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Teaching Assistant - Term Time

Crockenhill Primary School, Crockenhill

  • Ref:KCC886-2088-108S
  • Posted:30/03/2023
  • Pay:KR 3
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:25/04/2023 at 16:00
  • Interviews:Tuesday 2nd May 2023


Crockenhill Primary School is a welcoming, popular and successful community school.  We are proud of our pupils and strive to enable them to achieve their full potential.

There is a strong sense of togetherness at our school amongst all pupils, staff, parents and governors alike.  We have a caring ethos and sense of community.

We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic, experienced and highly motivated Teaching Assistant to support the progress of our pupils on a fixed term contract, initially for a year, of 32.5 hours per week.  You would work across the primary phase, including Early Years.  The role involves daily interaction with pupils and the class teacher, following lesson plans and preparing the learning environment.  You would be expected to use your own initiative to support the teaching staff, and be able to work with small groups effectively. You could also be asked to undertake Forest School duties alongside our Forest School lead. Preferably, you will have some experience of working as a Teaching Assistant in another school setting, including with children who have Special Educational Needs.  Governors wish to appoint a suitably qualified candidate and therefore require either a Level 3 qualification in Supporting Teaching and Learning, or a Level 2 and working towards a Level 3.


Your day would start at 8.30am and finish at 3.30pm, with a half hour lunch break, however we do understand the need to be flexible at times, so raise this within your application.


We can offer: 

Pupils who are well-behaved and love coming to school to learn and have fun

A hardworking, dedicated and supportive staff team

Good opportunities for Professional Development

The chance to be part of a strong school community, making a difference to young people's futures.

Crockenhill Primary is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment.  The successful candidate will be required to undergo an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check and other employment checks.

All documents relating to this vacancy can be found on Kent Teach website www.kent-teach.com. The closing date for applications is Monday 24th April at 4pm, with short listing taking place on the same day.  Interviews would be held on Tuesday 2nd May 2023.  We welcome visits to the school so if you would like to arrange this, please contact the school office on 03000658300 or email office@crockenhill.kent.sch.uk a reminder that the school is closed for Easter and reopens on Monday 17th March.

Information about the school

Crockenhill Primary School is a community primary school for children aged between 4 and 11 years, occupying an attractive site, at the heart of the village of Crockenhill. We are a one form entry school, with capacity for up to 210 pupils. The school is close to the town of Swanley and boasts excellent road and rail links to London and Kent. Our buildings run seamlessly from Victorian to new build and the classrooms are bright and welcoming. We have a dedicated art room, computer suite and library and several breakout spaces for small group work. The school also has a small wildlife garden and large playing field with an area dedicated to our forest school. The school is very proud of its sporting achievements and actively engages in many tournaments.

We are a lively, happy and hardworking school where positive relationships between all members of the school community are encouraged and maintained. We are committed to providing for the needs of the whole child, both in and out of the classroom. We value input from the children, as well as parents, in helping us establish and achieve our aims. Equal opportunities are provided for, regardless of gender, ability, background or belief. In all our teaching and school life, we seek to develop trust, confidence and self-esteem, to create an environment where everyone is able to make the most of their opportunities and initiative. In order to provide the best possible education for our pupils, we set both children and adults high standards and clear aims.

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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.