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Teaching Assistant - Full-time

John Wesley Primary Sch. (CoE & Methodist VA), Ashford

  • Ref:KCC886-3299-89S
  • Posted:19/10/2021
  • Pay:KR3
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:05/11/2021 at 09:00
  • Interviews:Wednesday 10th November 2021


Teaching Assistant at John Wesley CEM Primary School

We are looking to appoint a committed full-time teaching assistant to start as soon as possible. This is an excellent opportunity to become part of a strong, supportive team within our popular, successful school. We are a Good school, with a positive and supportive ethos. Initially, this will be a fixed term contract for 30 hours a week for a year.

We would like to recruit a dynamic teaching assistant to join our happy, friendly and dedicated team in The John Wesley CEM Primary School. We are looking for a Teaching Assistant, experienced in nurturing and supporting children's learning.  We need them to be highly motivated and committed to promoting inclusive learning opportunities  and the development of pupil’s emotional wellbeing.

The ideal candidate will be able to think on their feet; working both independently and as part of the team, to promote and demonstrate resilience and flexibility as a positive role model for our children. It is essential that the applicant has good English/Maths skills. This is a fantastic opportunity for candidates to become fully involved in supporting learning and whole class teaching.

We would really like to meet you if:

  • You have a commitment to excellence in your own practice and that of your learners
  • You are enthusiastic, hardworking and a team player
  • You are experienced in supporting children with a wide range of needs
  • You can be a positive role model for our children

We can offer:

  • A caring family community
  • A highly effective, enthusiastic and supportive team
  • An on-going CPD programme and supportive induction
  • The opportunity to be part of the forward thinking school

Above all, we are seeking a strong teaching assistant committed to work with our children. If you feel you are up to the challenge, we would love to hear from you.

All applications must be made via Kent-teach using the KCC application form.

John Wesley Church of England & Methodist Voluntary Aided Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. Any appointment will be subject to a satisfactory DBS check.

Visits to the school are encouraged but will need to follow specific protocols due to Covid-19 circumstances; please contact Miss Rachael Harrington (Headteacher) to make an appointment via email (headteacher@john-wesley.org.uk) or school telephone number (01233 614660). Please also take a look at the school website to find out more about our values and school community.


Information about the school

The John Wesley CEM Primary School is a two-form mainstream primary school with currently 450 pupils. We are also extremely fortunate to have a Specialist Resource Provision for SLCN and host a Special School EYFS O & A class on our site. At The John Wesley CEM Primary School, we provide a broad and balanced education for all the children within our care. We aim to create a happy, nurturing and stimulating learning environment in which all the children can grow in self-esteem and fulfil their potential. We believe every pupil should be able to participate in all school activities in an enjoyable and safe environment and be protected from harm.

We have a team of dedicated and committed teachers, support staff and governors and a strong relationship with our local Diocesan church, Methodist church and our local community. The behaviour and attitudes displayed by our pupils are very good and we work closely with parents to provide the best possible opportunities for our children. We are proud of our positive and caring ethos through which all our pupils are encouraged to reach their full potential.

At The John Wesley Church of England & Methodist Primary School, our vision of life without limits in all its fullness puts our children and families at the centre of everything. In our inclusive and unique community with two distinctively Christian foundations, every experience enables all to flourish as individuals and to thrive as God intended; mentally, physically, emotionally and spiritually.

We are an inclusive, child centred, family school at the heart of our community guided by the words of Jesus - ‘I have come that they may have life, life in all its fullness’ John 10:10. Jesus gave his disciples a vision of a life that is full of possibilities and dreams yet to be met.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Miss Rachael Harrington
  • Address:Wesley School Road, Cuckoo Lane, Singleton, Ashford, Kent, TN23 5LW
  • Telephone: 01233 614660
  • Email: headteacher@john-wesley.org.uk

Fax: 01233 626729


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).