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One-To-One Teaching Assistant - Full-time/Part-time

West Malling CEP School, West Malling

  • Ref:KCC886-3086-129S
  • Posted:21/09/2023
  • Pay:Range 3 £21,350 FTE pro rata to relevant hours
  • Start Date:October/November 2023
  • App Close Date:09/10/2023 at 09:00
  • Interviews:TBC


The Governing Body, children and staff of our thriving school are looking for a creative and enthusiastic specialist one-to-one teaching assistant to join our team.  The post is to support a child in our Reception class with complex needs.   This will be a fixed term appointment until 31st August 2024 with the potential for this being extended.  The hours for the post total 30 hours a week, worked over 5 days.    The post is dependent upon funding provided for this specific child, which is currently in place.

Visits are strongly recommended and can be arranged through the school office.

We pride ourselves on a positive, professional culture where we work supportively together to achieve the best outcomes for the children in our care.  We know that if we, as professional staff, let our light shine, then so will the light of our children.  Should you be interested in the vacancy, and have questions, please do not hesitate to make contact via the email address listed.

Full details of the interview process will be provided to successful shortlisted applicants, but candidates should expect to complete a panel interview as well as an activity with children.  References will also be checked ahead of any interview, so please ensure referees can be contacted via email.

We can offer: * Fantastic pupils and a friendly and nurturing school family.  * A committed leadership team, friendly and dedicated staff and a supportive governing body. * A well-resourced school with an exciting curriculum. * Specialist support and guidance from our SENDCo.

We are looking for someone who: * Aims for excellence at all times. * Has a passion to make a difference, good communicator with a real ability to nurture, inspire and motivate vulnerable pupils. * Has experience of working within a school or nursery and supporting pupils with their learning. Experience of working with children who have a special educational need, particularly ASD, would be an advantage but is not essential. * Has a sense of humour.

Tenax Schools Trust is committed to inclusion, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and all applicants are expected to share this commitment.   All appointments are subject to pre-employment checks, including satisfactory references and our Enhanced DBS check.   

Information about the school

West Malling CE Primary School is a thriving, successful, one-form entry primary school set in attractive grounds on the edge of the historic town of West Malling, in one of the most beautiful parts of Kent at the edge of the North Downs. Our vision is to "let our light shine" as children and adults.

Our school is small with a caring, friendly environment, where it is possible to know all our children and their families. We have high expectations within a supportive and positive community where every child genuinely does matter and is treated as the unique individual they are. We are fortunate to be supported by the local community of West Malling and as a Church of England school, we have strong links with St Mary's Church in the village.

The school was last inspected by OFSTED in January 2023, where it was found to be "Good" in all areas. Inspectors noted that "pupils are happy and thrive in this caring school. Children develop very positive friendships with one another". It was highlighted that we "provide a well-sequenced and ambitious curriculum" and that teachers "make effective use of their time in class".

The school is "Good" under the SIAMS framework (Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools, March 2022) which found "the Christian vision is woven through school life so that the community actively embrace inclusion and flourishing. As a result, pupils express their thoughts and act with certainty".

We are proud to be a member of the Tenax Schools Trust.

We are ambitious and aim to maximise the potential of all our children and staff.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Mr David Rye
  • Address:West Malling CEP School, Old Cricket Ground, Norman Road, West Malling, Kent, ME19 6RL
  • Telephone: 01732 842061
  • Email: headteacher@west-malling.kent.sch.uk

Fax: 01732 842267


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.