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Teaching Assistant - Full-time/Part-time

Bligh Primary School, Strood

  • Ref:MED887-2537-31S
  • Posted:30/11/2021
  • Pay:Grade D2 point 4 - £18,933 FTE
  • Start Date:1st January 2022
  • App Close Date:13/12/2021 at 12:00
  • Interviews:16th December 2021


Start Date:1st January 2022

Hours: part time/full time 

Salary : D2 point 4 (depending on experience) - £18,993 per annum FTE (actual salary depending on working hours) 

We are looking for a Teaching Assistant to join our friendly Bligh team, for our EYFS/KS1 classes.  We are flexible with working hours and could accommodate full time or part time hours. Please specify on your application form what hours you wish to work. 

This post would suit  a graduate looking for a route in to teaching and/or having experience with SEND children.

In return we can offer:

A positive working environment, National terms and conditions, tailored programmes of CPD with cross trust development opportunities and a generous package of staff benefits.

Further information about the Trust is available at:

www.Maritimeacademytrust.org and the school at


The Trust and its academies are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment. The post is subject to a successful DBS clearance and pre-employment checks will be undertaken before an appointment is confirmed.

Information about the school

Bligh Primary School is part of the Maritime Multi-Academy Trust, an innovative partnership of schools in Greenwich, Bexley, Kent & Medway. Our schools transform through collaboration and an entrepreneurial curriculum which equips children with life skills.

We are thriving two form entry school which has been selected by the DFE to ‘grow’ to a three form entry school due to its good and outstanding statuses. By 2023 Bligh Primary will be a full three form entry school.

Our key objective at Bligh Primary School is to equip all our children with the key skills of communication and collaboration as well as being community minded. We expect all our adults to provide the children with first hand experiences, knowledge and the necessary skills to articulate what they have learnt in a clear and informative way. This is developed through our clear teaching and learning focus on communication, community and collaboration.

Every child is recognised as a unique individual. We welcome and celebrate differences within our school community. The ability to learn is underpinned by our HEART values. Bligh is a school with HEART. Honesty, Empathy, Achievement, Resilience and Teamwork. We believe that these personal characteristics are essential in forming positive adult lives.

Our community is an essential part of the curriculum, which is why we chose to focus on using the surrounding local area to deepen the children’s understanding, making them experts of their locality throughout their learning journey.

Children leave Bligh with a sense of belonging, the ability to work independently, in pairs or as part of a team in collaboration. They can communicate effectively what they have learnt, gather a wealth of knowledge and skills through all areas of the curriculum. They have a clear understanding and knowledge of the community around them, their place within it and the opportunities it presents.

Job Contact Information

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).