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Teaching Assistant - Term Time

Littlebourne CEP School, Canterbury

  • Ref:KCC886-3126-75S
  • Posted:28/02/2024
  • Pay:Kent Range 3
  • Start Date:15th April 2024
  • App Close Date:08/03/2024 at 12:00
  • Interviews:14th March 2024


We are looking for an enthusiastic, highly motivated, well organised Teaching Assistant to join our successful village school.

Our friendly and inclusive school needs someone who is kind, calm, helpful, adaptable, patient and who is keen to support our children.

Candidates for this position should have a good standard in spoken and written English language, with academic qualifications in literacy and numeracy to at least GCSE grades A – C.   An appropriate Teaching Assistant qualification would be advantageous however, this is not essential.

This is a permanent term time on post, which is 38 school weeks plus an additional 5 inset days, the hours are from 08.30am until 3.30pm each day which equates to 32.5 hours per week, with a half an hour unpaid lunch break.

If you have the following qualities to allow you to: -

  • Committed to team working
  • Able to demonstrate the ability to follow a teacher’s plans, to allow pupils to complete tasks and raise their attainment.
  • Able to feedback to the class teacher, the pupil’s achievements and challenges
  • Able and confident to complete informal assessments and observations during lessons and group activities.
  • Able to engage, motivate and support pupils, ensuring consistently high expectations.
  • Able to demonstrate positive behaviour management strategies.

We can guarantee

  • Enthusiastic and engaging children
  • A supportive school community
  • Committed staff ensuring pupils succeed
  • Professional development opportunities
  • A happy team and supportive team

Visits are encouraged, if you would like to visit our school please contact Mrs Kay Pott – School Business Manager on 01227 721671 or email office@littlebourne.kent.sch.uk

The governors and staff of Littlebourne School are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people entrusted in our care. The post is subject to an enhanced DBS Disclosure, plus verification of the right to work in the UK. The school is fully committed to ensuring equality of opportunity for all children and staff.


Information about the school

Littlebourne is a small village school situated about 4 miles east of Canterbury on the A257. The school is attractively situated in large grounds opposite the village church providing a wealth of opportunities for incorporating the environment into learning, sport and other outdoor activities.

We are committed to ensuring that children enjoy a broad curriculum, carefully structured to meet their individual educational, physical, social and emotional needs.

We are a Church of England School with strong values. We endeavour to create a secure, happy, lively and caring atmosphere and being part of the school community which supports all pupils and their families is very important.

Littlebourne CE School was judged to be Good by Ofsted (May 2019) and SIAMS (January 2017).

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Mrs Kay Pott - School Business Manager
  • Address:Church Road, Littlebourne, Canterbury, Kent, CT3 1XS
  • Telephone: (01227) 721671
  • Email: office@littlebourne.kent.sch.uk


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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.