Teaching Assistant

Marden Primary Academy, Tonbridge, Kent, TN12 9JX

3 days remaining to apply

  • Start date details

    As soon as possible

  • Closing date

    5 December 2022 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    11 November 2022

Job details

Key stage

Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Contract type

Permanent

Actual salary

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

What skills and experience we're looking for

Marden PrimaryAcademy has an exceptional opportunity for a committed, enthusiastic and passionate Teaching Assistant to join us as soon as possible. Becoming a member of the Marden Primary team will enable you to work with like-minded colleagues who share your goals and ambitions. You will be part of a team that provides outstanding educational opportunities for all of our pupils through creative, carefully sequenced and highly effective lines of inquiry where all learners are at the very core of driving our curriculum.

As a Teaching Assistant you will work closely with the class teacher to improve the provision for all children. Experience of working with children in schools is essential. There may be times when you're needed to cover the class in the teacher's absence so experience of this is advantageous.


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.

We are looking for a candidate with:

  • Knowledge and experience of working with children
  • 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

Working at Marden Primary Academy: Marden joined Leigh Academies Trust in September 2020. The academy serves the beautiful village community of Marden in Kent and has 40 pupils in each year group. Significant proposed housing development in the local area means that there is genuine potential for future expansion.

Marden’s children are its biggest asset and they need leaders with grit, determination and passion to help provide them with a positive future. We are looking for a very special person as only the best will do for the children of Marden.

Our successful candidate will be talented and a highly motivated leader with drive and commitment to excellence as well as strong interpersonal skills. You will be joining a supportive, committed and passionate team who work hard to ensure that all of our students achieve their potential.​​​​​​​

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.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 Marden Primary Academy

School type
Academy, ages 4 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
285 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 11
Phone number
01634412200

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