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Teaching Assistant/Lunchtime Supervisor


32.5 hours per week, term time only

Teaching Assistant is NJC Scale 2/3 Point 3 term time only.

Lunchtime Supervisor NJC Scale 1 Point 1 term time only.


Do you have a passion for learning?

Are you prepared to give your very best for our children?

Would you enjoy working as part of our team?

Do you want to make a difference?

Then this could be the job for you.


We have an exciting Teaching Assistant opportunity available at St Michael’s Church of England Primary School; a small village school with a big heart.


We are looking to fill a one-year fixed term Teaching Assistant/Lunch time Supervisor post with occasional Breakfast/After School Club cover, for 32.5 hours a week, term time only.   The position will require you to work either within a whole class, 1:1 or in small groups across both KS1 and KS2 classes. 


The successful candidate will be:



Hardworking and flexible with an inspiring positive attitude

A good team player

A kind, caring and happy person

Able to work on their own initiative and prioritise according to the needs of the children

Passionate about helping all children to achieve their potential and able to work with challenging children

Excellent interpersonal skills

A thorough knowledge of the Primary and EYFS curriculums and expectations and a thorough knowledge and understanding of child development and children's needs


NVQ level 2 Teaching Assistant qualification and/or 2 GCSEs (A-C) passes (or equivalent) in English and Maths.


St Michael's Church of England Primary School, rated 'Good' in all areas by Ofsted December 2018, is at the heart of the village of St Michael's and adjacent to the Church of St Michael's and All Angels, with very strong community links.


From the moment you walk through the door you will feel the warm welcome that St Michael's Church of England Primary School is famous for. Generations have been sending their children to this school in the knowledge they will not only have an exciting learning experience, but also will be valued and cherished in our caring, Christian environment - SIAMs judgement 'Good' October 2015.


We are a member of the Tenterden Schools Trust. The Trust is made up of the five schools in the town of Tenterden - St Michael's C of E Primary School, The Tenterden Primary Federation (comprising Tenterden C of E Junior School and Tenterden Infants School), Rolvenden Primary School and Homewood School & Sixth Form Centre. The vision of our Trust is “Securing the future for the young people in all our schools”


Application forms are available from our school website:

Please send the completed form to Mrs Ali Hollis, Office Manager


Closing date for applications: 10th February 2023, however early applications are encouraged as we review applications as we receive them.


We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all members of the community.  Tenterden Schools Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all employees to share this commitment. You are advised that this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and therefore this post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). 

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