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Teaching Assistant - Temporary

Shorne Church of England Primary School , Gravesend

  • Ref:KCC886-3019-85S
  • Posted:09/02/2024
  • Pay:KR3- TA
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:01/03/2024 at 09:00
  • Interviews:6th March


Shorne Church of England Primary School is looking to appoint a Teaching Assistant (Maternity Cover) to work as part of our caring and nurturing team and foster a love of learning for all. 

This role is 35 hours per week (5 days), term-time only.

The successful candidate will: 

  • Be an excellent role model.
  • Be committed to high standards.
  • Have attained a good standard of general education (at least NVQ level 2 or equivalent) and be able to model good mathematics and literacy skills.
  • Have previous experience of working with children.
  • Have knowledge of policies and procedures relating to safeguarding and child protection. 
  • Have the commitment to value our children and celebrate their achievement

Shorne Church of England Primary School can offer:

  • Polite, hardworking and enthusiastic pupils
  • A committed Governing Board and Trust
  • Welcoming, supportive parents
  • A friendly, supportive team 
  • CPD opportunities

Informal visits are encouraged - please contact the school office on 01474 822312 to make an appointment. 

Information about the school can be found by visiting our school website.

To apply for this post, please use the apply now option.

Please be aware, only those shortlisted for interview will be contacted after the closing date.

Safeguarding and Child Protection:

Our school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our children; we expect all staff to share this commitment. Any offer of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and an enhanced DBS check.

The Trust’s Child Protection Policy can be viewed at https://aaat.uk/about/policies/

The Trust’s Policy Statement on the Recruitment of Ex-Offenders can be viewed at https://aaat.uk/recruitment/




Information about the school

Shorne Church of England Primary School, part of the Aletheia Academies Trust, is a friendly, dynamic and innovative school. We believe in ensuring that each and every member of the school community feels valued, listened to, nurtured and encouraged to see the positive impact they can have on the world. Our children are at the heart of everything we do and we strongly believe in offering each child every opportunity to develop into kind, confident, and compassionate members of society. We are a very friendly and supportive team who firmly believe in the importance of collaboration between and the well-being of colleagues, families and children.

We are located in a beautiful village setting and have 208 children. We are proud to have been graded as a good school by Ofsted in March 2023, and also good as a Church school by SIAMs in February 2018. We pride ourselves on our collaborative ethos, and should you join us we will ensure that you have opportunities for continued professional development, as well as support and friendly faces on a day-to-day basis.

The school has extensive facilities, bright, airy classrooms and attractive school grounds. We believe in the development of the whole child. Our vision - Growing Together in Learning and in Faith - reflects our strong Christian ethos and our aim for the very best for everyone within our community. Whilst we are a Church of England School, our Christian Values are lived by pupils and staff of all faiths and none. Inclusion of all is incredibly important to us at Shorne.

We are proud to be part of the Aletheia Academies Trust. We work regularly and collaboratively with our partner schools to provide a wide range of exciting learning opportunities for our children and staff.

Shorne Church of England Primary School Vision: ​

“Growing Together in Learning and in Faith” ​

To develop life-long learners that have a clear understanding of the world in which we live through the acquisition of skills and knowledge; developing their unique God-given talents which will enable them to contribute, collaborate and flourish in a global society. ​

“…grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord…” Peter 3:18

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Miss Tara Hewett
  • Address:Cob Drive, Gravesend, Kent, DA12 3DU
  • Telephone: 01474 822312
  • Email: office@shorne.kent.sch.uk


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 Education.