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Teaching Assistant - Maternity

Pembury Primary School, Tunbridge Wells

  • Ref:KCC886-2139-123S
  • Posted:13/09/2019
  • Pay:Kent Range 3 (£15,628 - £17,188)
  • Start Date:November 19
  • App Close Date:04/10/2019 at 14:00
  • Interviews:To be Confirmed


We are looking for a caring and dedicated teaching assistant who holds a level 1 or 2 Diploma (or equivalent) with proficient skills in working with young children.

We are looking for this member of staff to support the teaching, learning and personal developement of pupils in one of our Year 1 classes to cover the maternity leave of the current member of staff. 

We are looking for a teaching assistant who will:

  • Work with individuals or small groups of pupils in the classroom under the direct supervision of teaching staff and provide feedback to the teacher
  • Support pupils to understand instructions, support independant learning and inclusion of all pupils
  • Support the teacher in behaviour managemtn and keeping pupils on task
  • Support pupils in social and emotional well-being, reporting problems to the teacher as appropriate
  • Prepare and clear up learning environment and resources, including photocopying, filing and the display and presentation of the pupils work and contribute to maitaining a safe environment
  • Record basic pupil data
  • Support children's learning through play
  • Assist with break-time supervision including facilitating games and activities
  • Assist with pupils' personal needs including toileting, hygiene, dressing and eating, as well as help with social, welfare and health matters, reporting problems to the teacher as appropriate

We can offer:

  • a thriving Primary School in the lovely village of Pembury
  • a working environment in which everyone is valued
  • resources and training to enable you to carry out your role effectively
  • a hard-working, trusting and supportive team which has the learning, enjoyment and well-being of our children at the heart of everything that we do
  • children who love learning

Visits to our school are welcome and can be arranged via the school office.

The role to cover the maternity leave of the person currently holding this position and is for 32.5 hours per week, term time only within the KR3 Pay Band.

Interviews:  to be arranged during the week commencing 14 October 2019.

Closing date for applications is midnight on Friday 4 October 2019.

We will contact you by email if you have been shortlisted for interview and all references will be requested before the interview.

Information about the school

Pembury is a forward looking Primary School with an excellent team of support staff and we are proud to offer pleasant surroundings and good resources in addition to excellent opportunities for CPD.

We are part of a local collaborative trust with the schools in the Tunbridge Wells area and work closely with them sharing expertise and best practice.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Hazel Edwards
  • Address:Lower Green Road, Pembury, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN2 4EB
  • Telephone: 01892 822259
  • Email: office@pembury.kent.sch.uk

Fax: 01892 825414


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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.