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Teaching Assistant - Term Time

Garlinge Primary School and Nursery, Margate

  • Ref:KCC886-3917-190S
  • Posted:14/02/2020
  • Pay:Kent Range 3
  • Start Date:April 2020
  • App Close Date:01/03/2020 at 23:00
  • Interviews:Wednesday 11 March

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We are a large primary school with approximately 800 pupils on roll.  We are seeking to temporarily appoint a Teaching Assistant to provide high quality support for our children.

The role of a Teaching Assistant at Garlinge Primary School and Nursery is varied and may be based in a class, providing interventions and/or supporting individual pupils. However, for the academic year 2019/20, this position will be primarily to support children with complex physical needs and significant speech, language and communication needs.

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.

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.

We require a good standard of general education and GCSE qualifications 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 unless you can produce the original certificate.

A formal interview will take place with a panel comprising of two members of the Senior Leadership Team and will last approximately thirty 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 and explain how your skills and experience make you a suitable candidate for the role.

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 10 March they have been unsuccessful on this occasion. 

Information about the school

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.

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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.