Warning - This Vacancy is now Closed!

Early Years Teaching Assistant - Part-time

Speldhurst CEP School, Speldhurst

  • Ref:KCC886-3042-52S
  • Posted:12/01/2022
  • Pay:Kent Range 3
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:26/01/2022 at 12:00
  • Interviews:1st February 2022


Early Years Teaching Assistant - Part-time - 3-4 Days per Week (FTE 0.6 - 0.8)

We are looking for a highly efficient, flexible, friendly and reliable Teaching Assistant to join our school. This position is for three or four days a week (Wednesday,Thursday and Friday (with the option of another day), 8.30am to 3.30pm, 38 weeks of the year (term-time only).

We currently have a vacancy for a highly efficient Teaching Assistant to assist and support children with their learning in Year R and KS1. We are looking for a competent Teaching Assistant who preferably has relevant experience supporting children within EYFS. You will need to be energetic, supportive and a positive team player with a sense of humour and excellent communication skills. You may also be required to assist other pupils both in and outside of the classroom setting, in accordance with the teacher's planning. You will need to be willing to contribute to the wellbeing of children in our lovely school.

Speldhurst Primary School offers a dynamic and highly supportive staff team with a sunny outlook, who always put children first. Please take a look at our school on the school website at: speldhurst.kent.sch.uk. Under ‘All about Us’, you will find a virtual tour to give you a flavour of the school values and ethos.

The ideal candidate will be a well organised practitioner who is able to use their own initiative and also be able to work as part of a team. You will be flexible in your approach, completely reliable and always enthusiastic and positive.

Having a good working knowledge of the Early Years curriculum would be a great advantage. Empathy and an ability to establish good working relationships with staff, parents and pupils are essential.

Necessary Experience:

  • Formal qualification as a teaching assistant, QTS or experience in an Early Years setting
  • Good standard of education (GCSE English and Maths)
  • Strong ICT skills
  • The ability to take responsibility for small intervention groups and, on occasion, whole classes for short periods of time.

Desirable Experience:  

  • First Aid Qualification
  • Ability to run an after-school club
  • Proven artistic/display ability

In light of recent developments regarding the pandemic, visits to the school are not possible and initial interviews will now be held via Zoom.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Appointment to this position will be subject to an enhanced DBS check. This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.


Information about the school

Speldhurst Church of England Aided Primary School is in a village 3 miles from Tunbridge Wells in Kent and is at the heart of a thriving village community. We are a small, caring school with just 210 pupils so it is possible to know every child.

The school became Voluntary Aided in September 2004 and is known for its strong Christian ethos. It has an Outstanding Ofsted judgement (February 2014) and an Excellent SIAMS judgement (June 2019). Our dedicated team of teachers, governors and support staff work closely with parents to provide the best possible opportunities for our children. We provide a happy, caring environment, a broad and balanced academic curriculum and promote high standards of behaviour. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and this post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.

Job Contact Information

Fax: (01892) 862196


Below are documents that have been added to this vacancy.

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).