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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


Teaching Assistant required for September 2020

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

32.5 hours per week, Term time only


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

Westlands Primary School is a larger than average Primary School and is a member of the Swale Academies Trust. The School was rated ‘Good’ overall by Ofsted in May 2015, with the Early Years Provision receiving an ‘Outstanding’ grading. We are in the process of expanding from two-form to three-form entry.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Mrs E Bruce - Office Manager
  • Address:Homewood Avenue, Sittingbourne, Kent, ME10 1XN
  • Telephone: (01795) 470862
  • Email: liz.bruce@swale.at

Fax: (01795) 477886


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.