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Teaching Assistant - Full-time

High Halstow Primary Academy, Rochester

  • Ref:KCC887-2421-9S
  • Posted:03/07/2023
  • Pay:Actual salary £15,563 per annum (£21,189 fte)
  • Start Date:As soon as possible
  • App Close Date:16/10/2023 at 23:45
  • Interviews:TBC


High Halstow Primary Academy has a fantastic opportunity to appoint a Teaching Assistant - EYFS who will provide impactful support for our pupils both on a 1:1 or small group basis in our Reception class. This role is ideal for those who genuinely have a passion for helping children within a primary setting. The working basis for the successful candidate will be on a fixed-term contract until the end of the academic year in the first instance. Our successful candidate will ideally have a relevant Level 3 childcare qualification. 

What does the role involve? The main aim of this role is to support our teachers to deliver academic excellence, day in, day out, with professionalism and enthusiasm. This will involve providing a comprehensive support service to the Academy including:

  • Assisting students with their educational and social development, on an individual and group basis
  • Providing support for individual students inside and outside the classroom to enable them to fully participate in activities
  • Assisting teachers with the maintenance of student records
  • Building and maintaining successful relationships with students, whilst treating them with respect and consideration
  • Provide expertise to deliver a personalised curriculum for each pupil’s learning
  • Work together with families and other agencies to ensure every pupil is valued, challenged and supported
  • Have the highest expectation that every pupil will make sustained academic and personal progress

Each and every member of staff, regardless of their position or seniority, is expected to participate in the overall running of the school and to act as a positive role model for our students. In and out of the classroom you will encourage and promote positive behaviour and effectively manage any situation that threatens to impact on the progress of other students.

The basis of this role is fixed-term, initially until the end of the academic, offering an actual salary £15,563 per annum (£21,189 full-time equivalent), based on working 32.5 hours per week, term time only.

Information about the school

High Halstow Primary Academy is an over -subscribed one form entry village primary school. Pupils are hard working and respectful and parents and carers work closely with us to ensure our pupils receive the best opportunities.

The International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme is integral to our curriculum. We aim for our pupils to become well-rounded, lifelong learners and global citizens that are ready for secondary school and beyond.

The school is fortunate to have fantastic indoor and outdoor environments to enhance the learning opportunities for the pupils. Additionally, all KS1 and KS2 pupils have access to a 1:1 device which enables staff to further adapt teaching and learning experiences. The academy is an Ofsted Graded ‘good’ school with ambitions to be outstanding. Leigh Academies Trust provides outstanding opportunities for staff to work collaboratively as well as receiving high-quality professional development at all stages of the career journey.

We have been graded as a “good school” by Ofsted in 2014:-

  • Most pupils make good progress and achieve well in most subjects. Some make exceptional progress from their starting points.
  • The school is improving because the headteacher, staff and governors make good use of information on how well pupils make progress to improve teaching and learning.
  • Achievement in reading has improved. Most pupils learn to read quickly and reach the expected levels because phonics (the sounds letters make) is taught well. Pupils who fall behind are effectively supported and catch up quickly.
  • Teaching and learning are good overall and some teaching is outstanding over time. Most teachers have high expectations of the pupils and teach interesting lessons. Pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is good.
  • Pupils are proud of their school and attendance has improved, so that it is now above the national average. This has helped improve the progress pupils make.

Our vision and values: High Halstow Primary Academy has at its core the pursuit of the highest standards possible in education.

We believe in high aspirations, high motivation and high achievement for all. Through our extended curriculum we seek to meet the needs of the individual.

We aim to build a community where everyone feels equally valued, safe and challenged to do their best in everything.

We are committed to ensuring the very best for our children in order for them to play a significant part in society.

"We believe in the huge potential of our pupils and focus relentlessly on high aspirations and high achievement. We recognise for some this could be in academic subjects whilst for others their strengths could lie in other areas such as sports and the arts." - Principal Gemma Stangroom

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Olivia Couzins
  • Address:Harrison Drive, High Halstow, Rochester, Kent, ME3 8TF
  • Telephone: 01634 412240
  • Email: talent@latrust.org.uk


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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.