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Teaching Assistant
  • Employer: St Michael's Catholic Primary School
  • Reference: SMCPS/20/133595
  • Published: Thu 17/09/2020, 11:20 AM
  • Closing on: Tue 29/09/2020, 12:00 PM
  • Working Pattern: Part Time, Term Time
  • Hours: 32.5 hours hours per week, 8.30 - 3.30 pm term time only
  • Salary: Grade D2 : £18,933 - £21,748 per annum pro rata
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: St Michael's Catholic Primary School, Kent

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Teaching Assistant

"I came so that you may have life, life in all its fullness” John 10:10 

St Michael’s Catholic Primary School is a Catholic family of faith following the teachings of Christ. We strive to create an environment where all members of our school community respect the values of:  Church, Independence, Resilience, Caring, Learning and Enjoyment for all.  Belief in these values will nurture all as individuals and instil in them the confidence to meet their full potential, providing them with the best grounding for their future place in an ever-changing world.

We offer a wonderful working environment

About the role: We have a fantastic opportunity to appoint a committed and enthusiastic Teaching Assistant to join and support our children across KS1/KS2

Working Hours: 32.5 hours per week between 8.30am to 3.30pm with 30-minute lunch(term time only) 
This contract is fixed term until 31.08.2021.

Start Date: ASAP

What does the role involve? The main aim of this role is to support our teachers to deliver academic excellence, day in, day out, with professionalism and enthusiasm. This will involve providing a comprehensive support service to St Michael’s RC Primary School including:

  • Assisting students with their educational and social development, on an individual and group basis
  • Providing support for individual students inside and outside the classroom to enable them to fully participate in activities
  • Assisting teachers with the maintenance of student records
  • Building and maintaining successful relationships with students, whilst treating them with respect and consideration
  • Provide expertise to deliver a personalised curriculum for each pupil's learning
  • Work together with families and other agencies to ensure every pupil is valued, challenged and supported
  • Have the highest expectation that every pupil will make sustained academic and personal progress 

Each and every member of staff, regardless of their position or seniority, is expected to participate in the overall running of the school and to act as a positive role model for our students. In and out of the classroom, you will encourage, promote positive behaviour, and effectively manage any situation that threatens to impact on the progress of other students.

We are looking for someone demonstrates the following:

  • Have high expectations of teaching and learning
  • To be a positive role model
  • To contribute to the positive ethos of the school
  • Be able to work collaboratively with a range of children and adults
  • Be keen to develop as a professional
  • A minimum of NVQ Level 2 in Childcare
  • Previous, recent experience in a similar education setting
  • Being independent and able to work under pressure 

At St Michael’s RC Primary School, we will:

  • Inspire and engage our children so they develop a lifelong love of learning
  • Deliver a quality, inclusive education so all children are able to achieve to their full potential
  • Ensure that all children feel valued and celebrate their success at every opportunity
  • Provide learning experiences that include challenge for all, producing resilient and highly motivated learners
  • Have a consistent, focused approach to managing behaviour, safeguarding, pastoral support and embedding British Values across all year groups
  • Create a culture where staff work collaboratively as part of the wider team, sharing ideas and good 

Visits to St Michael’s RC Primary School are strongly encouraged and we will be delighted to show you around our school and discuss the post further. 

For more information and an application form please contact the School Business Manager, Mrs Kim Cleall -  Harding on 01634 832578 or via email on

*Please note that for a school in the Diocese of Southwark you must complete a CES form which is available from our school office or can be sent in electronic form. 

St Michael’s RC Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. All staff and volunteers are expected to share this commitment. 

Appointment to this position will be subject to an enhanced Criminal Record Bureau Disclosure Check. 

 Applications Close: 29th September 2020

Shortlisting: 30th September 2020

Interviews: 6th October 2020