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Teaching Assistant - Fixed Term

Goat Lees Primary School, Ashford

  • Ref:KCC886-3920-53S
  • Posted:18/06/2020
  • Pay:KR3
  • Start Date:September 2020
  • App Close Date:01/07/2020 at 12:00
  • Interviews:8 July 2020


We are looking for positive and enthusiastic people who love working with children.  You would be working as part of a team to ensure that all children achieve their potential in a happy and safe environment.

We have TWO vacancies for Teaching Assistants to join us in Early Years and Key Stage 1.  We are looking to recruit TAs to help pupils requiring additional support. Experience of working with pupils with difficulties with speech and language would be an advantage although not essential.

The two positions may include working on a 1:1 basis or supporting small groups, however you would also be required to work under the Class Teacher's direction to support all children within the whole class setting.  Initially, these are temporary positions until 31 August 2021 linked to additional pupil funding.  Hours will be 32.5 per week, term time only from 8:30am to 3:15pm daily. Additional hours may be available to support our delivery of a range of extra-curricular clubs both before and after school.

We are looking for Teaching Assistants who:

  • Can be flexible and are willing to support children in a variety of situations dependent on the child's needs
  • Are enthusiastic and committed to working with children
  • Are competent in basic English and Maths skills 
  • Hold a minimum of NVQ/CACHE Level 2 or equivalent experience or qualifications

A further advantage would be:

  • Experience of specific programmes or interventions including Speech, Language and Communication
  • First Aid or experience of supporting children with personal care
  • Willingness to provide some additional support to our Breakfast Club

Goat Lees Primary School opened in September 2013 and has a roll of 210 children. This is a wonderful opportunity to be part of a special learning environment that aims to be at the ‘Heart of the Community’.

Goat Lees Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.  Successful applicants will be required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure by the disclosure and Barring Service (DBS Check).

Please contact us by telephone in the first instance if you would like to discuss anything further regarding our two vacancies. We may need to conduct interviews via a virtual platform but we are hoping to hold interviews in person following social distancing guidelines.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Information about the school

Goat Lees Primary School is a one form entry Primary School which opened in September 2013. This is a wonderful opportunity to be part of a special learning environment that aims to be at the ‘Heart of the Community’. As a member of the CARE Foundation Trust, we work closely with nine other primary schools across the Ashford District to provide support and opportunities for collaboration across our schools.

Our innovative building has been designed by a collaboration of experienced local headteachers and a nationally nominated architectural company which has created a beautiful space in which to stimulate learning. We have further enhanced our facilities by building a performing arts room with a large outdoor stage as part of our commitment to providing a broad and balanced curriculum. It really is a special place to come and work.

At Goat Lees, we pride ourselves on ensuring that we have done the very best for all our children and work together to bring out the best in everyone. Our staff, governors, children and parents are all incredibly proud of our achievements and our most recent Ofsted report (January 2020) concluded Goat Lees Primary School continues to be a good school.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Cathy Renwick
  • Address:Goat Lees Primary School, Hurst Road, Kennington, Ashford, Kent, TN24 9RR
  • Telephone: 01233 630201
  • Email: finance@goatlees.kent.sch.uk


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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.