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Early Years/Ks1 Teaching Assistant - Term Time

South Borough Primary School, Maidstone

  • Ref:KCC886-2180-98S
  • Posted:26/03/2021
  • Pay:£13,790 pro rata (SAT 3 point 11 £17,978 FTE)
  • Start Date:May 2021
  • App Close Date:19/04/2021 at 12:00
  • Interviews:W/C 19th April 2021


Fixed term contract until August 2022 with the possibility of the role becoming permanent.

South Borough Primary School is looking to appoint a dedicated and enthusiastic teaching assistant to support teaching and learning in Early Years and/or Key Stage 1.  This role will be a mixture of working with children on a 1:1 basis and supporting small groups with their learning.  The successful candidate will work primarily in the classroom, as part of the Early Years/KS1 team and will be expected to take an active part in developing the children’s learning during child initiated sessions. 

The role will include encouraging the creativity of children through indoor and outdoor play, together with supporting children at lunchtimes.  You will also be expected to encourage good behaviour for learning and attitude to enable all children to achieve their best. 

The successful candidate will:

  • Have GCSE (or equivalent) qualifications in English and Maths alongside relevant experience of working with children. 
  • Be a super role model for children.
  • Be prepared to work with children on a 1:1 basis and with small groups.
  • Be prepared to encourage children to be curious and find out about the world around them.
  • Develop children to be independent learners who are prepared to take risks from an early age.
  • Be positive and always uphold the school’s values and expectations

We can offer you:

  • A team of friendly, welcoming people to work collaboratively with, to plan and resource a creative curriculum.
  • A range of support from a strong leadership team that will help to develop your practice.
  • Excellent professional development opportunities both within the school and across the Academy Trust.
  • A strong supportive local community, including Governors and PTFA.


    Please send in your application as soon as possible.  Applications will be reviewed as soon as we receive them even if this is prior to the application close date. 

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 recruitment@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 Mathew Currie, Head of School at the school for an informal discussion regarding the post sbps_office@swale.at and 01622 752161

Interview Date: Week Commencing 19th April 2021

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: Mathew Currie

Information about the school

South Borough Primary School in Maidstone is currently a 2 form entry school with three classes in both Year 2 and 3. It became part of the Swale Academies Trust on 1st February 2015.

At South Borough Primary School we believe every child matters and is at the heart of all we do. We aim to ensure they can read, write and calculate effectively when they leave us. Together with that we aim to instill a sense of pride, tolerance, determination and perseverance to help them in all aspects of life. Good behaviour for learning is key for children to make good progress. We reward and practice this behaviour at school and our core values promote children to become supportive, honest children who are confident to take risks and persevere when the going gets tough.

The school received a ‘Good’ Ofsted judgement in 2018 and we continue to provide high quality education for all our learners.

We collaborate with other Trust schools, to ensure best practice is shared. We value our parents and have an active Friends of South Borough (FOSB) who regularly meet and organise events/functions/activities for our children.

We are proud to offer wrap around care from 7:45 am to 6:00 pm every day which is also available for the children of staff, should the need arise.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Mr Mathew Currie
  • Address:Stagshaw Close, Postley Road, Maidstone, Kent, ME15 6TL
  • Telephone: 01622 752161
  • Email: sbps_office@swale.at


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.