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We are looking for committed and enthusiastic Teaching Assistants to join our team at Chartham Primary School in Early Years/Key Stage One or Key Stage 2. You should be a positive and enthusiastic person who loves working with children and helping them to strive for their best.
Whilst experience is desirable, it is not essential; you must have a minimum 'C' grade in English and Maths. Your numeracy and literacy will be of a high enough standard to support and extend children throughout the primary age range. You will be able to communicate effectively with children and adults, have a flexible attitude, a good sense of humour, and be friendly and approachable. Good time management and the ability to work on your own initiative are essential.
Responsibilities will include: • Leading groups of children in focus interventions • Supporting children in achieving the lesson objective in literacy, maths and across all areas of the curriculum • Feeding back to the class teacher and sometimes keeping records of progress and behaviour, i.e. Tapestry • Working with different year groups to support any social, emotional, behavioural or medical needs • Preparing resources and some administrative work • Displaying children's work creatively • Lunch duty • Some cover supervision.
Above all, you need to be determined to help our children achieve their best, and be prepared to put their needs first. Children will be at the heart of your work. You must be able to demonstrate that you understand the importance of educating the whole child within a creative and innovative school setting.
All applications will be considered and all relevant training will be given to the right candidate. If you are interested in this position, please complete the application form on this site.
The position is for 30 hours per week, term time only (8.45am to 3.15pm), at Kent Range 3 (£18,039).
The postholder is required to work for 38 weeks per year. In addition, the postholder will receive a payment in respect of their pro rata entitlement to Annual Leave appropriate to their grade, Bank Holidays and the KCC concessionary day.
We welcome visits to the school to look round prior to application. Please contact the school office if you would like to visit.
Please note that only those applicants who are successful in getting through to the interview process will be contacted.
If you have any queries regarding the salary please contact Megan Roberts, HR Officer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chartham Primary is situated in a rural setting in the large village of Chartham. The school is currently moving to two-form entry permanently from September 2020 and has a roll of approximately 350.
We have extensive playing fields and plenty of space for outdoor learning and forest school activities. We also have a school radio station.
We pride ourselves in providing an enriched curriculum for our pupils in a fully inclusive environment. Our staff team are committed to providing the best possible education for each child and working in partnership with parents. We are proud to hold the IQM award for Inclusion and had a very successful Ofsted inspection in October 2019.
Chartham Primary School and St Stephen's Infant School have shared Executive Leadership arrangements with the Executive Headteacher, School Business Manager and HR Officer working across the two schools.
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