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Teaching Assistant - Full-time

The Primary First Trust

  • Ref:KCC-F16-103-S
  • Posted:22/10/2021
  • Pay:PFT B1 £19,853 (Pro rata £14,867)
  • Start Date:January 2022
  • App Close Date:19/11/2021 at 12:00
  • Interviews:26th November 2021

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Following a hugely successful first year of opening, we are looking to appoint an enthusiastic, creative and committed Teaching Assistant to join our growing school community. If you can make a difference to children's education, can nurture children’s dreams and talents today in order to empower them to reach their potential tomorrow, then Springhead Park Primary could be the school for you.

The successful candidate will work mainly within our Early Years provision and occasionally across the school. It is essential that the successful candidate is able to build strong relationships with the children in order to develop their learning and also work closely with the class teacher to establish and maintain daily routines and foster a positive classroom climate. Experience of the Early Years curriculum (and some knowledge of the KS1 or KS2 curriculum), along with a Level 2 (or higher) Teaching Assistant qualification, is desirable though not essential.

Springhead Park Primary is an inclusive school, and as such the successful candidate will provide support for children to overcome a range of barriers to learning, this includes children with special educational needs.

We can offer:

  • The opportunity to contribute the growing culture and reputation of our fantastic school.
  • A team of like-minded and very skilled professionals, committed to giving pupils a very high standard of education
  • Support to develop your practise and career development.

Springhead Park Primary School is located on the rapidly growing Springhead Park housing development in Northfleet, Kent. We are a growing two-form entry school with pupils from Nursery to Year 4 (Year 5 in September 2021)

The school is part of the Primary First Trust, a primary only family of schools that has already demonstrated a commitment to improving standards and also working with effective professionals on career development both within their individual schools and the wider Trust.

For further information about the school, please visit our website:


Or visits to the school are encouraged (outside of the normal school day). Please contact the school office to arrange this:
Tel: 01474 555155 or email: office@springhead.kent.sch.uk

To apply for this vacancy please complete the attached application form, available to download from the downloads section below, paying particular attention to Section 4 of the form, to indicate how you satisfy the criteria set out in the Person Specification. You will also be required to complete and return a Self-Disclosure form with your application. CV’s will not be accepted. Applications should be submitted via email to office@springhead.kent.sch.uk by 12 noon, Friday 19th November 2021. Alternatively, you can post your completed application form to Mr Wayne Clayton, Headteacher at Springhead Park Primary School, Springhead Parkway, Northfleet, DA11 8BY.

The Primary First Trust and Springhead Park Primary School are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The Primary First Trust and Springhead Park Primary School operates an equal opportunities policy

References will be requested for those shortlisted ONLY and prior to interview.



Information about the trust

The Primary First, a Trust that truly celebrates and nurtures the diversity and distinctiveness of its partner schools. We are a growing network of 10 individual primaries across Bexley, Gravesham and Medway. All are at different points in their journey - each with a unique context, considerable strengths and specific opportunities.

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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).