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Teaching Assistant - Full-time

Hollingbourne Primary School, Maidstone

  • Ref:KCC886-2166-71S
  • Posted:05/09/2023
  • Pay:KR3
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:27/09/2023 at 12:00
  • Interviews:TBA


Teaching Assistant

25.25 hours per week - Term time only

This role is an exciting opportunity to be a part of the Hollingbourne team. We need an energetic, enthusiastic and creative teaching assistant to join us in Key Stage Two. We are looking for someone who can help make our children’s journey through school both a memorable and enjoyable experience.

We will need you to be:

  • Someone who has experience of working with children (ideally in a school setting)
  • Someone who relishes watching children flourish and progress
  • Someone who feels confident to take on the challenge of teaching smaller groups and be supported to supervise the class when necessary 
  • Knowledgeable about the role of a teaching assistant
  • Able to work proactively, using own initiative
  • Resilient and flexible with change
  • Reliable and committed to the wider life of the school
  • A team player
  • A clear communicator with adults and children alike
  • Patient and calm
  • A positive role model to all

In return, we can offer you:

  • Well behaved, polite children who enjoy learning
  • A friendly staff team, where colleagues support one another
  • A supportive leadership team
  • Opportunities for professional development
  • A staffroom filled with laughter and refreshments

Hollingbourne Primary School is committed to the safeguarding and wellbeing of its pupils.   All applicants will be subject to safer recruitment procedures and will require satisfactory references and an enhanced DBS check.

For further details, or to visit the school, please contact Helen Bradley-Wyatt (headteacher) on 01622 880270 or by email: headteacher@hollingbourne.kent.sch.uk


Information about the school

Hollingbourne is a small, delightful, friendly, village school nestled in the North Downs. It boasts 100 lovely children aged 4 to 11 years.

We have a committed and enthusiastic staff who are determined to enable every child to reach their potential, providing them with a stable, caring environment in which they and are stimulated and keen to learn.

Our staff team at Hollingbourne is our real strength. We work hard to develop the school in ways which best meets the needs of our children and staff alike, ensuring our curriculum reflects this.

The school looks out onto the North Downs and is surrounded by beautiful countryside.

The main building is Victorian with later additions of an Early Years block and a modern school hall. We have access to both a school playground and a large field which the children are encouraged to make the most of.

The school has been graded Good by OFSTED in March 2022. Please have a look at our OFSTED report as it sings about the strengths of the school and the ethos we hold.

Job Contact Information

Fax: (01622 880270)


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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.