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  • Start date details

    September 2024

  • Closing date

    12 July 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    26 June 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

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Working pattern

Part time

Contract type

Fixed term

Full-time equivalent salary

£16,666.00 Annually (Actual) Actual Salary

Teaching Assistant job summary

Post Title: Teaching Assistant

School: Royal Rise Primary School

Contract Type: Fixed Term until 31/08/2025

Contract Hours: 31 hours and 15 Minutes

Working Pattern: Monday to Friday 8.40am - 3.30pm

Grade: Kent Range 3

Salary: £16,666 (£23,337 FTE)

Position start Date: 4th September 2024

Advert Closing Date: Friday 12th July 2024(Please note that the advert may close earlier if a suitable candidate is found)

Interview Date: Monday 15th July 2024

At Royal Rise Primary School, we are looking for an enthusiastic, committed Teaching Assistant to join our supportive, friendly “village” feel school. We are looking for someone with a passion for Early Years and/or children with Additional needs. Do you want to be part of a team that nurtures children in the early stages of their education? If the answer is yes then we can’t wait to hear from you.

We are a small, family school where every child and staff member is treated as an individual and is welcomed as part of the Royal Rise family. You will work with a supportive, caring team of staff who will ensure that you are able to achieve within your role. We also hold a Wellbeing award and are a dog affiliated school. There is easy access to the local train station.

We are seeking to appoint a skilled and talented Teaching Assistant.

We are looking for someone who -

  • Has experience of workings with children in early years. (desirable)
  • Holds a valid First Aid Qualification or willing to be trained (desirable)
  • Has a passion for delivering high quality and exciting opportunities for our pupils. (essential)
  • Has strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Is self-motivated, energetic, and proactive and will ensure the delivery of safe, high-quality provision for all our pupils.
  • Has a good sense of humour and has a positive and flexible “can do” attitude.

Please refer to the Job Description and Person Specification for more information.

We look forward to showing you our fantastic school if you would like to arrange a visit!

For an informal discussion about the role please contact the school office on 01732 354143

Royal Rise Primary School

Royal Rise Primary School, part of Cygnus Academies Trust, is a thriving one-form entry school set in the heart of the Tonbridge community. Our children are happy, enthusiastic and keen to learn. The school is celebrating its second year of being a “Good” School. Ofsted say that “staff are caring and nurturing and their expectations are high. Children’s well being is at the centre of what we do and why we do it. Have a look at our website.

We have a supportive, passionate leadership team and a dedicated team of staff who provide the highest standard of education for every child, creating an environment where learning is fun and every member of our school community is valued.

For further information about the school, please visit Royal Rise Primary School - Home

Cygnus Academies Trust

Royal Rise Primary School is part of Cygnus Academies Trust who are a group of friendly, like-minded schools, working together in the best interest of all our children. Driven by a desire to collaborate at every level, with an emphasis on staff development and opportunities for all. Cygnus Academies Trust schools really are a fantastic place to work and learn.

Our approach is to allow all schools to retain and celebrate their uniqueness. While ensuring; great teaching and learning, strong leadership and management, effective local governance, curriculum expertise, visionary business and financial management.

For further information about the Trust, please visit www.cygnus.org.uk

We offer:

  • Local Government Pension Scheme
  • 27 days Annual Leave (rising to 29 after 5 years’ service) plus bank holiday entitlement (pro-rata for part-time)
  • Employee support services.
  • Effective CPD opportunities
  • Collaborative working with other schools
  • Excellent ICT facilities
  • Opportunities for flexible working

Safer Recruitment

Cygnus Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff to share this commitment. In line with Safer Recruitment guidelines, CVs will not be accepted, and you are required to complete the application in full giving details of all employment, training and gaps in employment. Cygnus Academies Trust reserves the right to reject incomplete application forms and any consistencies or anomalies will be explored at, or prior to, interview. Any offer of employment is subject to pre-employment checks including a satisfactory ‘Enhanced with Barred List Check’ through the Disclosure and Barring Service. We will require two satisfactory references; one of which must be your line manager in your present or most recent employment. References will be requested prior to interview so please ensure that your referees are available to provide a reference.

Equal Opportunities

Cygnus Academies Trust is an equal opportunities employer committed to diversity and inclusion who welcomes applications from all sectors of the community. All people who work and study at our Trust have the right to be respected and valued within a safe and secure environment and not to be discriminated against on the grounds of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage & civil partnership, pregnancy & maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation.

Additional Information:

  • References will be requested for shortlisted applicants prior to interview.
  • Shortlisted applicants will be required to complete and return a Self-Disclosure form prior to interview.
  • Online Searches will be carried out on shortlisted applicants prior to interview. Any concerns will be discussed with candidates at interview.
  • Further vetting checks including an enhanced DBS, incorporating a check of the Children’s Barred List, will be undertaken on provisional offer.
  • The Child Protection Policy can be found on the school website.
  • The Employment of Ex-Offenders Policy can be found on the Trust website

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

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About Royal Rise Primary School

School type
Academy, ages 5 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
195 pupils enrolled
Age range
5 to 11

Our school is a place where children are taught how to learn and engage in an inclusive, broad and balanced creative curriculum and a school where they are respected and valued as individuals and can expect to achieve an extremely high standard of education.

“Being the best that we can be!” is our school vision and we aim for this in everything we do.

Our school is a happy school where the success of every child matters. We have dedicated, caring and enthusiastic staff who are committed to developing the knowledge, skills and understanding which enable your child to enjoy learning.

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