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Teaching Assistant - 8:30 Until 13:30 Daily, Term Time Only (38 Weeks Per Year) - Part-time

Cage Green Primary School, Tonbridge

  • Ref:KCC886-2114-208S
  • Posted:27/09/2023
  • Pay:Kent Range 3 - £11,433 actual
  • Start Date:ASAP
  • App Close Date:11/10/2023 at 12:00
  • Interviews:TBC


Cage Green is looking for a teaching assistant to join our team. 


Why Cage Green?

Our teaching assistants aren't paint-pot pot washers; they are educators who make a huge difference to children's lives and futures.  You will be attached to a class in the morning where you will develop fun (and often hilarious) relationships with the children. The role will include teaching targetted groups of children, supporting the class teacher with day to day learning and working proactively as part of a team to ensure that each child meets their potential. We are looking for high calibre people with excellent English and maths skills who will be able to lead children’s learning confidently.

Our lively, friendly school is looking for a proactive individual to join our dedicated team of education providers.  You will be surrounded by enthusiastic, skilled professionals who are striving to make sure that all children achieve their very best.  Our children have great behaviour, a want to learn and a really fun spark that makes us laugh every day. 

Prior experience as a teaching assistant is desirable, but not essential for a person who is keen to learn with a positive attitude.

The successful applicant must: 

  • Have good mathematics and English skills (Grade C or higher at GCSE or equivalent).
  • Have good behaviour management skills through previous experience with children in a setting other than their own home
  • Be able to communicate well with children, parents and colleagues.
  • Be willing to learn and develop skills to support children’s learning.
  • Be flexible and understand that plans change.
  • Be proactive in their approach to resources, plans and solving problems.
  • Have a commitment to the safeguarding of children.
  • Be punctual, conscientious and put children’s needs first.

Early applications are encouraged and Cage Green Primary School reserves the right to close the vacancy if a suitable candidate is found.  Previous applicants need not apply.  When filling in your personal statement, please ensure that you address how your knowledge, skills and experience meet the requirements in the bullet points above. 

Cage Green is a primary school in North Tonbridge of 210 pupils with an attached provision for 22 children with autism.  The school reopened with a fresh start in 2019 with new leadership under Connect Schools Academy Trust.  We don’t yet have our own Ofsted report, because as a new school we haven’t had an inspection yet.  We are looking forward to our first inspection to show all that we have achieved.  

We are committed to achieving equal opportunities in employment and service delivery.

If you would like further information, please contact the school using the information provided above.

Curriculum Vitae are NOT accepted as an alternative to a completed Application Form, if you have not been invited to an interview within two weeks of the closing date please consider your application was unsuccessful. 

Information about the school

Cage Green Primary School is a small, happy primary school in north Tonbridge with 210 pupils from Reception to Year Six, including a resourced provision for children with autistic spectrum conditions.

Our recent Ofsted inspection identified the following outcomes: Behaviour and Attitudes: Outstanding Personal Development: Outstanding Leadership and Management: Outstanding Quality of Education: Good Early Years: Good

Cage Green is an inclusive school and we place great importance on the need to ensure that all our pupils are included equally in opportunities for learning. The school's ethos and the values we practise and promote aim to secure equal opportunities for all the pupils at Cage Green whatever their age, gender, ethnicity, attainment and background. As a learning community all the staff work hard and are fully committed to securing the best provision for our pupils and the different groups that they may represent. Our school and all its personnel are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children. This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Joanna Styles
  • Address:Cage Green Road, Tonbridge, Kent, TN10 4PT
  • Telephone: 01732354325
  • Email: jsinger@CSAT.org.uk

Fax: 01732 369468

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.