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Class Teaching Assistant - Part-time

Whitstable & Seasalter Endowed C of E Junior Sch., Whitstable

  • Ref:KCC886-3339-86S
  • Posted:07/12/2021
  • Pay:KR3 £10,850 (pro rata to FTE of £18,425)
  • Start Date:January 2022
  • App Close Date:04/01/2022 at 11:00
  • Interviews:To be advised


We are looking to appoint a Teaching Assistant for 26 hours per week in term time only to join our friendly and supportive Outstanding team.  The hours will be 9am to 3.15pm with one hour for lunch every day of the week.

As with other roles in the school, this post involves regular contact with children and staff and therefore the successful candidate needs to be able to relate well to children and adults alike. A sense of humour is a MUST, as well as a ‘common-sense’ approach to the job and the ability to show initiative and adapt to any situation that may arise.

In order to be shortlisted for interview and subsequently appointed, applicants MUST demonstrate a secure understanding of these expectations, along with relevant experience on the application form and at interview:

  • High standards of work ethic and self-motivation
  • Good literacy and mathematical skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and organisational skills
  • The ability to form positive relationships with children and adults
  • High standards of personal presentation, punctuality, professional standards & team work
  • Maintain accurate records
  • Empathetic to social, emotional & physical needs of all children
  • Confidence in covering Class Teachers PPA time
  • Experience of teaching high quality interventions
  • Initiative to support and stretch learning within the classroom

In applying for this position, we expect all members of our school staff to continue with professional development and to seek opportunities to increase their knowledge and skill.  The school is fully committed to continued professional development and expects all staff to undertake training as and when required.

Please state your curriculum strengths and experience on your application form.

Prospective candidates are welcome to visit the school and if you would like to do this, please contact the school to arrange a mutually convenient time to look around. 

Applicants should note that the school reserves the right to interview and appoint a suitable candidate prior to the advertised deadline, and as such, early applications are welcome.

Whitstable & Seasalter Endowed Church of England (Aided) Junior School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  This is underpinned by robust processes and procedures that seek to maximise opportunity, minimise risk and continuously promote a culture of safeguarding amongst our workforce.  All successful applicants will be required to complete an enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service and check against the ISA Barred List for children. Appointed staff are also expected to follow a robust Code of Conduct in accordance with our church school’s Christian Values.

Information about the school

We are a Church of England Aided Junior school, situated in the heart of Whitstable. From September 2021 we will be admitting 60 children into Year 3 from our local infant feeder schools. We are at the start of our expansion and will have seven classes in September 2021, eventually growing to eight classes in total by 2024. Locally we are known as 'The Endowed' and we describe ourselves as an old school with a young heart.

Our children come from all sorts of different backgrounds. Our parents, friends, governors and our local churches give amazing support and this, together with the dedication of a very experienced and caring staff, make The Endowed the Outstanding school that it is.

Our School's Vision and Values:

As a school family, living and learning with a thirst for knowledge, we delight in everyone’s achievements sharing joy and laughter along the way. Within the love of God we nurture aspirations, celebrate each other’s individuality enabling all to flourish. We let our lights shine in school, our community and the World beyond. LOVE - JOY - GOODNESS - RESILIENCE - TRUST Let your light shine. Matthew 5: 14-16

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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).