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Teaching Assistant - Term Time

Mereworth Community Primary School, Maidstone

  • Ref:KCC886-2185-123S
  • Posted:29/11/2021
  • Pay:KR 3 £18,425 (pro-rata £6,960)
  • Start Date:ASAP
  • App Close Date:21/01/2022 at 12:00
  • Interviews:TBC


Hours: 16.25 hrs per week (8:45am to 12:00pm), Term time + 5 inset days

Contract Type: Fixed term (linked to a pupil)


We ask that all candidates contact the school to arrange a visit. 

We are seeking to appoint a Teaching Assistant to work alongside a child in Year 1 with special educational needs on a one to one basis. This child requires a Teaching Assistant who will be able to offer consistant and reliable support.

Anyone applying for this position must have a thorough knowlege and understanding of ASD and sensory needs, including direct experience of working with children ASD/sensory impairment.

 The Teaching Assistant will support the child in all areas of learning and have a positive and proactive approach to meeting the child's learning needs.

We can offer you:

  • a caring and welcoming school community
  • a committed staff team
  • supportive staff, governors and parent/carers
  • happy, enthusiastic and motivated children that enjoy school
  • personalised professional support and training for further career development

Candidates should have good knowledge of where the school is located to enable them to plan their journey to work if successful, we ask all applicants to visit the school for an informal visit.

Please contact Mrs Anabela Stephenson (School Business Manager) to arrange a visit or for further details. For more information about the school visit our website at www.mereworth.kent.sch.uk

Please apply by completing the Kent Online application form and you can attach a CV if you wish. Please make reference to experience and knowledge of working with children, supporting their academic progress and developing their well-being.

References will be requested for all candidates shortlisted and prior to interview.

The school is committed to child protection/safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, we expect all staff and volunteers to share this duty of care. Offers of employment are subject to an enhanced DSB (Disclosure and Barring Service) and other employment checks.

The school is committed to Equality and Diversity in employment practice and delivery.

Information about the school

Mereworth Community Primary School is a popular village school situated between Maidstone and Tonbridge. We are a vibrant, single form entry school situated in wonderful grounds which are used extensively to enhance the delivery of the curriculum. The school building is a mixture of Victorian, 1960’s and modern rooms. We have indoor learning zones which includes a library, a music room, computer room and a Design & Technology room. We have extremely supportive parents and governors and wonderfully caring, polite and well behaved children.

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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).