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Teaching Assistant - Term Time

Skills for Life Trust

  • Ref:KCC-F22-91-S
  • Posted:20/09/2021
  • Pay:Kent Range 03. Actual salary £12,258
  • Start Date:October 2021
  • App Close Date:30/09/2021 at 15:00
  • Interviews:October 2021

Schools this job is for


Teaching Assistant

Chantry Community Academy

Required October 2021


30 hours per week, 38 weeks per year (term time only)


Chantry Community Academy, part of the Skills for Life Trust, is an academy that likes to celebrate success at every level, encouraging a thirst for learning that continues with pupils throughout their future school experiences and lives.


We pride ourselves on the positive, friendly relationships we have both within the school and also with our parents – Chantry is a very open and welcoming place. Visitors to the school comment favourably on the calm and orderly environment we have created.


The life of the academy is driven by enthusiasm and a desire for all to achieve academic excellence regardless of starting points and to ensure that individual personal well – being is the best it can be. Our skills for life values underpinned by our RECIPE – respect, excellence, cooperation, independence, perseverance and enjoyment permeate everything we do. Our ‘Skills for Life’ strategy is an integral part of the school, equipping children with the vital skills they need for secondary school and adult life. We believe that every child can reach their potential and our caring and dedicated staff will allow them to achieve this.


Amongst the many benefits of working within the Trust you will receive;


  • Skills for Life Trust values
  • Free Private Healthcare Cover
  • Personal development and promotion opportunities across the Trust
  • Trust wide focus on staff wellbeing
  • A supportive environment
  • On site parking


We are looking for an enthusiastic, experienced teaching assistant to join our established team providing support to pupils with additional needs. The successful applicant will follow a programme of study clearly defined by the SENCO and work alongside teaching and other appropriate staff dependent on the nature of the particular needs of the pupils, this will include supporting in class / supporting groups.  The ability to support children on a 1:1 basis would be an advantage.


Candidates are invited to contact the Headteacher for an informal chat and for further information.


The Skills for Life 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 subject to an enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS Check) and the receipt of two satisfactory references.

Information about the trust

The Skills for Life Trust, is an established Multi Academy Trust (MAT) which comprises of two secondary academies and three primary academies: Greenacre Academy, Walderslade Girls’ School, Warren Wood Primary Academy, Hilltop Primary Academy and Chantry Community Academy.

The Trust vision is for Skills for Life to pervade the curriculum and extra-curricular activity. In addition to the normal school diet, the Trust aims to prepare our students for the adults that they are to become, through teaching life skills and exposing them to a whole range of potential careers and mentors from the business world, both locally and regionally. The Skills for Life vision also permeates through staff practices, where we are mindful of staff well-being and workload. We are a trust who cares for their staff and this is reflected in our low staff turnover and positive staff surveys.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Tracy Pocock
  • Address:157 Walderslade Road,
    ME5 0LP
  • Telephone: 01634 861593
  • Email: hr@sflt.org.uk



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.