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Teaching Assistant (Lower Key Stage 2) - Full-time

Barming Primary School, Maidstone

  • Ref:KCC886-2080-121S
  • Posted:10/11/2021
  • Pay:KR3
  • Start Date:Tuesday 4th January 2022
  • App Close Date:03/12/2021 at 09:00
  • Interviews:WB Monday 6th December 2021



We are excited to advertise a job for a full time Teaching Assistant for Lower Key Stage 2. 

Come and be part of our team!

This is an exciting opportunity for someone to join our team. We want someone who has a drive and passion for education; where fun, enjoyment and quality first support is at the heart of all lessons/activities. We want a new member of staff to add capacity to our team and become an integral part of the school.

If you can answer ‘yes’ to the questions below, please apply as we would love to meet you... 

  • Do you have a drive to help all children achieve?
  • Do you know the curriculum?
  • Do you think outside of the box and create fun and enjoyable activities?
  • Do you believe in using the outside area, including meaningful school trips to enhance learning experiences?
  • Are you ready to join a supportive team of Senior Leaders, Teachers and Teaching Assistants?
  • Do you whole heartedly believe in a collaborative approach to education and love to work as part of a team?

Our staff have high expectations and provide pupils with a high-quality environment that encourages learning and supports activities.

Visits to the school are warmly welcome. Please contact the school office to arrange an appointment with Mrs Stere (Inclusion Manager).

About the position:

The position is for term time only.   The successful applicant will be working in Year 4.

Pay Scale: KR3

Closing date: 9am Friday 3rd December

Interviews/Activity:  WB Monday 6th December 2021

Start Date: Tuesday 4th January 2022


We are looking for an enthusiastic, calm and kind person to join our friendly team.



  • Be a team player able to seek and follow advice
  • Have an interest in children’s nurture, while at the same time being firm
  • Be able to form positive and empathetic relationships with children, parents and colleagues
  • Have a reasonable level of IT skills
  • Be able to work independently using their own initiative, as well as with guidance
  • Be prepared to change nappies or help with toileting problems
  • Have good written and spoken communication skills
  • Have a GCSE pass in Maths and English



  • Have TA experience and has previously worked in a school.

Barming Primary School is committed to safeguarding children. This post is subject to an enhanced disclosure application to the Disclosure and Barring Service , check against the ISA barred list for children and it is subject to references.

References will be sought before interview.

We reserve the right to appoint before this advert closes.


Information about the school

Barming Primary School is a member of the Orchard Academy Trust family of schools and is made up of Allington Primary School, Belmont Pre-School and Barming Primary School. Belmont Pre-School is part of Barming Primary School meaning we cater for 2 - 11 year olds. It is a well-equipped two-form entry primary school serving the village of Barming (and surrounding areas) on the edge of Maidstone. We have approximately 415 children in purpose built accommodation, including shared resource and work areas, library and computer suite. Our school has a large site which provides admirably for our social and academic work. We strive for a provision committed to enabling every child to become the very best they can be, encouraging high expectations and working hard to achieve the very best for everyone in our school.

Barming Primary School is committed to developing staff in order to ensure that teaching and learning in the school is of the highest standard. We endeavour to provide a high quality provision within an inclusive environment and ever changing financial position.

Well-being is high up on our priorities, ensuring that this is cascaded throughout our school for children, staff and wider community. This helps to provide an environment that is continuously looking at work/life balance - work hard / play hard!

Barming Primary School is committed to safeguarding children. This post is subject to an enhanced disclosure application to the Disclosure and Barring Service, check against the ISA barred list for children and it is subject to references. Reference will be sought before interview, unless otherwise stated on your application form with a valid reason.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Mr Chris Laker
  • Address:Belmont Close, Barming, Maidstone, Kent, ME16 9DY
  • Telephone: (01622) 726472
  • Email: office@barming.kent.sch.uk

Fax: 01622 729844


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).