Teaching Assistant - Full-time

St Anselm's Catholic Primary School, Dartford

  • Ref:KCC886-3728-152S
  • Posted:25/09/2023
  • Pay:KR 3 £21,293 (pro-rata)
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:18/12/2023 at 12:00
  • Interviews:TBC


St Anselm’s Catholic Primary School

Littlebrook Manorway,  Dartford, Kent DA1 5EA

01322 225 173



Teaching Assistant

Full Time - Fixed Term Contract (July 2024)

The governors of this successful school wish to appoint an enthusiastic and versatile individual with experience and expertise of supporting the learning and wellbeing of young children.

 The TA role will involve supporting a range of children with varying needs.  This support will be given when working with small groups and individual children within the classroom setting, alongside delivering targeted, planned interventions outside of the classroom.

The candidate requires:
  • An understanding of how to inspire and motivate children to achieve their targets.
  • An understanding of strategies to support and challenge pupils with mild to moderate learning difficulties.  
  • A passion for improving the life chances of children who can find education a challenge  
  • A nurturing, patient and understanding approach, having the best interests of the child at heart at all times

We are looking for someone who:

  • Is able to supervise and provide particular support for pupils, including those with special needs ensuring their safety and access to learning activities
  • Can give effective feedback on children’s development to the class teacher and keep records accordingly
  • Is able to support teachers in assessing the needs of individual children
  • Can contribute to establishing an effective and purposeful learning environment in partnership with the teachers and other colleagues.
  • Is able to skilfully observe, record and feedback information on pupil performance.
  • Is a pro-active and co-operative team member
  • Is committed to supporting the vision and ethos of a Catholic School
  • Has the ability to communicate effectively and positively with pupils and colleagues

 What we can offer:

  • A friendly, welcoming school with a strong Catholic Ethos
  • Enthusiastic, well-motivated children, keen to learn and proud of their school
  • Committed staff team
  • Supportive parents and governors
  • A well-resourced one form entry school

 The wellbeing of our staff and children is very important to us. We have recently achieved The Wellbeing Award status in recognition of our commitment to this. 

Should you wish to arrange an appointment to view the school prior to application, please call our school office on 01322 225173 or email mrs woodhams@st-anselms.kent.sch.uk


St Anselm’s is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. Therefore, all appointments are made subject to suitable references and receipt of an enhanced DBS disclosure.



Information about the school

St. Anselm’s is a very successful one-form primary school with 210 children. Our school is happy, warm and welcoming and we pride ourselves in the strong Catholic ethos which exists within it. We strive to work in partnerships with parents/carers and school Parish, which helps to provide a caring and effective learning environment where expectations and standards are high.

There is much to celebrate at St Anselm’s. Our school is a welcoming, happy school where people are helpful, considerate and respectful of each other. The children are very happy and enjoy learning. We are very fortunate to have such a dedicated team of teachers, teaching assistants and other staff who strive to ensure that every child is successful, confident and responsible, equipped with all the skills they need to continue on their future learning journey.

We work in partnership with parents and carers and very much value the support and contribution they make to school life. The school also enjoys a close partnership with St Vincent's Parish. Because home, school and parish work together, we are able to provide a happy, caring and effective learning environment, where expectations and standards are high. We have carefully designed our curriculum to develop thinking skills, creativity and spirituality, encouraging confidence and opportunities for children to be excited about learning and challenged to achieve their very best.

Job Contact Information

Fax: 01322 224937


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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.