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Teaching Assistant - Full-time

Woodchurch CEP School, Ashford

  • Ref:KCC886-3145-155S
  • Posted:06/12/2023
  • Pay:KR3
  • Start Date:Early 2024
  • App Close Date:03/01/2024 at 12:00
  • Interviews:TBC


Are you looking for a new challenge? Do you want to work in a friendly and supportive environment? If so, read on...


We are looking for a teaching assistant to join our team, providing support to groups and individual pupils in the classroom.


We are looking for a teaching assistant who:


Has some knowledge of the development children

Is adaptable and willing to learn/develop

Embraces innovation positively and with enthusiasm

Works well in a team but can also use their initiative 

Strong levels of spoken and written English and Mathematics

Follow and adapt lesson plans

Is able to prepare resources and teaching materials

Can liaise with the class teacher and other staff

Has a good understanding SEND and how to support pupils

Is patient, friendly and approachable

Has consistently high expectations of pupil behaviour and achievement

Wants to make a difference to the lives of our children

Is creative, caring and can help our children to shine

Buys in to our vision and lives it out! 

We can offer a busy and vibrant school, which is constantly moving forward, with great children and a very supportive team working in partnership with our local community.


The position has workinghours of 8.50am-3.10pm (with half an hour lunch break), 31 hours a week.  

Pay: the full time equivalent pay is £21,293. This is then pro rata for term time only: 31 hours equates to £1245.92 before deductions.

The temporary vacancy is until August 2024, however if funding is available, this role could be extended.

Candidates will be judged on both their capability for the post and their suitability for working with children. Good English and Maths skills are essential and candidates must have GCSE maths and English at grade C or above. 


We can assure you that working at Woodchurch will be exciting and fun. Have a look at our website to get a feel for what we are about.


Visits to look round the school are warmly encouraged. 


We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and Barred List check.



Here at Woodchurch, we want our workforce to reflect the make-up of the community we serve. Therefore we welcome all applications irrespective of gender, ethnic origin, belief, sexual orientation, age or disability.



All shortlisted candidates will need to verify their eligibility to work in the UK at interview.


We reserve the right to interview suitable applicants before the closing date so do get your application in promptly. 

Information about the school

Woodchurch Church of England Primary School has 165 children on roll and is situated in the heart of the Kent countryside in the village of Woodchurch, 6 miles from Ashford and 4 miles from Tenterden. We are a school at the heart of the community, that puts children at the heart of everything we do. Our site consists of a mixture of Victorian and modern buildings.

Woodchurch CE Primary School plays a central role within a close-knit village community. We enjoy a well-established relationship with the wider parish. We are proud of our inclusive, Christian ethos and benefit from strong, mutually supportive links with the local community, church and parents.

As a school we value each individual child and strive to provide a stimulating, learning experience for all our children. We are committed to ensuring that each child achieves their very best whilst in our care.

Our confident and engaging children are key to the welcoming family atmosphere you will find here at our amazing school. Our parents care about their children’s education, and we have a very active parent and friends association. You will be supported by a great Governing Body. We have strong links with our collaboration, Tenterden Rural Alliance made up other schools, including primary and secondary schools.

To find out more about us visit our fantastic school website.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Mrs Kelly Burlton and Mrs Jen Dawes
  • Address:Bethersden Road, Ashford, Kent, TN26 3QJ
  • Telephone: (01233) 860232
  • Email: office@woodchurch.kent.sch.uk

Fax: (01233) 860804


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.