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Part-Time Teaching Assistant in Early Years (Mornings) - Part-time

Russell House School, Otford

  • Ref:KCC886-6039-14S
  • Posted:28/03/2024
  • Pay:Salary dependent on experience and qualifications.
  • Start Date:As soon as possible.
  • App Close Date:03/05/2024 at 16:30
  • Interviews:To be held soon after closing date.


Russell House School is seeking an enthusiastic individual to join our ‘outstanding’ Early Years team within this aspirational day school.

This is an ideal role for someone who enjoys working with young children in a supportive and nurturing environment. Our class sizes are intentionally small which enables every child to receive the very best experience. Working alongside other passionate and experienced practitioners, you will have the opportunity to develop your own knowledge and skills meaning previous experience is not necessarily essential for the right candidate.

The role of the staff in our Pre-Pre department are of extreme importance as they are often the first experience of Russell House, not only for the children but also their parents. It is essential to ensure a warm welcome each morning and to be consistently nurturing and sensitive towards the children's needs.

All of our Pre-Prep classes have their own classroom and well-resourced outside spaces in which to play, explore and develop skills and independence. Ensuring that these remain safe and well presented will be part of your role.

This is a wonderful opportunity to work across the entire department and support each class throughout the week depending on the needs of the children and staff. Although the role will require you to be predominantly based in our Form 1 and Transition classes providing additional support to the class teachers, there will be opportunities to work in our Nursery and Russell Robins classes also.

You will be working under the instruction and guidance of the class teacher to deliver enjoyable and purposeful activities that cover all areas of the EYFS curriculum. These high-quality interactions with the children are vital for assessments and observations which will support each child’s development plan

Salary is dependent on experience and qualifications, for 5 mornings pw of 8.30am - 1.30pm, term-time only for 34 weeks pa.

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Information about the school

Russell House is a family-friendly school for girls and boys aged from 2 to 11, with a warm, caring and inclusive atmosphere where every child has access to a myriad of opportunities for extra-curricular activities. Our size enables us to promise and deliver exceptional levels of personal care, ensuring each child is authentically treated as an individual throughout their time with us.

We have a reputation for achieving remarkable results across the board; from academic subjects to music, art, drama and sport. All our children leave at 11 and we have a well-established reputation for success in the Kent Test and other super-selective Grammar tests at 11+, and competitive entry to independent schools such as Sevenoaks, Caterham and King's Rochester. We have a consistently good record in gaining scholarships in academics, sport and music, which goes hand in hand with an ethos which encourages individuality, self-expression, curiosity to learn and the ability to challenge accepted wisdom.

The school is careful to cultivate a calm, happy atmosphere and there is also a strong emphasis on building skills for the future and developing a sensitive awareness of the world beyond the school. Russell House is idyllically set in the beautiful village of Otford, with sweeping views of the North Downs.

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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.