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Teaching Assistant - Part-time - Special Needs Position

St Matthew's High Brooms CEP School, Tunbridge Wells

  • Ref:KCC886-3294-92S
  • Posted:05/07/2019
  • Pay:KR 3
  • Start Date:04th September 2019
  • App Close Date:15/07/2019 at 11:00
  • Interviews:18th July 2019


We are looking for a skilled, enthusiastic and caring Part time Teaching Assistant who will be working with a child in year 6 providing 1:1 support in the classroom, implementing learning and behaviour programs set by our qualified teachers and behaviour specialist.

You will need to have broad experience of working with similar pupils in a mainstream setting and have the compassion to support and nurture all children.

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

  • Level 3 certificate for Teaching Assistants qualification or similar
  • Experience of supporting SEN pupils
  • Be able to contribute to the management of pupil behavior and support pupils during learning activities
  • Be prepared to contribute to and attend regular meetings regarding progress and implementation of strategies as directed by outside agencies.
  • Able to use innovative strategies to have a positive impact on behaviour.
  • Work within a team liaising closely with the class teacher and Inclusion Manager to monitor progress and attainment. Capable and confident in delivering school interventions
  • Enjoys working with children and is able to establish excellent relationships
  • Hardworking and is able to work on their own initiative and manage time
  • Committed to the school, has positive views and is willing to contribute to school events
  • Willingness to increase hours if necessary to provide a lunchtime provision.

Salary in accordance with Kent Pay Scheme Grade KS3. Mondays to Fridays 8:50-12:30pm, (including lunchtime provision 1:30pm) Term time

Application closing date: Monday 15th July Interviews: Thursday 18th July

We are looking for someone who has a genuine interest and sensitivity to children's individual needs 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 communicators 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.

We are committed to equality of opportunity for all staff and applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, employment status, ethnic origin, gender, marital status, nationality, pregnancy and maternity, religious belief or non-belief, responsibility for dependants, sexual orientation, social background, trade union or political activity or any other reasons which cannot be shown or justified. 

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


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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.