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Teaching Assistant - Fixed Term

High Firs Primary School, Swanley

  • Ref:KCC886-2615-71S
  • Posted:23/06/2021
  • Pay:KR4 - £18,517 (FTE)
  • Start Date:September 2021
  • App Close Date:25/06/2021 at 15:00
  • Interviews:TBC - provisionally 29th June.


High Firs is a popular, one-form entry school (number on roll 210) with dedicated staff and friendly & hardworking children. We are looking for a committed and enthusiastic Teaching Assistant to join our team.  This may be an opportunity to undertake intervention groups across the school, support a child with high-level AEN needs 1:1 or to work with groups in our classes – we want to make the best match to our successful candidate.

Are you…
• Someone who enjoys working with children and can effectively develop their learning
• Qualified in Learning Support (e.g. NVQ3 in Learning Support)

  • Able to demonstrate sound knowledge of good practice
    • A good team player, flexible and prepared to use your initiative
    • Committed to your own professional development, with support from a dedicated appraisal programme in-school
    • Imaginative, creative, very energetic and interested in moving on children’s learning
    • Someone with excellent interpersonal skills
    • Organised
  • Able to work across the primary age range
  • Enthusiastic about and committed to supporting children with a wide range of needs (including Speech & Language, behavioural and/or learning), in groups or 1:1
  • Keen to make a difference by leading AEN intervention groups and Speech & Language support.


…then we hope you will want to join us!

This a fixed-term contract from September 2021 to July 2022.

Information about the school

High Firs Primary School is a popular one-form entry Community Primary School for boys and girls aged between 4+ and 11 years (number on role:210). The school is set in an attractive estate off Goldsel Road in Swanley. The school is easily reached from the main road by a series of paths between the houses and linking roads for ease of access.

The school is set in pleasant surroundings with shrubs and trees. The children have a playground, with opportunities for both games and quieter activities, and an adjoining playing field which they use for both playtime and PE in drier weather. Our grounds have recently been enhanced by the development of a woodland area into an exciting outdoor learning area.

We have five classrooms in our main building, all of which open onto our central activity area & Library. The main building also houses our ICT Suite, Group Learning Room, School Hall and administration facilities. The School Hall is used for activities such as PE, dance, indoor games, drama and assemblies, as well as being our dining area; this area was extended during the Summer Term 2010 to provide us with greater space for PE, whole school and community activities. We also added a new Staff Room, washroom and PE storage area, as well as new administration & reception areas.

Our annexe building has two newer classrooms, including the Reception classroom which has an adjoining fully enclosed outdoor learning area.

High Firs is supported by both our Governing Body and the Friends of High Firs Primary School Association. Pupils are well supported by parents, and we are very proud of the standards of behaviour set at the school.

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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.