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Pre Prep Teaching Assistant - Term Time

Somerhill Charitable Trust Ltd, Tonbridge

  • Ref:KCC886-6021-1S
  • Posted:02/12/2021
  • Pay:£10.71 p/h (inclusive of holiday pay)
  • Start Date:ASAP
  • App Close Date:14/01/2022 at 09:00
  • Interviews:19 January 2022



Teaching Assistant Job Description – Pre-Prep School 


This full-time position offers the opportunity to join our strong and successful Pre-Prep Teaching Assistant team and work alongside enthusiastic and dynamic colleagues.  You will be required to ensure all children have the opportunity to engage in the Key Stage 1 Curriculum/ Early Years according to the school’s requirements.  Within the school day it is fundamental that you facilitate opportunities for children to experience successful learning of knowledge and abilities, including ‘soft’ skills.  The ideal candidate will be passionate about education and will have an ability to connect with pupils to create positive and trusting relationships. Experience and a passion for outdoor education would be beneficial. 

Information about the school

Somerhill Pre-Prep is one of the three sections at Somerhill. It is a co-educational school, comprising of an Early Years department and Key Stage 1 department. There are approximately 220+ pupils, ranging in age from 2 1/2 to 7 years. There are currently just over 35 full and part-time staff, including One-to One Learning Support Assistants and specialist teachers. Somerhill Pre-Prep provides families the opportunity to start their child’s learning in a school environment prior to statutory school age. Our Early Years department comprises of three Preschool forms, four Reception forms. In Key Stage 1, there are three Year 1 forms and four Year 2 forms. We are a mixed ability school and pride ourselves on developing each child to their full potential, both academically and socially.

Somerhill Pre-Prep is an IAPS school, and the majority of our children continue their learning at one of the two Somerhill prep schools. The boys can join Yardley Court, which currently has 250+ pupils, at Year 3 and they will stay until Year 6 (11+) or Year 8 (13+ Common Entrance). The girls can join Derwent Lodge which currently has 135+ pupils aged 7 to 11 years. Overall, there are 600+ pupils here on site at Somerhill. The schools are all based in a stunning Jacobean mansion set in 150 acres of beautiful parkland.

More details of all three schools can be found on our website: www.somerhill.org.

At Somerhill, our goal is to ensure pupils are offered a range of stimulating and engaging experiences to develop a life-long interest and enjoyment of learning for everyone.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Jessica May
  • Address:Tudeley Road, Somerhill, Tonbridge, Kent, TN11 0NJ
  • Telephone: 01732 352124
  • Email: jmay@somerhill.org

Fax: 01732 363381


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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).