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Hlta - Term Time

St Francis Catholic Primary School, Maidstone

  • Ref:KCC886-5207-61S
  • Posted:26/03/2021
  • Pay:KR6
  • Start Date:As soon as possible after appointment
  • App Close Date:09/04/2021 at 12:00
  • Interviews:Wednesday 14th April


We are seeking a well-qualified applicant for a higher level teaching assistant in our lovely Catholic school.

Applicants will need to be flexible, creative and have experience in delivering high-quality learning across  all curriculum areas. They must have high expectations of all children and be able to make learning engaging, exciting and fun. 

The HLTA position will include the following:

  • Providing focussed intervention groups for vulnerable learners
  • Supporting teaching staff in class
  • Cover for teacher absence across the primary phase

If you are:

  • Qualified and experienced
  • A team player 
  • Adaptable and flexible
  • Able to build strong relationships with children and colleagues across the school
  • Skilled at delivering whole class sessions, keeping learning and school systems in place

then we would love to hear from you.

We can offer:

  • A well-resourced learning environment
  • A whole school team that will suppport, encourage and help you grow as a practitioner
  • Happy children who are a joy to support
  • Extensive outdoor grounds, including a Forest School to help the children develop high quality learning outside the classroom
  • A vibrant community with parents who support the school in many different ways.

Unfortunately visits to the school are not possible at the moment but please contact us if you would like to know more about us.

Governors and staff are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children  and we expect all staff to share our commitment.  This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.

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


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.