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Teaching Assistant - Full-time

Tunbury Primary School, Walderslade

  • Ref:KCC886-2530-338S
  • Posted:02/10/2023
  • Pay:KR3
  • Start Date:November
  • App Close Date:09/10/2023 at 08:00
  • Interviews:October


Do you have a passion for learning? If so, please join us and be part of Team Tunbury!

Our teaching assistants are highly skilled and play an active and valuable role in shaping our children's learning experiences, in partnership with our teachers.  We can offer a professional and friendly setting, with people who work hard to make Tunbury a very special place to be.

Our Teaching Assistants work within our three phases (Years R-1, Years 2-4 and Years 5-6) and this vacancy is for the Years 5-6 phase.  This is a full-time, permanent position, with the hours of work being 35 hours per week, 8.30-4.00 daily in term-time.

What can we offer?

  • A supportive ethos throughout the school
  • Strong teamwork within class, year group and phase teams
  • Sparkly, happy children

Teaching assistants work across year groups and phases to support all children, including those with SEND, as well as providing class-based support.  Children with SEND at Tunbury experience an inclusive, flexible curriculum. They learn in a nurturing environment in which they are supported to fulfil their potential.

The successful candidate will hold GCSEs in English and Mathematics at Grade C or equivalent.  A formal TA qualification is desirable, but not absolutely necessary; support can be provided in the role for the right person.  You will be able to uphold the school’s positive image within the community and want to make a difference to our children’s lives.  

Please do contact us via the school office to find out more, as we would be happy to help.  We can offer a tour of Tunbury with our school councillors and a member of SLT, a chat on the phone or an online Teams call.  Please take a look at our website to find out more about our school.  We would love you to be part of our team.

Applications should be made through the Kent-teach website.  We look forward to hearing from you.

Information about the school

We are Team Tunbury, a safe, nurturing and inclusive school community where everyone is respected and valued. We inspire our children to be successful, independent life-long learners.

We are a popular three form entry school set in spacious grounds within the leafy suburbs of Walderslade, Kent. Our children are happy, well motivated and very keen to learn. The Tunbury staff team is welcoming, supportive and positive about making a difference. Our school is rated Good by Ofsted.

Tunbury Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare and safety of children and young people. We expect all staff to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.

Quotes from our school community:

“My children have had amazing relationships with their teachers and TAs, which has really helped them to grow.” (Team Tunbury parent/carer)

“Thank you to the whole team at Tunbury - SLT, teachers, TAs, volunteers, support staff and canteen staff! Your role is more important than you may know and I am grateful my children have the care and nurture, as well as academic support at Tunbury.” (Team Tunbury parent/carer)

“It is a place where you can feel safe and learn about all the things in the world.” (Team Tunbury pupil)

“There are amazing people to look after me.” (Team Tunbury pupil)

“Children are happy and enjoy being here.” (Team Tunbury staff member)

“What works well at Tunbury? Teamwork! I like the whole atmosphere within school. All staff are friendly to each other and have the same ambitions for the children.” (Team Tunbury staff member)

"Everyone at this school is part of ‘Team Tunbury’. Leaders have created a collaborative community. There is a real spirit of togetherness and inclusion." (Ofsted, June 2023)

Job Contact Information

  • Name:The Office
  • Address:Tunbury Primary School, Tunbury Avenue, Walderslade, Kent, ME5 9HY
  • Telephone: 01634 863085
  • Email: office@tunbury.kent.sch.uk


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.