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Teaching Assistant - Full-time/Part-time

Bishop Chavasse Primary School , Tonbridge

  • Ref:KCC886-2086-72S
  • Posted:09/05/2022
  • Pay:KR3
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:22/05/2022 at 23:45
  • Interviews:W/c 6th June 2022


As our school continues to grow we are looking to increase our Teaching Assistants.

Full time 8.30am – 3.30pm and part time 8.30am – 1.30pm Monday to Friday 

Do you enjoy being around children? Are you able to support, motivate and inspire children to achieve their potential in the classroom? Do you like no day to be the same?

We wish to appoint a professional, dedicated and enthusiastic Teaching Assistant to support our children.  The successful candidate will well-supported by school staff including the SENCO.

We are looking for someone who:

  • Has a genuine, professional interest to provide quality teaching to children and is highly motivated by the desire to support them in reaching their full potential
  • Is flexible, resilient and can use initiative
  • Is organised with good interpersonal skills
  • Able to foster and maintain positive relationships with pupils, colleagues and parents / carers
  • Is caring, kind and friendly to all
  • Determined to make a difference


Previous experience of working with children with Special Educational Needs will be a distinct advantage but not essential.

Information about the school

Bishop Chavasse Church of England Primary School is a two form entry primary free school which opened in September 2017 and now occupies a brand new, purpose built school, located in and mainly serving South Tonbridge (postcode area TN11).

Our school currently provides a high quality education for Years R to Year 4 pupils this academic year, and we will welcome new Reception children each September until we reach capacity in 2023.

Pupils moved into our brand new, state of the art school building in April 2019 which offers our pupils access to a stunning, well stocked library, a food technology room, intervention rooms and colourful, well equipped break-out spaces. Our outdoor spaces include enclosed spaces for Year R, playground and field, perfect for outdoor learning and play.

All pupils, regardless of background, are offered a full and enriching curriculum from the start which enables them to master the knowledge and skills they need to achieve their full educational and personal potential. It is our passion to develop the whole child in a safe, inclusive, Christian environment.

Our Church of England primary school is at the heart of our local community, where staff, parents and children are flourishing through working, learning and playing together. As a Church of England school, Bishop Chavasse is linked with St Stephen’s Church and other local churches in Tonbridge and accesses the excellent support provided by the Rochester Diocesan Board of Education.

Tenax Schools Trust is a dynamic and enterprising organisation which is underpinned by a strong Christian character and ethos and is a formidable local driver of school improvement. Our Trust delivers high standards through a strong belief in an approach that insists that all children and young people can excel irrespective of their starting points. The Trust leads the Kent Teaching School Hub which delivers the Early Career Framework, as well as the NPQ suite of qualifications. Teach Kent and Sussex, is our Ofsted ‘outstanding’ initial teacher training centre, operating from Bennett Memorial Diocesan School. This wider work by the Trust provides a wealth of potential CPD opportunities.

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We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our students. You are advised that this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and therefore this post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).