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Teaching Assistant Teaching/Child Support - Full-time/Part-time

Phoenix Community Primary School, Ashford

  • Ref:KCC886-3893-88S
  • Posted:08/07/2019
  • Pay:Kent Range 3
  • Start Date:September 2019
  • App Close Date:18/07/2019 at 09:00
  • Interviews:Monday 22nd July 2019


"Creating opportunities for everyone"

At Phoenix Community Primary School we believe that learning is all about taking opportunities and we are looking for two Teaching Assistants to join our staff team.

We are looking for someone who has a good understanding of children's needs, both pastoral and educational, and is able to work as part of a team. 

The positions would be to support pupils within a class which can include provision to small groups or individuals with additional needs or provide specific one-to-one support to a child. You would also be required to work under the Class Teacher's direction to support all children within the class setting.

The successful candidate will be part of a friendly, skilled and hardworking staff. CPD is available to meet the needs of the successful applicant.

What is essential:-

  • Previous experience of working with children (desirable for the applicant to hold relevant qualifications);
  • A willingness to learn;
  • A readiness to work alongside all children within the class;
  • Flexibility;
  • Capable of showing initiative;
  • Friendly, approachable manner;
  • Good communication skills;
  • Supportive of our school ethos.

The successful candidate(s) will be expected to work five days a week, 8.30am to 3.15pm although part-time may be considered for exceptional candidates. Additional hours may be available to support our delivery of a range of extra-curricula clubs before and after school.

You are welcomed and encouraged to call the school office to make an appointment to visit the school. All applications must be through the online application to be considered.

Phoenix Community Primary School is committed to the safeguarding and welfare of its pupils and any offer of employment is subject to the necessary enhanced DBS checks.

Information about the school

Phoenix Community Primary School is a one-form entry school situated on the outskirts of Ashford. We benefit from a new building which is well respected and looked after. The school is exceptionally well-resourced and, as such, is able to provide opportunities for children significantly beyond that of the National Curriculum. The school places a high emphasis on the Creative Arts and achieved ArtsMark Gold in 2014. We have our own Music Studio where all children have weekly lessons with specialist music teachers and where subsidised instrumental lessons are offered to pupils.The school invest heavily in ICT with two sets of 32 iPads, which are used on a daily basis, and each classroom is fitted with a Clever Touch interactive TV. The school also has achieved the Primary Science Quality Mark (Silver), the Anti-Bullying Award and the Leading Parent Partnership Award. We also have strong collaborative links with other schools through the CARE Foundation Trust and the Ashford Teaching Alliance.

Job Contact Information

Fax: 01233 664462


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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.