Current Vacancies

Whist each school within our Trust is unique, our strength is working together in collaboration, with a ready made network of colleagues who can share experience, knowledge and best practise. Our central services functions also provide vital services to all schools within the Trust, allowing our schools to focus on the core delivery of education.

If you think you have the skills and qualities to be part of the Turner Schools family, please click on the link below for a list of our current opportunities.

Teaching Assistant

An exciting opportunity has arisen for us to appoint a committed, caring and enthusiastic Teaching Assistant to our wonderful team at Martello Primary school. We are looking for a candidate who is dedicated, patient and hardworking, to help our children enjoy, learn and achieve success. The position will be class-based, and involve supporting and leading groups and individuals in core group learning activities. Ideally the successful candidate will be able to work 32.5 hours a week, 8:30am - 3:30pm (30 minute lunch break) and will assume the role in September 2022 (Term time plus INSET days). Read on....

Closing date for applications: Friday 13th May (noon)

Salary: AR4

We are looking for someone who:

  • Shows optimism, positively and ambition for the school, its pupils and the Trust

  • Has experience supporting children in an educational capacity

  • Is a great team-player

  • Has a desire to make a real difference to the lives of pupils in an area of coastal disadvantage and fully embrace the diverse community

  • Has secure subject knowledge, including at Key Stage 2

  • Is committed to their own continuing professional development so that the learning opportunities offered are grounded in knowledge of best practice and are evidence-informed

In return, we can offer:

  • Wonderful children with a desire to learn and achieve

  • A hardworking and committed staff team

  • A vibrant, diverse and inclusive school that makes for an inspiring place to work

  • The chance to make a real difference to the lives of children and their families, some of whom face significant challenges and disadvantage

  • Exceptional CPD opportunities

  • A well-equipped and resourced school (it was newly built less than 7 years ago)

  • Excellent collaborative links between the three Turner Schools primaries at all levels

  • A Trust that prioritises wellbeing for all, including staff

  • Private healthcare through Benenden

The successful candidate will work primarily as a class-based TA, working closely with the class teacher to facilitate excellent learning opportunities for the children. Small group and individual support will also be an aspect of the role, including leading a daily reading group. At Martello we recognise the crucial importance of securing strong reading skills at an early age: experience of supporting children’s early reading and phonics development would be advantageous, though not essential as training will be provided. It would be helpful to have an idea of candidates’ curriculum strengths and experience, so please include this on your application form. We welcome visits to the school and are confident that when you step into our school you will want to be a part of what we do! We are Martello; we are proud!

The successful candidate(s) will have to meet the requirements of the Job Description and will be subject to an enhanced DBS check. We welcome applications regardless of age, gender, ethnicity or religion.

Turner Schools is committed to the protection and safety of its pupils. Any job offer will be subject to a satisfactory DBS check, two references and proof of qualifications.

We reserve the right to withdraw the advert if a suitable candidate is found before the close date.

Current Vacancies