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Teaching Assistant - Part-time

High Halden Church of England Primary School , Ashford

  • Ref:KCC886-3139-130S
  • Posted:20/09/2023
  • Pay:KR3
  • Start Date:ASAP
  • App Close Date:07/10/2023 at 12:00
  • Interviews:TBC


We are looking for a Teaching Assistant to join our team, providing support to groups and individual pupils in the classroom.

We are looking for a teaching assistant who:

  • Is organised, adaptable and willing to learn/develop
  • Embraces innovation positively and with enthusiasm
  • Works well in a team but can also use their initiative 
  • Has strong levels of spoken and written English and Mathematics
  • Is able to follow and adapt lesson plans.
  • Can support children to access the curriculum.
  • Has experience of or willingness to learn teaching small group phonics sessions.
  • Can prepare resources and teaching materials
  • Can liaise with the class teacher and other staff
  • Has consistently high expectations of pupil behaviour and achievement.
  • Wants to make a difference to the lives of our children. 
  • Has experience of working with children

We can offer a busy and vibrant school, which is constantly moving forward, with great children and a very supportive team working in partnership with our local community.

Ofsted states that:

  • Everyone in this school is involved in its continual strive to improve. There is a strong sense of pride from everyone involved.
  • Pupils are expected to conduct themselves well and they rise to this challenge. As they grow in this safe and nurturing environment, pupils develop confidence and self-esteem.
  • High standards of behaviour allow pupils to concentrate and achieve well.
  • The school has developed a strong curriculum. Its creation is grounded firmly in the school’s ethos of encouraging curiosity and creativity, as well as developing character and a sense of community.
  • Leaders have been highly effective in creating an overwhelmingly positive staff team who feel inspired, well supported and unanimously proud to work at the school.

This is a  part-time, term time only position, working between 9am-2:30pm five days a week.  The post is temporary, initially until August 2024 but could be longer should additional funding be agreed. We would like to successful candidate to start working with us as soon as possible.

Candidates will be judged on both their capability for the post and their suitability for working with children. Good English and Maths skills are essential and candidates must have GCSE maths and English at grade C or above.  

We can assure you that working at High Halden will be exciting and fun. Have a look at our website to get a feel of what we are about. We encourage interested parties to come and view the school prior to application, please call or email Mrs Burlton on 01233 850285 or headteacher@high-halden.kent.sch.uk 

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and Barred List check. Please note, that we also carry out online searches of potential candidates prior to shortlisting.

Here at High Halden, we want our workforce to reflect the make-up of the community we serve. Therefore, we welcome all applications irrespective of gender, ethnic origin, belief, sexual orientation, age or disability. All shortlisted candidates will need to verify their eligibility to work in the UK at interview.




Information about the school

High Halden Church of England Primary School is a small, friendly school which has served the local community since 1868. We have a team of dedicated and committed teachers, support staff and governors and a strong relationship with our local church and community. The behaviour and attitudes displayed by our pupils are very good and we work closely with parents to provide the best possible opportunities for our children. We are proud of our positive and caring ethos through which all our pupils are encouraged to reach their full potential.

Our School Vision At High Halden we take pride in creating a nurturing environment where our community of learners are valued as individuals. Through God’s love, rich experiences and a sense of belonging, all will make strong roots to grow, flourish and bear fruit.

Our Christian Values

Generosity Respect ❤ Wisdom Trust Hope

Our vision and associated values are theologically centred on the Bible narrative ‘The Vine and the Branches’

I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit (John 15:5).

Rooted in God, we grow together.

Job Contact Information

Fax: (01233)850656


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.