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Aylesford School and Sixth Form College

Aylesford School and Sixth Form College

Primary School Teaching Assistant

We are looking for a talented Teaching Assistant to join our Primary School Team.

Aylesford School and Sixth Form College opened its doors to Primary age children in September 2015.  The Primary Phase has established a flexible and creative curriculum which reflects a passion for active learning and promotes real life contexts at every opportunity.

The new building is practical, bright and offers an attractive environment for staff to meet the varying needs of all children. The demands of an inspirational education in the 21st Century are met within seven classrooms, three group rooms, two large shared spaces and a spacious hall.

Outside you will find a substantial playground, as well as a generous outdoor classroom to enrich the Early Years Foundation Stage provision.

The dedicated team have worked hard to create a caring and nurturing environment knowing that children’s emotions are key; when they feel safe, secure and supported learning is at its most successful. Aylesford Primary is a place where pupils are valued, understood and consulted. Promoting a positive attitude to school, respect for all and a lifelong love of learning is at the heart of the Academy’s vision.

As Aylesford Primary has grown so has its reputation within the community and beyond for an outstanding education. This is reflected in the high demand for Reception places, with over 115 applications for September 2019.

Teaching Assistant Role

The primary function of the Teaching Assistant is to:

  • enhance children's learning
  • work alongside the teacher in the classroom, in support of pupil’s learning
  • make a contribution to the planning of the learning to help pupils to access the tasks expected of them
  • support as appropriate and to help monitor their progress


Hours per week:       22.5 hrs per week

               Monday – Friday 8.30am – 1.00pm including lunch duty

               39 weeks per annum (Term time plus 5 x INSET days)

The Post will be paid on Salary Grade F, Points 10-14 (£19,554.00 - £21,166.00 per annum pro rata) which equates to a pro rata salary of £10,974.71 per annum

This will be a one year fixed term contract in the first instance to be reviewed.

The successful candidate will need to demonstrate:

  • High level of numeracy & literacy skills
  • Good organisational skills
  • Initiative and enthusiasm
  • Experience of working with groups of children and delivering one to one support
  • The ability to establish good working relationships with children, colleagues and parents within our community

Please refer to the documents in the application pack below for more information.


Please apply using the application form which is downloadable below.

  • Closing date is Sunday 22nd March 2020
  • Shortlisting will take place w/c Monday 23rd March 2020

Interview date to be confirmed.     

Please email complete application forms to or post to:-

FAO Anna Timson, HR Manager & Headteacher's PA,  Aylesford School & Sixth Form College, Tapping Way, Warwick, CV34 6XR

Contact Anna Timson, HR Manager & Headteacher's PA for any queries on or telephone 01926 747100

Please note we do not accept CVs - candidates should download and complete the application form available.  

This 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 post is subject to two satisfactory references and an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Services check.