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Teaching Assistant - Fixed Term

Bean Primary School, Dartford

  • Ref:KCC886-2120-150S
  • Posted:27/09/2023
  • Pay:KR3
  • Start Date:as soon as possible
  • App Close Date:05/10/2023 at 12:00
  • Interviews:tbc


Teaching Assistant 

We wish to appoint an excellent and enthusiastic Teaching Assistant to join our friendly and supportive team. We are looking for a TA with flexibilty, experience in learning support and the ability to contribute to our school's community and an understanding of the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum.

We have a supportive and enthusiastic team of school leaders, teaching staff, support staff and Governors who together, are committed to raising standards and being ambitious for every child.  

The successful applicant will be sensitive to children's varying needs, but be able to work under the guidance of the teaching team, SENCO and Leadership Team. 

The post will involve working to support the class teacher, supporting children 1:1 and working with small groups to support learning. 

The successful candidate will: 

  • have relevant qualifications in childcare and learning; knowledge of the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum is preferable
  • have experience of supporting individuals and small groups of children in achieving the lesson objectives
  • be able to liaise with the class teacher, providing feedback and keeping records of progress and behaviour
  • support the social, emotional, behavioural and medical needs of pupils
  • Communicate with parents
  • Prepare resources and undertake administrative tasks
  • Display children's work creatively

This is a fixed term appointment until 19th July 2024, working term times only.

TA: 32.5 hours per week (hours negotiable)

Kent Range Grade 3

Our school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children.  The post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

This post is considered to be a customer-facing position; as such it falls within scope of the Code of Practice on English language requirements for public sector workers. The school therefore has a statutory duty under Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2010 to ensure that post holders have a command of spoken English sufficient for the effective performance of the job requirements. This will be assessed during the recruitment/selection process and probationary stages. 


Information about the school

The school was first founded in 1894 and has taught the children of Bean ever since. The new premises was opened in 1966. As a village school, we benefit from a sprawling rural location with easy access to the A2 and Bluewater. This provides many opportunities for creative and interesting learning opportunities for our pupils.

We believe that confident, independent children make effective learners who can make full use of the engaging curriculum we offer. We encourage our pupils to be inquisitive, to question and reflect. The school environment and ethos ensures that children, from the earliest age, develop a passion for learning and eagerness to do their best.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Office Manager
  • Address:School Lane, Bean, Dartford, Kent, DA2 8AL
  • Telephone: (01474) 833225
  • Email: office@bean.kent.sch.uk

Fax: (01474) 834427


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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.