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Teaching Assistant - Full-time

Canterbury Road Primary School, Sittingbourne

  • Ref:KCC886-2254-169S
  • Posted:25/09/2023
  • Pay:KR4
  • Start Date:as soon as possible
  • App Close Date:13/10/2023 at 12:00
  • Interviews:Week commencing 16th October


We are excited to share a rare opportunity to join our incredible team of teaching assistants! The role involves supporting the class teacher to deliver purposeful, engaging lessons for the benefit of our incredible pupils.

We are looking for an enthusiastic character who can hit the ground running in order to support our charasmatic, engaging children. The successful candidate will be passionate about building strong relationships, have high aspirations for our pupils and have secure academic abilities in order to support learning. Experience of working with children is essential and working within a school setting desirable. You will be working with individuals, small groups and whole class work will be undertaken throughout the year. Experience in running interventions, speech and language and social and communication groups would also be an advantage.

This is a great opportunity to work with alongside experienced, outstanding teachers and develop your skills. You must be able to work as part of team, be proactive and have good organisational skills.

Our school motto is ‘a friendly, happy place to learn’ and you will join a happy and successful team with children who love to come to school. The post is for 27 ½ hours a week (8.45am-3.15pm) and is paid at Kent Range 4, term time only.

We can offer you –
knowledgeable and helpful staff
a well resourced learning environment
a positive and friendly ethos
teamwork and support.

We would like someone who –
has recent and relevant experience of working with children
is resilient and patient
has a warm disposition and has a commitment to the school ethos
is flexible and adaptable to the child’s needs.

Please email headteacher@canterbury-road.kent.sch.uk for more information. Support staff applications forms should be downloaded from the kent-teach website and the person specification is attached. In your application, please explain how your experience matches the points in the person specification and give examples of your work. We look forward to meeting you.

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and an offer of employment will be subject to a satisfactory enhanced DBS check.

Information about the school

Canterbury Road Primary School is a one form entry primary school close to Sittingbourne town centre and within easy reach of the M2, M20 and the train station.

We have interested, curious children who love to learn and enjoy coming to school. Our children make excellent progress from their start points and progress & attainment are above national levels at KS2 as they move into their secondary education. We have highly skilled staff who are committed to the development of the whole child and a have an unwavering focus on all pupils achieving their best.

We are very well resourced and have committed staff dedicated to our children and their families.

Please contact Timothy Pye, headteacher@canterbury-road.kent.sch.uk for further details.

Job Contact Information

Fax: (01795) 423818


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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.