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Teaching Assistant Teaching/Child Support - Full-time

St Matthew's High Brooms CEP School, Tunbridge Wells

  • Ref:KCC886-3294-96S
  • Posted:27/11/2019
  • Pay:KR3
  • Start Date:Monday 6th January
  • App Close Date:11/12/2019 at 12:00
  • Interviews:Friday 13th December


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 be working principally within the Key Stage 2 department supporting the children’s learning but should also be prepared to work across the school.

A requirement of this post is for the successful candidate to cover PPA at least one day a week. The curriculum areas to be taught will be identified through planning meetings with the PPA and Teaching staff.

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

  • Level 3 certificate for Teaching Assistants qualification or higher
  • Experience in covering a whole class for PPA.
  • Experience working in schools – ideally in all primary phases - experience in supporting children in Year 6 through SATs 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
  • 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 8:45 am – 3:15 pm, term time only. Salary in accordance with Kent Pay Scheme Grade KS3. 
Application closing date: Wednesday 11th December 2019
Interviews: Friday 13th December 2019
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 GCSEs 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, who place a high priority on professional and career development. Our staff receive a full support programme throughout the year to achieve their appraisal targets.

More information can be accessed on the school website: 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 370 children on roll. The school serves the community of High Brooms, St John's and neighbouring Southborough.

The school is an active member of the Tunbridge Wells Local Collaborative Trust, which seeks to raise standards of teaching and pupil attainment across the town.

We are a happy and lively school that places the children at the heart of everything that we do. Children benefit from many opportunities and take part in the excellent range of academic, physical and creative activities that we offer, both during and after school.

Our recent Ofsted in July 2018 was graded good.

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.