Teaching Assistant – Full-time


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Start Date: Immediate

Pay: KR4 (approx £14000 p.a)

We are seeking to appoint an outstanding teachingassistant to work alongside our teachers. The successful applicant will haveproven ability to work on their own initiative and will demonstrate acommitment to ensuring all children make progress in their learning. This roleis to support pupils with their phonics, literacy and numeracy learning eitherthrough class work and/ or working with small groups and individuals.There will also be a requirement to do some playground supervision duties.Applicants are invited from individuals who have:

  • Recent knowledge and experience of working in aprimary school
  • At least NVQ2
  • GCSE Maths and English (or equivalent) at grade Cor above
  • Good ICT skills
  • Good communication skills and the ability to workas part of a team
  • Ability and confidence to manage behaviour in andout of the classroom

Key Stage 1/ EYFS experience is essential and KeyStage 2 experience desirable.

The role is for 33 hours a week, 8.30am to3.30pm

Closing Date: 01/11/2020 at 10:00

Interviews: 9/11/2020

Information about the school

Ashford St Mary Church of England Primary School isa two form entry school situated in the centre of Ashford.

We have a spacious and attractive site where thingscome in twos just like Noah’s ark – two classes per year group, two halls, twolibraries, two playgrounds. Each of our year groups also has a shared spacewhich provides an additional area for learning opportunities.

Our staff are a dedicated and hardworking team butwe believe in having fun together too. The supportive staff work together toachieve the same goal and ensure that each child is given the best possiblechance to grow and develop into well-rounded individuals.

Ashford St Mary’s CEP School is a town centreschool located in a rapidly growing town with good transport links across Kent,to London and to France. We are part of Central Ashford Town Schoolscollaborations (CATS) and benefit from shared professional developmentopportunities and sharing of good practice amongst schools in a similarcatchment. We also access training and support from Ashford Teaching Alliancewhich promotes school- to- school support.

Our Christian values of trust, respect, friendship,compassion, perseverance and forgiveness were chosen by the staff, pupils andparents and underpin everything we do. We have close links with St Mary’schurch and the children benefit from visiting the church for servicesthroughout the year and from the clergy leading worship at school.

We are well resourced with ample outdoor space. Ourcreative curriculum offers lots of opportunities for active, hands-on learningand our children speak with pride and enthusiasm about their learning. Pupilscome from a wide range of backgrounds. There is an independent nursery attachedto the school as well as a breakfast and after school club. The schoolbuildings are modern and well resourced.

Pupils and staff are extremely proud to be part ofAshford St Mary’s school.

Our School and all its personnel are committed tosafeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children. This post is subject toan Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service.


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