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Teaching Assistant - Full-time

St Teresa's Catholic Primary School, Ashford

  • Ref:KCC886-3716-119S
  • Posted:11/10/2021
  • Pay:KR3 £18,425 pro rata
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:30/10/2021 at 12:00
  • Interviews:5/11/21


We have a vacancy for a teaching assistant  in our popular and friendly school.  This is a temporary contract until the end of the academic year with the possibility of continuing.   You will initially be working with one of our younger classes, 8.45am-15.25pm, but may be deployed elsewhere depending on the school need. 

You must have the skills needed to engage individuals and groups of children in effective learning; you should have an interest in developing children's social skills, showing sensitivity to their individual needs.  You should be a highly efficient, flexible and reliable person, able to forge positive relationships with children.  You will need to be energetic, supportive and a positive team player, with a sense of humour and excellent communication skills.  A willingness to support the Catholic ethos and to contribute to the wider life of the school is very important.  

Previous successful experience as a teaching assistant would be an advantage.   You must be willing to contribute to the continued improvement of St.Teresa's school.  In return, we offer a happy and highly supportive staff team and tailored professional development.  We value our committed team, offering strong pastoral support to all.  In the most recent staff survey, staff said they enjoy working here and feel well supported.  OFSTED have consistently judged St Teresa's to be a good school (Jan 2020).  We have beautiful grounds, which we continue to develop, as we continue our journey to foster outdoor learning.  Join our team in dreaming and creating a nurturing family for our children.


Information about the school

St.Teresas Catholic Primary School is a single form entry school set in Ashford. We are a consistently good school ( OFSTED Jan 2020, Denominational Inspection Mar 2020)), set in beautiful eco-friendly grounds. We are part of a thriving community and work as part of the Parish, with the support of our parents. We place the children at the heart of every decision. We became part of the Kent Catholic Schools Partnership in May 2017 and work closely with our academy partners,KCSP, while retaining our current collaborations with other local Ashford schools in order to share best practice for the benefit of staff and to enrich the lives of the children. The school is popular with parents and operates a waiting list in all classes. We have very friendly staff, who are all happy to muck in and support, whatever the situation. Why not visit the school and see for yourself?

Job Contact Information

Fax: 01233 665922


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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).