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Teaching Assistant - Fixed Term - Term Time

Whitehill Primary School, Gravesend

  • Ref:KCC886-3900-154S
  • Posted:30/11/2021
  • Pay:TDET range 3
  • Start Date:As soon as possible
  • App Close Date:10/12/2021 at 09:00
  • Interviews:Week of 13th December


Teaching Assistant - 30 hours per week

Are you a positive, enthusiastic individual who wants to develop their skills in a school which believes in nurturing and achievement for all, including staff?  Would you enjoy opportunities and continuous personal development?  Do you want to be part of our supportive team? 

This role will be assisting children throughout the entire School.  With excellent training and development on offer, this is a position that will allow you to grow.

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 The Role (will include)

  • Support children in classes in the delivery of quality learning and teaching
  • Providing 1:1 and small group support
  • Supporting the child/children with their educational, behavioural, emotional and social development
  • Building and maintaining successful relationships with children, whist treating them with respect and consideration
  • Providing expertise to deliver a personalised curriculum for each pupils learning
  • Having the highest expectation that every child will make sustained academic and personal progress
  • Using your strong numeracy, literacy and communication skills to help develop the pupil’s standards

The Person must:

  • Preferably have experience of working in school as a teaching assistant or similar
  • Possess a minimum of GCSE grade C/4 or above or Functional Skills Level 2 in English and Mathematics 
  • Work well in a dedicated team committed to providing every child with the support and opportunities they need to progress in their learning
  • Demonstrate commitment and enthusiasm in their interaction with children and colleagues
  • Be able to work collaboratively with a range of adults eg SEN Leadership, Teachers, other TA’s
  • Have the desire to grow and develop


This Fixed Term appointment will start in January, 2022 and end on 31st August, 2022.  The post will be for 30 hours per week, term time only.

Salary will be The Decus Educational Trust (TDET) Range 3: £12,849 per annum (pro rata to the duration of the fixed term contract), including pro rata holiday pay (equivalent to £18,424 per annum for a full-time, all year round post).

We warmly welcome and encourage visits to our School to arrange this please contact Miss Lianne Pond pondl@whitehillprimary.com or discuss this role in more detail please contact Sofia Pinto, the Assistant Head SEN at pintos@whitehillprimary.com

Initial applications can be made on line or on downloaded application forms from our website www.whitehillprimary.com/vacancies.

Downloaded application forms should be emailed to walshl@decustrust.com 

Closing Date: 10th December, 2021 at 09:00

Shortlisting: 10th December, 2021

Interview Date: Week commencing 13th December, 2021

Information about the school

Whitehill is an inclusive primary school, with a current roll of 670 children, serving a diverse community. We strive to build confident, ambitious and independent learners. We are proud that our children enjoy high quality, enriched learning with exciting opportunities.

Whitehill has much to offer: grow in a supportive environment with lots of internal and external CPD. As part of The Decus Educational Trust, Challenge Partners and the Gravesham Learning Partnership, our excellent network offers exceptional opportunities. We will help you to thrive.

Whitehill Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The school will conduct all necessary safer recruitment checks before employment commences.

This post is subject to pre-employment checks, including an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, reference checks, identity and proof of right to work in the UK. Whitehill Primary School is an equal opportunities employer.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Jennifer Lumley
  • Address:Sun Lane, Gravesend, Kent, DA12 5HN
  • Telephone: (01474) 352973
  • Email: lumleyj@decustrust.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).