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Teaching Assistant - Part-time

Sussex Road Community Primary School, Tonbridge

  • Ref:KCC886-2156-294S
  • Posted:27/09/2023
  • Pay:KR3
  • Start Date:As soon as possible
  • App Close Date:11/10/2023 at 12:00
  • Interviews: 16.10.22


Do you love to instil a sense of adventure into learning? Do you bounce out of bed every morning believing you can make a difference? Will you go that extra mile to support our children in achieving their full potential?

Sussex Road Primary School is seeking an enthusiastic and energetic Teaching Assistant to join our friendly and dynamic team. The combination of our Forest School, evolving curriculum and innovative ideas ensure that no two days are ever the same.

Our Mission Statement - QUESTION, CHALLENGE, EXPLORE - is integral to all we do.  

Come and be that adult that a child never forgets.

  • Relationships between staff and pupils are respectful. Pupils are also happy to share their mistakes and talk about their misunderstanding because of the high level of trust between adults and pupils. This culture in classrooms has a positive impact on learning.

  • Pupils conduct themselves well around the school. Pupils are helpful and courteous to visitors and each other.

  • Teachers know pupils well and planned learning builds on what pupils know and can do.

  • Pupils are well prepared for life in modern Britain. The school’s values are known and understood. Pupils play an active role in developing their school and relish the opportunities they have to make decisions.

  • Adults have high expectations of children. As a result, children develop very strong personal and social skills. Children work well together and are highly responsive to adult direction and instruction. Routines are well established. Classrooms in the early years are busy and highly purposeful places to learn.

If you are passionate about ensuring every child succeeds to the best of their ability, we will ensure you are empowered with the support and career development to achieve this.

We welcome applications from experienced Teaching Assistants, or from those who are just starting out on their Teaching Assistant career. We also welcome any 'future teachers' who would like to get experience in a school setting. 

GCSE (or equivalent) Grade 4 in Maths and English is essential for this post. You will also need to have excellent time management skills, ability to work using your own initiative and a sense of humour!

21.25 hours a week, Monday-Friday to include lunch time cover

This is a temporary post in the first instance, for one academic year linked to school finance. It is possible that working hours could be increased if we recieve additional funding during this academic year., We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications.

Information about the school

Our popular, heavily over-subscribed school, which has 420 children on roll, is located near to the town centre of Tonbridge, about 5 minutes walk from the main line railway station.

We have 14 classes from Reception through to Year 6.

Our children are friendly and engaging; they are keen to learn and a pleasure to teach.

To join us you need to be supportive of a culture which expects you to continuously improve your practice to provide the very best for our children.

This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare and safety of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Enhanced DBS disclosure is required for this post. Please note, to ensure equality for all applicants, we are unable to accept applications and CVs forwarded directly to the School, without prior agreement.

Job Contact Information

Fax: (01732)352367


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 Legislation.