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Teaching Assistant - Part-time

Brenchley & Matfield C of E Primary School, Brenchley

  • Ref:KCC886-3306-71S
  • Posted:06/02/2019
  • Pay:KR 3
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:12/02/2019 at 12:00
  • Interviews:15 February 2019


Role: 27.5 Hours per week / term time only / 1 year temporary contract 

We are looking for an enthusiastic, hard-working and creative KS1/2 Teaching Assistant to join our friendly, caring and dedicated team. You will need to be able to use your initiative, prepare resources and follow the careful planning given to you by the Class Teacher. The role is linked to specific funding but you will be deployed depending on experience to date.  You will also be required to cover lunch time supervision on a rota basis.  You may be responsible for the personal care and hygiene needs of the children in your care.

The successful candidate will demonstrate:

  • an ability to work within a team with patience, humour, initiative and flexibility
  • computer competence
  • a calm and caring approach
  • a knowledge of synthetic phonics (not essential)
  • good basic skills in English and Mathematics (see Person Specification)
  • experience of working with small groups / individuals on specific intervention programmes is desirable

Hours – 27.5 hours per week over 5 days to include meal supervisory cover.  This role is term time only to include Inset days. 

Interviews will be held on Friday 15th February 2019.  This is temporary 1 year post  linked to specific funding.  Closing date and shortlisting will be Thursday 12 February 2019 at 12 noon.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. This position is subject to an enhanced DBS check.

Information about the school

Brenchley and Matfield Primary is a one form entry village school with a pervading Christian ethos, set in beautiful Kent countryside. We have an excellent reputation for our caring and friendly atmosphere, with 179 children currently on roll. We are passionately committed to continuous development at all levels for staff and pupils alike; with access to bespoke coaching and mentoring programmes.

We have a Good Ofsted grading (November 2018) which specifically refers to our confident staff, high morale and the positive impact our actions are having in driving the school forward. Our latest SIAMS inspection (February 2019) awarded us the top category for Collective Worship and we received excellent comments linked to leadership, RE Teaching & Learning which is all linked to our overall character and quality as a Church of England school.

We have very supportive staff, parents and governors with a flourishing PTFA which enhances our extensive extra and wider curriculum provision.

The school has strong musical and sporting traditions as well as delivering an exciting, enriching and creative curriculum. We have very good links with the local parishes and communities that we serve. We have strong partnerships with schools and multiple agencies.

The school became an Academy as part of the highly regarded and growing Tenax Schools Trust under the lead school of Bennett Memorial in 2016. This gives us strong links with Teach Kent and Sussex and the Tenax School Centered Initial Teacher Training (SCITT).

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Miss Jane Mallon
  • Address:Market Heath, Brenchley Road, Brenchley, Kent, TN12 7NY
  • Telephone: (01892) 722929
  • Email: office@brenchley.kent.sch.uk

Fax: (01892) 724947


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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.