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We are a large primary school with over 800 pupils with a rising roll. We are seeking to temporarily appoint a Maternity Cover Teaching Assistant to provide high quality support for our children.
The role of a Teaching Assistant at Garlinge Primary School and Nursery is busy and varied - it may be based in a class, providing interventions and/or supporting individual pupils with specific needs - and may be deployed across the Key Stages.
Previous experience in a similar role or working with school-age children would be advantageous but we are also open to applications from graduates who may be considering a career in teaching and wish to gain experience in a school environment.
The role requires good organisational, personal and interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of children. The post holder will also be required to provide lunchtime supervision.
The post is for 30 hours per week (6 hours a day, Monday to Friday) and term time only (38 weeks per year). The pay scale is Kent Range 3 at £17,365 per annum for a full-time position which equates to approximately £11,649 per annum pro rata.
We require a good standard of general education and GCSE qualifications or equivalent in English and Mathematics at Grade C or above. Verification of qualifications will be required before employment can commence so please do not declare any qualifications that you do not have original certificates for.
A formal interview will take place with a panel comprising of members of the Senior Leadership Team and will last approximately twenty five minutes. Candidates will also undertake a thirty minute English and Maths test.
CVs will not be accepted so please complete the application form in full.
Garlinge Primary School and Nursery is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
This post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service and check against the ISA Barred List for children.
If applicants have not been contacted by Monday 9 September they have been unsuccessful on this occasion.
Garlinge Primary School and Nursery continues to be a ‘Good’ school as recognised in our latest Ofsted inspection (March 2018). The inspection found that staff ‘have an unwavering commitment and determination to provide the best possible experiences for all pupils in a happy, calm and aspirational environment’.
We are a large four form entry school to the west of Margate with approximately 800 pupils. We aim to provide a caring, exciting and inclusive learning environment where every child and family really matters with a focus on raising standards alongside the development of the whole child. The school’s values are Perseverance, Aspiration, Respect and Teamwork and all children are familiar with these. The recent Ofsted visit noted that the values ‘pervade every aspect of the school’s work’, and we are proud that is the case.
We are a school with specialist provision for Physically Disabled pupils and provide a link class with Foreland Fields School.
We are a part of a newly established Cooperative Trust, working with Bromstone Primary School and St Mildred’s Primary Infant School. We work closely within our trust to improve all aspects of our practice, including CPD and support for NQTs.
Our large site comprises of a KS2 and a KS1 building, three large playgrounds and a school field and we continue to invest heavily in our outdoor learning environment which includes an inclusive play area and sports courts.
We inspire, respect and celebrate achievement and diversity.
Fax: 01843 298648
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