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Teaching Assistant - Part-time

The Skinners’ Kent Academy Trust

  • Ref:KCC-F32-10-S
  • Posted:12/02/2024
  • Pay:SKAT Pay Range
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:04/03/2024 at 12:00
  • Interviews:w/c 11 March 2024

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We are looking for a highly motivated Teaching Assistant who is committed to raising standards and maintaining our very high expectations.

The successful candidate will be hardworking, creative, energetic and an excellent practitioners who ideally will have experience of supporting students in the classroom or working with young people. They will be caring and sensitive to the needs of all students, but especially those for whom they are responsible and with whom they are working. Their professionalism and dedication will enable our students and pupils to achieve more than they believe possible.

They will work as part of an outstanding team of Teaching Assistants and will be committed to ensuring Quality First Teaching and Learning.

The Inclusion team has a wide-ranging responsibility across the Academy for the progress and well-being of key groups including those with Special Educational Needs, those with English as an Additional Language, Vulnerable students and Free School meals.

The team consists of an Assistant Principal for Inclusion and SENDCo, Inclusion Manager, Assistant Inclusion Manager and an outstanding team of nine Teaching Assistants. Owing to growth and expansion we are looking to increase our numbers of Teaching Assistants as we recognise the impact that their work has on students and their life chances.

Job Purpose To support the teaching staff in securing high quality learning, raising standards and having a positive impact on students’ learning experience within the Academy.

•To work under the guidance of the teaching staff to support learning activities, maintain student and pupil records and promote students’ social and emotional development.

In return we offer:

  • An exciting, vibrant and exciting place to work
  • We offer a valuable pension package of benefits for members and their dependents of both the teachers and local government pensions schemes; generous employer contribution; tax relief on your contributions; flexibility to pay more or less in contributions; flexible retirement options.
  • Fitness suite and sports facilities 
  • Local Authority Reward Scheme
  • ePlatform: digital library
  • EV charging station

We reserve the right to make an appointment before the closing date, so early applications are encouraged.

  • The Skinners’ Kent Academy Trust is an equal opportunities employer, committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Successful applicants are subject to an enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service check and satisfactory employment references.


Information about the trust

The Trust comprises of Skinners’ Kent Academy and Skinners’ Kent Primary School.

The Academy opened on September 1st 2009. It is an independent, non fee-paying, mixed, all ability school, funded by the DfE and supported fully by its lead sponsor The Skinners’ School, a grammar school for boys and the Skinners’ Company. The Skinners’ Kent Academy Trust is founded on the principles of a culture of high standards and high aspirations, a culture of active participation, an emotionally rich learning environment and an inclusive environment where every child is known and every learner supported.

The main aim of the Academy Trust is to provide the highest quality of education for students, from Reception to Year 11 and the Sixth Form. The Academy Trust aims to raise and reflect aspirations within the local community and provide education, social and economic benefits for all.

We aim to find and develop everything that is exceptional in each child and let it flourish within a framework of high expectations. We intend to motivate and inspire our students to achieve of their very best, to fly high, and to set course on the brightest of futures.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Alison Drury
  • Address:Sandown Park,
    Sandown Park,
    Tunbridge Wells,
    TN2 4PY
  • Telephone: 01892574258
  • Email: hr@skinnerskent.org.uk



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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.