Teaching Assistant, Tunbridge Wells

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St Matthew's High Brooms Church of England Voluntary Controlled Primary SchoolTunbridge Wells
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Start date: asap
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: KR 3 (FTE £15,253 - £ 16,967 pro rata)
Contract term: Permanent

Job Description 

Are you positive and do you have lots of energy? Are you passionate about working with children and want to work as part of a team to ensure that all children achieve their potential in a happy and safe environment?  

We are seeking to appoint a committed, experienced and enthusiastic Teaching Assistant to join our team who will have a positive impact on children’s learning.  The successful candidate will principally be working within the key stage 1 department supporting the teacher but shall also be prepared to work across the school. The candidate will need to demonstrate flexibility and commitment, have experience (a level 3 Teaching Assistant qualification would be of advantage) of working in a primary school and needs to be able to work with groups or individual children undertaking intervention programmes. The role will also include supervision and mentoring of children at lunchtimes working together with dedicated lunchtime staff. 

Experience of working with children with additional needs would be an advantage.  

The post is for 5 days a week 8:45 am – 3:15 pm, term time only. Salary in accordance with Kent Pay Scheme Grade KS3.  Application closing date: 24th November     Interviews: Week starting 27th November.    

Please apply using a completed application form.

We are looking for someone who has a genuine interest and sensitivity to children's individual needs; you will have a positive impact on the classes you work with and the school as a whole. All candidates will have a high level of education but a minimum of GCSE's in English and Maths. They will be good and effective commuicators with children and adults, friendly and approachable and able to work on their own initiative. In return we can offer a very supportive and friendly team, a popular and successful school, we place a high priority on professional and career development and staff receive a full support programme throughout the year to achieve their performance management targets.  

More information can be accessed on the school website: www.st-matthews-school.org  please contact Mrs K Hettrich in the school office on 01892 528098.  

St Matthew's CEP School is committed to safeguarding and promoting child welfare and British Values. This position is subject to an enhanced DBS Check, pre-employment medical clearance, good references and verification of the right to work in the UK.

Information about the school Our school is currently a two form entry primary school in a semi urban area of Tunbridge Wells and Southborough.  At present there are approximately 450 children on roll. 

The school serves the community of High Brooms and neighbouring Southborough. The school enjoys excellent facilities with supportive staff and fantastic pupils. The school is an active member of the Tunbridge Wells Cluster, which seeks to raise standards of teachers and pupils by developing learning styles and teaching styles.   

We are a happy and lively school and we place the children at the heart of everything that we do. They benefit from many opportunities and take part in the excellent range of academic, physical and creative activities that we offer, both during and at the end of the school day.  Our recent Ofsted in July 2014 was graded good overall.

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More about St Matthew's High Brooms Church of England Voluntary Controlled Primary School
Address: Powder Mill Lane, High Brooms, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN4 9DY, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1892 528098