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Teaching Assistant - Fixed Term - Term Time

Goat Lees Primary School, Ashford

  • Ref:KCC886-3920-81S
  • Posted:20/11/2023
  • Pay:KR 3 or KR4 depending on experience
  • Start Date:3 January 2024
  • App Close Date:05/12/2023 at 12:00
  • Interviews:Monday 11 December 2023


Are you an enthusiastic individual who wants to support children in their learning?

If so, Goat Lees could have the perfect opportunity for you!

We are looking to appoint a caring and committed Teaching Assistant.  This could be to work under the Class Teacher’s direction to support all children within the whole class setting or equally to support children with significant needs on a 1:1 basis. We can offer an all-round, in-depth, totally immersive primary school experience in our one form entry primary school.

This will be a fixed term position from 3 January - 31 August 2024.  Hours will be up to 32.5 per week, term time only, preferably from 8:00am to 3:00pm daily although some flexibility may be possible for the right candidate.  Additional hours may be available to support the delivery of our wide range of extra-curricular clubs both before and after school.

We need a Teaching Assistant who:

  • can be flexible and use their own initiative
  • is willing to support children in a variety of situations
  • is enthusiastic and committed to working with children
  • is competent in basic English and Maths skills
  • holds NVQ/CACHE Level 2 or equivalent qualifications and/or has relevant experience or is a graduate and is considering a route into teaching at a later stage
  • is willing to provide some additional support to our popular Breakfast Club

A further advantage, although not essential, as training can be provided, would be:

  • experience of specific programmes or interventions including Speech, Language & Communication, Maths & English support/behaviour support
  • First Aid

We are a popular primary school where we take pride in being “At the Heart of the Community”.  We are excited about the next decade of our school life and would welcome applications from committed, passionate and professional candidates to help develop the school’s nurturing ethos and uphold our core values:

  • Respect
  • Responsibility
  • Pride
  • Honesty

We look forward to hearing from you!






Information about the school

Goat Lees Primary School is a one form entry Primary School which opened in September 2013. This is a wonderful opportunity to be part of a special learning environment that aims to be at the ‘Heart of the Community’. As a member of the CARE Foundation Trust, we work closely with nine other primary schools across the Ashford District to provide support and opportunities for collaboration across our schools.

Our innovative building has been designed by a collaboration of experienced local headteachers and a nationally nominated architectural company which has created a beautiful space in which to stimulate learning. We have further enhanced our facilities by building a performing arts room with a large outdoor stage as part of our commitment to providing a broad and balanced curriculum.

At Goat Lees, we pride ourselves on ensuring that we have done the very best for all our children and work together to bring out the best in everyone. Our staff, governors, children and parents are all incredibly proud of our achievements and our most recent Ofsted report (January 2020) concluded Goat Lees Primary School continues to be a good school.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Cathy Renwick
  • Address:Goat Lees Primary School, Hurst Road, Kennington, Ashford, Kent, TN24 9RR
  • Telephone: 01233 630201
  • Email: finance@goatlees.kent.sch.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.