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Key Worker (Communication and Interaction) - Full-time - Special Needs Position

The Discovery School, Kings Hill, West Malling

  • Ref:KCC886-2065-247S
  • Posted:22/09/2023
  • Pay:Kent Range 3
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:06/10/2023 at 15:00
  • Interviews:11/10/2023


Want to join a school with an outstanding reputation for supporting children with additional needs? 

We are looking for a dynamic member of staff to join our very talented team of specialist TAs and Key Workers. 

This is an opportunity to support a pupil in KS1 with language difficulties. You will be responsible for supporting her in class, under the direction of the class teacher and working alongside the class teaching assistant.  The child is a delight and has a clear plan in place to meet her needs. 

Are you:

  • Passionate about securing positive outcomes for children with additional needs?
  • Highly motivated, organised and flexible in the way you work to best meet children's needs?
  • An effective communicator, highly skilled in building positive relationships with children, parents and professionals?

Then you sound perfect for us!

We can offer you an outstanding school filled with highly skilled and forward thinking teachers, led by a highly driven leadership team. Our children share our passion and enthusiasm for learning and are well behaved and achieve highly.  We have excellent relationships with our families and other professionals and value the development of our staff. Please feel free to contact us to arrange a visit or an informal chat with our SENCo.

This is a Part time role: 8:30am – 3.30pm (job shared considered), Term Time only. Please be advised that this role is linked directly to the child's individual provision and subject to the continued successful application of High Needs Funding; it is therefore a fixed term contract for one academic year in the first incidence.

We take safeguarding our children extremely seriously and so applicants to this role will be subject to the usual rigorous DBS and reference checks.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early and proceed to interview upon receipt of a number of suitable qualified applications.

Information about the school

The Discovery School is an outstanding and popular, three form entry school, beautifully situated in large, attractive grounds in the heart of the development of Kings Hill. We have recently been inspected by Ofsted (February 2023) and have been judged to be Outstanding in all areas, including overall effectiveness.

Our children are happy, confident and well-motivated and we expect the highest standards of behaviour and learning from all of them. We have an outstanding staff team who contribute with enthusiasm and dedication to the life of the school. Our motto is: Be the best that you can be, and this is what we all strive to do every day.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Miss Tina Gobell
  • Address:Discovery Drive , Kings Hill, West Malling, Kent, ME19 4GJ
  • Telephone: 01732 847000
  • Email: office@discovery.kent.sch.uk


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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.