Teaching Assistant - Full-time

Southborough CEP School, Tunbridge Wells

  • Ref:KCC886-3297-218S
  • Posted:20/11/2022
  • Pay:Kent Range 3
  • Start Date:Dec 2022/Jan 2023
  • App Close Date:05/12/2022 at 17:00
  • Interviews:9th December


Full time Teaching Assistant position.

We are currently looking for a committed, experienced and enthusiastic Teaching Assistant to join our skilful team. This is a temporary position until 31st August 2023 with the possibility of becoming permanent. The hours generally will be 8am - 3.30 Monday - Friday (half hour lunch), term time only plus 5 INSET days. The role involves supporting Early Years/KS1 children with special and basic care needs as well as working with groups of children/whole class.   

Salary will be on Kent Range 3 £19,293 pro rata.

 Are you:

  • Able to work under direction and guidance of the class teacher?
  • Able to work as part of a team?
  • Flexible and caring?
  • Good communicator?
  • Able to support class and individual needs?

We can offer you:

  • Enthusiastic and motivated pupils
  • Friendly, supportive and dedicated team
  • Well resourced school with exciting curriculum
  • Excellent learning environment including superb grounds
  • Commitment to continuing professional development and training


Closing date for applications is Monday 5th December at 5pm. Interviews 9th December. However, please send in your application as soon as possible as applications will be reviewed as soon as we receive them even if this is prior to the application close date.

Please note previous applicants need not apply and that only short listed applicants will be contacted.

The school is fully committed to the safeguarding of children, therefore all staff are subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure along with other relevant employment checks.

Information about the school

About our school.

Our School ethos is Giving Inspiring Flourishing Together. We encourage, nurture and respect each other as we grow in our learning and our living. Together we shine brightly.

Our Christian ethos, vision and values underpin all of our actions. We believe everyone has limitless potential and that all of our children can flourish if given rich opportunities, experiences, care and guidance. With children who are eager to learn, together with parents and Governors who are supportive, our team of dedicated staff promote an inspirational culture of creativity with high aspirations where there are no barriers to a child’s success. We challenge our children and ourselves to be the best we can be in a safe, rich and purposeful environment, while relishing life and learning at Southborough.

Our school buildings are designed to create a small school feel. We ensure our focus is on recognising each and every child’s uniqueness and individual needs which we achieve by working in close partnership with every family. Our children benefit from the expertise and diversity of a dedicated large staff team and the facilities a 3-form entry school offers.

We have high expectations and relentlessly strive for excellence. We encourage children to take pride in their presentation, environment and learning. We expect children to demonstrate excellent manners and behaviour with respect for others and their environment. Staff work closely together to ensure consistency of these expectations and a shared responsibility for all children regardless of class or year group.

We consider every member of our school community to be a life-long learner and value all contributions to the continued improvements to our school. School initiatives are carefully considered, discussed and research led to ensure we continue to build upon our successes as: “The quality of teaching is the most powerful factor in determining the life chances of children. If we get it right, this can be 20 times more significant than all others.” Sir John Jones.

Job Contact Information

Fax: 01892 512619


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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.