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Teaching Assistant Teaching/Child Support - Full-time

St Matthew's High Brooms CEP School, Tunbridge Wells

  • Ref:KCC886-3294-91S
  • Posted:28/06/2019
  • Pay:KR3
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:15/07/2019 at 10:00
  • Interviews:Thursday 18th July


Are you positive and do you have lots of energy? Are you passionate about working with children and want to work as part of a team to ensure that all children achieve their potential in a happy and safe environment?

We are seeking to appoint a committed, experienced and enthusiastic Teaching Assistant to join our team who will have a positive impact on children’s learning.

The successful candidate will principally be working within the Key Stage 2 department supporting the teacher but shall also be prepared to work across the school.

Desirable qualifications, experience and qualities required by the successful applicant:

  • Level 3 certificate for Teaching Assistants qualification or similar
  • Experience working in schools – ideally in all primary phases - experience in supporting children in Year 6 through SAT's would be an advantage
  • Good literacy and numeracy skills, GCSE grade C+ or equivalent
  • Ability to work successfully with pupils with a range of needs
  • Adaptable and confident to support individuals, small groups of pupils
  • Capable and confident in delivering school interventions
  • Enjoys working with children and is able to establish excellent relationships
  • Excellent team member
  • Hardworking and is able to work on their own initiative and manage time
  • Willingness to take after school clubs or an early start club and/or have netball coaching skills
  • Very good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Good ICT skills
  • Committed to the school, has positive views and is willing to contribute to school events

The post is for 5 days a week 8:50 am – 3:15 pm, term time only. Salary in accordance with Kent Pay Scheme Grade KS3. 
Application closing date: Monday 15th July
Interviews: Thursday 18th July
Please apply via this website with a completed application form.

We are looking for someone who has a genuine interest and sensitivity to children's individual needs; you will have a positive impact on the classes you work with and the school as a whole. All candidates will have a high level of education but a minimum of GCSE's in English and Maths. They will be good and effective commuicators with children and adults, friendly and approachable and able to work on their own initiative.

In return we can offer a very supportive and friendly team, a popular and successful school, we place a high priority on professional and career development and staff receive a full support programme throughout the year to achieve their performance management targets.

More information can be accessed on the school website: www.st-matthews-school.org please contact Mrs K Hettrich in the school office on 01892 528098.

St Matthew's CEP School is committed to safeguarding and promoting child welfare and British Values. This position is subject to an enhanced DBS Check, pre-employment medical  clearance, good references and verification of the right to work in the UK.


Information about the school

Our school is currently a two form entry primary school in a semi urban area of Tunbridge Wells and Southborough.

At present there are approximately 400 children on roll. The school serves the community of High Brooms and neighbouring Southborough. The school enjoys excellent facilities with supportive staff and fantastic pupils.

The school is an active member of the Tunbridge Wells Cluster, which seeks to raise standards of teachers and pupils by developing learning styles and teaching styles. We are a happy and lively school and we place the children at the heart of everything that we do. They benefit from many opportunities and take part in the excellent range of academic, physical and creative activities that we offer, both during and at the end of the school day.

Our recent Ofsted in July 2018 was graded good overall.

Job Contact Information

Fax: 01892 517694

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.