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Ks2 Teaching Assistant - Full-time

The Discovery School, Kings Hill, West Malling

  • Ref:KCC886-2065-240S
  • Posted:06/06/2023
  • Pay:Kent Range 3
  • Start Date:September 2023
  • App Close Date:21/06/2023 at 12:00
  • Interviews:Wednesday 28th June 2023


We are looking for an experienced, full time KS2 Teaching Assistant to join either our Year 4 or 5 team for September 2023.  

If you are hardworking, a team player, can use your initiative, full of patience, care and respect for children, able to work with targeted groups as well as individual children, have experience in the delivery of interventions and Phonics, able to lead a class for PPA time, have a good sense of humour and willing to go the extra mile for our children, then we can offer you:

  • A lovely school in a beautiful setting 
  • A genuinely happy place to work, where you will be valued and supported
  • Hardworking, motivated, and well-behaved children
  • A range of opportunities for professional development
  • Supportive, active parents and governing body
  • A commitment to ensuring a sensible work-life balance

Applicants will be expected to hold a relevant Teaching Assistant qualification (Level 3 minimum) or be on the pathway to completing a similar qualification. This is because we ask our TAs to cover teachers PPA time each week.

If you think this is you, come and meet us and see what The Discovery School is all about!

Tours are welcomed and are available on request from the school office. Alternatively, please watch our school tour on our school website to get a feel for our school.  

Please also visit it our school website for further information about The Discovery School as well.  www.discovery.kent.sch.uk

We are a highly successful school and are committed to the welfare and the safeguarding of all children

We take safeguarding our children extremely seriously at The Discovery School, so applicants to this role will be subject to the usual rigorous DBS and reference checks outlined in Keeping Children Safe In Education (KCSIE) 2022.

In line with KCSIE 2022 guidance, as part of the shortlisting process, The Discovery School reserves the right to conduct an online search on shortlisted candidates, as part of our due diligence and any relevant information found concerning a candidate’s suitability to work with children will be discussed at the interview.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early and proceed to interview upon receipt of a number of suitable qualified applications.

Please fill out the online application form on Kent Teach. CVs will not be accepted without this.

Information about the school

The Discovery School is an outstanding and popular, three form entry school, beautifully situated in large, attractive grounds in the heart of the development of Kings Hill. We have recently been inspected by Ofsted (February 2023) and have been judged to be Outstanding in all areas, including overall effectiveness.

Our children are happy, confident and well-motivated and we expect the highest standards of behaviour and learning from all of them. We have an outstanding staff team who contribute with enthusiasm and dedication to the life of the school. Our motto is: Be the best that you can be, and this is what we all strive to do every day.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Miss Tina Gobell
  • Address:Discovery Drive , Kings Hill, West Malling, Kent, ME19 4GJ
  • Telephone: 01732 847000
  • Email: office@discovery.kent.sch.uk


Below are documents that have been added to this vacancy.

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.