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Teaching Assistant - Fixed Term

Kings Hill School, Kings Hill

  • Ref:KCC886-2680-205S
  • Posted:09/02/2024
  • Pay:KR3
  • Start Date:March 2024
  • App Close Date:29/02/2024 at 12:00
  • Interviews:TBA


Kings Hill School Primary and Nursery is a vibrant and unique oversubscribed school situated in Kings Hill. We are fortunate to have extensive grounds and fantastic facilities including running track, Multi Use Games Area, Adventure Trim Trail, Whispering Woods, dedicated art classroom, cookery room as well as a newly equipped ICT suite and fantastic library.

We support staff to develop and all of our teaching assistants work closely with teachers and senior leaders. Staff are developed and trained to support school improvement priorities and develop their own individual talents and skills. All TAs are part of subject teams and have regular professional development.

 The values of the school (Respect, Kindness, Cooperation, Courage, Resilience and Responsibility) are well embedded by children and staff. All staff are role models and staff value and respect each other.

We are looking for an enthusiastic Teaching Assistant to join our friendly, dedicated and supportive team.

The successful applicant will be required to work 30 hours per week, term time, 38 weeks a year.

This post is at Kent Range 3 and will initially be a one year fixed term contract.

The successful candidate will be expected to: 

  • Be someone who enjoys working with children
  • Have relevant qualifications or relevant experience
  • Be a good team player, flexible and prepared to use their initiative
  • Be committed to their own professional development
  • Be imaginative, creative, very energetic and interested in moving on children’s learning
  • Have good interpersonal skills and organisational skills
  • Have an interest in celebrating children's learning by classroom display
  • Support the ethos and wider life of the school

Visits to the school are welcomed and encouraged. Please contact the school office for an appointment.

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our children. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure.

Shortlisted applicants will be expected to complete a confidential self-disclosure.

Information about the school

We have recently (2024) been graded as 'outstanding'.

'This is an exceptional school and Nursery where pupils are truly ‘inspired to believe, inspired to achieve’, fulfilling the school’s aspirational vision. Staff have a relentless ambition for all, from early years to Year 6. Expectations are consistently high and impressively met, with pupils achieving exceptionally well.'(OFSTED 2024)

We are a very popular primary school in the heart of the Kings Hill community with 420 pupils and 60 children on roll in our Nursery.

Offering a unique and vibrant primary school experience with high expectations and a caring ethos. Our school is set in fantastic grounds and our forward thinking approach and dedicated staff aim to provide the best education for all.

We have playing fields, wildlife and woodland areas, polytunnel, amphitheatre, netball court, football pitches, MUGA (Multi Use Games Area), all weather running track, impressive ICT suite, library, specialist music and art classroom, cookery room and a large indoor hall as well as a large adventure playground with a wide range of apparatus including a climbing wall.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Mrs Sonia Coventry
  • Address:Kings Hill School, Crispin Way, Kings Hill, West Malling, Kent, ME19 4LS
  • Telephone: 01732 842739
  • Email: finance@kings-hill.kent.sch.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.