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Early Years & Ks1 Teaching Assistant - Full-time

Hilden Grange School, Tonbridge

  • Ref:KCC886-6031-30S
  • Posted:20/03/2023
  • Pay:In accordance with Alpha Plus Payscale
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:21/04/2023 at 23:45
  • Interviews:Week commencing 8 May 2023


The Role

Hilden Grange are looking to recruit a full time Teaching Assistant to work across our Early Years and Key Stage 1 provision. The successful candidate will have a passion for working with young children and be confident in their ability to support and inspire children and foster their enthusiasm for learning.To be considered for this role you must ideally possess relevant NNEB, CACHE Level 3, NVQ Level 3 or equivalent qualifications.

Job Description 


  • To work as a Teaching Assistant within Early Years and/or Key Stage 1
  • To support and compliment the role of the class teacher by assisting with classroom preparation, display areas and general administrative tasks
  • To support and enhance pupils learning by supporting individual pupils and small groups as directed
  • To observe and keep records on the individual pupil’s progress and performance as required, including on-line Learning journals
  • To communicate concerns, observations and feedback confidentially to relevant staff
  • To attend to personal and social needs of children
  • To ensure children’s health and safety, and welfare at all times
  • To accompany children on outings, including educational visits
  • To support the aims, ethos and policies of the school
  • To maintain effective and professional working relationships with children, colleagues and parents to further the children’s learning and development
  • To attend regular departmental meetings, full staff meetings and staff training sessions including Alpha Plus Forums
  • To undertake other similar responsibilities or activities as reasonably required

 APG is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and as an employee of APG you are expected to share this commitment. The protection of our students’ welfare is the responsibility of all staff within APG Schools and individuals are expected to conduct themselves in a way that reflects the principles of our organisation.

We are committed to equality of opportunity for all staff and applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships.

Please click the link below for further information on employing Ex-Offenders:

Policy on employment of ex-offenders.pdf (alphaplusgroup.co.uk)

The successful applicant will be subject to an enhanced disclosure via the DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) and will have DBS clearance. This check will be carried out alongside other relevant pre-employment checks. References will be taken up and carefully checked.

Application Process

Please apply in confidence by completing the online application form and equal opportunities monitoring form found on the Alpha Plus Group careers page.

Please note that we will not be offering tours of the school prior to interview, a tour will form part of the interview process.  Our website provides a lot of information about us and hopefully will give you a feel of life at Hilden Grange.

Closing date for applications is 20th April 2023 with interviews scheduled for the week commencing  8th May 2023.

We reserve the right to close the advert early, if a suitable candidate is appointed and therefore we encourage early application.

Information about the school

Hilden Grange School is an independent preparatory school which educates pupils from 3-13 years. It was founded in 1929 and is now part of the Alpha Plus Group, the Gold Standard in educational provision.The school has access to more than twenty acres of attractive grounds, on the northern fringe of Tonbridge, Kent.

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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.