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Teaching Assistant - Part-time

Bodsham CEP School, Ashford

  • Ref:KCC886-3146-56S
  • Posted:27/03/2023
  • Pay:Kent Range 3
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:27/04/2023 at 09:00
  • Interviews:3rd May 2023


We are looking to appoint a Teaching Assistant to support learning in our Key Stage 1 Class. This is a highly rewarding role in a small, friendly, rural school where relationships between children, staff and parents are our strength.

This is a part time post with duties in morning and afternoon lessons and lunchtimes and will be for four days a week

 The successful candidate will be required to:

  • Work in liaison with the class teacher and SENCo
  • Deliver interventions and classroom based support
  • Supervise groups 
  • Record and evaluate progress made by individuals
  • Develop positive learning behaviour by supporting the aims and Christian ethos of the school
  • Supervise children at play and lunchtimes

In order to qualify for interview it would be beneficial to have recent experience of working in a primary school Early Years classroom with a Level 3 qualification or higher. Experience of working with children with SEN is desirable.

Visits to the school to meet the staff and children are warmly encouraged!

You will be joining a highly effective and supportive teaching team in what is a unique little school where all children thrive because we value everyone as an individual.

The appointment will be for one year initially, with a view to becoming permanent in the future.


Information about the school

Bodsham School is set in the heart of the beautiful Kentish countryside and is Federated with Saltwood Church of England Primary school outside Hythe. There are 76 pupils on roll arranged in four classes. Year R are taught separately and there are mixed age classes from Year 1 to Year 6. The Christian ethos is central to the running of the school and there is strong support from our community of parents and carers, as reflected in our Ofsted Inspection in June 2022 which described the school as Good with Outstanding features.

Children receive a rich and varied education in our lovely grounds and we use the school minibus to help children experience trips to local sites of interest. Numbers of pupils on the special needs register and receiving free school meals are below the national average.

All staff at Bodsham CEP benefit from our Federation with Saltwood CEP by sharing staff development events, having regular opportunities for collaboration in areas such as moderation and planning and accessing the support and resources a larger school can provide.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Mr Paul Newton
  • Address:School Hill, Bodsham, Ashford, Kent, TN25 5JQ
  • Telephone: (01233) 750374
  • Email: admin@bodsham.kent.sch.uk

Fax: (01233) 750374


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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 Education.