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Pre Prep Teaching Assistant - Term Time

Somerhill Charitable Trust Ltd, Tonbridge

  • Ref:KCC886-6021-6S
  • Posted:16/05/2022
  • Pay:Competitive based on experience
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:16/06/2022 at 23:45
  • Interviews:May and June



Early Years Practitionaer/ Teaching Assistant Job Description – Pre-Prep School 


We are seeking a Teaching Assistant to join our thriving Early Years department at Somerhill. The position is full time and will commence September 2022.

The post requires someone who is Level 3 qualified or someone willing to undertake the training, has experience working in the EYFS and is passionate about teaching young children. The successful candidate will be a person who values working as part of a collaborative team, has good communication skills and is able to develop and hold the trust and confidence of our families

As a member of the Somerhill staff, you will be valued and supported and in return we are looking for commitment, drive and enthusiasm

Information about the school

Somerhill Pre-Prep is one of the three sections at Somerhill. It is a co-educational school, comprising of an Early Years department and Key Stage 1 department. There are approximately 220+ pupils, ranging in age from 2 1/2 to 7 years. There are currently just over 35 full and part-time staff, including One-to One Learning Support Assistants and specialist teachers. Somerhill Pre-Prep provides families the opportunity to start their child’s learning in a school environment prior to statutory school age. Our Early Years department comprises of three Preschool forms, four Reception forms. In Key Stage 1, there are three Year 1 forms and four Year 2 forms. We are a mixed ability school and pride ourselves on developing each child to their full potential, both academically and socially.

Somerhill Pre-Prep is an IAPS school, and the majority of our children continue their learning at one of the two Somerhill prep schools. The boys can join Yardley Court, which currently has 250+ pupils, at Year 3 and they will stay until Year 6 (11+) or Year 8 (13+ Common Entrance). The girls can join Derwent Lodge which currently has 135+ pupils aged 7 to 11 years. Overall, there are 600+ pupils here on site at Somerhill. The schools are all based in a stunning Jacobean mansion set in 150 acres of beautiful parkland.

More details of all three schools can be found on our website: www.somerhill.org.

At Somerhill, our goal is to ensure pupils are offered a range of stimulating and engaging experiences to develop a life-long interest and enjoyment of learning for everyone.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Jessica May
  • Address:Tudeley Road, Somerhill, Tonbridge, Kent, TN11 0NJ
  • Telephone: 01732 352124
  • Email: jmay@somerhill.org

Fax: 01732 363381


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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).