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Speech and Language Teaching Assistant - Term Time

Kemsley Primary Academy, Sittingbourne

  • Ref:KCC886-2021-99S
  • Posted:05/12/2021
  • Pay:KR3
  • Start Date:01/01/2022
  • App Close Date:10/12/2021 at 09:00
  • Interviews:W/C Monday 13th December 2021


Dear Candidate
Are you looking to develop your skills within a pioneering and values-driven family of schools?  Do you want to belong to a national professional learning community with opportunities for growth and development?  Are you driven to enable all children to succeed? This is an exciting opportunity to join us on a remarkable journey and contribute to achieving our vision to ensure that all children reach their full potential. 

We are looking to appoint a fun, enthusiastic and hardworking Teaching Assistant, specialising in Speech and Language, to join our fantastic team.


If you have experience working in schools, have strong literacy and numeracy skills, as well as some knowledge of phonics and some experience of teaching phonics, then we would love to hear from you! 

In your role at Kemsley, you will be required to lead speech and language interventions both in groups and 1:1, as well as supervise children during playtimes and lunchtimes (for further information please see the job description).

This is a permanent appointment (term-time only) 8.45am - 3pm Monday to Friday. The post will be paid on KR3 pro rata.


 We offer:

  • a good school (Ofsted February 2019) 
  • a bespoke CPD package to support people at every stage in their career
  • leadership development opportunities that help you realise your full potential
  • a hard-working, supportive team with committed governors and parents
  • Polite and well-mannered children
  • Enthusiastic and inquisitive learners
  • Kind and caring colleagues
  • An encouraging and supportive senior leadership team

The successful candidate will:

  • be highly motivated
  • have consistently high expectations
  • nurture a thirst for knowledge and understanding and a love of learning in all pupils
  • be committed to raising standards and achieving excellence for all
  • be a committed member of our school team

We warmly welcome visits to our school, so if you would like to come and meet us, please contact Mrs Stephens on office@kemsley.kent.sch.uk to arrange a visit. The deadline for applications is Friday 10th December at 9am. Interviews will take place on week commencing Monday 13th December.


Information about the school

Kemsley Primary Academy was opened in September 2004 and is a single form entry primary school with a very popular nursery, situated in Sittingbourne, Kent. Our main school can serve up to 210 children with 30 pupils in each class. Our nursery can cater for 52 children for five half-day sessions of two and a half hours – 26 children in the morning and 26 children in the afternoon; many children stay all day as part of our flexible care offer and for those entitled to 30 hours provision. Many of our nursery children join our reception class.

We are proud to be part of the family of schools that are the REAch2 academy. Our school ethos very much mirrors the essence of the REAch2 touchstones and is centred round the following core values: Exploration, Resilience, Positivity and Aspiration. The following additional eight values have also been introduced and are now also embraced by our school: Respect, Integrity, Honesty, Kindness, Appreciation, Teamwork, Empathy, Love.

We are very fortunate to have such vast grounds. Outside, the grounds are laid out into separate play areas; Nursery, Year R, Key Stage 1 (Years 1 & 2) together and Key Stage 2 (Years 3 – 6) together. Usually we would encourage free flow around the areas at lunch times to allow the children to play together regardless of year group, however due to COVID19 restrictions we are currently having staggered playtimes in bubbles. Our large field is ideal for games. We also have a woodland conservation area which we use all year round. We have an open door policy and value the support of parents. We are pleased to welcome parent helpers into school.

As a member of the REAch2 Trust, a national family of primary academies, Kemsley Primary Academy is committed to raising standards and achieving excellent for all pupils whatever their background or circumstance. Staff within REAch2 belong to a national community of professionals, and benefit from a wide range of networks and development opportunities across the Trust. The Trust provides a strong culture of collaboration and support, together with high expectations for staff and pupils alike. Kemsley Primary Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people / vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This position is subject to an enhanced DBS check and satisfactory written references.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Iris Homer
  • Address:Coldharbour Lane, Kemsley, Sittingbourne, Kent, ME10 2RP
  • Telephone: 01795 428689
  • Email: office@kemsley.kent.sch.uk

Fax: 01795 428725


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).