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1:1 Teaching Assistant - Fixed Term

Minterne Junior School and The Acorn Centre, Sittingbourne

  • Ref:KCC886-2463-105S
  • Posted:24/10/2021
  • Pay:KR3 - Pro Rata Salary £10,062. (FTE £17,769)
  • Start Date:November 2021
  • App Close Date:12/11/2021 at 12:00
  • Interviews:16 November 2021


We are seeking to appoint an experienced Teaching Assistant to join our friendly and supportive team for 25 hours per week. The position is term time only to support a pupil on a 1:1 basis, sometimes in withdrawn groups or within the classroom providing support across the curriculum.

This is a fixed term contract to end on 31/08/2022.

The successful candidates will be literate and numerate to GCSE or equivalent and have relevant experience of teaching phonic skills and reading.

Ideally, in applying for the post you will have:

  • Essential previous experience of working as a teaching assistant; including  taking phonics and reading groups.
  • High standards of work-ethic, self-motivation and an ability to work with high levels of independence.
  • High standards of personal presentation, punctuality, professional standards and team work.
  • The ability to form positive relationships with children and adults.
  • Excellent interpersonal and organisational skills.

This post is linked to the pupil and will cease if, for any reason, the pupil leaves the school.

Minterne Junior School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment. All posts are subject to enhanced DBS disclosure and satisfactory references


Information about the school

Minterne is a large 3 form entry Junior School with an attached speech and language unit called The Acorn Centre. The school serves a pleasant residential area of the town. Facilities are excellent and include an ICT suite with 35 PCs. The school has a large, well-stocked library. We have also built a second hall.

The supportive staff work closely in Year Group Teams. Minterne was graded as Good by Ofsted in April 2014. The school is well known for Creativity, Sport and Music.

Minterne is part of Our Community Multi Academy Trust. The infant and junior schools share a specialist unit resource for children with speech and language difficulties.

Minterne is committed to stringent Safeguarding and Safer Recruitment. Any anomalies or gaps in employment history will be vigorously pursued prior to any job offer.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Catherine Hurst
  • Address:Minterne Avenue, Sittingbourne, Kent, ME10 1SB
  • Telephone: (01795) 472323
  • Email: office@minterne.kent.sch.uk

Fax: (01795) 475223


Below are documents that have been added to this vacancy.

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).