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Teaching Assistant for Child with Type 1 Diabetes 15 Hours - Part-time

Thurnham CEI School, Maidstone

  • Ref:KCC886-3081-100S
  • Posted:14/03/2024
  • Pay:KR3
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:26/04/2024 at 12:00
  • Interviews:To be agreed


We are looking to employ a teaching assistant to support a pupil with type 1 diabetes. 

The postion is a five day job-shared post.

This is the afternoon postion 12:00 - 15:00 ( 15 hours per week).

Knowledge of type 1 diabetes is prefered but not essential as comprehensive training will be provided by the diabetic nursing team.

If you think you would like to join our happy, supportive and caring team please apply.

The role is for the period of time that the child is at school, although many of our support staff remain with us supporting other children who join subsequently.

We reserve the right to shortlist / interview immediately.

Information about the school

We are a Good rated school, with a reputation for very high standards of achievement, pastoral care, outreach work and teaching and learning.

Our latest OFSTED inspection (February 2023) highlighted:

Pupils are joyful and safe in this nurturing school. Children make a strong start in early years, where the school's exceptional pastoral care begins. Pupils feel special and highly valued. Staff are dedicated to finding unique talents in every pupil.

The school roll is currently 271 pupils, spread over nine classes (three classes per year group).

Team work and positive working relationships are very important to us and we are very much at the heart of our community, working closely with our local Church.

Our last diocese inspection was graded Outstanding (March 2018).

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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.