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Teaching Assistant - Fixed Term

Twydall Primary School, Gillingham

  • Ref:MED887-2014-54S
  • Posted:03/10/2023
  • Pay:D2 - £21,189 to £24,054, per annum pro rata
  • Start Date:As soon as possible
  • App Close Date:13/10/2023 at 12:00
  • Interviews:TBC


Teaching Assistant

Employer: Twydall Primary School – part of Rainham Mark Education Trust

Salary: D2 - £21,189 to £24,054, per annum pro rata, full time equivalent 32.5 hours per week Mon-Fri, term time only

Contract Term: Fixed-Term – End Date: 31st August 2023

Location: Twydall Primary School, Twydall Lane, Gillingham ME8 6JS          

To start – as soon as possible

Twydall Primary School are looking to appoint a Teaching Assistant to work under the direction of teachers, to support teaching and learning across the Key Stages, from Foundation Stage to Year 6. This may involve working with a class or supporting a high-needs child on more intensive basis to provide 1:1 support. He/she may also be expected to deliver intervention programmes under the direction of the Inclusion Manager.

The successful candidate will have NVQ Level 3 teaching assistant qualification or equivalent. Experience of working with children with SEN, including physical difficulties would be an advantage, as well as understanding children with different behavioural needs.

He or she will have a sense of humour, a positive attitude and enjoy working as a proactive member of a team of teachers and assistants who put children at the centre of everything they do.  A desire to help children overcome barriers to learning is essential.

In return, we can offer you:

  • amazing children, who are keen and enthusiastic to learn.
  • opportunities to work across the primary sector in an exciting part of its journey
  • ongoing professional development with a particular focus on inclusion,
  • a supportive, dynamic and fun staff team,
  • excellent grounds and facilities.

This school is committed to recruiting with care and safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. A DBS Check at the appropriate level will be required prior to any offer of employment and this post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

All posts are subject to a satisfactory Enhanced DBS disclosure, suitable references, medical clearance, appropriate qualifications and relevant overseas checks.

A visit prior to application is highly recommended – please telephone 01634 231761 to make an appointment.  An application form and supporting documentation are located on our website; https://www.rmet.org/vacancies Please return applications for the attention of the Mrs Louise Hardie - Headteacher

Closing Date: Noon – Friday 13th October 2023. We reserve the right to close the advert once we receive enough applications.

Information about the school

At the Rainham Mark Education Trust, our core purpose is:

To cultivate wisdom, character and strength in students so they can understand, celebrate and shape the world in which they live.

We believe that education is the wise, hopeful and respectful cultivation of learning and change undertaken in the belief that we should all have the chance to share in life. This is why we exist. This is what we do. This is who we are. We are a family of 3 Academies in Gillingham, Medway, compromising:

Rainham Mark Grammar School. Ofsted ‘Good’ May 2022

Riverside Primary School and Nursery. Ofsted ‘Good’ November 2019

Twydall Primary School and Nursery. Ofsted ‘Good’ May 2023

Job Contact Information

  • Name:HR
  • Address:Twydall Lane, Rainham, Gillingham, Kent, ME8 6JS
  • Telephone: 01634 231 761
  • Email: hr@rmet.org


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.