Warning - This Vacancy is now Closed!

Teaching Assistant - Full-time

Groombridge St Thomas School, Tunbridge Wells

  • Ref:KCC845-3332-17S
  • Posted:03/06/2024
  • Pay:£23,500 (£18,657 pro rata)
  • Start Date:September 2024
  • App Close Date:24/06/2024 at 09:00
  • Interviews:TBA


Groombridge St Thomas is looking to appoint a Teaching Assistant from September 2024. Our Teaching Assistants play a crucial role in the day-to-day life of the school.  The post involves supporting pupils with their learning under the direction of the class teacher or SENCo. Throughout the week you may be working 1:1 with a pupil, with a group of pupils, or supporting generally in the class. Our TAs also play a crucial role in supporting during lunchtimes and PPA time.

The person appointed needs to have strong behaviour management skills, good communication skills, be enthusiastic, flexible, and be a good team player yet self-motivated enough to use their own initiative when necessary. You should also have good numeracy and literacy skills/qualifications and prior experience working with children. In return, we can offer you a supportive school with friendly, well-behaved pupils eager to learn. 

Closing date for applications: Monday 24th June at 9am. Please apply on the application form attached. 

Hours of work: 32.5 hours a week: 8.30-3.30 Monday to Friday including a lunch break

Salary: Grade 4 £23,500 (£18,657 pro rata)

Term time only to include INSET days

This is currently a fixed-term contract for two years due to a predicted fall in pupil numbers. 


An additional 3.75 hours may also be available to supervise our breakfast club for three mornings a week.

Please indicate in your application if you are applying for the TA post only or TA and breakfast club.


Groombridge St Thomas is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful applicant would be required to complete a DBS check and receive satisfactory clearance, along with a confidential health questionnaire. Written references will also be requested.

Information about the school

Groombridge St Thomas is a one form entry primary school situated just inside East Sussex, on the Kent/East Sussex border and a few miles from Tunbridge Wells. We are a happy school with positive, friendly, highly motivated and hardworking pupils and staff. Our school enjoys strong partnerships with parents, governors and the local community providing a creative, broad and balanced curriculum. We offer a wide variety of extra-curricular clubs.

Job Contact Information


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.