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Teaching Assistant - Term Time

Penshurst CEP School, Tonbridge

  • Ref:KCC886-3314-108S
  • Posted:23/09/2021
  • Pay:KR3- approx £10288 per annum (FTE £18425)
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:01/10/2021 at 16:00
  • Interviews:In the week beginning 4th October 2021


We are looking for an enthusiastic and inspiring person to join our school at what is a very exciting time; working primarily in our reception class.

We are looking for an experienced (ideally) Teaching Assistant with commitment, energy and drive to join our team and work closely with staff to provide positive learning experiences for all our pupils.

The post is for Tuesday to Friday, 8.30am to 3.15pm.

We expect the successful candidate to:

  • Be able to support in the delivery of high quality learning experiences for all pupils
  • Have high expectations of learning and behaviour and inspire and motivate our children;
  • Be supportive, nurturing and understanding with high expectations
  • Demonstrate good communication skills both orally and written
  • Work well as part of a team

The role also includes providing pupil supervision cover for some break and lunch duties.

Visits to the school are encouraged and should be arranged through the school office.

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the wellbeing of all children and expects our staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Please note that this vacancy may be withdrawn if a suitable candidate is found prior to the dates given.


Information about the school

We are a small village church school, at the heart of our community, set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. We have around 85 pupils taught in four classes: Foundation, Year 1 & 2 ; Year 3 & 4, Year 5 & 6.

The school plays a very active role in the local and wider community and provides many opportunities for children to develop their talents and interests, whether this be in the sporting competitions we take part in or in our wide range of extra-curricular clubs.

Our staff team is small, friendly and mutually supportive, which we believe is a real strength of our school. Our Christian values are important to us and are at the heart of all we strive to achieve. We encourage all members of the school community to walk in the shoes of others; - demonstrating our understanding of the needs of others as well as promoting kindness at every opportunity.

Job Contact Information

Fax: (01892) 870446


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.