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Teaching Assistant - Key Stage 2 - Maternity

Wittersham CEP School, Tenterden

  • Ref:KCC886-3346-51S
  • Posted:25/06/2020
  • Pay:Kent Range 3
  • Start Date:September 2020
  • App Close Date:15/07/2020 at 09:00
  • Interviews:20th July 2020


We are seeking to appoint a Teaching Assistant for a Key Stage 2 class. This is for maternity cover. You will be part of a forward thinking team who put children's learning and well-being at the heart of everything we do. In our January 2020 'good' Ofsted report, the school is described as a happy, welcoming school where children thrive within a harmonious and trusting environment. The HMI reported that "misbehaviour is rare because lessons are interesting and pupils want to learn." "All staff are proud to work at the school. They are highly positive about leaders' concern for their workload and well-being." Our 'outstanding' June 2017 SIAMS inspection report, celebrated the excellent behaviour and respectful relationships in and around the school.

If you are passionate about children's learning, ambitious about developing excellent practice and a team player with a sense of fun, then Wittersham is the school for you!

The Successful Candidate will:

  • Have experience as a Teaching Assistant working with primary age children.
  • Demonstrate excellent communication skills and the ability to create a positive, inclusive atmosphere.
  • Be flexible, hardworking and highly reliable.
  • Have excellent maths and literacy skills.
  • Preferably have an NVQ 2 or equivalent.

We can offer you:

  • Happy, engaged and articulate children who are eager to learn and proud of their school.
  • A friendly, creative, committed team of staff in a school with a positive atmosphere.
  • A supportive parent community.
  • Professional development opportunities.
  • A school in a beautiful environment with a large sports pitch, swimming pool, reflection area and wildlife garden.

 Informal visits to the school for a tour are warmly welcomed and can be arranged by contacting the school office on 01797 270329.

Information about the school

We are a Church of England school, situated in the village of Wittersham, 4 miles from Tenterden, set in beautiful rural surroundings, backing onto farmland. The school has strong ties to the local community and St John's Church. Our lovely school buildings date from 1874 with the new, purpose built, classroom extension opened in December 2000. We have a roll of 140 children in five mixed-age classes.

At Wittersham we believe that every child must be nurtured, valued and empowered to have the highest aspirations for their future and to reach their full potential through the provision of stimulating, innovative and creative curriculum. We want our learning community to achieve high standards by equipping them with the skills to succeed and inspiring a lifelong love of learning.

Wittersham CEP School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare and safety of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.

To find out more about us, visit our school web site at: www.wittersham.kent.sch.uk or phone on 01797 270329 to arrange an appointment to look around the school.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Mrs Caroline Penn
  • Address:The Street, Wittersham, Tenterden, Kent, TN30 7EA
  • Telephone: (01797) 270329
  • Email: office@wittersham.kent.sch.uk

Fax: (01797) 270259


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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.