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Full Time Teaching Assistant - Full-time

Ulcombe CEP School, Maidstone

  • Ref:KCC886-3083-72S
  • Posted:18/04/2024
  • Pay:Kent Range 3
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:03/05/2024 at 12:00
  • Interviews:Thursday 9th May


We are seeking to appoint a committed, full time Teaching Assistant to be part of our
dedicated team and support our wonderful children.
This is a term time only position (38 weeks + 5 INSET days), Monday to Friday, 8:30am –
3:15pm starting immediately (subject to all required checks).
Interviews will be held on 9th May 2024. 
The Role:
The successful candidate will be involved in supporting the whole class, undertaking small
group interventions (in and outside of the classroom) and may work 1:1 with some children.
The post will involve some lunchtime supervision (giving you the opportunity to engage with
all our inspirational children).
The ideal candidate will have a good level of English and maths. Previous experience of
supporting/working with children would be advantageous but is not essential. We are
happy to consider candidates who are quick learners, can adapt to change and think on their
We are looking for that special someone who is passionate, caring, highly motivated and has
a good sense of humour (if you don’t mind getting stuck in and occasionally dressing up,
then you’re fit right in!).
We are a small rural Primary School located in the leafy village of Ulcombe. We operate
three mixed ages classes. Due to our size, you will be able to make a real difference and
you’ll get to know every child.
You’ll benefit from working with our exceptional staff who are dedicated to helping each
child thrive and be the best version of themselves. Every member of our team is integral in
our success – your thoughts and opinions will be listened to and you can make a direct
contribution to the development of our children.
We can offer you a structured professional development path – if you have a specific area of
interest, we would be willing to help you broaden your knowledge base, through attending
training courses, and through the full support of our highly qualified teachers.
We’re proud to be part of the ASPIRE Federation, which comprising of 4 local Primary
Schools (please see below for more information). Although we are a small school, the
opportunities available to you through the Federation are endless.

If you’re intrigued and would like to find out more, we’d love to hear from you. Please
contact us on 01622 842903 or email office@ulcombekentsch.co.uk for an informal chat or
to arrange a school



Information about the school

Ulcombe Primary School is a unique, small voluntary controlled Church of England Primary School for 4-11 year olds, located in the heart of the Kent countryside in Maidstone, Kent. The excellent pupil to staff ratio enables much smaller than average class sizes which contributes to the very special ethos around our school. Classrooms are spacious and very well-resourced. Our grounds are extensive and equally well resourced. Our school values not only the development of each child's academic ability but also strives to nurture the whole child through a creative and extended curriculum. This curriculum has been particularly praised by Ofsted for it robust nature an the opportunities it provides for every child to thrive. Ulcombe Primary School prides itself on being an inclusive school where learning is enjoyed and children are engaged and happy. We are part of the wider Aspire Federation of schools comprising of four local schools within a very small catchment area.

Our school Christian Values are: Hope, Trust, Respect and Endurance. These are at the heart of everything we do.

The ASPIRE mission statement is:

The ASPIRE Federation will nurture curiosity and creativity through an inspiring, broad and engaging curriculum, where learning is at the heart of all that we do. Our children learn to become resilient and self-assured in environments where pastoral care is excellent. Everyone is challenged and encouraged to thrive and achieve as individuals, preparing them for their role as caring citizens in modern Britain.


We aim to be an outstanding federation at the heart of our culturally diverse communities, striving for excellence, enabling our children to achieve their highest potential in all areas of the curriculum in line with each of the individual school’s values and beliefs. This is summarised through the motto and values of the federation: ASPIRE - A School Partnership In Rural England

Motto : ‘ We Aspire to Inspire’

Our Values K – Kindness U – Understanding P – Patience H – Honesty L – Love B – Boldness

The ASPIRE Federation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Offers of employment are subject to a satisfactory enhanced DBS disclosure and other employment checks.

For a further discussion about this post please call the school office on 01622 842903 or email office@ulcombekentsch.co.uk.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Emma Masters
  • Address:The Street, Ulcombe, Maidstone, Kent, ME17 1DU
  • Telephone: (01622) 842903
  • Email: office@ulcombekentsch.co.uk


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.