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Teaching Assistant - Full-time

Richmond Academy, Sheerness

  • Ref:KCC886-2090-130S
  • Posted:09/09/2021
  • Pay:KR3 (£18425 FTE)
  • Start Date:1st Nov - subject to DBS being returned
  • App Close Date:23/09/2021 at 10:00
  • Interviews:14 October - subject to references being returned


Early Birds Nursery, part of Richmond Academy have a truly fantastic opportunity for a teaching assistant to support our youngest children! Take a look at our Nursery 

This is a great opportunity to join the fantastic team at Richmond and make a real difference to the children. Click here to see what it's like to be a teaching assistant at The Stour Academy Trust.

Our ideal candidate will also be hard-working, flexible and adaptable with good literacy and numeracy skills. Previous experience of working with young children children is essential as the Nursery provision caters for children from 2 years old. We are looking for someone who can bring motivation, energy and excellent communication skills to the role.  You will play a vital role in supporting our children with their educational, physical, emotional and social development, and play an active role alongside the teacher in shaping the learning of the class.

Our Facebook pages and website are regularly updated and will give you an excellent idea of what life at Richmond is like every day.

This role is:

  • Term time only working
  • Monday to Friday
  • Pro rata'd KR3 salary - 33.75 hours @ 43 paid weeks is approximately £14085 (gross)

Please note: 30 hours are a standard, permanant role. 3.75 hours are temporary and attached to the nursery role. These hours will reduce should you move to another year group as directed by the Headteacher.

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)

For more information about Richmond Academy please visit our websites and facebook pages: 




Information about the school

Richmond Academy is a large 2 form entry Primary School in Sheerness on the Isle of Sheppey. The school is undergoing an enriching transformation under the ‘strong and inspirational leadership’ of The Stour Academy Trust. The school was recently inspected by Ofsted (February 2019) where it was highlighted that "Officers and trustees of The Stour Academy Trust have high expectations and are relentless in securing the necessary improvements. They are systematically reversing past weaknesses and creating a culture of achievement in the school."

Working in a collaborative model, Richmond Academy is part of the Swale Hub of the Trust, joining two further Swale schools, Thistle Hill Academy and Lansdowne 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.

The recent Ofsted report also highlighted,“The headteacher has brought stability and a renewed sense of ambition to the school. She has won the confidence of staff, pupils and many parents with her clarity of vision and openness.”

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

We can offer all successful applicants: • Opportunity to move to other schools within the Trust • Full induction process • Ever evolving work-life balance package • Support from a network of experienced staff • Excellent career development 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.