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Teaching Assistant with 1:1 Support, Ks2 - Part-time

Hildenborough CEP School, Tonbridge

  • Ref:KCC886-3033-97S
  • Posted:18/09/2023
  • Pay:KR3
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:03/10/2023 at 12:00
  • Interviews:6th October 2023


We are looking to appoint a highly efficient, friendly and reliable Teaching Assistant, ideally experienced, but not essentail, to join our happy supportive team. The successful applicant will be required to work 7 hours per week term time only (with the potential of more hours if required and/or desired), the hours will be worked over 2 mornings. 8:30-12:00pm daily. This is a fixed term contract until 31st March 2024 initially.  

There is some flexibility within the hours and days, so if our school and/or role sounds desirable, I would urge you to make an appointment to meet and discuss this. 

We would like to receive applications from you if you are experienced and/or willing to learn.

The successful candidate will be expected to:

  • Be someone who enjoys working with children
  • Be nurturing and caring
  • Be a good team player, flexible and prepared to use their initiative
  • Be committed to their own professional development
  • Have good interpersonal skills and organisational skills
  • Support the ethos and wider life of the school
  • Be confident working with children 1:1, in small groups and large groups/ whole class. 

Visits to the school are welcomed and encouraged. Please contact the school office for an appointment.

For more information about the school please look at our website at www.hildenborough.kent.sch.uk

Employment will be subject to satisfactory references, DBS and health checks.

Our school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and expects all staff to share this commitment.

Please note: The application may close early if the right applicant applies. 

Information about the school

Hildenborough Church of England Primary School is a welcoming, inclusive school in the heart of Hildenborough village. We are committed to enabling all of our children to flourish and we consider wellbeing to be central to positive learning outcomes and a healthy and happy school experience.

We are a one form entry school that was founded in 1847. In 2004 a large extension was added to the original school building creating 6 large bright classrooms (all opening onto the playground), an ICT suite and a dedicated early years area and outdoor space.

We enjoy a strong relationship with our church: St. John’s Church, Hildenborough. The Christian Vision underpins all that we do: "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me", (Philippians 4:13) so that I can be the best that I can be, for myself, for others and for God.

Our learning values of love, compassion, hope, honesty, courage and endurance support the children to fulfil their God given potential.

Our dedicated teachers, leaders and support staff work as a friendly and supportive team to secure the best outcomes for children and mutual support for colleagues. Our pupils are happy, engaged and enthusiastic learners who enjoy coming to school and who have a voice in the direction of the school via the School Council. The children’s learning is enhanced by a range of extra-curricular activities including sport, craft club, choir, Minecraft club, sewing, Lego and many more. We have supportive parents and an active PTA who run events to provide funding for specific projects outside of the normal school budget and who offer social activities throughout the year for both children and parents.

We are fortunate to have excellent facilities. There is a dedicated library, a spacious school hall with a stage used for school productions and performances, an ICT suite, community room fully equipped with cooking facilities and the ‘Green Room’ which is where our SEND team are based. It is here that they welcome and support our children and families. The children see the Green room as a safe and nurturing space where they can go at lunch and break times if they need a quiet, calm space.

The grounds surrounding the school offer the pupils plenty of outdoor space to play and learn. In addition to the playground areas there is an outdoor gazebo, wildlife pond and a forest school area. Every week the children in all year groups experience forest school sessions which not only develops their understanding of the world but also supports the development of their sense of wellbeing and engagement in their learning.

The school backs onto the parish recreational ground which we are able to use for athletics and team sports. We are proud of our Sporting opportunities and achievements, last year being awarded Platinum Award for School Games Mark. We work closely with The Tonbridge and West Kent School Sports Partnership taking part in a wide variety of inter-school competitions.

Job Contact Information

Fax: (01732) 834331


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 Education.