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Teaching Assistant Full Time/Part Time - Fixed Term

Phoenix Community Primary School, Ashford

  • Ref:KCC886-3893-105S
  • Posted:20/10/2021
  • Pay:Kent Range 3
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:02/11/2021 at 17:00
  • Interviews:Friday 5th November 2021


"Creating opportunities for everyone"

At Phoenix Community Primary School we believe that learning is all about taking opportunities and we are looking for Teaching Assistants to join our staff team. The applicant must be willing to model our Phoenix Values of resilience, reflectiveness, responsibility, courage, collaboration and independence.

Are you adaptable and able to bring out the best in our pupils with special talents, aged 4 – 11, some with complex needs? We are looking for someone who has a good understanding of children's needs, both academic and pastoral, and is able to work as part of a team. 

This position will be flexible supporting pupils 1:1 or in small groups but also working under the Class Teacher's direction to support all children within the whole class setting. This is a temporary position until 31st August 2022 linked to individual pupil higher needs funding but with the potential to renew.

The successful candidate will be part of a friendly, skilled and hardworking staff. CPD is available to meet the needs of the successful applicant and they will be supported by the SENCO, class teacher and other linled professionals.

What is essential:-

  • Previous experience of working with children (desirable for the applicant to hold relevant qualifications);
  • A willingness to learn;
  • A readiness to work alongside all children within the class;
  • Flexibility;
  • Capable of showing initiative;
  • Friendly, approachable manner;
  • Good communication skills;
  • Supportive of our school ethos.

The successful candidate(s) will be expected to work five days a week, 8.30am to 3.15pm although part-time mornings only may be considered for exceptional candidates. Additional hours may be available to support our delivery of a range of extra-curricular clubs before and after school.

You are welcomed and encouraged to call the school office on 01233 622510 to make an appointment to visit the school. All applications must be made through the online application to be considered.

Phoenix Community Primary School is committed to the safeguarding and welfare of its pupils and any offer of employment is subject to the necessary enhanced DBS checks.

Information about the school

Phoenix Community Primary School is a one-form entry school situated on the outskirts of Ashford. We benefit from extensive grounds and a well set out modern building (currently undergoing some further improvements). The school is exceptionally well-resourced and, as such, is able to provide opportunities for children significantly beyond that of the National Curriculum. The majority of visitors comment on the warm, friendly atmosphere and the attractive environment. As a member of the CARE Foundation Trust, we work closely with nine other primary schools in our local area.The school places a high emphasis on the Creative Arts. We have our own Music Studio where all children have weekly lessons with specialist music teachers and where subsidised instrument lessons are offered to pupils. The school invests heavily in ICT with three sets of 32 iPads, which are used on a daily basis, and each classroom is fitted with a Clever Touch interactive TV. Pupils also receive specialist sports and computing teaching and our school supports the emotional well-being of pupils with structured pastoral provision including a Family Liaison Officer, pastoral support workers, therapeutic play and bushcraft. At Phoenix, we pride ourselves in being a welcoming and safe environment for all of our community: pupils, parents, wider family, staff and visitors as well as a school that is committed to the safeguarding and welfare of its pupils.

Job Contact Information

Fax: 01233 664462

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).