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Teaching Assistant - Dyslexia Support - Part-time - Special Needs Position

The Malling School, East Malling

  • Ref:KCC886-5425-509S
  • Posted:25/01/2023
  • Pay:Kent Range 5 + SEN allowance
  • Start Date:ASAP
  • App Close Date:10/02/2023 at 08:00
  • Interviews:TBC


Teaching assistant - to support a young person with their dyslexia and special educational needs

1 year fixed term

Kent Range 5 + SEN allowance 39 weeks per year (including 5 INSET days) Term Time only

Full time equivalent per annum £20,595 - £21,693, actual salary per annum £13,424.70 - £14,140.42 + SEN allowance

8.45 am – 3.20pm Monday to Friday

 Required for ASAP

The Malling School is looking to appoint a highly motivated and experienced individual to support a pupil with dyslexia and educational needs. The Malling School has a designated Specialist Resource Provision (SRP) which supports pupils with an EHCP - Autism and/or Speech, Language and Communication Need.

You will support the young person with their physical and educational needs both within and outside of the classroom. Establishing and maintaining an excellent working relationships the young person.

The role will require you to liaise and communicate with the Excellence for All team and outside professionals.

Staff induction includes a training pathway and access to our Employee Assistance Programme which is linked to our affiliation to the DfE Education Staff Wellbeing Charter.

You will have:    

  • Level 2 Maths and English     
  • Good Standard of all round education    
  • Be willing to undertake on-going training as part of your CPD pathway
  • Ability to use all Microsoft packages to proficient standard  
  • Previous experience with supporting young people with dyslexia (desirable)  
  • Ability to relate to young people and adults, understanding their needs and respond accordingly     
  • The ability to work well independently and as part of a team, demonstrating a high level of resilience and proactive approach

Prior to application we recommend that you arrange an informal visit during a school day to experience the outstanding behaviour, high expectations and achievement in lessons, warm welcoming staff and the kind and respectful students. Contact: hr@themallingschool.kent.sch.uk to arrange a visit.

Please apply via the Kent Teach website 

Closing date: Friday 10th February

Interviews: as and when suitable candidates apply

The Malling School is committed to the safeguarding and promotion of welfare of all children and young people. All successful candidates will be subject to an Enhanced DBS disclosure, Occupational Health check, two satisfactory references, online check and where applicable, a prohibition from teaching check.

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order (1975, 2013,2020

Applications will be considered upon receipt and we reserve the right to withdraw this vacancy should sufficient interest be received. Only candidates successfully shortlisted for interview will be contacted.

Information about the school

A mixed 11-19 co-educational High School of 1000 pupils serving the historic market town of West Malling and surrounding villages. The school is set in pleasant rural surroundings and has its own lake and extensive grounds. It was completely re-built in September 2007 and therefore has outstanding facilities.

West Malling is close to the county town of Maidstone and has excellent rail links to London and Ashford International (for the Continent).

This is an exciting time to be joining the staff of The Malling School.

Our school is increasingly becoming the first choice school for parents. As a result we are currently oversubscribed. We have robust behavioural systems and Developmental Learning Walks, rather than formal observations. All of which allow a teacher to flourish and do what they do best – teach!

We provide a very supportive environment in which staff can further develop their skills and we ensure every new member of staff has access to a trained coach. With close teams of teachers and non-teachers working together we take a collaborative approach to school improvement and have a shared aim of providing the very best education for our pupils.

Visit our website at www.themallingschool.kent.sch.uk for further information

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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.