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Teaching Assistant (Key Worker) - Full-time

Barming Primary School, Maidstone

  • Ref:KCC886-2080-107S
  • Posted:15/06/2020
  • Pay:KR3
  • Start Date:September 2020
  • App Close Date:03/07/2020 at 09:00
  • Interviews:WB Monday 6th July 2020


We are a ‘Good’ School – OFSTED: May 2019

We are excited to advertise a job for a full time Key Worker in our OFSTED judged, ‘Good’ School – in all areas!  

This is an exciting opportunity for someone to join our team on the next part of the school’s journey.   We want someone who has a drive and passion for education; where fun, enjoyment and quality first support is at the heart of all lessons/activities.   We want a new member of staff to add capacity to our team and become an integral part of the school.

If you can answer ‘yes’ to the questions below, please apply as we would love to meet you... within socially distancing parameters!

  • Do you have a drive to help all children achieve?
  • Do you know the curriculum?
  • Do you think outside of the box and create fun and enjoyable activities?
  • Do you believe in using the outside area, including meaningful school trips to enhance learning experiences?
  • Are you ready to join a supportive team of Senior Leaders, Teachers and Teaching Assistants?
  • Do you whole heartedly believe in a collaborative approach to education and love to work as part of a team?

As noted by OFSTED, staff have high expectations and provide pupils with a high-quality environment that encourages learning and supports activities.

Visits are difficult during these surreal times, but can be arranged outside of school hours, if you wish.   Please contact the school office to arrange an appointment with either Mrs Stere (Inclusion Leader) or Mr Laker (Head of School).

About the position:

The position is for term time only.   The successful applicant will be working with two Key Stage 1 children who both have ASD.

Pay Scale: KR3

Closing date: Friday 3rd July 2020

Interviews/Activity:  WB Monday 6th July 2020

Start Date: September 2020


We are looking for an enthusiastic, calm and kind person to join our friendly team.



  • Be a team player able to seek and follow advice
  • Have an interest in children’s nurture, while at the same time being firm
  • Be able to form positive and empathetic relationships with children, parents and colleagues
  • Have a reasonable level of IT skills
  • Be able to work independently using their own initiative, as well as with guidance
  • Be prepared to change nappies or help with toileting problems
  • Have good written and spoken communication skills
  • Have a GCSE pass in Maths and English



  • Have some SEN experience particularly with Autism Spectrum Condition
  • Have TA experience
  • Have knowledge of the visual support needed by ASD children


Barming Primary School is committed to safeguarding children. This post is subject to an enhanced disclosure application to the Disclosure and Barring Service , check against the ISA barred list for children and it is subject to references. References will be sought before interview.


Information about the school

Barming Primary School is a member of the Orchard Academy Trust family of schools and has recently been joined by Belmont Pre-School enabling us to cater for 2 - 11 year olds. It is a well-equipped two-form entry primary school serving the village of Barming (and surrounding areas) on the edge of Maidstone. We have approximately 400 children in purpose built accommodation including shared resource and work areas, library and computer suite. Our school has a large site which provides admirably for our social and academic work. We strive for a provision committed to enabling every child to become the very best they can be, encouraging high expectations and working hard to achieve the very best for everyone in our school.

Barming Primary School is committed to developing staff in order to ensure that teaching and learning in the school is of the highest standard. We endeavour to provide a high quality provision within an inclusive environment and ever changing financial position. We are also committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and, therefore, the successful applicant will need to undertake a successful DBS check and will be subject to reference checks. Reference checks may be obtained prior to interview.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Mr Chris Laker
  • Address:Belmont Close, Barming, Maidstone, Kent, ME16 9DY
  • Telephone: (01622) 726472
  • Email: office@barming.kent.sch.uk

Fax: 01622 729844


Below are documents that have been added to this vacancy.

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.