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Teaching Assistant - Full-time/Part-time

St Peter's CEP School, Tunbridge Wells

  • Ref:KCC886-3053-199S
  • Posted:15/04/2024
  • Pay:Kent Range 3
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:02/05/2024 at 09:00
  • Interviews:07/05/24


Classroom Teaching Assistant 

We are excited to announce that we are looking for a Classroom Teaching Assistant to join our friendly team.

Are you positive, enthusiastic and dynamic? Do you have a sense of humour and passion which brings out the best in all children? Do you believe that every child can be successful and reach their full potential? Do you want to be a part of a caring team who are passionate about making a difference to all children?

If you answered yes to these questions, then you could be the person we are looking for to join our small, happy team at St Peter's CE Primary School.

The successful candidate would be required to support and challenge pupils during learning activities both in and out of the classroom as well as contributing to the management of pupil behaviour, establishing and maintaining relationships with individual pupils and groups.

Previous experience would be beneficial, but we are also considering candidates who are new to the role of supporting in the classroom. As a school we are committed to staff development and well placed to be able to offer ongoing support and training as you work closely with our friendly staff team, under the guidance of the school SENCO.

We are looking for someone who:

  • Has a genuine, professional interest to provide quality teaching to children including those in early years and is highly motivated by the desire to support them in reaching their full potential.
  • Is flexible, resilient and can use initiative.
  • Is organised with good interpersonal skills.
  • Able to foster and maintain positive relationships with pupils, colleagues and parents / carers
  • Can demonstrate a flexible approach to work and an ability to embrace change.
  • Has GCSE grade C or equivalent in Maths and English.
  • Has strong ICT skills.
  • Is committed to develop to review and develop their own professional practice.
  • Is caring, kind and friendly to all.
  • Determined to make a difference.
  • Believes passionately that all children can and will succeed.

In your application, please outline your experience working with primary age children, explaining how you have had made a positive impact on their development.

Applications will be considered in the order in which they are received.  St Peter's CEP School reserves the right to interview at any point during the recruitment process and early applications are encouraged.

The hours can be flexible and discussed at interview but suggested hours of work are 8.25-3.10pm daily, term time only term time only with a 30 minute lunch break. Salary in accordance with Kent Range 3.

Applications should be made through the www.kent-teach.com website. For further details or to arrange a visit please contact the office on 01892525727  admin@st.peters.kent.sch.uk 

St Peter’s CEP School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. The post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure application to the Criminal Records Bureau and check against the ISA-barred list for children.

Information about the school

St Peter's CE Primary School is a happy, successful and over subscribed school with 210 children on roll. Our school is set in a beautiful part of Tunbridge Wells. Although it is possible to easily walk into the centre of Tunbridge Wells from our school, we are set on the edge of the town in the Hawkenbury Village area. Our children live locally to our school with many walking from the surrounding roads.

We have a wonderful site, with far reaching views, forest school, a field and a beautiful new building which was completed in 2021.

Values of Courage, Compassion and Respect are central to our school ethos. People who visit our school often comment on the welcome they receive from pupils and staff alike.

Our school vision shapes who we are as a community:

Built upon courage, compassion and respect, excellence in learning and ambition in teaching, our school lights the way to a world of possibilities.

With relationships at our core, we nurture every individual. Each unique contribution is valued.

All flourish, making a difference as global citizens and as a beacon in our local community.

To achieve our vision, St Peter’s aims to: • Enable all children to flourish • Provide an inclusive educational setting that nurtures the potential of every child • Develop, encourage and support an enthusiastic, committed staff, open to new ideas and challenges • Be a vibrant hub for the local community with strong links to the church

Our inclusive curriculum has been carefully designed to provide all children with a broad and balanced education, through which our pupils are given a wide variety of opportunities and experiences to grow and develop academically, physically, socially, morally and spiritually. This is complemented by a wide range of extra-curricular activities including sports, arts, music and well-being to support the children to flourish.

More information about our curriculum and wider offer can be found on our school website. The school newsletters are a good place to find out more about who we are as a school and the things we do. (These can be found on our website.)

If you would like to find out more about our school and the role we are currently looking to recruit, then please do call us and come for a tour. We welcome everyone who genuinely feels this could be the role they have been looking for!

As a school we are committed to safeguarding and follow safer recruitment practices. There is more information about our safeguarding polices accessible on our website.

We may interview suitable candidates before the advertised closing date.

More information about our school can be found by visiting the school website: https://www.st-peters.kent.sch.uk/ or by emailing admin@st-peters.kent.sch.uk

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Mrs Joanna Langton
  • Address:Hawkenbury Road, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN25BW
  • Telephone: 01892525727
  • Email: admin@st-peters.kent.sch.uk


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 Education.