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Teaching Assistant - Term Time

Drapers Mills Primary Academy, Margate

  • Ref:KCC886-2017-159S
  • Posted:08/10/2021
  • Pay:KR3
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:31/12/2021 at 17:00
  • Interviews:TBC


Are you an outstanding, inspirational and creative individual looking for a new challenge? Drapers Mills Primary Academy in Margate is on an exciting journey. We are looking to add to our already successful team who have taken the school out of Special Measures to become a Good school with outstanding features (Ofsted, 2018). We are now heading towards the world of ‘Good and Beyond’ and are looking for the right individual to join us on our travels as a Teaching Assistant.


All staff are completely committed to helping children succeed, often against the odds, within this extremely diverse community. Ofsted (March 2018)


Drapers Mills Primary Academy is part of the Kemnal Academies Trust, which is one of the largest multi-academy trusts in the south of England; with over 40 primary and secondary schools in the TKAT family. This enables the school to offer excellent CPD and training opportunities and uses a highly effective coaching/mentoring approach to develop its staff. We believe in a culture of partnering for performance and work closely with other TKAT academies and Thanet schools.


We are looking for an experienced Teaching Assistant to work alongside our fabulous teaching staff, giving support to the children in our care.


The successful candidate will :

- have an excellent work ethic
- have high expectations
- be committed to providing a welcoming stimulating learning experience for all the children at our school
- be creative, imaginative and innovative
- resourceful, purposeful, resilient and well organised
- have effective behaviour management strategies
- have an understanding of early years assessment
- ideally be at least NVQ level 3 qualified (or equivalent) or NVQ level 2 with the intent to complete level 3 at the earliest opportunity.
- have at least a C pass in GCSE English and Maths


In return you will have:

- a comprehensive leadership team that challenges and supports its staff.
- a leadership team that takes staff well-being seriously.
- a school that has a strong sense of teamwork.
- good opportunities for career development within our school and TKAT.
amazing pupils from all sections of the community.
- a school with an international perspective and excellent facilities to support children with EAL.
- a school where staff and children have fun.


The school is a bright, stimulating and safe haven for learning. Ofsted (March 2018)


If this sounds like you, then we would love to hear from you to arrange a look around our school.

Initially, this will be a temporary position until the end of this academic year. However, this could become a more permanent position over time.



TKAT is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and

expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Offers of employment are

subject to a satisfactory enhanced DBS disclosure and other employment checks.


Equal Opportunities

TKAT is an equal opportunity employer. We welcome applications from all suitable

candidates, regardless of any protected characteristic for example race, gender,

sexual orientation, disability or age. All applications are treated on merit.


For further information and to arrange for a tour of the school, please contact Mr Daniel More (Executive Business Manager) on 01843 223989 or email your details to Daniel.more@djpa-tkat.org .

Information about the school

Drapers Mills Primary Academy is a primary school for children aged 4-11 years in Margate, Kent, serving an area of high social and economic deprivation.

The school has made rapid improvements over the last few years and secured a GOOD Ofsted outcome in March 2018. As part of The Kemnal Academies Trust (TKAT) we are a forward looking and innovative school with excellent staff who are committed to our vision statement; Inspiring Minds, Shaping Futures.

Our school values underpin our teaching pedagogy and our motivation for teaching:

Respect Endeavour Fairness Leadership Enjoyment Contribution Trust

We can offer a wide range of CPD opportunities and networking within our family of schools in Thanet and beyond.

Drapers Mills Primary Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Offers of employment will be subject to an enhanced disclosure, social media and barring service check.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Joe Manclark
  • Address:St Peter's Footpath, Margate, Kent, CT9 2SP
  • Telephone: (01843) 223989
  • Email: admin@dmpa-tkat.org

Fax: 01843 230679


Below are documents that have been added to this vacancy.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our students. You are advised that this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and therefore this post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).