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Classroom Teaching Assistant - Part-Time - Part-time

Bobbing Village School, Sittingbourne

  • Ref:KCC886-2223-40S
  • Posted:02/12/2019
  • Pay:Kent Range 3 FTE £17,365- £17,411 (pro rata)
  • Start Date:January 2020
  • App Close Date:11/12/2019 at 23:00
  • Interviews:To be confirmed


TIMU Academy Trust (Iwade School and Bobbing School) has an opportunity for an experienced Classroom Teaching Assistant to join our dedicated team. The post is to work in Upper Key Stage 2 and will include the role of a Midday Supervisor. 

This is a part-time temporary appointment, 17.25 hours a week, (8:45 - 3:15, 3 days per week), term time only (38 weeks and 2 days per year). Pay will be on Kent Range 3 FTE £17,365 - £17,411 (pro rata).  The position will initially be fixed term until July 2020 (with the possibility of becoming permanent).

We aim for all Timu children to become successful lifelong learners and are looking for someone that shares our ethos, someone who is passionate, motivated and enthusiastic about helping children to realise their potential by supporting and encouraging them as they strive to achieve their goals.

The successful candidate will be required to set up learning areas, lead intervention groups and support children with learning needs as well as occasionally being responsible for the whole class, working in partnership with class teachers and other teaching assistants.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • previous experience working with children
  • a love of working with children and the ability to inspire learning and support development.
  • good subject knowledge in reading, writing and maths to assist the teacher in delivering the lessons
  • an understanding of the requirements of the National Curriculum (would be an advantage)
  • high expectations of yourself and of children
  • a good standard of education together with good numeracy and literacy skills and English and Maths GCSE grade C or above (or equivalent).
  • excellent interpersonal skills and a be good team player
  • good communication skills
  • flexibility

Timu Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. This post is subject to references and an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service. 

In cases where we receive a high volume of applications for a post, we may bring the closing date forward. Therefore you are advised to submit your completed application form as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

Information about the school

The Timu Academy Trust is made up of two schools, Bobbing Village and Iwade School, both are based in Sittingbourne, Kent. Iwade School is a three form entry school and Bobbing School is a one form entry school. Currently rated by Ofsted as Good (Iwade) and Outstanding (Bobbing). Each school has its own individual characteristics and sits at the centre of their community.

Both schools are geographically near each other and so the staff are easily able to work closely together which they do with great effect "Together Everyone Achieves More".

Timu means "team" in Swahili, a word which represents how we work at all levels within and across the schools.

Within the trust, we recognise everyone as an individual and we nurture, value and develop them. We aim to achieve the highest standards in all that we do and to have happy children and staff, eager and excited to come to school.

We work in collaboration with other schools and organisations seeking the best innovative practice in teaching, sharing new ideas and learning from others. We use research as a springboard for change.

We strive to make our schools even better, recruiting the very best to meet the needs of a changing world. We foster a positive attitude which allows everyone to develop new skills, build resilience and achieve their dreams.

Timu Academy Trust is committed to equal opportunities and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:HR Officer 01795 412313
  • Address:School Lane, Iwade, Sittingbourne, Kent, ME9 8RS
  • Telephone: 01795 412313
  • Email: hr@timuacademytrust.org.uk


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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.