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SRP Teaching Assistant - Term Time - Special Needs Position

Valley Invicta Primary School at Kings Hill, West Malling

  • Ref:KCC886-2038-56S
  • Posted:04/07/2022
  • Pay:£7,934, pro rata to VIAT 3 (£19,100 - £19,755)
  • Start Date:September 2022
  • App Close Date:30/08/2022 at 08:00
  • Interviews:To be confirmed


We are seeking to recruit an experienced, passionate, and effective practitioner, to join our successful and dedicated team of ASD specialist staff.  This position is to be worked for 18.5 hours per week, over 2 and a half days per week, 38 weeks of the year.  

Our school has an established specialist resource provision, where children make excellent progress and achieve highly. We are looking for a person who has qualifications, skills, and ambition to enable specific pupils accomplish their learning and personal targets.

Essential skills

  • The use of independent initiative when supporting pupils in the SRP.
  • Knowledge of Sickle Cell Disease HbSC or be willing to undertake training to develop knowledge.
  • Experience of working with pupils with limited verbal communication who use alternative communication systems such as PECs or Makaton.
  • The ability to work with a team in a responsive and flexible manner, responding to the instruction and advice of the SENCo, SRP team and class teachers.
  • Ability to reflect and see solutions in daily teaching, in own practice and that of the team.
  • To share ideas for the adjustment of learning so that pupils with SEND know and remember more.
  • To build effective trusting relationships with parents, external agencies, and a range of professionals.
  • To use knowledge of research and experience to bring ideas and methods of support to the SENCo and school team to enable all children to reach their full potential.
  • An understanding of or willingness to undertake training to support pupils with sicle cell disease.
  • A willingness and interest in using CPD to further develop career.


  • Teaching Assistant experience and qualifications.
  • Proven ability to teach pupils with ASD effectively through the use of dynamic & engaging techniques.
  • Experience/secure understanding of working with SEMH pupils.

 What we offer 

  • A friendly and inclusive team who are supportive of one another and focused on well-being.
  • Fantastic pupils who want to learn.
  • Opportunities and support for career development that includes coaching.
  • The chance to work across schools as part of our small and friendly Academy Trust.

 We warmly invite visits to our school to see how we work and to find out more about the role.

To apply, click on the link below to download a copy of our application form and email to: hrviat@viat.org.uk

Please visit our website for more information on the school: www.kingshill.viat.org.uk 

Our school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Posts are subject to an Enhanced DBS Disclosure.

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

Information about the school

Valley Invicta Primary School at Kings Hill is a one-form entry school for children aged 4 to 11, with a Specialist Resource Provision, in the heart of the local community.

The school’s modern and spacious facilities sit in a large outdoor space with well-equipped sports and play areas.

Kings Hill has a particularly strong creative approach to the curriculum with many opportunities for children to immerse themselves the Arts. The school prides itself on working closely with pupils and parents to encourage every child to love learning and appreciate the opportunities it brings. There is a proactive approach to Personal Development, pupil voice, climate change and working with charities such as UNICEF and Oxfam, as well as a global curriculum and a clear anti-bullying ethos.

The school is pleased to have achieved the Rights Respecting Silver Award, the Gold Green Tree Schools Award and the Gold School Games Mark.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:VIAT HR Team
  • Address:11 Tower View, Kings Hill, West Malling, Kent, ME14 4AL
  • Telephone: 03033030000 option 5
  • Email: recruitment@viat.org.uk


Below are documents that have been added to this vacancy.

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). Please be aware that schools are also required to undertake online recruitment checks on shortlisted candidates under changes to Keeping Children Safe in Legislation.