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Teaching Assistant at TV@ES - Full-time/Part-time

Hillview School for Girls, Tonbridge

  • Ref:KCC886-5450-43S
  • Posted:30/01/2023
  • Pay:Hillview Range 4 ((19,680) full time equivalent
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:21/02/2023 at 16:00
  • Interviews:TBA


Are you passionate about supporting young people, recognising individual qualities and strengths, and aspiring to attain excellence in learning support?

We are looking for an enthusiastic and dedicated Teaching Assistant to join our friendly and experienced team here at The View @ East Street to offer a range of support to students in lessons and supporting with their independent study sessions in small groups and 1-1.

Full time equivalent salary £19,680 gross per annum

(pro rata to £14,268 for 31 hours per week)

(Hillview Range 4 Point 11)

Hours of work: Full time equates to 31hrs per week, term-time only, plus Inset days.

Hours between 8.20am-3.20pm

Flexibility in hours and days can be discussed


The View @ East Street is a provision based in the heart of Tonbridge. It is a comfortable and small-scale study centre for 16 to 18-year-old students. This Satellite Centre, of the highly successful Hillview School for Girls, offers the highest level of support through a personalised and nurturing approach to its students, with dedicated pastoral support, counsellors and support mentors. This centre supports young people who would benefit and prefer to study in a smaller learning environment.

Within the centre we also support Year 11 students from other local schools with an anxiety-based school avoidance programme. With our first cohort of Post 16 and Year 11 students last year, there is proven success of the work we do with our students with 97.5% of all our students having a positive destination in education or training.

Additional Learning Support at TV@ES is designed to remove any potential barriers to learning and ensure successful outcomes. We work closely with all our students and parents to organise support and make reasonable adjustments to their learning experiences to enable positive outcomes emotionally, socially and academically.

You will have the skills to:

  • Provide 1:1 and small group support as necessary and as specified by the Centre Manager & ASENCo
  • Supervise and work with groups and individual students to make sure they understand their work and stay focused within study sessions
  • Follow programmes of intervention aimed at improving, for example, literacy, numeracy and self-esteem
  • Work within different subject areas to provide in-class support for students with special needs and SEMH
  • Be aware of the factors that affect students' social, emotional and mental health and support in this
  • Actively encourage students to participate in learning tasks and activities consistent with their developmental level, physical abilities and medical conditions
  • Provide praise and encouragement to students to recognise and promote confidence and self esteem
  • Be able to recognise and refer any safeguarding issues by following school policy
  • Carry out any other reasonable duties as required by the Centre Manager


Information about the school

We are a creative, inclusive school where all students flourish and make exceptional progress. Our dynamic Performing and Visual Arts specialisms have a profound impact upon learning and contribute to the purposeful, friendly and stimulating atmosphere that permeates the school. We foster self-esteem and high aspirations.

Hillview consistently achieves above national average and recognises the value and importance in developing the child beyond qualifications and preparing them for the future world beyond education. Our students enjoy their time at school and the staff enjoy the supportive, caring and friendly atmosphere.

Our dynamic Performing and Visual Arts specialisms have a profound impact upon learning and contribute to the purposeful, friendly and stimulating atmosphere that permeates the school. We foster self-esteem and high aspirations.

By encouraging a ‘can-do’ culture, our students become astute, ambitious and independent. Visitors often comment about how articulate and enthusiastic our students are.

Our vision is that: students unlock their pure potential to drive their future and thrive in society.

The pure potential belief is integral to everything that we do in school and the outcomes we expect for our students.

Job Contact Information

Fax: 01732 368718

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.