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Teaching Assistant - Term Time

Wittersham CEP School, Tenterden

  • Ref:KCC886-3346-90S
  • Posted:08/06/2023
  • Pay:Kent Range 3
  • Start Date:1st September 2023
  • App Close Date:21/06/2023 at 17:00
  • Interviews:Monday 26th June 2023


We are looking to appoint a Teaching Assistant to further support the teaching and learning of our children here at Wittersham Church of England Primary School. 

If you are passionate about children's learning, ambitious about developing excellent practice and a team player with a sense of fun, then Wittersham is the school for you!

Hours of work: 30 hours a week, term-time only.

We are looking for someone who:

  • Has a strong belief in inclusion, diversity and the right of each child to be successful whatever their needs, abilities and background.
  • Is patient and understanding of children's needs. 
  • Is able to work well as a team member whilst using their initiative and working independently when required.
  • Is flexible, hardworking and highly reliable with excellent communication skills.
  • Is determined to provide the very best outcomes for the children they work with.
  • Uses their good sense of humour to maintain positive relationships with pupils, colleagues and parents
  • Have a good understanding of numeracy, literacy and ICT.
  • Have GCSE English and Maths grade C or equivalent. 

We can offer you:

  • Happy, engaged and articulate children who are eager to learn and proud of their school.
  • A friendly, creative, committed team of staff in a school with a positive atmosphere.
  • A supportive parent community.
  • Professional development opportunities.
  • A commitment to ensuring a good work-life balance.
  • A school in a beautiful environment with a large sports pitch, swimming pool, reflection area and wildlife garden.

You will be expected to undertake all necessary training related to this role. 

 For an informal chat about the position and more information please telephone Mr George Hawkins (headteacher) on 01797 270329 or email headteacher@wittersham.kent.sch.uk School visits are warmly encouraged.

Please note we reserve the right to interview candidates and appoint for these positions earlier than the closing date. If you are interested in these positions, please do not delay your application until the deadline for submission.

Information about the school

We are incredibly proud of our wonderful rural school and all the pupils who embark on their journeys as part of our Wittersham family.

As a proud Church School, our Christian vision underpins our decisions and actions. As a result, the staff team and school community are inspired to ensure children feel valued, empowered and nurtured whilst developing a strong moral purpose which embodies our Chrisitian values of courage, compassion and cooperation.

Children at Wittersham are treated as individuals and encouraged to develop enquiring minds, a thirst for challenge and a ‘can do’ attitude. Staff and governors consistently strive for high standards and excellent progress with every child at the centre of what we do. Expectations for learning and behaviour are high and our extensive extracurricular and enrichment programme highlights our commitment to the individual. We aspire for our learning community to achieve high standards by equipping them with the knowledge, skills, opportunities and experiences to inspire a lifelong love of learning.

Wittersham was judged to be ‘Outstanding’ in its 2017 church inspection (SIAMS) which celebrated the school’s strong Christian ethos and set of values. Ofsted judged the school to be ‘Good’ during its most recent inspection. The inspector described the children’s experience of being at this school: “This is a happy and welcoming school. Christian values and a strong sense of community lie at the heart of this village school. Staff have caring relationships with pupils and know their families well. Pupils respond positively to leaders’ high expectations. Pupils want to do well, and they learn to persevere and not give up. They thrive within this trusting and harmonious environment” (HMI January 2020).

Wittersham school is situated mid-way between Tenterden and Rye, set in an area of outstanding natural beauty and close to the church. We serve a range of rural areas and many families choose to travel in order to secure a place in our wonderful school. Our rural location is a key element of the broad Wittersham curriculum offered to children. We aim to utilise this at every available opportunity as we believe it further enhances children’s holistic development.

At Wittersham Church of England Primary School, we believe parents are partners in children’s development and, along with our talented and committed staff working together as a school family, we can ensure that children are nurtured, empowered and successful at school.

Wittersham CEP School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare and safety of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.

To find out more about us, visit our school web site at: www.wittersham.kent.sch.uk or phone on 01797 270329 or email the school office at office@wittersham.kent.sch.uk to arrange an appointment to look around the school.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Mrs Caroline Penn
  • Address:The Street, Wittersham, Tenterden, Kent, TN30 7EA
  • Telephone: (01797) 270329
  • Email: office@wittersham.kent.sch.uk

Fax: (01797) 270259


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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.