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Teaching Assistant - Part-time

Blean Primary School, Canterbury

  • Ref:KCC886-2258-122S
  • Posted:11/01/2019
  • Pay:KR3
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:14/01/2019 at 12:00
  • Interviews:Wednesday 16th January 2019


Teaching Assistant Post (KR3 pro rata)

As soon as possible

Temporary until the end of August 2019 in the first instance

Monday to Friday 30.5 hours a week, includes 30 minutes liaison time weekly

We are looking for:

  • A good standard of general education in English and Mathematics minimum GCSE C and good ICT skills.
  • Experience and an understanding of SEN with an understanding of communication and interaction (Autistic Spectrum Disorder) and speech and language support.
  • The ability to draw out the very best from children whatever their ability.
  • An aptitude to relate well to children and adults, understanding their needs and being able to respond accordingly.
  • An awareness and commitment to developing safe and happy playtimes for all groups of children.
  • The capacity to work well within a team.
  • Enthusiasm, commitment, flexibility and a sense of humour!
  • An adherence to our Professional Standards.
  • Someone who can work across all Key Stages.

We are committed to Safer Recruitment.  All appointments are subject to the relevant recruitment checks.

Application forms are available through Kent-teach or from the school office or via email office@blean.kent.sch.uk    Applications are welcome from experienced Teaching Assistants and those aspiring to a career as a teacher.   The recruitment process will include an observation of a pupil activity led by the applicant, a written exercise and interview.


Visits are warmly encouraged:

 Monday 17th December 2018 at 11.00am

Thursday 10th January 2019 at 2.15pm

Please telephone the school office on 01227 471254 option 5 or email office@blean.kent.sch.uk to book a visit.


Information about the school

We are a popular, creative and imaginative school set on the outskirts of Canterbury on a spacious site. Ofsted judged us as ‘Outstanding’ in our recent Inspection (March 2016); with leadership described as ambitious an inventive. Leadership at all levels was recognised as a strength and our Forum Group praised as a ‘dynamic, expert, passionate and creative group of middle leaders’. We are an inclusive school and all our children, including those with special educational needs and children who are less advantaged, make excellent progress and achieve highly.

We have a strong track record of collaborative working with the EduCant group of schools and in providing high quality professional development through our Learning and Development Centre. Teaching is of a consistently high standard and we use action research based enquiry as a tool to reflect and improve practice. If you feel you have the skills and knowledge to support us in the next phase of the school’s development and would like to know more about our school visit our school website on www.bleanprimary.org.uk

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Mr Ian Rowden
  • Address:Whitstable Road, Blean, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 9ED
  • Telephone: (01227) 471254
  • Email: office@blean.kent.sch.uk

Fax: (01227) 787247


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Our School and all its personnel are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children. This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service.