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Teaching Assistant - Term Time

Maidstone & Malling AP Service, Maidstone

  • Ref:KCC886-1127-59S
  • Posted:16/11/2022
  • Pay:KR5 (FTE £20,595 - 21,693 TTO) + SEN £1,342 pa
  • Start Date:January 2023
  • App Close Date:09/12/2022 at 16:00
  • Interviews:w/c 12 December 2022


This is a permanent position.

Working Hours: Paid 35 hours per week, 8.30 am - 3.30 pm, Term Time Only

Start: January 2023

Salary: KR5 (FTE £20,595 + SEN Allowance £1,323 pa)

Due to the increase in student referrals, we are looking for 2 dynamic and passionate Teaching Assistants who are seeking a new and rewarding role where you can make a difference.

This is an excellent opportunity to offer you variety, as no two days are the same!, and the chance to make a significant and positive impact to the way that children learn and engage.  

This exciting and varied opening has arisen for talented and committed individuals to join our Alternative Provision to work with our pupils in order to reduce the gaps in their learning, whilst providing them with the confidence to re-engage in the school setting.

To be successful in this role you will have a minimum of five Level 2 qualifications including English and Mathematics (GCSE or the equivalent).  Previous experience of working with children would be beneficial but not essential as full training and support will be given.  An enthusiasm to learn to drive the school minibus would also be encouraged.

Pupils follow a curriculum that is varied and includes core subjects alongside a dynamic programme of PHSE activities that develop their transferable skills and allow them to understand the world around them.

This role is pivotal to ensuring a significant impact on the school and its pupils: enabling the pupils to build self-esteem, confidence and resilience, pupils are more likely to be successful in their education and not become NEET (Not in Education, Employment or Training) in the future.

We welcome and encourage visits to our school prior to application.  To arrange your visit please contact either Stacie Smith, Headteacher or Claire Hillman, School Business Manager on 01622 753772.

MMAP's Safeguarding Statement:

1) Adhere to the requirements as set out in the current version of Keeping Children Safe in Education
2) Attend and complete all training in relation to safeguarding
3) Report all safeguarding concerns in a timely manner as specified by the school
4) Ensure there is a culture of safeguarding within all areas of the role
5) be committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Offers of employment are subject to a satisfactory enhanced DBS disclosure and other employment checks. The school is committed to equality and diversity in employment practice and service delivery.

Information about the school

The Maidstone and Malling Alternative Provision (MMAP) is located approximately 1 mile from the centre of Maidstone and is the hub of the Maidstone and Malling Inclusion Service.

The Provision supports young people with social, emotional and behavioural difficulties from KS3 to KS4. These students may be at risk of permanent exclusion from their mainstream setting and the Provision offers outreach, transition and respite support for KS3 students. The placements in KS4 are usually longer term to enable students to complete their qualifications.

Maidstone and Malling Alternative Provision is committed to the education and social development of all its students and our broad curriculum provides the opportunities for our students to be successful academically and vocationally.

Our Ofsted inspection in November 2019 was rated Good with Outstanding elements and we are continuing to develop the quality of learning and our holistic strategies.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Claire Hillman, School Business Manager
  • Address:Cedars, 8 Bower Mount Road, Maidstone , Kent, ME16 8AU
  • Telephone: 01622 753772
  • Email: chillman@mmap.kent.sch.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.