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Pre-Prep Teaching Assistant, Term Time Plus INSET, 34 Weeks Per Year - Full-time

St Michael's Prep School, Otford

  • Ref:KCC886-6016-221S
  • Posted:24/01/2023
  • Pay:£18,673.44 per annum (FTE £24,605.00) with NVQ3
  • Start Date:February / March 2023
  • App Close Date:09/02/2023 at 08:00
  • Interviews:Wednesday 22nd February 2023


Are you passionate about helping young people fulfil their potential? Do you have experience working with children in Key Stage 1?  Do you have the ability to inspire children and encourage them to have self-belief?  Would you like to be given the opportunity to lead group sessions and to support children in their learning?  Are you looking for a varied role which enables you to support a variety of children across a variety of subjects?  Then look no further.  Come and join the team at St Michael’s as a Teaching Assistant.

You will work closely with the class teachers to support children both in the classroom setting, in small groups and on a one-to-one basis. You will be expected to plan, organise, support, extend and enrich the lives of children.  You will have bags of initiative and will be a reliable team player.

Benefits of working at St Michael’s Prep:

As we are an independent school our terms are just 33 weeks long (5 weeks shorter than state schools).  Our Teaching staff work 34 weeks per year which includes INSET days, when training for interesting and relevant topics is provided.  All staff working over the lunch period are entitled to a complimentary hot or cold lunch during term time. There is complimentary use of the swimming pool (at agreed times only). Annual salary review, classes are small, parking on site is free, and we would welcome you to the St Michael’s family with a comprehensive, interesting induction program.

St Michael’s actively manages the inclusion of its people and values human diversity, believing that our different ways of being and thinking adds value to our school community.  We are committed to creating and sustaining a more ethnically diverse workforce. In this regard, we welcome applications from people of all backgrounds who share our values in this area.

If you would like the opportunity to find out more, please call Kim or Sathya in the HR team for a chat, we are happy to answer any questions you may have before applying.

To apply for this role, please complete an application form (non-teaching) downloadable from our website vacancies page.  Please submit your application form with a covering letter in MS Word or PDF format only. Please include details of the skills, qualities and experience you have, and why you would like to apply for this position, apply to:

Mrs Kim d’Albertanson HR Manager at recruitment@stmichaels.kent.sch.uk.

Application Deadline: Thursday 9th February 2023 at 8:00am

Interview Date: Wednesday 22nd February 2023

Early applications welcomed

St Michael’s Prep School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and the successful applicant will be subject to an enhanced disclosure through the Disclosure and Barring Service and online digital presence checks if invited to interview.

Information about the school

St Michael's Prep School is a co-educational day school, rated ‘Excellent’ by the Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) in our last inspection. We have recently celebrated our 150th anniversary and provide a wonderful learning environment to approximately 480 children aged 2-13, enjoying a beautiful location, overlooking one hundred acres of land. Our state-of-the-art Pre-Prep building sets each child on a learning journey that is rich, active, and inspiring.Children continue into the Prep School, taught by a large number of specialist professionals who work throughout the school to provide a rich array of curricular and co-curricular opportunities.

We can offer you:

A first-class working environment within a welcoming team, modern and well-maintained IT infrastructure; a stafflaptop (where appropriate); supportive colleagues; competitive salary; small class sizes; free meals provided during term time; free parking on site; sick pay scheme; annual salary review; automatic enrolment in the teachers’ pension scheme (TPS) for teaching positions, and our support pension scheme for all other staff (both subject to scheme criteria) and opportunities for continuous professional development. We believe in providing a rounded education where children can pursue their passions, challenge themselves and enjoy a creative and innovative environment. We are continually looking for ways to improve our curriculum and facilities, making them more vibrant, inspiring and in step with our ever-changing world.

Our school motto: perseverantia, sapientia, gratia (perseverance, wisdom, and gratitude) encapsulates our ethos of striving for success and using our skills to make a difference. These values are instilled daily throughout the St Michael’s journey for our pupils, and we strongly believe that to teach our children about the importance of lifelong learning, we must first model this ourselves.

St Michael’s actively manages the inclusion of its people and values diversity, believing that our different ways of being and thinking adds value to our school community. We are committed tocreating and sustaining a more ethnically diverse workforce. In this regard, we welcome applications from people of all backgrounds who share our values in this area.

If you would like to apply for this role, we look forward to receiving your completed application.

For further enquiries please contact the HR department at recruitment@stmichaels.kent.sch.uk or telephone us on 01959 522137.

Job Contact Information

Fax: 01959 522137


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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.