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Eyfs/Ks1 Teaching Assistant - Term Time

St John's CE Infant School, Chatham

  • Ref:KCC887-3095-19S
  • Posted:25/09/2023
  • Pay:tbc
  • Start Date:ASAP
  • App Close Date:12/10/2023 at 15:00
  • Interviews:w/c 16th October 2023


We are looking to appoint a highly motivated and experienced Teaching Assistant who is passionate about children’s learning, has a positive attitude and is able to fit in with our hardworking staff team to nurture, target and enable all of our children to thrive. The post is term time only, 30 hours per week  

If you are committed to making a difference to children’s lives, want to work in a well-resourced setting and share our school values (faith, love, kindness and respect), we would love to hear from you. 

We are looking for an EYFS / KS1 teaching assistant who:

  • Is fully qualified
  • Has a desire and enthusiasm to make a difference to children’s lives
  • Has high expectations for all pupils
  • Is highly motivated, has strong teamwork skills and is able to communicate effectively with staff, pupils and parents
  • Is able to work in whole class, small group and 1;1 settings
  • Is keen to develop their knowledge and skills of best practice
  • Has recent and relevant experience of working with EYFS / KS1 children. 
  • Has experience of working with SEN children.
  • Has previous experience of teaching Read Write inc
  • Has an excellent attendance record

In return the school can offer you:


  • Dedicated, supportive and friendly staff and governors
  • Children who enjoy coming to school and are excited about their learning
  • Excellent opportunities for continuing professional development and learning from highly skilled colleagues
  • An attractive, well resourced and maintained environment
  • The opportunity to make a real difference to pupils within a caring school.



Informal visits to the school and nursery are both welcomed and encouraged. 


Please contact the school office on 01634 884735 to arrange an appointment for a school tour with either the Executive Headteacher or one of the Co Headteachers who can give you more details about what the role entails.


If you would like a snapshot view of what you can expect to find when you come for your visit please look at our school website www.stjohns.medway.sch.uk


 Closing date: Thursday 12th October 2023                   Interviews: W/C 16th October 2024     



St John’s is a community family school. Once you are here - you will find it difficult to leave.


This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

This position is subject to a criminal record check from the Disclosure & Barring Service (formerly CRB) which will require you to disclose all criminal convictions.  It is also subject to pre-employment checks including reference checks, identify and proof of right to work in the UK.

We reserve the right to research applicants on social media platforms and the internet, and the Board of Governors may take this information into consideration during the recruitment process


Information about the school

We are a small school with a big heart and we are looking to appoint inspirational and passionate staff to join our friendly team. We are a “Good“ school with a caring Christian ethos where everyone is valued.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Miss Joanne Strachan
  • Address:4 New Street, Chatham, Kent, ME4 6RH
  • Telephone: 01634 844135
  • Email: russa199@mastacademy.co.uk
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.