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Specialist Resourced Provision Teaching Assistant - Term Time - Special Needs Position

Valley Invicta Primary School at Holborough Lakes, Snodland

  • Ref:KCC886-2037-77S
  • Posted:03/08/2022
  • Pay:VIAT 3, £11,539 pro rata to £20,055
  • Start Date:September 2022
  • App Close Date:31/08/2022 at 09:00
  • Interviews:w/c 5 September 2022


Valley Invicta Academies Trust requires a Teaching Assistant to join our team at Valley Invicta Primary School at Holborough Lakes. This role is to provide one to one support within our Specialist Resource Provision (SRP) which makes provision for children with autism, often alongside other complex needs.

This contract will be for 25 hours per week for 38 weeks per year.  This is a temporary role linked to funding for a specific child. 

The ideal candidate will be kind, caring and flexible, with a willingness to learn. You will have excellent interpersonal skills and be able to form positive relationships with children, parents and staff. You will have empathy and resilience in supporting children with complex needs. The role involves working flexibly within our SRP team to support children across the primary age range, both within the SRP classroom and within the mainstream school environment. This includes supporting children’s communication skills, wellbeing and access to the curriculum. You will work closely with our staff team and outside agencies to help the child to meet their targets and support them to feel happy and comfortable in school. This might include delivering agreed Speech and Language, Occupational Therapy or other programmes of support. Previous experience working with children with SEND or within an educational setting is beneficial.

Our School

Valley Invicta Academies Trust is dedicated to providing outstanding care, outstanding education and outstanding opportunities. This is a fantastic opportunity to work in a new, state of the art building with outstanding facilities.

Holborough Lakes is an ‘inclusive and caring school, underpinned by a culture of respect as observed by Unicef’s Rights Respecting assessor (Silver Award February 2019).  We put the children at the centre of everything we do and pupils say they "feel safe and happy at school and are well looked after.  They say it is a "kind" and "content" school (Ofsted 2018).

For more information on our school, please visit our website.

Please complete the application form, ensuring that the reference number above is quoted, and submit to hr@viat.org.uk

For more information about Valley Invicta Academies Trust, please visit our website:  www.viat.org.uk

The Trust reserves the right to appoint to this role at anytime.

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.

A copy of the school's afeguarding Policy may be viewed here


Information about the school

The Valley Invicta Academies Trust is a Multi Academy Trust, based in Maidstone, Kent. The Trust is a family of primary and secondary schools which work in partnership to provide nothing less than outstanding education for all our young people. Presently the Trust is responsible for five primary schools and four secondary schools:

VIAT Primary Schools

Valley Invicta Primary School at Aylesford, Valley Invicta Primary School at Holborough Lakes, Valley Invicta Primary School at Kings Hill, Valley Invicta Primary School at Leybourne Chase and East Borough Primary School which has recently joined the Trust.

VIAT Secondary Schools

Invicta Grammar School, Valley Park School and The Lenham School and SST Maidstone. Invicta Grammar School, the highest performing “non super selective” school in Kent and Valley Park School, the highest performing non-selective school in Kent.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:VIAT HR
  • Address:Pollyfield Close, Snodland, Kent, ME6 5GR
  • Telephone: 01622 675762
  • Email: hr@viat.org.uk
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.