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EYFS Teaching Assistant - Full-time

St Matthew's High Brooms CEP School, Tunbridge Wells

  • Ref:KCC886-3294-123S
  • Posted:29/06/2022
  • Pay:Kent Range 3 £19,293
  • Start Date:September 2022
  • App Close Date:06/07/2022 at 12:00
  • Interviews:w/c 11th July


Are you positive and do you have lots of energy? Are you passionate about working with children and want to work as part of a team to ensure that all children achieve their potential in a happy and safe environment?

The successful candidate will initially be working within EYFS supporting the teacher but shall also be working with small groups or individual children. We are seeking to appoint a skilled and experienced Teaching Assistant. The post is initially until 31st August 2023.

The candidate will be prepared to work across the school,  able to work with groups or individual children undertaking intervention programmes. and the role will include supervision and mentoring of children at lunchtimes. Experience of working with children with additional needs will be an advantage.

You will need to have broad experience of working with similar pupils in a mainstream setting and have the compassion to support and nurture all children.

The post is for 5 days a week 8:45 am – 3.15pm, term time only. Salary in accordance with Kent Pay Scheme Grade KR3      

Please apply via this website.

We are looking for someone who has a genuine interest and sensitivity to children's individual needs; you will have a positive impact on the classes you work with and the school as a whole. All candidates will have a high standard of spoken and written English and Mathematics. They will be good and effective communicators with children and adults, friendly and approachable and able to work on their own initiative.

More information can be accessed on the school website: www.st-matthews-school.org

St Matthew's CEP School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The post is subject to an Enhanced disclosure application to the Disclosure & Barring Service and check against the ISA barred list for Children. We are committed to ensuring that each stage of the recruitment and selection process is accessible to all. We will review the recruitment policy and procedure regularly to ensure that it takes account of the Equality Act 2010 and does not discriminate against applicants on the grounds of race, religion or belief, disability, age, pregnancy and maternity, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, sex, or sexual orientation. 

Information about the school

Our school is currently a two form entry Church of England primary school in a semi urban area of Tunbridge Wells and Southborough. We have an extensive site and large outdoor areas.

At present there are approximately 360 children on roll. The school serves the community of High Brooms, St John's and Southborough.

The school is an active member of the Tunbridge Wells Local Collaborative Trust, which seeks to raise standards of teaching and pupil attainment across the town.

We are a happy and lively school that places the children at the heart of everything that we do. Children benefit from many opportunities and take part in the excellent range of academic, physical and creative activities that we offer, both during and after school.

Our most recent Ofsted in July 2018 was graded good.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Mrs Sonia Phillips
  • Address:St. Matthew's High Brooms CEP School, Powder Mill Lane, Southborough, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN4 9DY
  • Telephone: 01892 528098
  • Email: headteacher@st-matthews.kent.sch.uk

Fax: 01892 517694

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).