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Teaching Assistant - Full-time/Part-time

Speldhurst CEP School, Speldhurst

  • Ref:KCC886-3042-68S
  • Posted:18/09/2023
  • Pay:Kent Range 3
  • Start Date:30th October 2023
  • App Close Date:18/10/2023 at 12:00
  • Interviews:20th October 2023


Teaching Assistant

Speldhurst Church of England Primary School is looking to appoint an energetic and enthusiastic Teaching Assistant who has the ability to inspire, motivate and support our wonderful Year 5 pupils.

Speldhurst is an Outstanding school and this is a great opportunity to join our happy and motivated team. The school has a strong Christian ethos and is at the heart of the Speldhurst village community.

We are looking for an enthusiastic class based teaching assistant who can hit the ground running to support our KS2 pupils. You will have a passion for working with children and strong academic abilities. You may have experience of working in a KS2 classroom, with small groups and in supporting individual pupils. The ability to cover a class for short periods of time would be a great advantage. The post is term-time only, 32.5 hours per week. Although experience is an advantage, consideration will be given to candidates with relevant skills. Experience in running interventions, speech and language and social and communication groups would also be an advantage. Strong literacy and numeracy skills are absolutely essential. 

The ideal candidate will be a well organised practitioner who is able to use their own initiative and also be able to work as part of a team. You will be flexible in your approach, completely reliable and always enthusiastic and positive.

Having a working knowledge of the National Curriculum would be a great advantage. Empathy and an ability to establish good working relationships with staff, parents and pupils are essential.

Necessary Experience:

  • Good standard of education with strong Literacy and Numeracy skills (GCSE English and Maths essential)
  • Strong ICT skills
  • The ability to take responsibility for small intervention groups and, on occasion, whole classes for short periods of time is required.
  • Evidence of excellent communication and interpersonal skills

Desirable Experience:  

  • Previous experience as an HLTA/TA or Teacher in KS2
  • Knowledge of specific SEN programmes such as BEAM, Cartouche, Early Bird etc
  • First Aid Qualification
  • Ability to run an after-school club
  • Artistic/display ability


Any of the following would be welcomed:

Teaching Assistant Level 3


Degree in Early Childhood Studies/Education

Teaching Qualification

Experience as a KS1/KS2 Teaching Assistant

Visits to the school are encouraged


Information about the school

Speldhurst Church of England Aided Primary School is in a village 3 miles from Tunbridge Wells in Kent and is at the heart of a thriving village community. We are a small, caring school with just 210 pupils so it is possible to know every child.

The school became Voluntary Aided in September 2004 and is known for its strong sense of community and Christian ethos. It has an Outstanding Ofsted judgement (February 2014) and an Excellent SIAMS judgement (June 2019). Our dedicated team of teachers, governors and support staff work closely with parents to provide the best possible opportunities for our children. We provide a happy, caring environment, a broad and balanced academic curriculum and promote high standards of behaviour. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and this post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.

Job Contact Information

Fax: (01892) 862196


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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.