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Associate Teacher (Teaching Assistant) EYFS / Reception - Term Time

Temple Hill Primary Academy, Dartford

  • Ref:KCC886-2657-299S
  • Posted:14/02/2024
  • Pay:KR3
  • Start Date:March/April 2024
  • App Close Date:04/03/2024 at 09:00
  • Interviews:Week Commencing 4th March 2024


Temple Hill Primary Academy is looking to recruit an Associate Teacher to join their EYSF/Reception staff on a permanent contract.

8.30am - 3.30pm 5 days per week, 32.5 hpw, 38 weeks per year

£21,293 full time equivalent, pro rata salary £15,814.84

At Temple Hill Primary Academy we call Teaching Assistants ‘Associate Teachers’ because we recognise your importance; you are more than an assistant, you are a teacher too- never under estimate how an AT can change a child’s life.

What is our school like?

  • ‘Out the box’ thinking
  • Friendly feel, staff are open with a sense of trust and community
  • Diverse supportive workforce with freedom to express yourself

Skills required:

  • Highly experienced TAs or those who have never done the job before but are willing to train and can learn quickly
  • Good standard of Maths & English- a willingness to cover a class
  • Positive team players who are resilient, adaptable and understanding should apply

What can we offer?

  • Supportive and inclusive team- your voice is valuable and will be heard
  • Opportunity to develop within the school and the wider Trust
  • Staff wellbeing matters to us- we have plenty of laughter! 

Our staff benefits package includes

  • Commitment to your ongoing Continued Professional Development
  • Two family days
  • Half-day Christmas Shopping Leave 
  • Access to Local Government Pension scheme/Teachers’ Pensions
  • Eyecare vouchers through Specsavers
  • Annual Flu Jab offer for all staff
  • Employee Assistance Programme to support your wellbeing

We have 900 pupils from Nursery to Year 6 with a Specialist Resource Provision for children with Speech & Language needs (SLCN). We offer a short-term Nurture placement for children with Social, Emotional, Mental Health (SEMH) difficulties. 29% of children have special needs and 40% of children receive Pupil Premium funding. We pride ourselves on the high-quality provision we offer to all children especially those in vulnerable groups. 

From a Good Ofsted in June 2019, we are now striving to achieve Outstanding. We have a dedicated supportive work force and every single staff member is valued at our school. We offer opportunities for growth within school and the wider Trust. 

We are the school to work at because we are unique. Children come first whatever their background or their differing needs. We value our staff, we care, we understand. We will support and encourage you to be the best version of yourself. #WeAreTempleHill 

 The Golden Thread Alliance is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020 and therefore is subject to an Enhanced DBS Disclosure. In line with KCSIE guidance, paragraph 220, all candidates who are shortlisted will be subject to an online search. This search is not part of the shortlisting process itself and all shortlisted candidates will have the opportunity to address any issues of concern resulting from the search.

Two references are also required prior to commencement of employment. 

Early applications are encouraged, and we reserve the right to close the vacancy if a suitable candidate is found. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Information about the school

The Golden Thread Alliance is a Multi-Academy Trust that comprises of Culverstone Green, Fleetdown Primary Academy, Meopham Community Academy, Oakfield Primary Academy, Riverview Infants, Riverview Juniors, Temple Hill Primary Academy, West Hill Primary Academy and Wrotham Road Primary School.

Each Primary has its own unique character, but all subscribe to The Golden Thread Alliance values. Please visit the individual school website to find out more.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Stacy Wickes
  • Address:St Edmunds Road, Temple Hill, Longfield Road, Dartford, Kent, DA1 5ND
  • Telephone: 07552503395
  • Email: hr@golden-thread.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 Education.