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June 2021

Teaching Assistant x 2 for September 2021

We have 2 Teaching Assistant positions available from September 2021.  We have advertised both roles on Kent Teach:

  • Reference for Teaching Assistant on Kent Teach is:KCC886-2490-148S 
  • Reference for Early Years Teaching Assistant is:  KCC886-2490-149S

If you would like to find out more please do phone the school for a tour and informal chat with Michelle Woods, SENDCo.  01892 520114.


June 2021

Wrap Around Care and Holiday Play Scheme Manager

With immediate effect, The Beehive at Bishops Down Primary and Nursery School is seeking to appoint an enthusiastic, highly motivated and experienced Manager to lead and develop the Wrap Around Care provision based on the school site.  This is an opportunity for someone confident to manage a team of staff and drive up standards.

If you have a passion for childcare and like organising purposeful activities, we would love to hear from you.  In addition, you will need good administrative skills as you will need to look after the food and provision ordering, be able to communicate via email with your parents and understand the electronic booking system.  You will need to manage your staff, budget and resources, plus lots of brilliant children and be able to interact with parents and stakeholders, so a friendly open disposition is essential. You will be supported by an experienced administrative assistant who works part time each week looking after The Beehive’s accounts and invoicing.  You will report directly to a supportive senior leadership team and will, in time, become a Safeguarding Lead for The Beehive, be first aid trained and acquire food hygiene qualification.  The school fully supports professional development.

During the school holidays The Beehive runs a successful Holiday Play Club which the Manager will also be responsible for.  You will organise staff shifts, plan and source activities, order provisions and ensure all safety and safeguarding regulations are adhered to. 

This role is a permanent position of 30 hours per week, Monday to Friday, and for 52 weeks of the year.  You will accrue annual holiday leave which can be taken during the year.  Your week will comprise of some breakfast club shifts and most after school club shifts plus your administrative time.

Hours:             30 hours per week, Monday to Friday

Contract:        Permanent

Weeks:           52 weeks p.a. - includes annual holiday of 20 days p.a. plus bank holidays

Salary Kent Range 5 – FTE of £19,335 to £20,483 (pro rota £15,677 - £16,607) with scope for pay progression after probation period.

The successful candidate will have:

  • knowledge and understanding of the provision of care and education of children in a Wrap  Around Care Environment or School Environment including knowledge of Health and Safety, Safeguarding and keeping accurate records
  • a minimum of NVQ 4 in Childcare, Play Work or Equivalent
  • an ability to relate to and get the best from children
  • the confidence to lead a team of adults and ability to work collaboratively with staff
  • some experience of managing a budget

Please do make contact with the school, 01892 520114, to talk to someone in personnel regarding this role, to take a tour of the school and how best to apply.

This school and all its personnel are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young persons. All posts are subject to an Enhanced DBS check and the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006.



















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