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Teaching Assistant Teaching/Child Support - Term Time

Smarden Primary School, Ashford

  • Ref:KCC886-2288-28S
  • Posted:26/11/2018
  • Pay:KR3
  • Start Date:Dec 2018
  • App Close Date:09/12/2018 at 23:45
  • Interviews:To be confirmed


We are small village primary school located in villages on the outskirts of Ashford.  Following the federation both schools converted to academy status and are part of The Kemnal Academies Trust (TKAT). 

We require a Teaching Assistant to commence as soon as possible at Smarden to provide in-class support.  Experience in delivering intervention programmes, reading comprehension strategies, phonics, and providing social and emotional support to pupils of all ages is preferable.    This post will be for 25 hours per week.  Break time and lunch time supervision is required to be undertaken within this role.

We are looking for a highly organised and dedicated individual to join our team. The ability to inspire and support children will be a key requirement.  The post will involve supporting children's learning within groups as well as with individuals.  


Please include a separate letter of application outlining your experience, philosophy of learning, how you would contribute to the school and your reasons for applying for the post.

If you have the skills, interest and passion for education that we desire - please get in touch.

Visits to the schools are most welcome - please contact the school office to make an appointment.

Please apply using the TKAT application form attached.

The school governors take the issue of safeguarding the pupils of the schools very seriously and to this end the successful candidate will be required to obtain clearance from the Disclosure and Barring Service. The successful candidate will also be required to provide documentary proof of identity and qualifications.

Information about the school

Founded in 1716, the original school building can still be seen in our village. The current building at the front dates back to 1858. In academic year 2014/2015, the school underwent extensive refurbishment and new building works. This was a wonderful opportunity for the school and was part of the Priority School Building Programme. New, large classrooms were built to the rear of the old building and we are now able to deliver a 21st century learning environment which includes a new single-storey building, a new link corridor connecting the 2 buildings together and a new outdoor space with provision for games, social use and outdoor classrooms. We aim for our children to develop lifelong skills, the ability to take responsibility for their own learning so that they can face future challenges with confidence. We pride ourselves on providing a happy, caring, supportive and positive learning atmosphere where each child can achieve success. We actively encourage partnership between parents and our local community.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Elizabeth Rice
  • Address:Pluckley Road, Smarden, Ashford, Kent, TN27 8ND
  • Telephone: 01233 770316
  • Email: erice@smarden-tkat.org

Fax: 01233 770316


Below are documents that have been added to this vacancy.

Our School and all its personnel are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children. This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service.