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Teaching Assistant - Term Time

The Malling School, East Malling

  • Ref:KCC886-5425-492S
  • Posted:30/06/2022
  • Pay:Kent Range 4 + SEN Allowance
  • Start Date:Sept 2022
  • App Close Date:08/07/2022 at 08:00
  • Interviews:TBC


Teaching Assistant - 1 year fixed term

Kent Range 4  27.5 hours per week, 39 weeks per year (including 5 INSET days) Term Time only

 Full time equivalent £19,389 (£12,449.79 - £13,158.63 pro-rated) + SEN allowance

8.50 am - 3.20 pm Monday to Friday

Required for Sept 2022

The Malling School is looking to appoint a highly motivated individual to train as an SEN Teaching Assistant to work with students in our ever expanding secondary school with large specialist resourced provision. This post will  re-grade to Kent Range 5 on achieving qualification through your chosen pathway at appointment.

You will contribute to the management and support of pupils during learning activities. Establish and maintain relationships with individual pupils and groups. Be able to develop you own professional practice to help pupils' therapeutic and pastoral needs.

Staff induction  includes a training pathway and access to our Employee Assistance Programme which is linked to our affiliation to the DfE Education Staff Wellbeing  Charter.

You will have:    

  • Functional Skills Maths and English     
  • Good Standard of all round education    
  • Be willing to undertake on-going training as part of the TA pathway programme    
  • Ability to use all Microsoft packages to proficient standard    
  • Ability to relate to young people and adults, understanding their needs and respond accordingly     
  • Be able to support and encourage students to interact with others and be socially responsible     
  • The ability to work well in a team and independently, a high level of resilience and a proactive approach
  • To Keep up to date with exam procedures and complete annual invigilator training

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 arrange a visit.

Please apply via the Kent Teach website 

Closing date: 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

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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).