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Teaching Assistant - Term Time

Westlands School, Sittingbourne

  • Ref:KCC886-5434-644S
  • Posted:06/10/2021
  • Pay:£11,248 pro rata (SAT 3)
  • Start Date:December 2021
  • App Close Date:31/10/2021 at 12:00
  • Interviews:W/C 8th November 2021


Permanent, Part-Time. Term Time only, 38 weeks a year.

27.08 hours a week.

Are you passionate in supporting pupils? We would be interested in hearing from you.

Westlands Secondary School is looking for applicants who would be interested in supporting pupils in our mainstream school.

The role of a Teaching Assistant is to work with teachers to support teaching and learning, providing general and specific assistance to pupils and staff under the direction, guidance of the classroom teacher.

The ideal candidate will:

  • Have experience of working with children in a similar environment.
  • Have level 1 or 2 diploma (or equivalent) in learning support.
  • Proven ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing. 
  • A willingness to learn.

Join us and benefit from:

  • A friendly, supportive and committed team;
  • An excellent CPD programme, which gives all staff the opportunity to study further;
  • Being part of a highly successful Trust.

Further details of the post can be found in the accompanying recruitment pack.

Interested applicants are welcome to contact Jamie Graves, SENDCO at the school for an informal discussion regarding the post   and telephone Jamie.graves@swale.at and  01795 477475

Applications should be made via Kent Teach.  Please note, we cannot accept CVs. 

If you experience any difficulty in completing the application form, please contact recruitment@swale.at or 01795 426091 ( option 2)

In accordance with current GDPR compliance we will not keep any details/application forms on file once the position is filled.

Interview Date: Week Commencing 8th November 2021

Swale Academies 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 exempt from ROA and will require an enhanced DBS disclosure

Information about the school

Westlands School is a large, mixed, 11-18 school with a tradition of excellent outcomes for students and a ‘Good’ OFSTED judgement. We have an enviable reputation in the local area, being significantly over-subscribed on an annual basis. As part of Swale Academies Trust we work in collaboration with other schools across Kent and East Sussex. We are a Teaching School and provide professional development of the highest quality.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Miss C Honess (Head of School)
  • Address:Westlands Avenue, Sittingbourne, Kent, ME10 1PF
  • Telephone: (01795) 477475
  • Email: wssrecruitment@swale.at

Fax: (01795) 431946


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).