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Higher Level Teaching Assistant - Full-time/Part-time

The Wells Free School, Tunbridge Wells

  • Ref:KCC886-2025-114S
  • Posted:28/11/2022
  • Pay:Kent Scheme-KR6
  • Start Date:03/01/2023
  • App Close Date:08/12/2022 at 12:00
  • Interviews:12 or 13 Dec 2022


We are looking to recruit a dedicated, hard-working and flexible Higher Level Teaching Assistant to support children across the school, including children with English as an additional language.

The successful candidate should have experience of supporting learning in a school and have Level 4 qualification for HLTS status or equivalent. Experience of working with SEN and EAL children would be an advantage.

Hours (term time only) are flexible and we would consider both full time or part time applicants.

Salary: £21,801 (pro rata)

This can be either a permanent or fixed term contract (until 31st August 2022) depending on the candidate.

Visits to the school are most welcome. Please contact the school to make an appointment.

Information about the school

The Wells Free School is committed to safeguarding children and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this. All successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service Check (DBS) along with other relevant employment checks including social media checks.

The Wells Free School opened in September 2013 with just years R, 1 and 2. We have expanded each year and, in September 2016, we moved into our brand-new school building. We now have 210 pupils divided into 7 classes.

With a strong focus on child-led learning and a commitment to outdoor learning experiences, the school aims to promote excellence and wellbeing, ensuring that our pupils have a real understanding of their community, both locally and globally. The school was rated good by OFSTED in June 2019.

Please note, that as a Free School we operate different school hours and some term times, details of which can be found on the school website.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Kate Le Page
  • Address:The Wells Free School, King Charles Square, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN4 8FA
  • Telephone: 01892 739075
  • Email: sbm@thewellsfreeschool.co.uk


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.