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Higher Level Teaching Assistant - Fixed Term

South Borough Primary School, Maidstone

  • Ref:KCC886-2180-108S
  • Posted:06/12/2021
  • Pay:Swale Academies Trust Support Staff Pay Scheme
  • Start Date:February 2022 or sooner if possible
  • App Close Date:15/12/2021 at 12:00
  • Interviews:17th December 2021


Required for February 2022 or sooner if possible

£16,176 - £17,745  pro rota (FTE £21,088 - £23,122 SAT 6)

Fixed Term maternity cover until 30th January 2023.

33 hours per week, working 38 weeks per year plus 5 staff development days

Monday to Friday - 8.30am – 3.30pm

We are seeking to appoint a dynamic and experienced Higher Level Teaching Assistant to join our team. 

This is an exciting opportunity for a dedicated practitioner who is determined to achieve the very highest standards of all learners at South Borough.  The post holder will be able to work with individuals, targeted groups and provide regular whole class cover from Nursery to Year 6.   They will also be able to work well under direction, use their own initiative and be full of patience, care and respect for our learners.

The successful candidate will:

  • Have GCSE (or equivalent) qualifications in English and Maths alongside relevant experience of working with children. 
  • Relevant experience of working with children in a primary school setting
  • Experience of safely supervising/ managing group and whole class activities
  • Ability to work as part of a team and in partnership with parents
  • Develop children to be independent learners who are prepared to take risks from an early age.
  • Be positive and always uphold the school’s values and expectations

We can offer you:

  • A team of friendly, welcoming people to work collaboratively with, to plan and resource a creative curriculum.
  • A range of support from a strong leadership team that will help to develop your practice.
  • Excellent professional development opportunities both within the school and across the Academy Trust.
  • A strong supportive local community, including Governors and PTFA.

Full details of the requirements of the post can be found in the accompanying recruitment pack.

If you are interested in this post, please contact Mathew Currie, (Head of School) for an informal discussion.  sbps_office@swale.at and 01622 752161

Applications should be made via Kent Teach.  Please note, we cannot accept CVs. 

If you experience any difficulty in completing the application form, please contact recruitment@swale.at  or 01795 426091 (option 2)

In accordance with current GDPR compliance we will not keep any details / application forms on file once the position is filled.

Interview Date: 17th December 2021

Swale Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  This post is exempt from ROA and will require an enhanced DBS disclosure.

Information about the school

South Borough Primary School in Maidstone is currently a 2 form entry school with three classes in both Year 2 and 3. It became part of the Swale Academies Trust on 1st February 2015.

At South Borough Primary School we believe every child matters and is at the heart of all we do. We aim to ensure they can read, write and calculate effectively when they leave us. Together with that we aim to instill a sense of pride, tolerance, determination and perseverance to help them in all aspects of life. Good behaviour for learning is key for children to make good progress. We reward and practice this behaviour at school and our core values promote children to become supportive, honest children who are confident to take risks and persevere when the going gets tough.

The school received a ‘Good’ Ofsted judgement in 2018 and we continue to provide high quality education for all our learners.

We collaborate with other Trust schools, to ensure best practice is shared. We value our parents and have an active Friends of South Borough (FOSB) who regularly meet and organise events/functions/activities for our children.

We are proud to offer wrap around care from 7:45 am to 6:00 pm every day which is also available for the children of staff, should the need arise.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Mr Mathew Currie
  • Address:Stagshaw Close, Postley Road, Maidstone, Kent, ME15 6TL
  • Telephone: 01622 752161
  • Email: sbps_office@swale.at


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).