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1:1 Term-Time Teaching Assistant - Term Time

Staplehurst School, Tonbridge

  • Ref:KCC886-2192-218S
  • Posted:21/10/2021
  • Pay:KR3
  • Start Date:ASAP
  • App Close Date:02/11/2021 at 09:00
  • Interviews:Week beginnning 1 November 2021


We are looking for a 1:1 Teaching Assistant to support a child's social-emotional, communication and cross-curricular learning development, working under the guidance and direction of teaching and therapy colleagues (specialist Speech and language therapist and other multi agency professionals where appropriate: e.g. OT)

 The ideal candidate should: 

  • Have high aspirations and expectations of children and yourself.
  • Be passionate about providing all children with the opportunity to succeed.
  • Be committed to improving standards and raising achievement.
  • Value discovery and exploration within all areas of the curriculum.
  • Generate creative ideas to develop our curriculum and inspire children.
  • Be an effective communicator and good team player.

In return, we would offer you:

  • Enthusiastic, well motivated children who will love your desire to engage them in their learning.
  • A welcoming staff team who work well together and who are committed to the continuing development of the whole school.
  • An inclusive environment where every children come first.
  • Excellent professional development opportunities.
  • Supportive parents and governors.

Our closing date for applications is Tuesday 2nd November 2021. Interviews will be held that week. The start date would be ASAP.


This would be a contract linked to a named child for the duration that the child is at Staplehurst School. 31.25 hours per week TTO Kent Range 3 (£18,425) pro rata'd.


Information about the school

Staplehurst School is a two form entry community school, with approximately 360 pupils. Situated conveniently, between Maidstone and Cranbrook, in a beautiful rural part of Kent, the school, with its ‘outward-facing, best practice at heart’ culture, has achieved sustained academic improvement and continues to retain an excellent, enthusiastic team of staff. Blessed within beautiful and spacious grounds, Staplehurst School has the added benefit of two large sports halls, an ICT suite, music room, library and a newly updated Early Years outside space, as well as a Breakfast Club available from 7.30am and an After School Club until 5.30pm. Staplehurst School continues to be at the heart of the village community, where we pride ourselves on being an integral part of the everyday lives of people in the village. It is this community support, together with the caring and commitment from staff, which contributes to the well-being of the children. The Governing Body, staff and parents are an ambitious and dedicated team, working together to promote the school, and where our aim is to ensure each child reaches their full potential. At Staplehurst School children definitely come first!

At Staplehurst School, our key aims are to engender the school values in all of the children. These have been discussed and agreed by the children, staff and parents, and are as follows: Pride, Positivity, Respect, Independence, Determination and Excellence:

Children are encouraged to fulfil their potential through a creative curriculum that meets the needs of all pupils, develops independent and enquiry-based learning skills and offers appropriate challenges so that they might achieve the highest possible standards in all areas of their lives.

Our school is committed to equality as well as safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment. The post is subject to an enhanced DBS check under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

Job Contact Information

Fax: 01580 891291


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We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our students. You are advised that this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and therefore this post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).