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Support Teaching Assistant - Term Time

Parkside Community Primary School, Canterbury

  • Ref:KCC886-2607-174S
  • Posted:23/02/2024
  • Pay:KR3
  • Start Date:April 2024
  • App Close Date:11/03/2024 at 12:00
  • Interviews:Wednesday 20th March 2024


We are seeking to appoint an experienced Support Teaching Assistant for our Key Stage Two who is a motivated and enthusiastic professional with experience of working in a busy primary school. The successful candidate will work closely with individual children and small groups within our KS2 classes.  They will work alongside the class teacher and teaching assistant to support behaviour and learning.  Parkside Community Foundation Primary School has a friendly and supportive staff ready to welcome you to our school team. 

The successful candidate will:

  • Be calm
  • Enjoy working with children
  • Have a high level of education with a minimum of GCSE grade C or above in English and Maths (or equivalent)
  • Be able to model good spoken English
  • Be flexible and able to multi-task!

A formal 30 minute interview will take place with a panel comprising of members of the Leadership Team. Candidates will also undertake a 30 minute English and Maths test 

The post is for 32 hours a week (Monday-Friday) and term-time only. The pay scale is Kent Range 3 at £21,293.00 for a full-time position, which equates to approximately £15,570.68 pro rata per annum for this role. 

CVs will not be accepted so please complete the application form in full and explain how your skills and experience make you a suitable candidate for the role. Please ensure you give email addresses for referees. 

As the safety of our children is paramount in all we do, the successful candidate will be required to complete an enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service. 

If applicants have not been contacted within two weeks of the closing date their application, they have been unsuccessful.

Information about the school

Parkside Community Foundation Primary School is a small, growing, happy school on the outskirts of Canterbury. We have a diverse range of backgrounds and cultures within our school and this greatly enriches and enhances our school community.

Our pupils benefit from small classes and a high level of teaching assistant support in every class. After some testing years, we now have a new leadership team in place and the school is showing greatly improved results. We have been able to make significant improvements to, and investments in, our school site and we have an exciting future ahead.

At Parkside, we value greatly outdoor learning and are working towards improving a range of outdoor learning environments, including our own forest school area. We are also benefitting from the next phase of an upcoming building programme which will ensure our buildings will be of the same high standard as the education we deliver.

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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.