Warning - This Vacancy is now Closed!

Teaching Assistant - Term Time

Vale View Community Primary School and Nursery, Dover

  • Ref:KCC886-2531-146S
  • Posted:29/09/2023
  • Pay:KR3 - £21,293 (pro rata to £16,543.85 per year)
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:13/10/2023 at 16:00
  • Interviews:19/10/2023 AM


If you are looking for a position where you can really make a difference in a child-centered Trust, and if you want to be part of a happy, friendly and enthusiastic team, then the Whinless Down Academy Trust is the place for you!


We wish to appoint a superb Teaching Assistant.  We are looking for someone who is friendly and approachable, able to work on their own initiative and to manage their time effectively and who is driven to provide opportunities and enjoyment for children allowing us all to achieve together.


The successful candidate should:

  • Share the trust values and be prepared to put the children at the heart of everything.Understand the importance of a wide and varied curriculum and share the belief that learning changes lives.
  • Be Keen to continue to learn and develop their skills.
  • Have a good standard of education, with a minimum requirement of English and Mathematics at GCSE (C) or equivalent.
  • Have energy and determination to make a difference.
  • Be a team player, willing to share ideas and with a good sense of humour.
  • Demonstrate a genuine interest in, and sensitivity to, children's individual needs.  You will be expected to have a positive impact on the children you work with and the school as a whole.

In return, we can offer:

  • A friendly, dedicated and supportive team of staff who thrive on challenge and having fun; who work closely together to improve the quality of achievement and enjoyment for all pupils. 
  • A thorough induction programme and good professional development opportunities.
  • Happy and enthusiastic children who are eager to learn.

If you would like the opportunity to visit the Trust, or discuss any quuestions regarding the post, please contact Sarah Hayward at Vale View sbm@vale-view.kent.sch.uk or 01304 202821 to arrange this.

Information about the school

Vale View Primary School is proud to be part of the Whinless Down Academy Trust, a MAT committed to providing excellent local schools for local children. We work closely with our 2 partner schools, St Martins and Priory Fields to give children the very best learning experience. Our trust truly believes that learning changes lives.

Vale View is a one form entry school with a nursery. We have a friendly and supportive team who work in close collaboration across the Trust to secure best outcomes for children through an exciting and engaging curriculum, tailored to meet the needs our children. We actively work to develop all our staff and offer a comprehensive programme of professional development for all staff at all levels and in all roles.

Vale View School benefits from the support of a range of support staff including a sports coach, specialist music teacher and a dedicated pastoral support mentor who contribute to the well being of pupils and staff.

The safeguarding of our children is of paramount importance, and we are rigorous in our recruitment procedures. This post is subject to a satisfactory DBS Enhanced check, and references will be pursued. Please note that it is an offence to apply for the role if the applicant is barred from engaging in regulated activity relevant to children.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Lisa Sprigmore (Headteacher)
  • Address:Vale View Road, Elms Vale, Dover, Kent, CT17 9NP
  • Telephone: (01304) 202821
  • Email: sbm@vale-view.kent.sch.uk

Fax: (01304) 202821


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 Legislation.