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Teaching Assistant - Full-time

St John's C.E.Primary School, Tunbridge Wells

  • Ref:KCC886-3050-153S
  • Posted:14/03/2019
  • Pay:KR3
  • Start Date:Apr 2019
  • App Close Date:25/03/2019 at 12:00
  • Interviews:Thursday, 28th March 2019


We are a large primary school with 654 pupils and over 100 staff. The school is warm, friendly and welcoming and the staff team works closely together to support all of our pupils.

We currently have a new opportunity for a committed and enthusiastic full-time Teaching Assistant.

We are also looking for a second Teaching Assistant to work with us until December 2019. Ideally we are seeking a full-time applicant but we would consider part-time. 

Term time only (38 weeks per year), 31.25 hours per week to include half an hour lunch duty each day.

Salary KR3: £10,885p.a. (pro rata for a full time salary of £15,628).

Applicants should have experience of working with children and may be required to work in the classroom, with small groups or provide one to one support.  An interest in Key Stage 1, Early Years and/or Forest Schools is also desirable. 

We are looking for candidates who have high expectations of themselves and others and work well in a team. You should be positive and able to reflect the School Values:

Foster a passion for learning






The successful candidates will assist in the educational and social development of pupils under the direction and guidance of the Headteacher, SEND Manager and Class Teachers. Teaching Assistant posts in Years 1 to 6 include supervision of children for part of the lunch break.

Candidates should be in sympathy with the ethos of a church school.

This school and all its personnel are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. The post is subject to an Enhanced DBS check, pre-employment medical clearance, references and verification of the right to work in the UK.

Application closing date: Monday, 25 March 2019 at midday

Interviews: Thursday, 28 March 2019


Information about the school

St John's Primary School is a Voluntary Controlled Church of England School situated in Tunbridge Wells. We have three forms of entry. We have strong links with our parent church of St John's and enjoy the excellent relationship we have with them. We offer a wide range of extra curricular activities to pupils.

We are a school with a Christian foundation and we welcome all children and adults into our community. We want our children, families and staff to know that they are valued, cared for and to be happy. We want our children to be passionate about learning and to equip them with the tools that will enable them to flourish academically, emotionally and spiritually.

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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.