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Kindergarten Assistant - Term Time

Turner Schools Family

  • Ref:KCC-F42-115-S
  • Posted:13/05/2020
  • Pay:Academy Range 3 (£8,083 pro rata)
  • Start Date:September 2020
  • App Close Date:27/05/2020 at 12:00
  • Interviews:To Be Confirmed

Schools this job is for


Folkestone Primary Kindergarten are currently looking for an enthusiastic and energetic Kindergarten Assistant to join and support the existing staff in providing meaningful learning opportunities for the children and contributing to children's progress and development. We are a close-knit team and are looking for someone who is dedicated, patient and caring, to help our eager children to enjoy, learn and achieve success.

This is a temporary contract to cover a period of maternity leave, working part time, term time plus inset days.

21 hours a week - 7.50am - 3.10pm.

Successful applicants will be qualified to NVQ Level 2 or 3 in childcare, and have recent experience of working with young children. Folkestone Primary Kindergarten has recently begun accepting two year old children, so we would be particularly keen to receive applications from candidates with experience in this age range, though it is not essential. 

Are you...

  • Happy?
  • Dedicated?
  • Energetic?
  • A team player?

In return, we can offer...

  • Enthusiastic and inquisitive children
  • A friendly, hard-working and supportive team
  • A forward-thinking and innovative environment with state-of-the-art facilities
  • An interesting and varied role
  • A school committed to providing the highest standards of pastoral care and learning opportunities
  • Opportunities to further your own skills/continuing professional development opportunities



Information about the trust

Turner Schools is a Multi-Academy Trust (MAT) based in Folkestone on the beautiful Kent coast.

Turner Schools is committed to ensuring success without selection for our pupils and students by teaching them the core knowledge and life skills they need to thrive in the modern world. Turner Schools is committed to leading schools where children thrive and knowledge matters.

Our mission is to set a new standard in non-selective education, empowering our pupils and students with cultural capital. In this way we will contribute to the regeneration of the region; we call this mission sea-change.

Following Aristotle's philosophy, we believe that educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all. Accordingly, we have encapsulated the Trust's ethos and values in the acronym HEART meaning we have:

H: High Expectations - of yourself, of others, including in terms of aspiration for the community and children we serve, conduct and standards in the widest sense

E: Enthusiasm - in attitude and to nurture it in others be they pupils/students/scholars, parents or colleagues; an

A: Academic subject-based curriculum - tried and tested subjects delivered in coherent sequence

R: Reading for all - achieving chronological reading age as well as love of this enabling and vital skill; and

T: Teamwork - recognising that together we can achieve more than we can alone.

Our HEART model gives stakeholders, staff, pupils and parents a common language.

Our schools include:

Folkestone All Age Academy; Morehall Primary; Martello Primary; and Turner Free School.

Turner Schools is committed to safeguarding children and promoting their welfare. It expects all staff and volunteers to share this same commitment. Any appointment is subject to satisfactory recruitment checks, including an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. Two references are required prior to commencement of employment. We are an equal opportunities employer.

For further information on Turner Schools, please visit www.turnerschools.com

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Caroline Dominguez
  • Address:4 Westbrook House ,
    58-60 Shorncliffe Road,
    CT20 2NQ
  • Telephone: 01303 842433
  • Email: hr@turnerschools.com


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.