cheriton, Folkestone, Kent, CT20 3EP
  • Telephone: (01303) 276112
  • Email: sdover@cheriton.kent.sch.uk

Fax: (01303) 272305


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.