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Teaching Assistant Teaching/Child Support - Fixed Term

Ightham Primary School, Sevenoaks

  • Ref:KCC886-2167-134S
  • Posted:23/11/2022
  • Pay:Kent Range 3
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:09/12/2022 at 09:00
  • Interviews:TBC


Ightham Primary School is seeking to appoint a full time Teaching Assistant to work with a child in lower Key Stage 2. The post is term time only, Monday to Friday. Hours will be 8.45am to 3.30pm.

Your primary role will be to support a child who has diagnosed SEN. An understanding of ASD will be a distinct advantage for this post.

The post will be until 31st August in the first instance, with the possibility of renewal depending on successful application by the school of further High Needs Funding. The post is linked to the child attending Ightham Primary School.

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate the following:

  • flexibility and commitment in their work with the children.
  • Experience (either voluntary or paid) of working in a primary school.
  • Some knowledge of the Key Stage 2 National Curriculum.
  • An understanding of ASD.
  • Experience of working with pupils 1:1 and small groups.

In return we offer:

  • A very supportive and friendly team.
  • A school that has recently had an Ofsted inspection and has been judged as outstanding in all areas.
  • A highly successful and popular school.
  • Children that are very keen to learn and demonstrate excellent behaviour.
  • The second largest woodland school in Kent and a beautiful environment.
  • Ongoing CPD.

Please contact the School Office on 01732 882405 or email admin@ightham.kent.sch.uk if you require more information. Salary will be on Kent Range 3. Please note references will be taken prior to interview for shortlisted candidates. Ightham 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. An Enhanced DBS Disclosure will be sought from the successful candidate.

Information about the school

Our aim is to provide a stimulating learning environment that offers an adventure for the mind and a care for the individual in a safe secure environment.

Ightham Primary School is situated in an idyllic rural setting and caters for up to 210 pupils accommodated in seven classes. We place the children, who are well behaved and motivated, at the heart of everything that we do. They benefit from many opportunities to take part in the excellent range of academic, physical and creative activities that we offer, both during and at the end of the school day.

We received an Ofsted inspection in March 2020 and the school was graded as outstanding in all areas.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Mr D Sherhod
  • Address:Ightham Primary School, Oldbury Lane, Ightham, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN15 9DD
  • Telephone: (01732) 882405
  • Email: admin@ightham.kent.sch.uk

Fax: 01732 781027


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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.