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Teaching Assistant - Term Time Only - Fixed Term

South Avenue Primary School, Sittingbourne

  • Ref:KCC886-2435-117S
  • Posted:23/10/2021
  • Pay:FMAT Band B1 £17,746.50 (FTE)
  • Start Date:ASAP
  • App Close Date:04/11/2021 at 12:00
  • Interviews:Tuesday 9th November 2021


Teaching Assistant - Term Time - 32.5 hours per week

FMAT Band B1 £17,746.50 FTE - £12,897.59 pro rata 

An exciting opportunity to join our Ofsted rated ‘Good’ School (May 2017).

We are looking to appoint a Teaching Assistant to join our wonderful and supportive team. You should be a positive and enthusiastic person who loves working with children, especially children with Special Educational Needs. The successful applicant will ideally have experience working with children who have autism and/or Speech and Language difficulties and helping them to strive for their best.  Above all, you need to like children, to want the very best for them 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.

Responsibilities may include:

  • Supporting groups of children, or a child 1:1, in achieving the lesson objective in English, Maths and across all areas of the curriculum.
  • Leading groups of children or 1:1 intervention programmes.
  • Feeding back to the class teacher, sometimes keeping records of progress and behaviour.
  • Working with children to support any social, emotional, behavioural, personal care or medical needs.
  • The ideal candidate will:
  • Be passionate, sharing a commitment to support our children.
  • Ideally have some knowledge or experience working with children with SEND.
  • Have the enthusiasm to provide personalised learning experiences to children with SEND.
  • Have a calm, patient and encouraging manner, with an ability to make learning fun.
  • An ability to be self-motivated and manage time effectively in order to maximise children’s learning time.
  • Flexible and willing to support children in a variety of situations.

At South Avenue Primary, we are committed to the highest standards in safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children and expect staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

This post is subject to satisfactory references and Enhanced DBS clearance. We are an equal opportunities employer.  This will be a fixed term contract until 31st August 2022.

However, there may be the opportunity for us to extend the contract at the end of the fixed term.

If you would like to apply for this post please complete an application form and email it to headteacher@southavenue.kent.sch.uk by 12pm on Thursday 4th November 2021.

We would love you to come and see our school to understand why we love it as much as we do. Please contact Jo Wilson-Wright in the office to arrange a visit jwilson-wright@southavenue.kent.sch.uk  

It is essential that the applicant has good English/Maths skills and should preferably hold an NVQ 3 or equivalent teaching assistant qualification. Further experience with positive handling, language interventions and or autism training would be beneficial to the role.


Information about the school

South Avenue is a very popular two form entry primary school in Sittingbourne. It was formed in 2014 following the merger of the infant and junior schools, which occupy the same site, and is a member of Fulston Manor Academies Trust. The School has a wonderfully committed and supportive staff who work incredibly hard to ensure that our children get the very best from their education. Over the last few years, the school has achieved some fantastic improvements but still has a journey to travel on its road to building lasting and sustainable success..

Our school vision is We Discover, We Learn, We Grow. We aim to ensure every child is ready for a lifetime of learning and equipped for the real world. We strive to find those barriers to learning and support the children in a nurturing way.

There is a strong community feel about the school and we pride ourselves on looking not only to deliver a rich and balanced curriculum and providing pupils with the tools to learn, but also having a strong focus on the well-being of each child.

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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).