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Teaching Assistant Teaching/Child Support - Part-time

Ryarsh Primary School, Ryarsh

  • Ref:KCC886-2189-218S
  • Posted:07/05/2024
  • Pay:Temporary position at KR3
  • Start Date:September 2024
  • App Close Date:03/06/2024 at 08:00
  • Interviews:Friday 7th June


Would you like to work in a school where behaviour is wonderful and children have a real passion for learning? We have a rare opportunity for a teaching assistant to join our Ryarsh family. We use the word 'rare' as we do not often have teaching assistant positions available due to the fact that not many teaching assistants leave our school. Our amazing village school has a strong community feel, providing a supportive environment for your professional development. We are looking for a new teaching assistant to join our team.

This is a permanent contract for two days per week in term time (8.30am-3.15pm daily). Ideally, we are looking for someone that can work two days consecutively. 

We are looking for someone who is able to work with a range of adults and children to help nurture and develop the young people in our school into the kind of people that are ready to make a difference to the world around them. You will be highly skilled, reflective, enthusiastic, flexible, friendly and reliable. The ability to work well as part of a team is crucial.

This is a great opportunity for someone who is looking to go into teaching in the future. In recent years, we have supported the progression from teaching assistant to teacher through the use of teacher apprentices and this is a great starting point. 

At Ryarsh, relationships are at the heart of everything we do, including the relationships between adults. Our school is a place where you can feel adored and highly valued by everyone in our team. We know that it takes a community to raise a child and would love to hear about the reasons why you would like to join our Ryarsh family. So please feel free to visit us to find out more about the position and see our fantastic children and staff for yourself. To arrange a tour after school with one of our senior leaders, please contact the office team on office@ryarsh.kent.sch.uk or 01732870600. To find out more about us, please visit our website: https://www.ryarsh.kent.sch.uk/ 

Ryarsh Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Appointment to the position will be subject to an Enhanced Criminal Records Bureau Disclosure check.

Information about the school

Schools across the country will spend a great deal of time analysing the measurable outcomes of children: assessment scores, progress measures, work in books, in-class contributions and conversations, but schools do so much more than that which can be measured. Whilst we are very proud of the high level of outcomes achieved by our children, we place great importance on developing the type of culture that allows children and adults to thrive.

Visitors to our school often tell us that our school has a ‘special feeling’ or a ‘buzz’ when walking around - something which cannot be measured but has to be experienced. We believe that this is created by many reasons, but can be summarised through the explanation that, at Ryarsh Primary School, there is a commonly held view that we are not just a community of learners – we are a ‘family’ of learners. Our community of learners is brought together by circumstance, whereas our family of learners is brought together by relationships.

When you become part of Ryarsh Primary School, you become part of a family which we all take great pride in being part of. In our view, communities are brought together by location, circumstance or shared characteristics. We define ourselves as a family as we are bonded by relationships.

At Ryarsh Primary School, our valued relationships (and principles underpinning these relationships) are a massive contributing factor in the ‘culture of trust’ that we have in our school. A combination of strong relationships and a culture of trust allow our school values (integrity, determination, compassion, unity and respect) to permeate throughout the school and impact on all of our decisions and actions.

Our school is a place where staff are highly valued; empowered to research and try new things; nurtured to support their mental health & wellbeing and challenged to continuously improve.

Within our Ryarsh family, every person, no matter their age, is a learner. As part of our community of learners, we help all minds flourish because every single person is provided with the opportunity to learn, develop and grow. At our school, we are knowledgeable, research based and investigative as this helps to shape our innovative, reflective teaching practices and our continuous drive for improvement.

We take actions that are considered and measured as we listen and empower all stake-holders to be involved in the decisions that matter to them. We appreciate that every single person involved in our school plays a crucial role in the magic weaving that is experienced at Ryarsh Primary School.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Mr Daniel Childs, Headteacher
  • Address:Birling Road, Ryarsh, West Malling, Kent, ME19 5LS
  • Telephone: (01732) 870600
  • Email: headteacher@ryarsh.kent.sch.uk

Fax: (01732) 870600


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.