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SEN Teaching Assistant - Full-time/Part-time

Kemsing Primary School, Sevenoaks

  • Ref:KCC886-2136-44S
  • Posted:19/06/2020
  • Pay:Kent Range 5
  • Start Date:September 2020
  • App Close Date:01/07/2020 at 10:00
  • Interviews:Monday 6th July 2020


Kemsing is a thriving village primary school and a super place to work, where relationships, at all levels, are paramount.  We have a great staff team and our pupils really engage in their learning and care deeply about THEIR school.

We are seeking to appoint a teaching assistant who can work in support of a child with an EHCP for additional needs in cognition and learning.  The successful candidate may also be asked to carry out some group work, following set programmes for fixed periods of time.  The contract is until the end of February 2021, but as long as the pupil remains in school, could be renewed further.

The minimum we require for this role is 25 hours per week, but for a suitably qualified candidate, we may consider a full time post of 28.75 hours per week.  A willingness to work up to 5 additional hours at lunchtimes would also be very welcome.  A job share for this role would also be considered if there were two suitable part time candidates.

We welcome applications from candidates with relevant experience (paid or voluntary) of working with children.  

We can offer you the support of experienced, enthusiastic staff; considerate and respectful pupils and opportunities for ongoing professional development.

Kemsing Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. Successful applicants will be required to undertake a criminal record check via the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

We reserve the right to interview and offer the job to an exceptionally strong candidate prior to the closing date.

We welcome you to visit us via Zoom to find out more about our school and the role in particular.  Please email the school office to arrange a visit.

Information about the school

Kemsing Primary is a delightful village school in a very beautiful location set at the foot of the North Downs, yet only 10 minutes from the thriving commuter town of Sevenoaks. The school was established in 1885 although our current buildings are considerably newer!

We are a one form entry school with a current roll of 200. We are a very popular school, normally oversubscribed every year.

We are a central member of our local community and have strong links with our local parish church where we hold Easter, Harvest and Christmas services for the children and their families. Local businesses and community groups support us through the activities of our hard-working PTA, who run a large programme of events each year from the popular village summer fete, through to quizzes and comedy nights. Profits support school projects like the redevelopment of our wonderful swimming pool facilities.

Our dedicated governing body further supports the school with its diverse skill set and has been actively involved over the past year in redesigning our eco wildlife pond and garden and creating a fabulous school library to support our children’s learning. At Kemsing Primary School we encourage parents to be fully involved in their children's education. Our philosophy is one of partnership, where parents and the school work closely together for the benefit of the child.

We treat every child as an individual. We have high expectations that all of our children will excel and reach their full potential. The school prides itself on its welcoming and happy atmosphere and our emphasis is on excellence and enjoyment for all. Our highly committed and talented staff members create a supportive yet challenging environment for our young learners.

Job Contact Information

Fax: (01732) 763237


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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.