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Teaching Assistant - Permanent - Full-time

Broadwater Down Primary School, Tunbridge Wells

  • Ref:KCC886-2651-194S
  • Posted:06/09/2023
  • Pay:Kent Range 3, TTO (term time only)
  • Start Date:Jan 0001
  • App Close Date:10/10/2023 at 11:00
  • Interviews:TBC


We are looking for a Teaching Assistant (fixed term for 1 year with the possibility of a permanent contract). The post is for 25 hours a week (Monday to Friday) and 5 hours a week as a midday supervisor, both term time only.  Total - 30 hours. (8:45am - 3:15pm).

Are you passionate about supporting and nurturing children with their development and learning? Do you want to be part of a positive and supportive team?  Are you a quick learner and a positive person? 

Come and join us at Broadwater Down Primary School.

We are a happy, committed and successful team with a strong belief that:

"Every child is happy and excited about their learning because they have a strong community committed to supporting and celebrating their individual characters and achievements."

We can offer:

  • supportive, enthusiastic and friendly colleagues
  • happy, friendly pupils who want to learn
  • extensive school grounds, including our own woodland, in which to teach
  • high quality training and collaboration with local schools

Experience of working with children is a must and experience of working with children with varying SEN/D is desirable.

We are looking for a candidate who is flexible, willing to work hard and has very high expectations of themselves and others. 

The successful candidate will be required to support individuals and groups during learning activities in the classroom and outside in the wider learning environment.  He/she needs to be able to develop ideas from the class teacher and be able to both work under the direction of the teacher and on his/her own initiative. 

School visits are encouraged and possible. Please contact the school office to make an appointment at office@broadwater-down.kent.sch.uk 

Information about the school

We are a primary school that believes that kindness and happiness are at the core of everything we do, happy staff means happy learners. We know how important team work is and we are lucky that our team supports each other, helping out where needed, going that extra mile to support learners and importantly having a sense of humour.

We are situated near the Pantiles end of Tunbridge Wells and we are lucky to have a large site with lots of outdoor space such as a field, big playground, class outdoor areas and a courtyard. Currently, we have seven classes from Reception to Year 6 with around 150 and pupils on roll.

We are a happy, caring and supportive school, with high standards, committed and passionate in changing life opportunities for our children through an enriched and exciting curriculum. We are in contact with the local community and full participate in local events as well as fundraising for the chosen house charities.

We are proud of our recent, and very successful, OFSTED inspection (March 2023); graded as good in all areas. We encourage you to read the full report, reflecting our school's ethos, strengths and what is it like to attend this school.

It was noted that, "Staff have high expectations for pupils’ behaviour. Pupils work and play well together. Pupils understand clearly the school rules and why they need these. They appreciate the help that teachers give them to understand their feelings and make the right choices. Pupils know that it is important to be kind to each other. "

Job Contact Information

Fax: 01892 535591

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.