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Teaching Assistant

The Skinners' Kent AcademyTunbridge Wells, Kent

Teaching Assistant 

The Skinners’ Kent Academy Trust comprises a popular, non-fee paying, co-educational, all-ability primary and secondary school both housed in new state of the art learning environments. Our schools are funded by the DfE and sponsored by The Skinners’ School, a grammar school for boys together with the Skinners’ Company, one of the ‘Great Twelve’ livery companies of the City of London.

Our Trust is founded on the principles of a commitment to ensuring high standards and high aspirations, of active participation, an emotionally rich learning environment and an inclusive culture where every child is known and every learner supported.

We are proud of our successes but we are ambitious and there is so much more we want to achieve. Which is where you come in…

We are looking for a highly motivated Teaching Assistant who is committed to raising standards and maintaining our very high expectations.

The successful candidate will be hardworking, creative, energetic and excellent practitioner who ideally have experience of supporting students in the classroom or working with young people. They will be caring and sensitive to the needs of all students, but especially those for whom they are responsible and with whom they are working. Their professionalism and dedication will enable our students and pupils to achieve more than they believe possible.

They will work as part of an outstanding team of Teaching Assistants and will be committed to ensuring Quality First Teaching and Learning.

The Inclusion team has a wide ranging responsibility across the Academy for the progress and well being of key groups including those with Special Educational Needs, those with English as an Additional Language, Vulnerable students, Free School meal students and Most Able and Talented students.

The team consists of an Assistant Principal for Inclusion and SENDCo , SEND Manager, Assistant Inclusion Manager, Most Able and Talented Coordinator and an outstanding team of seven Teaching Assistants. Owing to growth and expansion we are looking to increase our numbers of Teaching Assistants as we recognise the impact that their work has on students and their life chances.

The post is 30 hours per week, 39 weeks per year which is term time plus INSET days. This role is a Permanent position.

To find out more and to apply, please visit the Work with Us section at to view and download the Candidate Information and application forms for this role.

The Skinners’ Kent Academy Trust is an equal opportunities employer, committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Successful applicants are subject to an enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service check and satisfactory employment references.

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