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EYFS - Teaching Assistant - Full-time

St Mark's CEP School, Tunbridge Wells

  • Ref:KCC886-3052-127S
  • Posted:06/02/2020
  • Pay:KR3 £17365 - 17411 (pro rata £10643 - £10671)
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:24/02/2020 at 10:00
  • Interviews:Thurs 5th March am


A vacancy has arisen in one of our EYFS classes for a full time teaching assistant. Hours of work are 8.45 - 3.15 (with an hour for lunch), term time only so 38 weeks of the year.

You will be working as part of a team with your class teacher as well as the class teacher and teaching assistant in the other class. The way in which EYFS works means that there is alot of interaction between the staff and children in both classes creating a close knit team.

Ideally you will have had previous experience of working either in EYFS or in a nursery setting. This is not essential as training will be given, but we would expect the right candidate to have familiarised themselves with the EYFS curriculum, and have experience or read up on how early maths and literacy is taught as well as a sound knowledge of phonics.

The approach to learning in EYFS is play based and we would expect candidates to have a knowledge of how children learn through play. EYFS children can also require a fair amount of pastoral support.

So if you have the above skills, or are able to show at interview that you have researched and familiarised yourself with them then we would be delighted to hear from you.

Other skills that we would like to see are:- 

  • Good Numeracy and Literacy skills
  • Good organisational skills
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Good communication skills
  • The ability to learn and think quickly on the job
  • Flexibilty


  • A good sense of humour!

The successful candidate will be joining a very friendly and supportive team of staff and governors working with well behaved children. Visits to the school are warmly welcomed and can be arranged by contacting the school office on 01892 525402, or email admin@st-marks.kent.sch.uk

St Mark's CE Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

The post is subject to an enhanced disclosure application to the Disclosure and Barring Service and check against the ISA barred list for children.

Information about the school

St Mark's CE Primary is a friendly and caring school set in large grounds on the outskirts of Tunbridge Wells. This September we became 2 form entry throughout the school, following a school expansion programme that started 7 years ago. The increase in school size has transformed the school and given staff many opportunities for growth and development which we hope will continue for years to come.

In EYFS we run Forest Schools and following the promotion of our Forest school leader to a position at another school we are currently training a new teacher to take the lead. We have recently been awarded the ECO school Green Flag award, and sustainability is a key theme within the school with and active child led ECO club.

An extensive building an refurbishment programme was completed in July 2015, providing superb new facilities for the children. We also have an outside classroom, kindly funded by the PTA.

The Good Ofsted that we received in Feb 2017 highlighted the strength of the management team, governors and staff and the good behaviour and attitudes of the pupils towards their learing. We have strong links with out local church and a strong Christian ethos.

In December 2019 we had our SIAMS inspection and were judged as good.

Job Contact Information

Fax: 01892 532409


Below are documents that have been added to this vacancy.

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.