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Teaching Assistant - Part-time

St Michael's Primary School, Withyham

  • Ref:KCC845-2091-6S
  • Posted:23/09/2022
  • Pay:Single Status
  • Start Date:31/10/2022
  • App Close Date:06/10/2022 at 09:00
  • Interviews:w/c 10/10/2022


Teaching Assistant Post

Single status Grade 3 (TA) Grade 1 (MDSA)

Salary scale TA £19,264 per annum (pro rata) MDSA £18,333 per annum (pro rata)

Monday to Friday (Term time only)

We have an exciting opportunity to work as a Teaching Assistant working across the school but often working with our oldest Children in our Key Stage 2 classes (Years 3-6)

The post is for 22.5 hours a week as a Teaching Assistant and 5 Hours a week as a Midday Meals Supervisor.  This is an important role as you will develop a relationship with all the children in the school.  It will also help you with the nurture sessions that Teaching Assistants deliver.  There are training opportunities and resources to support the development of your skills in nurture.

We require a flexible, resilient individual who is capable of engaging with children in an enthusiastic and resourceful manner. We follow the principles of nurture to develop well-being. Training and professional development will be offered in supporting children in class with key learning.

We can offer:

  • a small and very supportive staff
  • tailor made training to fit your role
  • wonderful, well behaved children
  • well-resourced classrooms
  • a beautiful village setting with spacious grounds that we use every day for learning, nurture and play.

There will be opportunities for the successful candidate to bring any prior experience or current expertise to the role. If you have no experience of working with children training and support is available.

Start date: 31 October 2022 (or as soon as practical after this date)

Closing date: 9.00am Thursday 6 October 2022

Interviews in the week starting: 10 October 2022


Visits to the school are strongly recommended and can be arranged via Ms D Udell on 01892 770307 or by emailing office@st-michaels.e-sussex.sch.uk. This is also the address if you would like an application pack.  We reserve the right to close the selection process early.

For more information and to apply for the above post, please contact:
St Michael's Primary School
Station Road
Phone: 01892 77030
Website: www.st-michaels.e-sussex.sch.uk 

St Michael’s Primary School is committed to safeguarding all children. Successful candidates will require a DBS clearance and suitable references before commencing employment. We welcome applications from all section of the community, regardless of gender, race, religion, disability, sexual orientation or age.

Information about the school

We are a small forward thinking school with fantastic outside space. Our children are caring, well behaved and keen to learn. You will have to work hard as we are a small rural school, but only on the things that make a difference.

We only recruit people who are passionate about making a difference to children's lives, people who challenge themselves to keep on improving. This means our working relationships can be relatively relaxed and informal.

People love working at St. Michael's; we are warm, welcoming, positive, supportive and always looking forward with the two other schools we collaborate with. You will be joining a small team that makes the best use of our environment.

We are a community school with pupils from the village of Withyham (20 minutes away from Tunbridge Wells) and the wider area; all are welcome including those with a faith and those with none.

We work together to foster children who are compassionate, respectful, happy, tolerant, curious and collaborative as well as academically successful. Our school underwent an Ofsted inspection in March 2018 and we maintained our judgement as a good school.

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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.