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Teaching Assistant - Part-time

St Nicholas CE Primary Academy, New Romney

  • Ref:KCC886-2078-228S
  • Posted:29/01/2024
  • Pay:Aquila Pay Level ‘B’ £22,278 to Level ‘D’ £23,695
  • Start Date:As soon as possible
  • App Close Date:26/02/2024 at 09:00
  • Interviews:Friday 1st March 2024


We are looking for an experienced Teaching Assistant to join our fantastic team in our Specialist Resource Provision (SRP), with a designation for supporting pupils with Autism.

St Nicholas CE Primary Academy is part of the Aquila Multi Academy Trust and as such the pay scales are above the Kent Scheme pay scales, with the Trust being a Living Wage Employer with the salary for the post set at Aquila Pay Level ‘B’ £21,296 to Level ‘D’ £22,731 FTE – depending upon skills and experience. (The candidate will need to be clear about these in their application.)

The ideal candidate will be hard-working, flexible and adaptable, have experience of working within a primary school or nursery setting and demonstrate a calm and positive approach to working with children. You will be required to work 30 hours per week for 38 weeks per year. 

The role will be challenging and rewarding in equal measure and you will be working in a school where we maintain a strong safeguarding culture, where pupils are listened to and respected.

The successful candidate will be expected to work with individual and small groups of pupils, preparing classrooms and materials, and building positive relationships with pupils to promote interaction and learning. 

Whilst previous experience of working in a SEND/ASD environment would be desirable, excellent support skills and the right motivation, personal qualities and levels of resilience are just as important. 

If you would like to know more about the school or the SRP where you will be supporting children we strongly reccomend that you come and visit the school. We look forward to hearing from you!

St Nicholas CE Primary Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. Successful applicants will be required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure by the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS Check). Please ensure email addresses are provided for all referees.


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Information about the school

St Nicholas CE Primary Academy, as part of Aquila, The Diocese of Canterbury Academies Trust, is situated in the heart of New Romney, set in beautiful surroundings, and is well-resourced to meet the needs of its 15 classes and 400+ children, in this over-subscribed and well-maintained school judged Good with Outstanding features by OFSTED (May 2019).

We have a committed and enthusiastic staff who are determined to enable every child to reach their potential by providing them with a stable, caring environment where children are happy to attend and are stimulated and keen to learn while developing their potential. We cater to a wide range of abilities encouraging all children to achieve at their highest level.

Our church school status means we have a strong Christian ethos and links to St Nicholas Church in New Romney which enriches both our collective worship and school values.

We are fortunate to have on-site an outstanding private nursery, which provides breakfast and an after-school club within the school, and a Children's Centre.

The academy also has a Specialist Resource Provision (SRP). The SRP is a 14-place specialist provision sited within the mainstream academy for children with an Autistic Spectrum Condition (ASC) designation.

New Romney is an ancient Cinque Port situated in rural Kent, with excellent road links to Ashford (20 minutes), Canterbury (45 minutes) and Folkestone (30 minutes), or if you live in East Sussex only 45 minutes from Hastings!

We invite you to visit our school and discover for yourself the unique benefits of St Nicholas.

St Nicholas CE Primary Academy is committed to safeguarding children and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all trustees, staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All successful candidates will be subject to an Enhanced Criminal Record Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service along with other relevant employment checks, online recruitment checks and overseas criminal background checks, where applicable. All new trustees, employees and volunteers will be required to undertake safeguarding training on induction which will be regularly updated in line with statutory guidance.

Job Contact Information

Fax: (01797) 363118


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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 Education.