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Class Teaching Assistant - Full-time

Water Meadows Primary School, Canterbury

  • Ref:KCC886-2013-52S
  • Posted:26/07/2021
  • Pay:KR3 (£18039 FTE)
  • Start Date:Sept/Oct 2021 (subject to DBS being returned)
  • App Close Date:03/09/2021 at 10:00
  • Interviews:wb 19th Sept (subject to reference being returned)


Water Meadow Primary School are looking to recruit an experienced, enthusiastic and hardworking Teaching Assistant.  Our schools is growing and we are excited to expand our team. Please see our Facebook page to see what life is like at Water Meadows 

Find out what it's like to be a Teaching Assistant in The Stour Academy Trust

This is  term time only role, 30hrs per week 8:45am to 3:30pm Monday to Friday.

The salary is paid at pro rata'd KR3 - approximately £12,257 gross

43 paid weeks (term time + 5 weeks holiday). 

We are looking for someone who can bring motivation, energy and excellent communication skills to the role.  You would need to support the class with their educational, physical, emotional and social development, and play an active role alongside the teacher in shaping the learning of the pupils.

We are looking for high-calibre applicants with a passion for learning and high expectations for all pupils.  If you are looking for a challenge and the opportunity to be part of a dynamic team then we would love to hear from you.

As part of the Teaching Assistant role we require the succesful candidate to be able to accomodate covering our Breakfast Club, from 7:30am and Afterschool Club until 6pm one day per week as required (e.g. to cover periods of absence of colleagues - advanced notice would be given)

References will be sought in advance of the interview and one of these must be from the current employer

For more information about Water Meadows Primary School please visit the website:


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.

Please note that references will be requested prior to interview, at least one reference must be from your most recent employer.

Candidates who are invited for interview will be required to bring with them photo ID (either a valid driving licence or passport)

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Information about the school

Water Meadows Primary School is a small village school on the outskirts of Canterbury. The School was inspected by Ofsted in March 2019 and was judged to be Outstanding in Early years provision and and Outstanding in effectiveness of leadership and management with a Good rating overall.

In September 2020 Water Meadows was expanded with the opening of a new school building, which provides additional teaching space in the form of 4 brand new state of the art classrooms and a learning resource centre.

The School is part of The Stour Academy Trust, a highly successful primary only multi-academy trust. Working in a collaborative model, Water Meadows is part of the Canterbury Hub of the Trust, joining the sponsor school, Sturry CE Primary school, and a further Canterbury school, Adisham CE Primary School. All Academies in the Trust share the same core values and ethos; raise standards and address under performance whilst making sure that the children are at the heart of every decision. Through the effective use of Hubs, the Trust’s aim and ambition is to create a network of outstanding schools that thrive through collaboration and interaction.

Join a supportive and collaborative network of staff at The Stour Academy Trust.

Benefits • Full induction process • Recognised successful NQT programme • Forward thinking work-life balance package • Support from a wealth of experienced staff • Excellent career progression opportunities

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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.