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Teaching Assistant (1:1) - Part-time

Marden Primary Academy, Tonbridge

  • Ref:KCC886-2183-116S
  • Posted:26/05/2023
  • Pay:Actual salary £13,531
  • Start Date:As soon as possible
  • App Close Date:12/06/2023 at 22:00
  • Interviews:TBC


Are you calm with a friendly demeanour? Do you have experience working with children with Special Educational Needs? Are you seeking to learn new skills in a supportive and vibrant environment? Marden Primary Academy is looking for an enthusiastic and caring individual to join their vibrant team. 

We are looking for a Teaching Assistant (1:1) to join us as soon as possible. The successful candidate will need to have relevant experience in working with primary-aged children, a proven high standard of both spoken and written English, the ability to communicate effectively with children and adults is essential, together with a friendly and approachable manner. The successful candidate will be able to work using their own initiative and demonstrate effective behaviour management skills. In return, you will join a supportive environment with plenty of development opportunities within the academy and across the wider Trust.

We are looking for a candidate with:

  • Knowledge and experience of working within EYFS/KS1
  • Creativity and passion for learning
  • A thirst for knowledge, high expectations and the ability to inspire and motivate children.
  • Dedication to the job and the skills to prioritise the needs of the children in their care.
  • Resilience and the ability to be solution-focused

Ofsted recently stated:

'It is a pleasure to meet the happy and enthusiastic pupils at Marden Primary  Academy. They reflect the school’s values of ‘ready, respect, safe’ in all that they do. Parents describe the school as having ‘a strong community feel that is hugely inclusive’.


Pupils enjoy school. They work hard and take pride in their work.

Responsibilities of the role will include:

  • 1-1 support of a pupil across the curriculum
  • Regular feedback with the EYFS/KS1 team
  • Preparing resources
  • Lunch and playtime duty

​​​​​​​All of the staff at Marden are committed to ensuring that the school keeps its friendly, caring atmosphere whilst ensuring that children develop a broad range of life skills. We want all the children to become confident, independent learners who show respect for one another and can talk articulately about their feelings and ideas. Marden Primary is a candidate school for the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme and we expect all candidates to be enthusiastic to develop this high-quality curriculum programme further at Marden.

This is a fixed term contract linked to a student with special educational needs, offering an actual salary of £13,531 per annum (£20,789 full time equivalent) based on 28 hours per week, Term Time + 1 week inset.


Information about the school

Working at Marden Primary Academy: Marden joined Leigh Academies Trust in September 2020. The academy serves the beautiful village community of Marden in Kent and has 40 pupils in each year group. Significant proposed housing development in the local area means that there is genuine potential for future expansion.

Marden’s children are its biggest asset and they need leaders with grit, determination and passion to help provide them with a positive future. We are looking for a very special person as only the best will do for the children of Marden.

Our successful candidate will be talented and a highly motivated leader with drive and commitment to excellence as well as strong interpersonal skills. You will be joining a supportive, committed and passionate team who work hard to ensure that all of our students achieve their potential.​​​​​​​

Ethos: At Marden Primary Academy, we believe every child deserves the right to a nurturing and caring community, whose shared vision is ambitious and uncompromising. With an internationally-minded approach, we collectively challenge ourselves and one another, showing both support and resilience to continuously improve and achieve, in learning and in life.

Values: - Ready - Respect - Safe

We were awarded a 'Good' rating by Ofsted in 219 - 'Marden Primary is a calm, friendly school with a positive atmosphere. Pupils are happy and enjoy their lessons. They work hard and want to learn new things. Pupils are proud of the special experiences that the school offers. These include the chance to care for rabbits and guinea pigs. Pupils also benefit from the quiet and beautiful ‘secret garden’ in the school’s grounds.'

"We are a rural school in the heart of the community of Marden serving the village and the surrounding area. Marden is a school that welcomes everyone, with a family atmosphere and a desire to help every child do their very best. We do this through inspirational teaching with a range of exciting learning opportunities; a nurturing culture where all children feel they belong; and through working in close partnership with parents and carers." - Principal Niall Dosad

Job Contact Information

Fax: (01622) 832058


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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.