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Experienced SEN Teaching Assistant - Term Time

The Malling School, East Malling

  • Ref:KCC886-5425-491S
  • Posted:30/06/2022
  • Pay:KR5 + SEN Allowance
  • Start Date:Sept 2022
  • App Close Date:08/07/2022 at 08:00
  • Interviews:TBC


Experienced SEN Teaching Assistant - 1 year Fixed Term

Kent Range 5, 27.5 hours per week, 39 weeks per year (including 5 INSET days)

(£13,224.17 -£13, 929.20) + SEN Allowance

Term Time only 

Required for September 2022

The Malling School is looking to appoint a highly motivated, experienced Teaching Assistant to work with students in our ever expanding secondary school with large Specialist Resourced Provision. 

You will contribute to the management and support of pupils during learning activities. Establish and maintain relationships with individual pupils and groups. Provide cover supervision for whole classes where and when required. Be able to review and develop your own professional practice and help pupils' therapeutic and pastoral needs.

Our staff wellbeing programme includes a training pathway and Employee Assistance Programme as part of our affiliation to the DfE Employee Wellbeing Charter


You will have:     

  • A good level of education with Level 2 qualifications in English and Mathematics (GCSE grade 4 or equivalent) is essential
  • At least five level 2 qualifications ( including English and Maths)     
  • Qualification or previous experience working with children with SEND 
  • Ability to use all Microsoft office packages to proficient standard     
  • Ability to relate to young people and adults, understand their needs and respond accordingly.     
  • Experience of supporting pupils with Access Arrangements in exams and a good understanding of JCQ policies and procedures
  • Experience of delivering interventions to support students academically and socially and emotionally
  • The ability to work with students in setting targets and to support students and teaching staff in implementing and reviewing targets
  • Be able to support and encourage students to interact  with others and be socially responsible

Prior to application we recommend that you arrange an informal visit during a school day to experience the outstanding behaviour, high expectations and achievement in lessons, warm welcoming staff and the kind and respectful students. Contact: hr@themallingschool.kent.sch.uk to book a visit.

Please apply via Kent Teach website

Closing date: Friday 8th July 2022

Interviews: TBC

The Malling School is committed to the safeguarding and promotion of welfare of all children and young people. All successful candidates will be subject to an Enhanced DBS disclosure, Occupational Health check, two satisfactory references and where applicable, a prohibition from teaching check.

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order (1975, 2013,2020

It is an offence to apply for this role if you are barred from engaging in regulated activity relevant to children.

Applications will be considered upon receipt and we reserve the right to withdraw this vacancy should sufficient interest be received. Only candidates successfully shortlisted for interview will be contacted.

Information about the school

A mixed 11-19 co-educational High School of 1000 pupils serving the historic market town of West Malling and surrounding villages. The school is set in pleasant rural surroundings and has its own lake and extensive grounds. It was completely re-built in September 2007 and therefore has outstanding facilities.

West Malling is close to the county town of Maidstone and has excellent rail links to London and Ashford International (for the Continent).

This is an exciting time to be joining the staff of The Malling School.

Our school is increasingly becoming the first choice school for parents. As a result we are currently oversubscribed. We have robust behavioural systems and Developmental Learning Walks, rather than formal observations. All of which allow a teacher to flourish and do what they do best – teach!

We provide a very supportive environment in which staff can further develop their skills and we ensure every new member of staff has access to a trained coach. With close teams of teachers and non-teachers working together we take a collaborative approach to school improvement and have a shared aim of providing the very best education for our pupils.

Visit our website at www.themallingschool.kent.sch.uk for further information

Job Contact Information


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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).