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Teaching Assistant at Chantry Community Academy - Fixed Term

Beyond Trust

  • Ref:KCC-F22-356-S
  • Posted:14/02/2024
  • Pay:Kent Range 03 - £21,293 (FTE)
  • Start Date:ASAP
  • App Close Date:01/03/2024 at 09:00
  • Interviews:To Be Confirmed.

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Teaching Assistant at Chantry Community Academy

Fixed Term until July 2024

Salary: Kent Range 03 - £7,299 Per Annum

Hours: 15 Hours Per Week, Term Time Only

Required: ASAP 

Are you a caring and dedicated individual with a passion for helping children learn and grow?  If so we have a fantastic opportunity for you to join our team as a Teaching Assistant at Chantry Community Academy. As a Teaching Assistant, you will play a vital role in assisting the classroom teacher in creating a stimulating and engaging learning environment for our young learners.


  • Highly motivated and committed to providing inclusive learning opportunities.
  • Supporting the teacher in delivering lessons and activities that cater to the needs of the students.
  • Implement age-appropriate activities that promote cognitive, social and emotional development
  • Monitor and record children’s progress
  • Collaborate with parents/carers and communicate effectively regarding children’s progress and needs.

 Skills / Qualifications:

  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to connect with children effectively.
  • Patience, empathy and a genuine love for working with children
  • Strong teamwork and interpersonal skills to collaborate with teachers and staff effectively.

Chantry Community Academy is a primary school based in Gravesend, Kent and is part of the Skills for Life Trust.  The Trust believes in the importance of core values that support our staff’s well-being and growth.  We want our staff to have a good balance between work and life, receive recognition and praise for their efforts, and feel empowered to make decisions. 

Amongst the many benefits of working for us you will receive:

  • Skills for Life Trust values
  • Free Private Healthcare Cover
  • Care First – Employee Assistance Programme
  • Personal development and promotion opportunities across the Trust
  • Trust wide focus on staff wellbeing
  • A supportive environment
  • Free Flu Vaccination
  • Flexible working
  • Timetabled and purposeful CPD
  • Subsidised Gym Membership
  • Secure car parking
  • Access to the National College* 

*The National College provides engaging CPD in a high-quality video format on the latest practice, policy and research, working with some of the leading experts in education.

If you would like an informal discussion about the role, please call the HR Department on hr@sflt.org.uk who can arrange this for you or alternatively visit our website at: www.sflt.org.uk.

Closing Date: 01st March 2024. We reserve the right to alter our interview dates and close this vacancy early should we receive an overwhelming response. 

Information about the trust

The Trust have developed a set of core values for staff which are promoted and encouraged. The values help to ensure staff have a healthy work-life balance, are recognised and praised for their work, and are empowered to make decisions.

We are also dedicated to ensuring the safety and protection of all individuals under its care. This commitment to safeguarding is shared by all academies within the Trust, as we strive to promote the welfare of our pupils. We require all staff and volunteers to uphold this commitment, and we therefore implement a thorough recruitment process across all academies that aligns with the Keeping Children Safe in Education guidelines. This process includes conducting online checks on shortlisted candidates and all employment offers are subject to an Enhanced DBS check, references and where applicable a prohibition from teaching check.

The Trust is also committed to promoting equality and diversity in all aspects of school life. We believe that everyone has the right to be treated with dignity and respect, regardless of their race, ethnicity, gender, religion, sexual orientation, disability, age or any other characteristic. We celebrate the diversity of our school community and are dedicated to creating an inclusive environment where everyone feels valued, safe and able to achieve their full potential. We believe that this approach not only supports our students to achieve their best, but also prepares them for life in a diverse and interconnected world. If you share our commitment to equality and diversity, we welcome your application to join our team.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:HR Manager
  • Address:Fort Pitt Grammar School,
    ME4 6TJ
  • Telephone: 01634 861596
  • Email: hr@sflt.org.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.