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Teaching Assistant - Term Time

Palm Bay Primary School, Margate

  • Ref:KCC886-2672-152S
  • Posted:20/09/2019
  • Pay:Kent Range 3
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:30/09/2019 at 12:00
  • Interviews:TBC


Teaching Assistant

We wish to appoint a committed, enthusiastic and experienced Teaching Assistant to join our supportive team. We are looking for a TA who has adaptability, experience in learning support and above all, someone who shares our ethos of putting the children at the centre of all we do. 

The successful applicant will be sensitive to children's varying needs and be able to work under the guidance of the teaching team, AENCo and Leadership Team. 

The successful candidate will: 

  • have a good understanding of children's needs, both pastoral and educational
  • have good levels of literacy and numeracy
  • have excellent communication skills
  • have the highest expectations of children’s behaviour
  • have a strong empathy with children’s diverse needs
  • have good initiative and be flexible
  • have experience of supporting children in a learning environment
  • be able to liaise with the class teacher, providing feedback and keeping records of progress and behaviour as required
  • support the social, emotional, behavioural and medical needs of pupils as necessary
  • prepare resources and undertake administrative tasks
  • display children's work creatively
  • work as part of the team with a sense of humour and a sense of fun

The responsibilities will include:

  • supporting the learning of groups and individuals
  • delivery of interventions, as directed by the class teacher
  • supervision of pupils at break times
  • run an after-school club once a week
  • occasional supervision of the class

We offer:

  • A unique and inspirational environment to work in
  • A fantastic cliff-top location with beautiful school grounds
  • A professional and collaborative school with a commitment to continued professional development
  • Enthusiastic and well-behaved children with a love of learning
  • The opportunity to join a strong staff team, where our values are integral to all we do
  • A happy place to work!

A significant part of the role is to take an active role in school life. At interview, candidates will be asked what they can bring to the school that will have a positive impact on the children of Palm Bay Primary School.

The successful candidate will be expected to work five days a week, 8.45am to 3.30pm, with a 4.30 finish time on one day (to lead a weekly after school club). This is 30 hours per week over 38 weeks per year.

Come and see for yourself what a welcoming and friendly school we are. Visits are warmly encouraged and can be arranged by contacting the school office on 01843 290050

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

Information about the school

Palm Bay is a two form entry school with 427 pupils on roll, from Reception to Year 6. We offer a broad and rounded curriculum, with plenty of opportunities for outdoor learning in our beautiful grounds and nearby beach. We have a strong commitment to sports and creative subjects, with a specialist music teacher and sports coach.

We have very high expectations and standards of teaching, learning and behaviour as well as a strong commitment to training and developing our staff. Our school values, which underpin all we do, are: Respect, Teamwork, Creativity, Enthusiasm, Achievement and Perseverance. Our recent successful Ofsted inspection (December 2018) recognised our innovative work on teaching and learning.

Over the past three years we have been developing our curriculum using a creative, topic-based approach and the creative arts continue to remain a priority. We have an artist in residence and strong links with the Turner Contemporary Art Gallery and have recently gained the Gold Artsmark.

If this appeals to you, come and see us in action.

Job Contact Information

Fax: 01843 224669


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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.