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Teaching Assistant - Fixed Term

Brenchley & Matfield C of E Primary School, Tunbridge Wells

  • Ref:KCC886-3306-87S
  • Posted:24/06/2022
  • Pay:Equivalent to Kent Range 3 £19,293 FTE
  • Start Date:September 2022
  • App Close Date:08/07/2022 at 09:00
  • Interviews:Week commencing 11th July 2022


We are looking for an enthusiastic, hard-working and creative KS1/2 Teaching Assistant to join our friendly, caring and dedicated team. You will need to be able to use your initiative, prepare resources and follow the careful planning given to you by the Class Teacher. The role is linked to specific funding but you will be deployed depending on experience to date.  You will also be required to cover lunch time supervision on a rota basis.  You may be responsible for the personal care and hygiene needs of the children in your care.

The successful candidate will demonstrate:

  • an ability to work within a team with patience, humour, initiative and flexibility
  • computer competence
  • a calm and caring approach
  • a knowledge of synthetic phonics (not essential)
  • good basic skills in English and Mathematics (see Person Specification)
  • experience of working with small groups / individuals on specific intervention programmes is desirable

Hours – 32.5 hours per week over 5 days to include meal supervisory cover.  This role is term time only to include Inset days. 

Interviews will be held with commencing 11th July 2022.  This is temporary 1 year post  linked to specific funding. 

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. This position is subject to an enhanced DBS check.

Information about the school

We are a delightful one form entry Church of England school, rated Good by Ofsted.

We pride ourselves on our strong Christian ethos promoting strong family, carers and community values. We have very close links with All Saint’s Church, Brenchley and St Luke’s Church in Matfield. We are leading contributors in collaborative learning projects enhanced by our membership of the Tenax Schools Trust, a number of local partnerships and our involvement in the wider Teaching Alliance.

The School was founded in 1842 (before the state was actively involved in education) by the Church to serve our local, and wider community and as such this remains our mission today. Our aim is to serve all children and their families of any or no religion, heritage and culture.

We currently have around 192 pupils on roll. A staff of 7 teachers, ably supported by teaching assistants and support staff, delivering the curriculum to 7 classes, ranging from the rising 5s to 11-year-olds.

We enjoy good facilities and heavily promote the use of outdoor space and learning opportunities with exciting and stimulating play areas including a well-managed and used forest area plus a large field, surrounded by trees and meadows. This includes a conservation area, netball courts and a full-sized football pitch.

Our classrooms are both colourful and spacious and we especially enjoy celebrating our learning by proudly adorning our walls with our wonderful children’s hard work and efforts. We promote the use of technology and have a modern ICT Suite. We are fully networked with first class security protection and controls that are exercised diligently. We are lucky to have a large school hall, which is perfect to enjoy our celebrations for both school worship and whole school assemblies, rather unique given we have separate dining area and kitchen. Our library is well stocked in addition to a Special Needs area and other separate areas for group or individual learning.

We are immensely fortunate to have a very strong and hugely supportive Local Governing Body who work collaboratively with us to ensure the best educational and spiritual experience for all our children in our care. Our Parent Teachers Association is hugely valued by our wider school community and again serve us exceptionally well with their hugely successful fundraising events.

We are always pleased to welcome visitors into our school and to provide the children with these additional opportunities to demonstrate their successes. Maybe you would like to come and visit us soon ?

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Miss Jane Mallon
  • Address:Market Heath, Brenchley Road, Brenchley, Kent, TN12 7NY
  • Telephone: (01892) 722929
  • Email: Recruitment@bmprimary.org.uk


Below are documents that have been added to this vacancy.

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).