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Teaching Assistant - Full-time/Part-time

Headcorn Primary School, Headcorn

  • Ref:KCC886-2165-64S
  • Posted:12/11/2021
  • Pay:Kent Range 3 (pro rata for term time, part time)
  • Start Date:Flexible. Will interview suitable candidates ASAP
  • App Close Date:13/11/2021 at 01:00
  • Interviews:Will interview suitable candidates as received


Headcorn Primary School is looking for a Full Time / Part Time Teaching Assistant to join our energetic and enthusiastic staff team who love to inspire and support our children and are a willing team players. We are looking for a caring, flexible and reliable person. Staff wellbeing is a priority at our school and we offer a supportive, friendly working environment.

We will interview suitable candidates as applications are received and can offer ahead of the closing date.

As a school we encourage the personal development and progression of staff. For our Teaching Assistant team this has included opportunities such as Nurture, Speech & Language, NVQ training and progression to HLTA status.

We need someone who can work from 8.30am to 3.30pm for a full time position, Monday to Friday with half an hour lunch break. Part-time positions can be discussed according to the needs of the school. As part of the contract your hours will include one staff development day and nine 1.5 hour staff meetings after school, across the year (dates will be given in advance). English and Maths GCSE or equivalent is essential.

The start date for this position is January 2022 or earlier if available.

The successful candidate will need to be able to demonstrate:

  • the school’s core values with both adults and children
  • effective communication with children, colleagues, parents and carers
  • ability to work on a one to one basis as well as taking the lead with small activities
  • ability to work in a supportive role within a classroom under the direction of the class teacher but also taking the lead in some aspects of school life
  • high standards in all areas of the role at all times
  • high expectations of children’s achievement and behaviour
  • flexibility and a ‘can do’ attitude

We strongly recommend that you visit the school. Please contact the school office to make an appointment. Email admin@headcorn.kent.sch.uk or phone 01622 891289.


Information about the school

Our school is set in the growing village of Headcorn and is part way though the transition to a two form entry primary school.

We have a broad and balanced curriculum and work hard to ensure that all of our children feel valued, behave well, enjoy all they do and achieve their full potential.

We have happy and committed staff, supported by keen and knowledgeable Governors. Engagement with personal development is essential as is staff wellbeing which is treated as a high priority. We are a professional team who are committed to our pupils learning. We believe in taking a holistic approach to a child's personal wellbeing and educational development. We have recently grown our nurture provision to include an experienced FLO, trained nurture practitioners and have now joined the Thrive community.

We have a well-resourced and spacious learning environment situated in attractive grounds.

Our latest Ofsted inspection was judged as continuing to be Good in all aspects.

Job Contact Information

Fax: (01622) 891285


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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).