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Teaching Assistant - term time only (Maternity Cover)

St Andrew's School, Rochester, Kent
Salary Details:
FTE: £17,774
17 May 2021
About the role

St. Andrew’s School has the following vacancy to start ASAP

Maternity Cover - Full-Time Teaching Assistant (35 hours – term time only plus some Holiday Club days)

(Based at the Pre-School and the maternity cover will finish at the end of December 2021)

 Closing Date: midnight Monday 17th May

An excellent opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic, organised and talented Teaching Assistant to work in a very successful and high achieving school. Relevant qualifications (ideally Level 3) and previous experience in a Primary School or Pre-School setting is essential. This varied role will predominantly involve working in our Reception, Pre-Reception and Nursery classes.

If you are passionate about teaching and learning and would like to join a friendly team who are dedicated to providing a stimulating environment in which children can learn, then this could be a position for you.

We are looking for someone who will:-

  • Be positive and adaptable, with the interest and ability to work in different parts of the school
  • Be creative, dedicated, enthusiastic and inspirational
  • Have high expectations of both academic achievement and behaviour
  • Work under the direction and guidance of class teachers
  • Organise and lead intervention groups outside of the classroom
  • Be a team player within a happy, hard-working staff
  • Be willing to take on extra-curricular responsibilities (Before and After School Clubs are paid in addition)
  • Be willing to work a few days in our Holiday Club (this is paid in addition)

We can offer:-

  • Pupils who are polite, confident and keen to do their best
  • Small class sizes
  • Excellent opportunities for continuing professional development
  • Exceptional support from the SLT and colleagues
  • Supportive parents and staff who want the best for our children
  • Free lunches

This is a maternity cover starting in May 2021 and finishing in December 2021, working 35 hours per week, term time only.

Interview dates to be notified

St. Andrew’s School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.  Successful applicants will be required to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS Check).


About the organisation
(Maternity St Andrew's in Rochester, Kent, is a co-educational non-selective school for children from 3 to 11. It was founded in 1951 with clear and simple aims: to offer an affordable education with the emphasis on the ‘three Rs’ – reading, writing and arithmetic – and to promote traditional values.
Under the proprietorship of Education Development Trust, which acquired the school in 1999, St. Andrew’s has flourished and has held dear its values – even though society may have changed around it. The school is renowned for its excellent pastoral care and its unfailing and outstanding success in placing pupils at prestigious grammar schools.