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Teaching Assistant Teaching/Child Support - Full-time

Castle Hill Community Primary School , Folkestone

  • Ref:KCC886-3904-109S
  • Posted:10/09/2019
  • Pay:KR 3 (£17.365 to £17,411 (pro rata)
  • Start Date:October 2019
  • App Close Date:23/09/2019 at 09:00
  • Interviews:Thursday 3rd October 2019


Due to a recent change in staffing, we are looking for a highly skilled Teaching Assistant to join our excellent staff team as soon as possible. The position is initially temporary until 31st August 2020; with a possibility of a contract extension depending on the number of SEN pupils remaining in the school. The position is for 30 hours per week working five days, including 30 minutes daily lunch duty, hours are from 8.30am to 3.00pm, contracts will be calculated on staff working for 39 weeks per year.

The successful candidate will be working in a Year 5 class You will work primarily in the classroom alongside the class teacher or leading small groups on specific learning targets. You would also be expected to encourage the appropriate behaviour and attitude to enable the most effective learning. 

Experience of working with children in an educational setting is required along with - good English and Mathematical skills - flexibility and use of initiative - strong communication skills - experience of working with children who have Additional Educational Needs - the ability to work alongside different colleagues - patience and understanding of the way different children learn - commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.

This post is subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure.

Visits to the school are warmly encouraged. You will find Castle Hill is a busy, challenging and rewarding place to work.

Information about the school

Castle Hill is a lively two form entry Community Primary School with a Unit for Hearing Impaired children. We also have responsibility for running a large and thriving Nursery which shares its premises with the Children Centre on our grounds. The school is situated in an urban area of East Folkestone, on a deceptively large site. Our children are friendly and lively and deserve the very best we can give them.

Our last Ofsted Inspection was in June 2018. We were judged to be GOOD and to have made sufficient progress to be inspected again with a potential for OUTSTANDING.

The school is committed to the welfare and safeguarding of all our pupils.

We have a fantastic building and facilities that were refurbished / rebuilt in 2010.

Informal visits to the school are welcomed.

Job Contact Information

Fax: (01303) 226537


Below are documents that have been added to this vacancy.

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.