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Teaching Assistant - Term Time

Westlands Primary School, Sittingbourne

  • Ref:KCC886-3912-171S
  • Posted:31/07/2020
  • Pay:SAT Band 3
  • Start Date:September 2020
  • App Close Date:21/08/2020 at 12:00
  • Interviews:W/C 31st August 2020

Advert

Teaching Assistant required for September 2020

SAT Band 3 - £12,880 per annum (£17,497 FTE)

32.5 hours per week, Term time only

Permanent

We are seeking to employ an experienced Teaching Assistant, preferably with previous primary school experience.  You will be working with our teachers and HLTAs to support teaching and learning, providing general and specific assistant to pupils and staff under the direction, guidance and supervision of the classroom lead.

 As a Multi-Academy Trust we are able to offer you:

  • A large, well-resourced environment
  • Bespoke professional development
  • Highly supporting team
  • Very clear expectations, shared vision and ethos

Opportunities for career development across the Trust

Full details of the requirements of the post can be found in the accompanying recruitment pack.

Applications should be made via Kent Teach.  Please note, we cannot accept CVs. 

If you experience any difficulty in completing the application form, please contact HR@swale.at or  01795 426091 (option 2)

In accordance with current GDPR compliance we will not keep any details/application forms on file once the position is filled.

Interested applicants are welcome to contact (Liz Bruce, Office Manager for an informal discussion regarding the post (liz.bruce@swale.at)

If I am successful in gaining an interview, how will this occur during the current COVID-19 pandemic?

Due to the current situation we plan to interview remotely using a video call. We would ensure that candidates who were successful in gaining an interview were supported with the technology so that this process is seamless. We will provide you with details of the process with your interview invitation.

Our advice would be that those who were successful in gaining an interview should prepare as they would for a face to face and dress smart casual. We will allow plenty of time to ensure that you are able to answer our questions in full and you will not be judged if you are having problems with your technology.

We will leave plenty of opportunity for questions at the end of the interview, and we will spend lots of time talking and unpicking your answers. Please come prepared to share anything you’d like that we didn’t cover, or any questions you have about it. We really appreciate your adadaptability in these unprecedented times.

Closing Date: Friday 21st August 2020 12 noon

Interview Date: W/C 31st August 2020

Swale Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  This post is exempt from ROA and will require an enhanced DBS disclosure

Head of School: Mrs V Pettett

Information about the school

We are a school that likes to celebrate success at every level. Our children are hard-working, enjoy a challenge and love to learn. We provide a huge array of activities for children to broaden their experiences which you will be able to see through our news and updates on our website and social media feeds. Working in partnership with parents, carers and other key members of the community we work together on the school’s journey to provide an outstanding provision for all.

Westlands Primary School is part of Swale Academies Trust, which is one of the leading Multi Academy Trusts in the south east with a highly effective record in school improvement.

The Trust consists of a group of primary and secondary schools based in Kent, East Sussex and South London. Westlands Primary School was judged ‘Good’ in its last Ofsted inspection in July 2019 and the school continues to improve and develop. The welfare and development of its pupils is at the heart of everything the school does.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Mrs Jo Head - Office Manager
  • Address:Homewood Avenue, Sittingbourne, Kent, ME10 1XN
  • Telephone: (01795) 470862
  • Email: jo.head@swale.at

Fax: (01795) 477886

Documents

Below are documents that have been added to this vacancy.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our students. You are advised that this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and therefore this post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). Please be aware that schools are also required to undertake online recruitment checks on shortlisted candidates under changes to Keeping Children Safe in Legislation.