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Teaching Assistant Teaching/Child Support - Term Time

St Francis Catholic Primary School, Maidstone

  • Ref:KCC886-5207-54S
  • Posted:06/07/2020
  • Pay:KR3
  • Start Date:1st September 2020
  • App Close Date:15/07/2020 at 14:00
  • Interviews:Friday 17th July


Do you want to make a difference to children's education? Would you like to be part of a fantastic, hardworking team in a good school?

We are seeking to appoint an outstanding Teaching Assistant to work as part of a year group team .  

The successful applicant will be able to work on their own  and also as part of a team. They will demonstrate a commitment to ensuring all children are able to make progress in their behaviour for learning and their learning.  This is not a class based role.

Applicants should have:

  • At least NVQ2 or equivalent
  • GCSE Maths and English (or equivalent) at grade C+
  • Good communication skills and the ability to work as part of a team
  • Ability and confidence to work with a range of children and confidently manage behaviour

We can offer you

  • A supportive mentoring approach
  • Enthusiastic and engaging pupils
  • A friendly team
  • professional development

St Francis Catholic Primary School is committed to ensure that all steps are taken to recruit staff and volunteers who are safe to work with our pupils and have their welfare and protection as the highest priority. The Governing Body and School Leadership Team are responsible for ensuring that the school follows safe recruitment processes outlined within Guidance, including accurate maintenance of the Single Central Record; and an application, vetting and recruitment process which places safeguarding at its centre, regardless of employee or voluntary role.


Information about the school

St Francis is a popular, inclusive, well- equipped primary school serving a wide Catholic community in Maidstone and beyond. We are a large two form entry school with over 400 pupils on roll. The school is housed in a modern building which includes an open plan library and up to date computer suite. All classes are well resourced and have interactive whiteboards and visualisers.

We are a hardworking, dedicated and enthusiastic team described by Ofsted as “an impressive professional workforce, committed to ensuring that all pupils make progress”. We are committed to enabling all children to achieve the very best they can through a dynamic, creative and questioning curriculum. Staff development is always focused on ensuring outstanding teaching and learning, with challenge for all.

Our recent Ofsted inspection in September 2018, judged the school to be good in all areas.

Tolerance, mutual respect and understanding are central to the excellent relationships and standards of behaviour within the school.

Our children are energetic and friendly and enjoy taking responsibility for themselves and others. We believe in developing the whole child in a happy and safe environment where high expectations of learning and discipline ensure that all are able to achieve academically, spiritually and socially.

We provide an outstanding Catholic education with many opportunities for our children to become immersed in the liturgical life of the school and our parish through daily assemblies, masses and other services.

Our community is enriched through strong relationships with all stakeholders – children, staff, parents, governors and friends work together to secure the best outcomes for our children. You would receive a very warm welcome to our school community.

Job Contact Information

Fax: (01622) 771568


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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.