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Eyfs/Key Stage 1 Teaching Assistant - Full-time

Gad's Hill School, Rochester

  • Ref:KCC886-6007-75S
  • Posted:30/04/2019
  • Pay:Gad's Hill pay scale £18,000
  • Start Date:Aug 2019
  • App Close Date:17/05/2019 at 16:00
  • Interviews:ASAP


This is an exciting time to join our school and work as part of a committed team to deliver engaging learning opportunities for all children. This post is suitable for a Teaching Assistant able to inspire children, who enjoys working as part of a team and is committed to ensuring the best life chances for all children.

You will provide learning and personal support to pupils aged between 4 and 7 years old, either individually or in small groups, working alongside a class teacher to deliver an excellent and inclusive education.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Sound working knowledge of child development and the EYFS/ Key Stage 1 Curriculum.
  • Experience of working with children aged 4-7 years.
  • The ability to contribute towards and review individual pupil outcomes and strategies.
  • The ability to form positive relationships with children, parents and staff.
  • Energetic, positive, forward thinking and be a highly motivated person.
  • High expectations of themselves and our children.
  • Good communication skills with an ability to record and report on children’s progress;
  • A minimum of Grade C in English and Maths at GCSE Level and a relevant Level 3 Early Years Qualification such as BTEC, CACHE, NVQ or NNEB or a Teaching Assistant Qualification;
  • A Paediatric First Aid Certificate.

Visits to the school, prior to an invitation for interview, to meet with Miss Wilson, our Head of Kindergarten, are most welcome.

Further information and Application pack available on request. Please telephone 01474 822366 or download from our website www.gadshill.org

Applications must be sent to the Headmaster, Mr Paul Savage, by e-mail only via his PA, Mrs Tracy Barker (t.barker@gadshillschool.org), to be received by 4pm on 17th May 2019.

Interviews will be held as soon as practicable.

Information about the school

Gad’s Hill is an independent day school for boys and girls aged three to sixteen years, located near Rochester, Kent. Based within the former home of Charles Dickens, the School is ideally situated with easy access to the M2 motorway and high-speed rail connections to London. The School combines modern facilities with timeless values. The Kindergarten and Junior School occupy purpose-built accommodation opened in 2013. The Senior School occupies Charles Dickens’ former home, along with a range of other buildings including accommodation for specialist and practical subjects. At the present time, the School has just over 300 pupils on roll and employs around 90 staff, approximately 40 of whom are qualified teachers.

Although we are approaching our first centenary as a school, having been founded in 1924 in the richly historical family home of Charles Dickens, Gad’s Hill is refreshingly free of many of the trappings of other, more overtly traditional private schools. Indeed, Gad’s is a wonderful place to work; the children are genuinely enthusiastic and there is a very positive and welcoming atmosphere. Our challenge is to make the most of our small class sizes and supportive atmosphere to add significant value to every individual.

Job Contact Information

Fax: Fax: 01474 822977


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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.