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Teaching Assistant - Early Years - Term Time

Folkestone Primary, Folkestone

  • Ref:KCC886-2143-124S
  • Posted:16/11/2021
  • Pay:AR03 £17,286 (£12,854 pro rata)
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:30/11/2021 at 12:00
  • Interviews:TBC


Apply to join Turner Schools as we continue to build a powerful education for every one of our pupils

Fixed Term until 31/08/2022

We are offering an opportunity to work with our Early year groups within Folkestone Primary, and contribute to our aim of providing an outstanding education for every child. This could be the ideal role for you if you are passionate about making a difference to the lives of children through supporting them to achieve, both academically and personally.

We are looking for Teaching Assistants who are:

  • committed team players with energy and drive
  • able to deliver support, both in lesson and small groups in reading, writing and mathematics;
  • able to support children with a range of special educational needs and disabilities
  • dedicated, enthusiastic, patient and caring

We welcome applications either from excellent Teaching Assistants who have experience in supporting children with a range of learning needs, or from graduates, who are looking to gain in-school experience before Teacher Training.

We are committed to our staff’s continuous professional development in all areas, and will ensure that you receive high quality and effective training in order to support you in your role. However, experience of supporting children in small intervention is desirable, along with any specialisms or previous experience. In particular experience with speech and language intervention, LEGO therapy, Literacy Catch Up, phonics and/or benchmarking would be an advantage. 

The successful candidate will be expected to engage with lunchtime activities and supervision so an ability to play, have fun and actively supervise is essential. You will also be expected to work one Twilight Session a week.  In addition to this, all employees are expected to contribute to the wider life of the school community and candidates should be mindful of this when applying for the position.

38 weeks (term time) + INSET DAYS

32.5 hours a week

£17,286 (£12,854 pro rata)


Information about the school

At Folkestone Primary, our priority is for children to develop a love of learning, inspired by quality first teaching. We work tirelessly to ensure that our children enjoy a stimulating and diverse education; learning is irresistible, children are happy, feel safe and valued. We are a caring community with a committed team who role model high expectations of learning and behaviour.

Prospective employees are encouraged to visit us to find out, first hand, how we prepare children to be successful in life.

Turner Schools is a Multi-Academy Trust (MAT) based in Folkestone on the beautiful Kent coast. The Turner Schools family includes five schools in Folkestone:-

• Folkestone Primary • Folkestone Academy • Morehall Primary • Martello Primary • Turner Free School

We provide education through pre-school, primary, secondary and on to sixth form. Each school is individual and responds to the needs of its local community to provide the best possible opportunity for its young people. We promote high academic standards, while ensuring crucial opportunities for personal and emotional development.

Turner Schools is committed to Transforming children’s futures…Empowering children’s futures…Strengthening communities.

To help us achieve this Turner Staff ‘Walk the Turner Talk’

They will:

• Speak and act with care: always show compassion and respect for children. • Act boldly: be ambitious for yourself and the children and young people we serve. • Learn from adversity: be evaluative, thoughtful and reflective. • Challenge convention: be curious, welcome difference and unfamiliar thinking. • Connect with others: support colleagues, parents and pupils to make a great team. • Use your voice: offer different views and ask questions. • Do what it takes: be relentless in pursuing the best for children. • Ask for support: be open and honest when plans go awry. • Don’t give up: be calm, resilient and measured when managing challenges.

Turner Schools is committed to safeguarding children and promoting their welfare. It expects all staff and volunteers to share this same commitment. Any appointment is subject to satisfactory recruitment checks, including an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. Two references are required prior to commencement of employment. We are an equal opportunities employer.

For further information on Turner Schools, please visit www.turnerschools.com

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Caroline Dominguez
  • Address:4 Westbrook House, 58-60 Shorncliffe Road, Folkestone, Kent, CT20 2NQ
  • Telephone: 07741 638394
  • Email: hr@turnerschools.com
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).