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Welfare and SEND Assistant - Part-time

Wateringbury Church of England (VA) Primary School, Maidstone

  • Ref:KCC886-3084-98S
  • Posted:21/06/2022
  • Pay:KR5
  • Start Date:1st September 2022
  • App Close Date:03/07/2022 at 23:45
  • Interviews:TBC

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We are looking to appoint a Welfare and SEND Assistant to join our nurturing team in at Wateringbury CE Primary School. 

This is a new role for our school and an exciting opportuniry for the successful candidate who would be working closely with the pastoral team to define exact hours and duties. 

The position is a term time only (38 weeks) role for 20 hours a week paid at KR5. Due to the current financial situation, all new posts in school have a two-year, fixed-term contract.

The role will certainly be varied and is likely include:

  • supporting the SENCO with assessments, referrals and in school monitoring.
  • maintaining medical records and first aid equipment.
  • liaising with external agencies, parents and carers
  • intervention work with pupils (depending on experience and areas of strength)

all within the environment of a small, friendly primary school. 

We are looking for someone who has a genuine interest and sensitivity to children's individual needs; you will have a positive impact on the children you work with and the school as a whole. All candidates will have a high standard of spoken and written English and mathematics. They will be good and effective communicators with children and adults, friendly and approachable and able to work on their own initiative.

We can offer you:

  • a strong team to work with that is lead by an experienced SENCo.
  • CPD for your role
  • the chance to take an active part in developing the school's nurture culture through a project with Nurture UK.

Tours of the school can be arranged, please call the office or email office@wateringbury.kent.sch.uk to find a mutually convenient time.

Wateringbury CE Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The post is subject to an enhanced disclosure application to the Disclosure & Barring Service and check against the ISA barred list for children.

Information about the school

Wateringbury Church of England Primary School (Voluntary Aided) is situated in the Medway Valley between Tonbridge and Maidstone. On the edge of the village it overlooks fields and the river valley on one side. It is banked on the other by a modern residential development. For many of the children, school is a short walk or cycle ride from their homes. The children of the school meet each other beyond the school day in the sports clubs, uniformed groups, at church and in and around the village.

From our site adjoining the river and railway, our school has been serving the children of the village community and surrounding villages for more than 40 years. It is a vibrant and friendly school which is well supported by the local community.

Everything we do at Wateringbury is underpinned by our Christian values of Love, Respect, Forgiveness, Resilience, Courage and Joy. We enjoy strong links with St John the Baptist Church in Wateringbury and encourage children to take part in important community events such as Remembrance and St George’s Day as well as fundraising activities for local and international projects. Our developing curriculum is enhanced by a range of specialist-led clubs including, gymnastics, strings and drama as well as inspirational trips around the county to bring children’s learning to life.

In the summer of 2021 we expanded our Year 5 and Year 6 classrooms to give the children more space to learn and room to grow. We have also invested in the refurbishment of our library, which sits at the heart of our school, and created a safe space (Nurture Camp). We are fortunate to have wonderful school grounds surrounded by trees. There are dedicated playgrounds for KS1 and KS2, a large sports field, pond, wildlife area, container gardens and a large wooden gazebo for further outdoor learning.

Job Contact Information

Fax: (01622) 812199

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We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our students. 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).