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Part Time Teaching Assistant and MDS - Maternity

St John's CEP School, Sevenoaks

  • Ref:KCC886-3037-86S
  • Posted:10/02/2023
  • Pay:Kent Range KR3
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:20/02/2023 at 16:00
  • Interviews:By appointment


We are looking for an enthusiastic, energetic, teaching assistant.  You will need to demonstrate both passion and commitment to making learning memorable whilst improving outcomes for our children.  The successful candidate will be required to support children’s learning in class as well as deliver intervention programmes individually and in small groups, having experience and knowledge of supporting phonics, reading and early Maths would be beneficial.  The role will also include supporting colleagues by preparing resources and offering care and support for pupils. The role is for 19.5 hours a week, which includes a  30 minutes lunch duty.

We are also looking for someone who is:

  • passionate about education
  • committed, organised, flexible and a good team player
  • warm and nurturing
  • committed to excellence, inclusion and challenge
  • keen to expand their knowledge, skills and understanding of how children learn

In return we are proud to be able to offer you:

  • A caring, friendly, supportive and highly motivated team who are 'proud to belong'
  • Enthusiastic, well- behaved children who love coming to school every day
  • An environment where the well-being of all members of the school is a priority
  • Supportive Parents and Governing Body
  • Excellent support

Further information about the school is available from our website, or to see for yourself everything that St John’s has to offer please come and visit the school to see first-hand.  Please contact the school office to arrange a mutually convenient time.

St John's is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment.   St John's is an equal opportunities employer

Any offer of employment for this post will be subject to satisfactory references and an enhanced DBS check.

Interview by appointment

Information about the school

St John’s Church of England Primary School (controlled) is a one form entry thriving school in the heart of Sevenoaks town. With close community links and a strong Christian ethos, everyone is valued, encouraged and nurtured to be their best. The school was judged Good at the last Ofsted inspection (April 2023).

We are a happy, caring school where staff work together well and care deeply for each and every pupil at the school. Visitors always compliment us on the children’s confidence and the positive atmosphere in the school.

The curriculum is ambitious and provides opportunities for pupils to succeed. We are committed to providing engaging and inspiring learning experiences that go beyond the curriculum. Pupils’ well-being sits firmly at the heart of our provision. Academic excellence is valued equally alongside personal development.

The school enjoys an active, positive working relationship with the Governing body, parents, Church and the wider community. We are members of the Sevenoaks Partnership of schools, which provides support and professional development to a group of local schools.

The school is a stimulating and engaging learning environment that is both well-resourced and in good order. It is rare in offering specialist Spanish, Music, and PE teaching, a real strength in a rich curriculum.

Close links exist with the Church of St John the Baptist, the parish priest leading worship and being a frequent pastoral presence in the school.

It is our aim for the children to leave St John’s confident, resilient, and ready to contribute to society, leading fulfilling lives and making a positive difference in God’s amazing world.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Therese Pullan
  • Address:St Johns CEP School, Bayham Road, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN13 3XD
  • Telephone: 01732453944
  • Email: office@stjohnssevenoaks.co.uk


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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.