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One-To-One Teaching Assistant - Part-time

West Malling CEP School, West Malling

  • Ref:KCC886-3086-121S
  • Posted:10/07/2022
  • Pay:Range 3 £18,425 FTE pro rata to relevant hours
  • Start Date:1st September 2022
  • App Close Date:17/07/2022 at 22:00
  • Interviews:Tuesday 19th July 2022


The Governing Body, children and staff of our thriving school are looking for a creative and enthusiastic specialist one-to-one teaching assistant to join our team. This post is supporting a child in our Year 4 class with Down's Syndrome. This will be a fixed term appointment until 31st August 2023 with the potential for this being extended. The hours for the post total 18 hours a week (working days Wed, Thur Fri).  The post is dependent upon funding provided for this specific role with the specific child which is currently in place.

Visits are strongly recommended and can be arranged through the school office.

We pride ourselves on a positive, professional culture where we work supportively together to achieve the best outcomes for the children in our care.  We know that if we, as professional staff, let our light shine, then so will the light of our children.  Should you be interested in the vacancy, and have questions, please don't hesitate to make contact via the email address listed.

Full details of the interview process will be provided to successful shortlisted applicants, but candidates should expect to complete a panel interview as well as a professional planning task.  References will also be checked ahead of any interview, so please ensure referees can be contacted via email.

We can offer: * Fantastic pupils and a friendly and nurturing school family. * Support of a Language Centre team committed to excellence with high expectations. * A committed leadership team, friendly and dedicated staff and a supportive governing body. * A well-resourced school with an exciting curriculum.

We are looking for someone who: * Aims for excellence at all times. * Has a passion to make a difference, good communicator with a real ability to nurture, inspire and motivate vulnerable pupils. * Has experience of working within a school and supporting pupils with their learning. Experience of working with children who have a special educational need, particularly Down's Syndrome or speech & language, would be an advantage but is not essential. * Has a sense of humour.

The school is committed to inclusion, safeguarding & promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Information about the school

West Malling CEP School is a thriving, successful, 1 form entry Primary School set in attractive grounds on the edge of the historic, town of West Malling, in one of the most beautiful parts of Kent at the edge of the North Downs. Our vision is to "let our light shine" as children and adults.

Our school is small with a caring friendly environment, where it is possible to know all our children and their families. We have high expectations within a supportive and positive community where every child genuinely does matter and is treated as the unique individual they are. We are fortunate to be supported by the local community of West Malling and as a Church of England school, we have strong links with St Mary's Church in the village.

OFSTED has acknowledged that the school, together with its highly regarded Speech and Language Specialist Resource Provision Centre is Good, fully inclusive and well led. "The school is a welcoming environment where staff know pupils individually. Pupils are cared for effectively. Staff work closely together to make sure that each pupil gets the support they need; in addition staff enjoy working at the school and are proud to be part of an effective team"

The school is "good" under the SIAMS framework (Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist School) March 2022 which found "the Christian vision is woven through school life so that the community actively embrace inclusion and flourishing. As a result, pupils express their thoughts and act with certainty."

We are proud to be a member of the Tenax Schools Trust.

We are ambitious and aim to maximise the potential of all our children and staff.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Mr David Rye
  • Address:West Malling CEP School, Old Cricket Ground, Norman Road, West Malling, Kent, ME19 6RL
  • Telephone: 01732 842061
  • Email: headteacher@west-malling.kent.sch.uk

Fax: 01732 842267


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).