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Key Stage 2 Teaching Assistant - Full-time

Gad's Hill School, Rochester

  • Ref:KCC886-6007-77S
  • Posted:30/04/2019
  • Pay:Gad's Hill pay scale
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:17/05/2019 at 16:00
  • Interviews:ASAP


Gad’s Hill School is seeking an outstanding Teaching Assistant to join the team. The successful applicant will have a caring and approachable nature with the ability to communicate effectively with all staff, students and parents. In addition, they will be passionate about education and have an enthusiastic, flexible and friendly approach to ensure that students receive an outstanding education.

Working at Gad’s means being part of a community of exceptional practitioners. Colleagues are warm, welcoming and committed to providing an inspirational and nurturing learning environment in which children develop and succeed. Expectations of staff are high, but we pride ourselves on supporting our workforce on a journey of personal and professional excellence.

You must have:

  • Maths and English GCSE Grade C minimum
  • Good knowledge of the Key Stage 2 National Curriculum
  • Basic knowledge of Word and Excel
  • The energy, positivity and ability to learn new skills
  • Experience of working in a Primary school.

You should be able to demonstrate the following skills and knowledge:

  • The ability to work well both independently and as part of a team
  • Experience of recording and reporting on children’s progress
  • Experience of interventions relating to core subjects across all abilities
  • The characteristics required to form positive relationships with children, parents and staff
  • Good self-organisation and motivation 

Visits to the school, prior to an invitation for interview, to meet with Mrs Cullen, our Head of Junior School 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 to be held as soon as practicable.

Gad’s Hill School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and enhanced DBS clearance and compliance with safer recruitment policies.

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 318 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.

At present there is no sixth form education at Gad’s and pupils currently depart for local grammar schools (80%) or colleges (15%) or other independents (5%). In the last year we have partnered with the University for the Creative Arts and several of our leavers have commenced Extended Diploma courses with them.

The school operates a good number of after school activities and would welcome new additions to the extra-curricular programme.

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.