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1:1 Teaching Assistant - Term Time - Special Needs Position

Valley Invicta Primary School at East Borough , Maidstone

  • Ref:KCC886-2172-200S
  • Posted:07/12/2022
  • Pay:VIAT 2 - £9,649 pro rata to £19,100
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:09/01/2023 at 09:00
  • Interviews:Thursday, 12 January 2023


Hours: 5 days a week, 1.30 – 6pm, TTO plus SDDs (22.5 hrs per week)

Contract: Temporary linked to High Needs Funding

We are looking for a special person to work alongside a delightful Year 3 child who has well managed Type 1 Diabetes.

This is what the child would like from her 1:1 TA:

  • Help me be independent and have freedom
  • Be friendly
  • Be confidential about my needs
  • Help me manage my diabetes sensitively so that I don’t miss out on my learning.

The ideal candidate for this role is someone who is good at learning new skills, can work as part of a team and support learning in the classroom.  Full diabetic medical training and support would be given by the Diabetic Nurse, the school SENCO and the job share partner.

If you think you have what it takes to help us give our children the very best education, please contact Mrs Terrie Hennon, Office Manager, to arrange a visit to the school or complete the application.

Download a copy of our application form and send to Mrs Hennon:  t.hennon@eastborough.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.

A copy of our school's Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy can be found here.

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

East Borough is a popular two form entry Primary School with a friendly, caring ethos in the centre of Maidstone. It is set in large grounds, with beautifully maintained buildings and outside areas. We have 3 playgrounds and a large field with a good reputation for sport, ICT and music as well as for academic standards.

Ethos: Our school aims to create a safe, caring and respectful culture to enable children to develop personal abilities, interests and talents. We do this through an identified set of Core Values: Aspiration, Respect, Responsibility, Resilience, Courage, with the overall challenge to be the best we can be.

We are developing learning skills to ensure that children acquire positive work attitudes, grow up with honesty and learn to accept responsibility with confidence.

Our curriculum is broad and balanced. It is enriched with trips, visits, productions, extra curricular activities and wrap around care. We offer opportunities for children to excel in a variety of ways.

We provide a quality education to all our pupils helping them to learn, as future citizens and lifelong learners.

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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.