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Teaching Assistant (1:1) - Term Time

St Thomas' Catholic Primary School, Canterbury

  • Ref:KCC886-3749-224S
  • Posted:26/09/2023
  • Pay:Kent Range 3
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:10/10/2023 at 12:00
  • Interviews:TBC


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The Governors of St. Thomas' Catholic Primary School are seeking to appoint a 1:1 Teaching Assistant for 30 hours a week, 38 weeks per year.

The position will be supporting a pupil in Foundation Stage. The successful applicant would also be required to work under the Class Teacher's direction to support all children within the class settings.

Working hours will be Monday to Friday (term time only) from 8.45am until 3.15pm.

The successful applicant will be part of a friendly and hardworking staff. Our pupils are very welcoming, well mannered and motivated to learn, as recognised by Ofsted. We are proud of all our pupils. CPD is available to meet the needs of the successful applicant.

What is essential:-

  • Previous experience of working with children with complex needs;
  • EYFS knowledge;
  • Knowledge of Makaton or willingness to learn;
  • A willingness to undertake all training on offer;
  • Pro-active and a fexible working style
  • Capable of showing initiative;
  • Friendly, approachable manner;
  • Good communication skills;
  • Supportive of our school ethos.

St. Thomas’ Catholic Primary School is a school family that is friendly and culturally diverse with strong links to our parish, St. Thomas of Canterbury Catholic Church.

At St. Thomas' Catholic Primary School, we see it as our role to develop and nurture the 'whole child', whilst recognising their unique qualities that each individual brings to our community.

St. Thomas' Catholic Primary School is committed to the safeguarding of children and this position is subject to an enhanced DBS check, reference checks and a pre-employment health check.

Applicants must complete a CES application form. Please download or print the document, complete in full and submit, along with all other relevant documents that are available for download at the end of this advertisement.  Application should be emailed to kweeden@st-thomas-canterbury.kent.sch.uk



Information about the school

St Thomas' Catholic Primary School is a Voluntary-Aided school (we are not part of a multi-academy trust).

We are a dedicated and committed team of staff who enjoy close links with our parents and the church. We often refer to ourselves as a 'school family', committed to academic quality, personal and spiritual development and high standards of behaviour and respect in a caring environment.

We are a one-form entry school and currently have a roll of 210 pupils, organised into 7 year groups, Foundation Stage through to Year 6.

Please visit our website to learn more about our school family.

Job Contact Information


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.