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Forest School Assistant - Part-time

Sussex Road Community Primary School, Tonbridge

  • Ref:KCC886-2156-278S
  • Posted:05/07/2022
  • Pay:KR3
  • Start Date:September
  • App Close Date:15/07/2022 at 09:00
  • Interviews:w/c 18th July 2022


Do you love to instil a sense of adventure into learning? Do you bounce out of bed every morning believing you can make a difference? Will you go that extra mile to support our children in achieving their full potential?

Sussex Road Primary School is seeking an enthusiastic and energetic Forest School Assistant to join our friendly and dynamic team. All our children access Forest School throughout the year.  Our Forest School Leader ensures our outdoor provision builds resilience, problem solving and team work skills in our children.  Our school values are embedded in our Forest School ethos.  Whether it be beautiful sunshine or pouring with rain, our Sussex Roaders are outside.  If you love to be outside, this is the role for you!  Although we are still finalising the Job Description, main duties will include supporting the Forest School Leader in planning Forest School sessions, preparing and maintaining tools and equipment, supporting children in developing metacognition skills and ensuring the natural envionment is sustained.

Our Mission Statement - QUESTION, CHALLENGE, EXPLORE - is integral to all we do.  

Sussex Road Primary School is an exciting place to learn and work:

  • Relationships between staff and pupils are excellent. Our values of Responsible - Respectful- Ready have a positive impact on pupil wellbeing and learning.

  • Pupils conduct themselves well around the school. Pupils are helpful and courteous to visitors and each other.

  • Teachers know pupils well and planned learning builds on what pupils know and can do. Sussex Road is an exciting place to learn.

  • Pupils are well prepared for life in modern Britain.  Pupils play an active role in developing their school and relish the opportunities they have to make decisions.

  • Adults have high expectations of children. As a result, children develop very strong personal and social skills. Children work well together and are highly responsive to adult direction and instruction. Routines are well established. Classrooms in the early years are busy and highly purposeful places to learn.

  • Staff wellbeing has a high priority at our school. We have a supportive team who are happy and friendly.

If you are passionate about ensuring every child succeeds to the best of their ability, we will ensure you are empowered with the support and career development to achieve this.

We welcome applications from either qualified teaching assistants, experienced teaching assistants or from those who are just starting out on their teaching assistant career. We also welcome any 'future teachers' who would like to get experience in a school setting. 

GCSE (or equivalent) Grade C in Maths and English is essential for this post. You will also need to have excellent time management skills, ability to work using your own initiative and a sense of humour!

The post is for 28.75 hours between 8.45am and 3.15pm. This includes 30 minutes of lunch time supervision. 

Information about the school

Our popular, heavily over-subscribed school, which has 450 children on roll, is located near to the town centre of Tonbridge, about 5 minutes walk from the main line railway station.

We have 15 classes from Reception through to Year 6.

Our children are friendly and engaging; they are keen to learn and a pleasure to teach.

To join us you need to be supportive of a culture which expects you to continuously improve your practice to provide the very best for our children.

This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare and safety of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Enhanced DBS disclosure is required for this post. Please note, to ensure equality for all applicants, we are unable to accept applications and CVs forwarded directly to the School, without prior agreement.

Job Contact Information

Fax: (01732)352367


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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).