Working at St Thomas’

St Thomas’ Catholic School is a primary academy for students aged three to eleven. The academy forms part of Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership, a growing multi–academy Trust of 22 Catholic Schools located across the South East. The trust is committed to deliver outstanding spiritual, moral and learning outcomes for children and young people.

Set in the commuter market town of Sevenoaks, which not only has excellent road and rail links with London but offers its own social scene, St Thomas’ Catholic Primary School is part of three lively church communities.

Ofsted (2014) rated the school outstanding because “Teachers are adept and highly skilled at bringing the best out of their pupils”.
We are proud to offer:
  • A strong Catholic ethos
  • A genuine commitment to your development especially through the Multi-Academy Trust that gives our teachers great opportunities to collaborate with other schools and benefit from joint CPD opportunities
  •  A thorough induction programme
  •  A positive, enthusiastic staff who work extremely well together
  •  Happy, warm-hearted children who like to learn and have fun
  •  Supportive parents and governors
  •  A creative curriculum focused on developing children’s confidence, imagination and resilience
  •  An inclusive multi-lingual community
  • A commitment to your wellbeing
We are looking for teachers who are excited by the prospect of an “imaginative curriculum [that] opens pupils’ minds to possibilities”, and who can deliver a real impact within, and perhaps beyond, their own classroom to enable our school to grow even further.

Privacy Notice for Recruitment Applicants 2020

Vacancies

1:1 Teaching Assistant

We have an exciting opportunity for a skilled, highly motivated and enthusiastic teaching assistant to work 1:1 to support a child with a number of complex needs.

This will initially be a fixed term contract until August 2021.

With the support of the SENCO and class teacher, your role will be to assist in promoting the learning and personal development of the pupil to whom you are assigned, to enable them to make best use of the educational opportunities available to them, fulfilling their potential and achieving excellence.

Recent experience working as a 1:1 support assistant or teaching assistant, in particular the planning and delivery of individual intervention programmes, is preferable together with any relevant experience working with children. An ability to build relationships, have a positive outlook and a willingness to try different approaches is essential.

In return, we offer a commitment to your professional development and ambitions, as well as a supportive team to work with – this is a great opportunity to join our friendly staff and help us realise our vision for the whole school community.

Hours of work will be 12 noon to 3:15pm, Monday to Friday, term time only.

Duties to include 1:1 support and small group intervention as well as lunchtime supervision of named child.

Application form below.

Support Staff Application Form

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For more information email Mrs Aquilina on headteacher@saintthomas.co.uk.

St Thomas’ Catholic Primary School is part of the Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership and is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All posts are subject to vetting checks and a satisfactory enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.

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