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Teaching Assistant - Fixed Term - Fixed Term

The Holy Family Catholic Primary School, Maidstone

  • Ref:KCC886-2041-111S
  • Posted:19/09/2023
  • Pay:KR3
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:30/09/2023 at 00:15
  • Interviews:w/c 25th September 2023


We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic Teaching Assistant to join us as part of a team that are continually working together under the school motto of 'Love Jesus, Love Learning, Love Each Other.  

This is a fixed term, term-time only position initially working in KS1 as 1:1 support for an SEN student but as a role that may be placed in any year group as required.  Hours are 5 days per week, 28.75 hrs per week.  The role starts asap - 19th July 2024 and following completion of required Safer Recruitment checks including an Enhanced DBS clearance.

This role is ideal for an enthusiastic individual who can demonstrate a proactive willingness to learn and who is passionate about helping children to achieve their potential outcome; a strong team player with good time management skills who is willing to take direction from the class teacher and is capable of helping to develop resilient, confident pupils with a growth mindset.   

We would strongly encourage applicants who have knowledge of phonics support and who may be RWI trained. While applicants with experience are preferred, an applicant is not required to have Teaching Assistant experience but does need to demonstrate experience of working in a child-orientated learning environment and a willingness to undertake specific training within the role.

Pay rate will be Kent Range 3 (full time £21,293.00 per annum)and will be an actual pro rate term time only gross annual salary of £11,983.00, based on 38 working weeks (42 weeks including holiday entitlement) but paid over 52 weeks.

Applicants will be required to complete an English and Maths exercise as part of the interview assessment process.

We would warmly invite you to visit our friendly school to allow you to appreciate our inclusive Catholic ethos and our beautiful grounds; please contact the school in term time to arrange a tour.  Please contact the school office on 01622 756778 should you require additional information. Information can also be found via the school website: www.holyfamily.kent.sch.uk

Please be aware that this advert is also advertised internally. In the event of multiple applications this advert may close early.

We look forward to welcoming you to our school!

Information about the school

Holy Family is a 'Good' Catholic school (Ofsted Oct 2023) offering a ‘Good’ Catholic Education (Section 48 inspection) and is part of the Kent Catholic Schools Partnership (KCSP).

As a one form entry Catholic Primary School in the South of Maidstone, serving the Parish of South Maidstone and the local area, each member of the team has an enormous impact on the educational development and enthusiasm of the children's learning journey.

With spacious classrooms and a large outdoor area including playground, extensive paddock, wildlife area, and daily mile running track, our children are hardworking and full of enthusiasm for learning. They are also friendly, polite and generous towards everyone that they meet.

Our dedicated staff work hard to ensure that every child is supported and challenged to aspire to be the best they can be. Supporting our community with a breakfast club and after school provision, we pride ourselves on the nurturing atmosphere and Catholic ethos that is experienced by everyone who works in, or visits our school.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Nicola Knight
  • Address:Bicknor Road, Maidstone, Kent, ME15 9PS
  • Telephone: (01622) 756778
  • Email: nknight@kcsp.org.uk

Fax: 01622 662983


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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.