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Teaching Assistant - Part-time

Meopham Community Academy, Meopham

  • Ref:KCC886-2656-126S
  • Posted:23/01/2020
  • Pay:Kent Range 3
  • Start Date:As Soon As Possible
  • App Close Date:25/01/2020 at 12:00
  • Interviews:TBC


Do you want to work in a school where the motto is 'Enjoy, Learn and Aspire'? If you answered yes, then we are the school for you.

We are looking to appoint an experienced and highly motivated Teaching Assistant to join our talented and supportive team. The successful candidate will be a flexible, positive and enthusiastic person who has expereince of working in a school in learning support and has the ability to contribute to our school's community and vision, helping children to achieve their potential.

The successful candidate must hold the relevant NVQ level 2 or equivalent in supporting children's learning. In addition to this, GCSEs in English and Maths A - C or equivalent, and good computer skills are required.

You will be providing small group and in class support within school; we are initialy seeking to appoint for a role supporting in Year 6 for the remainder of this academic year. 

This post will also involve working across the school in the role of Lunchtime Supervisor during the lunchtime period, paid at Kent Range 2. The hours will be 8:45am - 1:15pm for 5 days a week.  

We are looking for someone who:

  • has strong Literacy and Numeracy skills to enable you to have a positive impact on children’s progress
  • has high expectaions and is passionate about encouraging the best from every pupil, enabling every child to fulfil their potential
  • has experience of both supporting children in class and delivering high quality interventions to groups of children
  • is able to contribute to, and work as part of a team
  • has excellent communication skills and a flexible attitude
  • has effective time management and an ability to work on own initiative
  • has good IT skills

The role will require the successful candidate to: 

  • support groups of children in achieving the learning objectives and aims in English, Maths and across all areas of the curriculum
  • feedback to the class teacher, keeping records of progress and behaviour
  • support the emotional, behavioural and any medical needs of the pupils
  • prepare resources and complete some adminisrative work

We offer you:

  • positive, happy pupils with an excellent attitude to learning
  • support from friendly, dedicated, innovative staff teams, experienced senior leaders and governing body
  • an effective and committed leadership team
  • opportunities for professional development

To find out more about our school and whether you would like to become part of our amazing team, please take a look at our school website to see the vast array of learning opportunities we provide. You are also more than welcome to come and visit us too or telephone for more information. 

Meopham Community Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure by the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS Check).

Information about the school

Meopham Community Academy is a two form entry primary school set in a beautiful village location and the school prides itself on providing a happy, safe and caring environment for all its pupils. We are a busy, friendly and popular school with a warm and welcoming ethos; recognised by all who visit! The staff, parents and governors of our school all work together to try to provide the best for the families we serve. We want our children to enjoy their time and education with us and to achieve the highest possible standards in all aspects of their lives. We are very proud of our school and the high standards of behaviour and learning that our children achieve. Our broad curriculum, wide range of extra-curricular activities and support for pupils were all recognised in the most recent, short Ofsted inspection in October 2018, where the school continued to be rated as "Good". We work closely with our partner schools within The Pathway Academy Trust; Wrotham Road Primary School, Riverview Infant School, Riverview Junior School and Culverstone Green Primary School.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Becky Nicholson
  • Address:Longfield Road, Meopham, Gravesend, Kent, DA13 0JW
  • Telephone: 01474 812259
  • Email: stomkins@meophamca.com

Fax: 01474 813078


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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.