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Teaching Assistant - Fixed Term - Special Needs Position

The Malling School, East Malling

  • Ref:KCC886-5425-537S
  • Posted:18/09/2023
  • Pay:KR5 + SEN allowance
  • Start Date:ASAP
  • App Close Date:02/10/2023 at 08:00
  • Interviews:as and when suitable candidates apply


Teaching Assistant to support a young person with special educational needs

1-year fixed term.

Kent Range 5 28 hours per week, 39 weeks per year (including 5 INSET days) Term Time only.

Full time equivalent £22,595.00 to £23,693.00 (actual salary £14,837.92 - £15,558.96) plus 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 special 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 relationship 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 autism/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: Monday 2nd October 2023

Interviews: week beginning 9th October 2023

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, online check, Occupational Health check, two satisfactory references 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.

We are dedicated to providing a holistic education, nurturing the complete student. Our strong culture, robust behaviour systems, and Ofsted-rated "Good with Outstanding Features" environment provides a solid foundation for our students' success.

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.