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Teaching Assistant- Part Time Hours - Part-time

Bethersden Primary School, Ashford

  • Ref:KCC886-2278-119S
  • Posted:19/09/2023
  • Pay:KR4
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:03/10/2023 at 08:00
  • Interviews:TBC


Are you a committed, inspiring and passionate person looking to use your experience supporting children as part of a friendly and dedicated team? Do you have skills to support children in their learning, including those with a range of SEN? 

We’re looking for someone who’s calm and warm, firm and fair, and ultimately, someone who will be a champion for our children. If this sounds like you and you think you have what it takes to become an effective member of our team, we would love to hear from you! 

As a Teaching Assistant at Bethersden Primary School, you will support the delivery of well-structured lessons in line with the school’s curriculum plan, adapting your teaching style to respond to strengths and to meet the needs of our individual pupils. You will work as part of the class team in order to support learning, on a contract of 33 hours a week Monday - Friday 8.30am - 3.30pm, term time only.

What are we looking for?

We are looking for a passionate, motivated person who has (ideally, but not necessarily) experience working with children in KS2.  We want someone who is flexible and fun and looking to be part of a brilliant team!

What we can offer you?

We can offer you a school and leadership team who advocate and understands the importance of staff wellbeing.

Bethersden Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Further information:

The successful candidates will be required to provide excellent references, other essential recruitment checks and to undertake an enhanced disclosure to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS formerly the CRB).

Informal visits to the school can be arranged by emailing headteacher@bethersden.kent.sch.uk You will also find a wealth of information about our school on our website www.bethersden.kent.sch.uk and our Twitter feed @BethersdenSch 

We will interview on a rolling basis, so please do be aware that this vacancy may close prior to the advertsied date. 


Information about the school

We are a small, friendly, village primary school with 120 children taught in 6 classes. Our rural location just off the A28 between Ashford and Tenterden means we serve families from the village and the wider area. We have received a Good grading in our most recent Ofsted inspection (June 2023).

Our large site has extensive grounds, which includes a gardening area and large playing field.

We have a friendly, dedicated staff who work seamlessly together as a team, ensuring our children excel through a focus on quality first teaching and pastoral support.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Ms Rebecca Heaton
  • Address:Bethersden Primary School, School Road, Bethersden, Ashford, Kent, TN26 3AH
  • Telephone: (01233) 820479
  • Email: office@bethersden.kent.sch.uk

Fax: 01233 820646


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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.