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Why should you come and work with us at The North School?

The North School is a mixed high school which currently has approximately 1200 students on roll from years 7 to 11 and including a thriving Sixth Form.  The school boasts lots of bright, modern, well equipped classrooms and many other facilities including a large staff car park!  The North School also boasts the oldest school farm in Kent which is well stocked with all types of animals from cows to a tarantula and has a very successful Young Farmers Club.  The farm is situated within the school’s Environment and Landbased Centre which also includes a fully functioning climbing wall.

At The North School we aim to maximise the potential and future life chances of all our students and have extremely high expectations both inside and outside the classroom.  We have a traditional ethos centred around our belief that students should be able to learn in a well ordered and engaging environment and that they should attempt all their work to the very best of their ability.

The town of Ashford itself offers superb transport links to London and Europe and easy access to the Kent coast.  Ashford International station, from which you can catch the high-speed train to London St Pancreas taking just 37 minutes or the Eurostar to Paris, is a mere 15 minute walk from the school.  The Eurotunnel is 20 minutes from Ashford, or the port of Dover 30-40 minutes away, both are accessible from the M20 which you can also access easily from the school.

Ashford has grown in its popularity over the years as a destination for those to live and work.  Originally a historic market town, it has recently seen a surge in development with plenty of accessible housing both with the town itself or the surrounding villages.  It is also a popular destination for shoppers, with the McArthur Glenn Designer Outlet also just a stone’s throw from the school.  The town also offers many leisure facilities, including a Leisure Centre, two cinemas, plenty of gyms and many varied and interesting restaurants both in the town and surrounding areas.

There are several very good primary schools both within the town, local boroughs and surrounding villages, alongside excellent medical facilities and a large hospital, The William Harvey, with A&E facilities.

We are very proud of our collaboration with the Swale Academies Trust and together with the Trust we work relentlessly to continually improve the school experience for all our students.


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We currently have the following support staff vacancies:


Science Technician :  32hrs per week, term time plus 5 additional days

  • Department: Science Department
  • Salary:  Kent Range 4 : £18,517 - £19,625 per annum (pro-rata £13,557 - £14,368 per annum)
  • Closing Date:  Midday, 12th July 2021

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Teaching Assistant : 32hrs per week, term time only   (previous applicants need not apply)

  • Department:   The Laurel Centre (Specialist Resource Provision)
  • Salary:  Kent Range 3 :  £18,425 per annum (pro-rata £13,185 per annum)
  • Closing Date:  Midday, 28 June 2021

Pastoral Support Assistant : 37hrs per week, term time only plus 5 additional training days (previous applicants need not apply)

  • Department:  Community Support Team
  • Salary:  Kent Range 3 :  £18,425 per annum (pro-rata £15,598 per annum)
  • Closing date:  Midday, 12th July 2021

Cover Supervisor :  37hrs per week, term time only plus 5 additional training days (previous applicants need not apply)

  • Department: Cover
  • Salary:  Kent Range 5 :  £19,723 per annum (pro-rata £16,696 per annum)
  • Closing date:  Midday, 14th July 2021

Careers Administrative Apprentice :  37hrs per week, term time only plus 5 additional days

  • Department: Careers Team
  • Salary:  Current Apprenticeship Rate 
  • Closing date:  Midday, 20th July 2021