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Teaching Assistant - Full-time

Woodchurch CEP School, Ashford

  • Ref:KCC886-3145-129S
  • Posted:12/11/2022
  • Pay:Kent Range 3
  • Start Date:Asap
  • App Close Date:02/12/2022 at 15:00
  • Interviews:TBC


Are you looking for a new challenge? Do you want to work in a friendly and supportive environment? If so, read on...

We are looking for a teaching assistant to join our team, providing support to groups and individual pupils in the classroom.

We are looking for a teaching assistant who:

  • Has sound knowledge of the development of young children
  • Is adaptable and willing to learn/develop
  • Has a good level of knowledge about the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum and provision
  • Is able to interact and play with children. 
  • Works well in a team but can also use their initative 
  • Strong levels of spoken and written English and Mathematics
  • Follow and adapt lesson plans.
  • Is able to prepare resources and teaching materials
  • Able to support a child with intimate care. 
  • Can liaise with the class teacher and other staff
  • Has consistently high expectations of pupil behaviour and achievement.
  • Has experience of or willing to learn Makaton
  • Is creative, caring and can help our children to shine.
  • Buys in to our vision and lives it out! 

We can offer a busy and vibrant school, which is constantly moving forward, with great children and a very supportive team working in partnership with our local community.

This is a part time temporary position as it is linked to additonal funding for a child in our school. The hours of work will be 9am-3pm, five days a week. It's based in our EYFS classroom, supporting a pupil with additional needs.

Candidates will be judged on both their capability for the post and their suitability for working with children. Good English and Maths skills are essential and candidates must have GCSE maths and English at grade C or above. 

We can assure you that working at Woodchurch will be exciting and fun. Have a look at our website to get a feel of what we are about.

Visits to look round the school are warmly encouraged. 

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and Barred List check.

Here at Woodchurch, we want our workforce to reflect the make-up of the community we serve. Therefore we welcome all applications irrespective of gender, ethnic origin, belief, sexual orientation, age or disability.

All shortlisted candidates will need to verify their eligibility to work in the UK at interview.


Information about the school

Woodchurch Church of England Primary School has 172 children on roll and is situated in the heart of the Kent countryside in the village of Woodchurch, 6 miles from Ashford and 4 miles from Tenterden. We are a school at the heart of the community, that puts children at the heart of everything we do. Our site consists of a mixture of Victorian and modern buildings.

Woodchurch CE Primary School plays a central role within a close-knit village community. We enjoy a well-established relationship with the wider parish. We are proud of our inclusive, Christian ethos and benefit from strong, mutually supportive links with the local community, church and parents.

As a school we value each individual child and strive to provide a stimulating, learning experience for all our children. We are committed to ensuring that each child achieves their very best whilst in our care.

Our confident and engaging children are key to the welcoming family atmosphere you will find here at our amazing school. Our parents care about their children’s education, and we have a very active parent and friends association. You will be supported by a great Governing Body. We have strong links with our collaboration, Tenterden Rural Alliance made up other schools, including primary and secondary schools.

To find out more about us visit our fantastic school website.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Mrs Kelly Burlton and Mrs Jen Dawes
  • Address:Bethersden Road, Ashford, Kent, TN26 3QJ
  • Telephone: (01233) 860232
  • Email: office@woodchurch.kent.sch.uk

Fax: (01233) 860804


Below are documents that have been added to this vacancy.

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.