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Teaching Assistant - Full-time/Part-time

Brook Community Primary School, Ashford

  • Ref:KCC886-2279-69S
  • Posted:03/10/2023
  • Pay:KR3-5 depending on expertise and experience
  • Start Date:ASAP
  • App Close Date:13/10/2023 at 12:00
  • Interviews:Fri 20th October (PM)


Brook Community Primary School - A Small School on a Big Adventure - is looking for a Teaching Assistant to join our wonderful, dedicated team. 

We are looking for a Teaching Assistant to support some of our KS2 pupils with SEND

This is ideally a full-time position of 30 hours a week, term-time only, pro-rata. The hours are 8.45am until 3.15pm, although negotiations can be made in both hours and times for the right candidate.

The ideal applicant will be passionate about providing inclusive, nurturing support so our pupils flourish, both academically and personally. They should have a good understanding of child development and of how children learn, and be able to enthuse, engage and challenge children in their learning journey. 

We are looking for a TA who understands the many benefits of working in a small, rural school, for example, our family ethos, but also has a good understanding of the challenges, such as mixed-age classes. 

We can provide plenty of opportunities for CPD from within the school, through external training and using the expertise of other schools which form part of the CARE Foundation Trust.

You must be prepared to work both indoors and outdoors in order to support learners in a range of environments as we make use of our beautiful surroundings.

We can offer you:

  • A friendly family ethos
  • A staff team who are caring and committed
  • A supportive leadership team
  • Delightful pupils to teach and supportive governors and parents.

For further information, please read our attached Job Description and Person Specification. Our website also provides further information about our school:www.brook-ashford.kent.sch.uk

Visits to the school are highly recommended. Please contact the school office on 01233 812614 or email office@brook-ashford.kent.sch.uk to arrange a visit.

Safeguarding and Recruitment:

Brook Community Primary School is committed to the safeguarding and promotion of children’s welfare. A copy of our current Child Protection Policy is attached.

The post is subject to checks in line with this commitment including an Enhanced DBS Disclosure check. Any spent convictions and cautions will need to be disclosed on the application form. Shortlisted candidates will be asked to complete a self-declaration of their criminal record / information that would make them unsuitable to work with children.

Brook CP School will carry out an online search as part of their due diligence on any shortlisted candidates. This may help identify any incidents or issues that have happened, and are publicly available online, which we might want to explore with an applicant at interview. This information will be kept on file for 6 months, in line with data protection procedures. The panel will ensure we meet our duty under the Equality Act, 2010.  

Information about the school

Brook Community Primary School is a small four class village school set in idyllic surroundings. Established in 1876, we have a current roll of 75, and are situated in an elevated position on the edge of the picturesque village overlooking the Wye Downs and just 4 miles from Ashford. We are very proud of our school and aim to provide a happy, safe and stimulating learning environment where each child is valued and encouraged to develop their skills and abilities to the full.

Job Contact Information

Fax: 01233 812614


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.