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Teaching Assistant - Term Time

Chartham Primary School, Canterbury

  • Ref:KCC886-2259-222S
  • Posted:03/11/2021
  • Pay:KR3
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:19/11/2021 at 12:00
  • Interviews:To be confirmed


We are looking for a committed and enthusiastic Teaching Assistant to join our team at Chartham Primary School. You should be a positive and enthusiastic person who loves working with children and helping them to strive for their best. 

Whilst experience is desirable, it is not essential; your numeracy and literacy will be of a high enough standard to support and extend children throughout the primary age range. You will be able to communicate effectively with children and adults, have a flexible attitude, a good sense of humour, and be friendly and approachable. Good time management and the ability to work on your own initiative are essential.

Responsibilities will include: • Leading groups of children in focus interventions • Supporting children in achieving the lesson objective in literacy, maths and across all areas of the curriculum • Feeding back to the class teacher and sometimes keeping records of progress and behaviour, i.e. Tapestry • Working with different year groups to support any social, emotional, behavioural or medical needs • Preparing resources and some administrative work • Displaying children's work creatively • Lunch duty • Some cover supervision.

Above all, you need to be determined to help our children achieve their best, and be prepared to put their needs first. Children will be at the heart of your work. You must be able to demonstrate that you understand the importance of educating the whole child within a creative and innovative school setting.

If you are interested in this position, please complete the application form on this site.

The position is for 30 hours per week, term time only (8.45am to 3.15pm), at Kent Range 3 (£18,425) pro-rata, equating to an annual salary of £12,519.

The postholder is required to work for 38 weeks per year. In addition, the postholder will receive a payment in respect of their pro rata entitlement to Annual Leave appropriate to their grade, Bank Holidays and the KCC concessionary day.

Please note that only those applicants who are successful in getting through to the interview process will be contacted.

If you have any queries regarding the job role and/or salary please contact Megan Roberts, HR Officer at mroberts@inspiraacademy.co.uk.



Information about the school

Chartham Primary is situated in a rural setting in the large village of Chartham. The school moved to two-form entry permanently in September 2020 and has a roll of approximately 375.

We have extensive playing fields, plenty of space for outdoor learning and multiple Forest School areas. We also have a school radio station.

We pride ourselves in providing an enriched curriculum for our pupils in a fully inclusive environment. Our staff team are committed to providing the best possible education for each child and working in partnership with parents. We are proud to hold the IQM award for Inclusion and had a very successful Ofsted inspection in October 2019.

Chartham Primary School and St Stephen's Infant School have shared Executive Leadership arrangements with the Chief Executive Officer, Chief Finance Officer and HR Officer working across the two schools. Building on this relationship, we converted to a Multi-Academy Trust, Inspira, on the 1st April 2021. The successful candidate will be employed by Inspira Academy Trust on the terms and conditions set out here. Inspira Academy Trust is committed to paying all its staff on national and local terms and conditions of service.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Emma Ribbans, Headteacher
  • Address:Shalmsford Street, Canterbury, Kent, CT4 7QN
  • Telephone: (01227) 738225
  • Email: admin@inspiraacademy.co.uk

Fax: (01227) 732175


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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).