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Teaching Assistant / 1-1 at Twydall Primary School - Fixed Term

Twydall Primary School, Gillingham

  • Ref:MED887-2014-62S
  • Posted:19/02/2024
  • Pay:NJC Grade D2 Point 4-11 £16,977-£19,081 per annum
  • Start Date:ASAP
  • App Close Date:26/02/2024 at 12:00
  • Interviews:TBC


Salary: NJC Grade D2 Point 4 – 11 £23,114 - £25,979 FTE (Actual £16,977 - £19,081) 

Hours: 32.5 hours, 38 Weeks - Term Time only – Fixed Term for One Year

Location: Twydall Primary School

Required: ASAP 

We are seeking to appoint a Teaching Assistant to work 1-1 with a pupil at Twydall Primary School.  This will involve supporting the pupil’s learning in class alongside the teacher, and also working closely with the pupil who has complex medical needs. The funding for this role is linked to the pupil and is currently for one year.

Key Responsibilities: 

  • Provide 1-1 educational support
  • Assist the implementation of individual programmes help monitor their progress
  • Undertake specific duties with the child who has complex medical needs, including personal care
  • Maintain a positive, supportive attitude within a team


  • NVQ Level 3 Teaching Assistant qualification or equivalent (or willingness to work towards)
  • Experience of working with children with SEN including physical difficulties would be advantageous
  • Understanding of children with different behavioural needs
  • Ability to work independently or as part of a team
  • Possess a desire to help all children achieve their best
  • Have a caring nature and a deep regard for children
  • Enthusiastic, energetic and adaptable
  • Excellent communication skills 

Twydall Primary School:

We are an inclusive and caring school based in Gillingham, Kent which is part of Rainham Mark Education Trust. Along with a talented and dedicated team of staff, we strive to ensure children at Tywdall are happy, cared for and are at the heart of everything we do and we received a “Good” in all areas Ofsted Inspection in May 2023. Our Trust values of CHARACTER (Curiosity, Happiness, Aspiration, Respect, Articulacy, Community, Teamwork, Equality, Resilience) are woven through our school, ensuring children develop these values during their time with us.  

A visit to the school is highly recommended, please call 01634 231761 to make an appointment.   

If you would like to be considered for the post, please submit a Support Staff application form, which is available on the school website www.rmet.org/vacancies.  Once completed please send via email to recruitment@rmet.org

Closing date:  Monday 26th February 2024 at 12.00pm.   We reserve the right to close this advertisement early if we receive a high volume of suitable applications. 

Interview date: TBC  

This vacancy will close on or before the specified closing date depending on the volume of suitable applicants. If you have not heard from us within 21 days of the closing date, please assume that you have not been short listed on this occasion. We wish to stress that no discourtesy is intended in following such a procedure, and you should not let this deter you from future applications.


Information about the school

Rainham Mark Education Trust is a family of three Academies in Medway, compromising of Rainham Mark Grammar School - Ofsted ‘Good’ May 2022, Riverside Primary School and Nursery - Ofsted ‘Good’ November 2019 and Twydall Primary School and Nursery - Ofsted ‘Good’ May 2023.

The core purpose of the Trust is to cultivate wisdom, character and strength in students so they can understand, celebrate and shape the world in which they live.

Together, our ambitions for the children in our local community continue to build on current success, and raise the bar further, such that the life chances of each child in our care are maximised through a deeply inclusive education, routinely high expectations, and a range of opportunities that seek to embed a love of learning.

Rainham Mark Education Trust (RMET) is in a very exciting stage of its development, having recently realigned and strengthened our central team, relaunched our vision and established an ambitious future strategy.

The benefits of working for us include:

  • Support from a network of senior leaders and teachers within the school and our Trust

  • Regular planned opportunities to collaborate and share best practice within the Trust

  • Working with a team of friendly, dedicated and hardworking staff and Trustees

  • An outstanding offer of CPD opportunities

  • A sharp focus on staff well-being including Health Care provision

As a Trust we are dedicated to ensuring the safety and protection of all individuals under its care. This commitment to safeguarding is shared by all the academies within RMET, 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.

We are 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:People Services Team
  • Address:Twydall Lane, Rainham, Gillingham, Kent, ME8 6JS
  • Telephone: 01634 231 761
  • Email: recruitment@rmet.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.