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Teaching Assistant With SEND Experience - Term Time

Bishops Down Primary School, Tunbridge Wells

  • Ref:KCC886-2490-122S
  • Posted:08/04/2019
  • Pay:KR3
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:23/04/2019 at 15:00
  • Interviews:w/c 29th April


Fixed Term Contract ending 31st August 2020

Term Time only for 30 hours per week on KR3 FTE

This post is available immediately

We are looking for a candidate who has very high expectations of themselves and others and works well within a team. The successful candidate will work with a child with significant SEND needs.  The role will involve working primarily with the named child and the successful candidate will be involved in working closely alongside the class teacher to deliver appropriate support.

You will need to be passionate about working with children with SEND, and can help us make a positive impact on our children’s lives. You will need to have the energy and enthusiasm to provide personalised learning experiences and have the initiative to follow and implement personalised education and health plans with the child in order to help them reach their full potential. Full training will be given for supporting the medical needs of the child.

You will need to have high standards of work ethic in terms of motivation, personal presentation, punctuality, professional standards, good communication and team work.

Applications are invited from individuals who have:

  • relevant and recent experience of working as a TA in a school
  • experience of working alongside a child with SEND needs
  • ability to work flexibly across the whole school
  • outstanding attendance and punctuality
  • at least NVQ2
  • GCSE Maths & English at grade C+ or equivalent
  • good communication skills and the ability to work as part of a team
  • ability and confidence to work with a range of children and confidently manage behaviour
  • ability to work with children with additional needs including children who have a physical disability and/or medical needs and are happy to support personal care needs. 
  • an ability to communicate, take on board advice, use your initiative and meet deadlines
  • a great sense of humour!

We welcome interested parties to book a tour of the school and come in for an informal chat.  Please phone Michelle Woods, SENDCO, on 01892 520114. 

Applications must be received by 3pm, Tuesday 23rd April and interviews will be held the following week.

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


Information about the school

Bishops Down Primary School and Nursery is an inclusive, non-denominational school working in partnership with the Tunbridge Wells Primary Schools Collaborative Trust. The school was built in 1967 and is situated on the western edge of Tunbridge Wells in a leafy and pleasant residential area.

The school site is beautiful, elevated and fringed with green playing fields and woods. A fragrant quiet garden, pond and wooden structures in the grounds offer opportunities for happy playtimes.

We have over 300 pupils in the primary and nursery classes. We also have a designation for children with physical disabilities and complex medical needs who are all included in mainstream.

We run Wrap Around Care at the beginning of the day and after school for our school and nursery children and during the holidays we run a Holiday Play Scheme for all children in the community.

Job Contact Information

Fax: (01892) 619130


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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.