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1:1 Teaching Assistant - Part-time

Platts Heath Primary School, Maidstone

  • Ref:KCC886-2169-37S
  • Posted:17/05/2024
  • Pay:KR3
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:07/06/2024 at 12:00
  • Interviews:14.06.24


We have two vacancies for 1:1 support staff to support pupils within KS2. The funding is secure for the next academic year.  Platts Heath is a friendly small school within the ASPIRE federation. Being part of a federation means that professional development opportunities are wider and staff have the chance to work with a larger team. 

The role will involve supporting identified pupils in reading, writing and maths. There may also be additional intervention programmes that will need to be delivered. This may also involve group work with other peers. 

This is a full time role (although there may be some flexibility in hours) supporting the pupils both in the classroom and at lunch time. We are looking for interested candidates that can either start immediately or in September 2024.

Platts Heath is a small primary school with three mixed age classes. We are an Active Learning and Nurture Accredited school that puts the well-being of its pupils and staff at the heart of all we do.

Please contact dwaters@aspire-kent.org.uk to visit the school or if you have any questions about the vacancy.



Information about the school

Platts Heath Primary School is a Good school and part of the ASPIRE Federation. A partnership of four small village primary schools in rural Kent, near the county town of Maidstone. Two schools are Church of England primary schools and two are community primary schools. 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; R - Resilience

We are committed to safer recruitment and will require you to fill in a self disclosure form if you are shortlisted. We will also require you to produce certain documentation to confirm, identity, qualifications and the right to work in the UK. You will need a copy of your birth certificate. Attached to this job advert is our child protection policy and our recruitment policy.

Job Contact Information

Fax: (01622) 858450


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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.