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Teaching Assistant - Full-time/Part-time

St Augustine's Catholic Primary School, Tunbridge Wells

  • Ref:KCC886-3754-176S
  • Posted:13/07/2022
  • Pay:KR4
  • Start Date:September 2022 or ASAP after that.
  • App Close Date:19/08/2022 at 12:00
  • Interviews:Last week in August


We are looking to appoint an enthusiastic, friendly and committed person to join our fantastic team. We are looking to appoint a term-time Teaching Assistant who is highly skilled to provide one to one and general support in class. Experience of working with children who require a differentiated curriculum and emotional -guidance is beneficial but not essential.  All teaching assistants provide half an hour lunch cover daily.  Please also note that you may be asked to assist in other classes as required.

Daily hours: 8.55am to 3.25pm with half an hour lunch break. 

You must have a good standard of English and Maths and be able to communicate effectively with adults and children. You will be expected to use your initiative and to contribute your ideas. We are looking for someone who enjoys working with children; works well as part of a team and has a good sense of humour!

Applicants do not need to be practicing Catholics but will need to support the Catholic aims and ethos of the school.

If you would like to find out more about our school please contact the school office for an informal visit on 01892 529796 or visit our website www.st-augustines.kent.sch.uk

Please note that the school will only contact you again if you have been selected for an interview.  Interview date will be the in the last week of August.

The school and all its personnel are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people.


The post is subject to an enhanced disclosure application to the Disclosure and Barring Service and ISA Registration, plus verification of the right to work in the UK.


Information about the school

St Augustine's Catholic Primary School is a thriving school. We have happy, motivated children and supportive parents. Being a small school, in the heart of Tunbridge Wells, our children and staff grow and learn as one family working together. We are proud of our school and established learning community.

We are a Catholic School where the ethos is underpinned by the gospel values of developing the whole child through love, care and respect for others.

St Augustine’s has a rich and diverse community that aims to value each child for their unique gifts, skills and talents and where we appreciate that every child is different, special in the eyes of God no matter what their ethnicity, ability or background. We welcome staff from all faiths and backgrounds who are happy to support our ethos.

St Augustine’s Catholic Primary School has strong links with our three feeder parishes, has enthusiastic and motivated children from a wide catchment area and diverse backgrounds, and a friendly and supportive staff who work hard as a strong team. The curriculum is creative and well resourced.

The school is close to the town centre of Tunbridge Wells, and set in large pleasant grounds which include our reflection area and pond, sports field, Early Years garden and outdoor classroom. In September 2021, our school was graded as 'Good' by Ofsted.

The school is part of the Kent Catholic Schools Partnership and is linked to, and collaborates closely with St Margaret Clitherow Primary School in Tonbridge, St Thomas' Primary School in Sevenoaks, with a shared Executive Academy Principal, Mrs Katharine Sexton and Area Business Manager, Mrs Maria Sherring.

St Augustines Catholic Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All applicants will be asked for two references and be subject to a full DBS check plus verification of the right to work in the UK.

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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). Please be aware that schools are also required to undertake online recruitment checks on shortlisted candidates under changes to Keeping Children Safe in Legislation.