Teaching Assistant

Horsmonden Primary Academy, Tonbridge, Kent, TN12 8NJ

Deadline is today

  • Start date details

    As soon as possible

  • Closing date

    5 December 2022 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    9 November 2022

Job details

Key stage

Key stage 1

Working pattern

Contract type

Permanent

Actual salary

Actual salary £15,102 (£20,789 full time equivalent)

What skills and experience we're looking for

The successful candidate will need to have relevant experience and/or qualifications in working with primary-aged children. We are also looking for proven high standards of both spoken and written English and Mathematics. Being able to communicate effectively with children and adults is essential, together with a friendly and approachable manner. Our newly appointed TA will be able to work using their own initiative and can demonstrate effective behaviour management skills. In return, they will join a supportive environment with plenty of development opportunities within the academy and across the wider Trust.

The successful candidate will get to work with the wonderful children of Horsmonden and help them reach their full potential.


We are looking for a candidate with:

  • Knowledge and experience of working within KS1
  • NVQ Level 3 or equivalent
  • Creativity and passion for learning
  • A thirst for knowledge, high expectations and the ability to inspire and motivate children.
  • Dedication to the job and the skills to prioritise the needs of the children in their care.
  • Resilience and the ability to be solution-focused

What the school offers its staff

Here at Horsmonden Primary Academy, our aim is to encourage lifelong learning and develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring individuals that understand the world around them while demonstrating respect. It is important to us all that Horsmonden children are prepared for life outside Horsmonden and that journey starts the minute they walk through our doors.

As a member of staff at Horsmonden you will benefit from working with a dedicated, experienced and knowledgeable team. We are all proud to work here and firmly believe in every child achieving their best through providing inspiring, motivating and exciting learning opportunities.

Our curriculum is framed by the Primary Years Programme, from the International Baccalaureate and we strongly believe in the 10 learner profile attributes. They represent the capacities and responsibilities for intellectual, personal, emotional and social growth. Together, staff and children are: inquirers, knowledgeable, thinkers, communicators, principled, open-minded, caring, risk takers, balanced and reflective.

The school was founded in 1853 and we have been at the heart of the community ever since. We are proud to have an active, supportive parent body and excellent links with the local community enabling us to work closely together, providing the best experiences for the children of Horsmonden.

If you would like to find out more, please contact the school office to book a guided tour and meet the wonderful children and fantastic staff team.

Commitment to safeguarding

Leigh Academies Trust and all of our academies are committed to ensuring the highest levels of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our pupils, and we expect all our staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We adopt a fair, robust and consistent recruitment process across all academies and business units which is inline with Keeping Children Safe in Education guidance. This includes online checks for shortlisted candidates - you can read more about this in our Recruitment Guidance. All offers of employment are subject to an Enhanced DBS check, references, and where applicable, a prohibition from teaching check.

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About Horsmonden Primary Academy

School type
Academy, ages 5 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
154 pupils enrolled
Age range
5 to 11
Phone number
01634412200

Arranging a visit to Horsmonden Primary Academy

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email talent@latrust.org.uk.

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