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SEN Teaching Assistant - Part-time

Penshurst CEP School, Tonbridge

  • Ref:KCC886-3314-124S
  • Posted:17/03/2023
  • Pay:Kent Range 3
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:30/03/2023 at 12:00
  • Interviews:To be confirmed


Penshurst CE Primary School are seeking to appoint a compassionate Teaching Assistant to support pupils with SEND. The successful candidate will be required to provide some 1:1 support as well as small group support under the direction of the SENDCo / specialist  teacher.

We are ideally looking for an experienced practitioner, who is confident when working with pupils who have additional needs, particularly young people with complex emotional needs. The ideal candidate will be flexible and adapt quickly to provide support in a range of contexts.

The position is for three days per week (Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday) for Terms 5 and 6. (April – July 2023). The date for interviews is to be confirmed.

The post ideally, would suit a candidate who has:

  • Experience of working with children with SEND as well as emotional needs
  • A good understanding of a school settings (identifying challenges and strengths of the setting to support SEND pupils)
  • Creative and dynamic in their approach to teaching and learning – adapting learning as necessary and making it very practical
  • Enthusiastic team-player and strong communicator
  • Empathetic, vigilant and nurturing
  • Skilled at record keeping


Whilst experience is, our preference we are also open to applications from people who have other experience that they feel would benefit the role described.


The successful candidate will benefit from:

  • Working in a school with an excellent track record of supporting the needs of individual children
  • Working with colleagues who all support each other and work together to ensure positive outcomes for all pupils whatever their starting points


If you would like a tour of the school then please contact Tracy Rust, Office Manager on 01892 870446 or trust@penshurst.kent.sch.uk.


Information about the school

We are a small village church school, at the heart of our community, set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. We have 80 pupils taught in four classes: Foundation, Year 1 and Year 2, Year 3 and Year 4, Year 5 and Year 6.

The school plays a very active role in the local and wider community and provides many opportunities for children to develop their talents and interests, whether this be in the sporting competitions we take part in or in our wide range of extra-curricular clubs.

Our staff team is small, friendly and mutually supportive, which we believe is a real strength of our school. Our Christian values are important to us and are at the heart of all we strive to achieve. We encourage all members of the school community to walk in the shoes of others; - demonstrating our understanding of the needs of others as well as promoting kindness at every opportunity.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Mrs Sue Elliott
  • Address:High Street, Penshurst, Tonbridge, Kent, TN11 8BX
  • Telephone: (01892) 870446
  • Email: office@penshurst.kent.sch.uk

Fax: (01892) 870446


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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.