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Librarian Library - Part-time

Slade Primary School, Tonbridge

  • Ref:KCC886-2155-235S
  • Posted:06/06/2023
  • Pay:KR3
  • Start Date:September 2023
  • App Close Date:25/06/2023 at 23:00
  • Interviews:TBC


Vacancy Description

Following the retirement of the current postholder, we are looking to appoint a Learning Support Assistant with a passion for reading and children’s literature to join our outstanding school.  We want you to love our library and help our children to develop a passion for reading through the environment that you create and the reading groups that you offer.  We welcome applications from experienced and non-experienced alike if you feel that you:

  • can demonstrate a clear understanding of the importance of reading and the value of books
  • have a passion for reading and an ability to make reading irresistible
  • can create a reading environment that both inspires and motivates children to read
  • can organise, prioritise and use your initiative
  • have high expectations of yourself and the children that you work with
  • have excellent interpersonal and communication skills and are able to work effectively as part of a team
  • can contribute to and support the aims and ethos of our school

The role will be for 4 hours a day, 5 days a week term time only.  The hours will need to be worked over the lunch time period but there is flexibility with the start and finish times.

We can offer:

  • A friendly, welcoming and inclusive school environment
  • Hardworking and committed staff and governors
  • Well behaved and enthusiastic children who are eager to learn
  • Opportunities for continuous professional development
  • An attractive and well resourced school environment

We are committed to Safer Recruitment. All appointments are subject to the relevant recruitment checks.



Information about the school

Slade Primary School is nestled behind Tonbridge Castle, close to the Parish Church, the River Medway and the local park, which are all ideal resources for the school to use to inspire and motivate children.

We are a busy, friendly and popular two form entry school with 420 children on role. We also have a Specialist Resource Provision which caters for the needs of children with a severe to profound hearing loss with an Educational Health Care Plan (EHCP).

We have a warm and welcoming ethos with high expectations of all our children; aiming to be the best they can be in all aspects of school life. We teach through a broad, balanced and inclusive curriculum that aims to inspire a life-long love of learning, which includes being able to offer all our children a wide range of extra-curriculum activities before and after school.

We are very proud to have our own Forest School at Slade. We recognise the importance of mental and physical well-being and, as well as connecting with nature, the Forest School experience offers multiple benefits. The holistic approach helps children develop many personal and social skills that can be difficult to teach in the classroom. We also have a designated space, called the Wobble Room, where our children can go when they are either feeling low or upset to help them get back into the green zone and in a good place to learn again.

We encourage all our staff to continuously improve their practice through training and development; to work together to be the best they can be to provide for our children.

This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare and safety of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Enhanced DBS disclosure is required for this post. Please note, to ensure equality for all applicants, we are unable to accept applications and CVs forwarded directly to the school.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Karen Slade
  • Address:The Slade, Tonbridge, Kent, TN9 1HR
  • Telephone: (01732) 350354
  • Email: HR@slade.kent.sch.uk


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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.