Warning - This Vacancy is now Closed!

Teaching Assistant - Full-time/Part-time

West Malling CEP School, West Malling

  • Ref:KCC886-3086-125S
  • Posted:26/07/2022
  • Pay:Kent Range 3
  • Start Date:September 2022
  • App Close Date:05/09/2022 at 16:00
  • Interviews:To be confirmed


The children, staff and Governing Body of our thriving school are looking for a creative and enthusiastic teaching assistant to join us.  The post is in KS2, Year 4 for 27.5 hours a week, worked over five days.  Initially this will be a fixed term appointment until 31 August 2023, with a high possibility of extending. 

We pride ourselves on our family ethos and 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.  

We are looking for someone who:

  • Aims for excellence at all times.
  • Has a passion to make a difference, and is a good communicator with a real ability to nurture, inspire and motivate vulnerable children.
  • 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 speech & language, would be an advantage but is not essential.
  • Has care, compassion and a sense of humour. 

We can offer:

  • Fantastic pupils and a friendly and nurturing school family.
  • Support from a whole school team committed to excellence with high expectations.
  • A committed leadership team and friendly and dedicated staff.
  • A well-resourced school with an exciting curriculum.
  • Specialist support and guidance from Speech & Language Centre. 

Should you be interested in the vacancy, and have questions, please do not hesitate to make contact via the email address listed.

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

Tenax Schools Trust is committed to inclusion, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and all applicants are expected to share this commitment.   All appointments are subject to pre-employment checks, including satisfactory references and an Enhanced DBS check.

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