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Teaching Assistant - Full-time/Part-time

Bidborough CEP School, Tunbridge Wells

  • Ref:KCC886-3023-78S
  • Posted:17/10/2023
  • Pay:KR3
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:31/01/2024 at 17:00
  • Interviews:TBC


We have an exciting opportunity for a highly effective teaching assistant to join our kind, caring and inclusive school.  

This position would ideally suit a candidate with the following:

  • A passion for working with children
  • Experience of supporting pupils in a school in KS1 or KS2
  • Initiative and the ability to work as part of a team 
  • Experience of supporting pupils with complex needs
  • Ability to lead a range of interventions
  • Some experience of covering classes 

In return we can offer:

  • A passionate and forward thinking team with children at its centre
  • A beautiful setting and well resourced facilities
  • An exciting and engaging curriculum
  • High quality training and CPD
  • Well-behaved and motivated children 

Working hours are 8.45am-3.15pm, term-time, but we can be flexible on this for the right candidate.

If this sounds like the role for you, please contact the school office on 01892 529333 to find out more and arrange a visit.

The school is fully committed to the safeguarding of children, therefore all staff are subject to an enhanced check through the Disclosure and Barring Service along with all other relevant employment checks.

Information about the school

Bidborough Church of England Primary School is a Good School (Ofsted November 2022) and an Outstanding Church school according to our Church inspection (SIAMS 2017). We are a school that strives for improvement and is very well supported by the governing body. The school has strong collaborative links across the Tunbridge Wells community, supporting subject leadership and professional development at all levels.

You will join a supportive team in a beautiful location. There is a strong village feel and an engaged parent community. Our work to support wellbeing has been recognised through the Sandwell Wellbeing award and Nourish the Workplace award - a reflection of our continued commitment to pupils and staff.

We seek to balance the academic pressures put on the children by providing a holistic approach to educating our children. This is partly what leads to our sense of family within our community, together with staff, parents and children who enjoy working and learning together. We aim to provide our children with a rich and varied experience, leading to increasing independence and self-esteem. Our vision statement is Faith in our Future, reflecting our underlying Christian values which prevail throughout the school.

Please do visit our website for a virtual tour of the school.

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced safeguarding check and satisfactory references.

Visits to our school are encouraged and inquiries are most welcome. Please use Kent's Online Application Form and an accompanying Letter of Application stating your strengths and experience if you are interested in this vacancy. We reserve the right to interview and appoint at our convenience.

Job Contact Information

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.