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Teaching Assistant - Full-time/Part-time

Speldhurst CEP School, Speldhurst

  • Ref:KCC886-3042-63S
  • Posted:22/11/2022
  • Pay:Kent Range 3
  • Start Date:4th January 2022
  • App Close Date:09/12/2022 at 12:00
  • Interviews:13th November 2022


Teaching Assistant – Key Stage 2

Speldhurst Church of England Primary School is looking to appoint an energetic and enthusiastic Teaching Assistant who has the ability to inspire, motivate and support our wonderful pupils.

Speldhurst is an Outstanding school and this is a great opportunity to join our happy and motivated team. The school has a strong Christian ethos and is at the heart of the Speldhurst community.

We are looking for classroom assistant who can hit the ground running, either mornings only or fulltime. Although experience is an advantage, consideration will be given to candidates with relevant skills. The post will initially be in Year 3 supporting a child one-to-one. The post is term-time only, either 22.5 hours per week (8.30am to 1pm), or 32.5 hours per week (8.30 to 3.30 daily with 30 minutes for lunch).  Understanding of SEN and ability to relate to children.  

The ideal candidate will be a well organised practitioner who is able to use their own initiative and also be able to work as part of a team. You will be flexible in your approach, completely reliable and always enthusiastic and positive.

Having a working knowledge of the National Curriculum at KS2 would be an advantage. Empathy and an ability to establish good working relationships with staff, parents and pupils are essential.

Necessary Experience:

  • Good standard of education with strong Literacy and Numeracy skills 
  • Strong ICT skills
  • Evidence of excellent communication and interpersonal skills

Desirable Experience:  

  • Previous experience as an TA or Teacher
  • Knowledge of or willingness to learn about SEN support
  • First Aid Qualification


Any of the following would be welcomed:

Teaching Assistant Level

Degree in Early Childhood Studies/Education

Teaching Qualification

Experience as a KS1/KS2 Teaching Assistant

Visits to the school are encouraged


Information about the school

Speldhurst Church of England Aided Primary School is in a village 3 miles from Tunbridge Wells in Kent and is at the heart of a thriving village community. We are a small, caring school with just 210 pupils so it is possible to know every child.

The school became Voluntary Aided in September 2004 and is known for its strong sense of community and Christian ethos. We have an Outstanding Ofsted judgement (February 2014) and an Excellent SIAMS judgement (June 2019). Our dedicated team of teachers, governors and support staff work closely with parents to provide the best possible opportunities for our children. We provide a happy, caring environment, a broad and balanced academic curriculum and promote high standards of behaviour. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and this post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.

Job Contact Information

Fax: (01892) 862196


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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.