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Specialist Resource Provision Teaching Assistant - Term Time - Special Needs Position

Valley Invicta Primary School at East Borough , Maidstone

  • Ref:KCC886-2172-219S
  • Posted:24/11/2023
  • Pay:£13,909 pro rata to £20648, VIAT 3
  • Start Date:January 2024
  • App Close Date:11/12/2023 at 12:00
  • Interviews:w/c 11 December 2023


We are seeking to recruit an experienced, passionate, and effective practitioner, to join our successful and dedicated team of ASD specialist staff.

Our school has an established Specialist Resource Provision, where children are nurtured and educated in a way that matches their needs.  We are looking for a person who has the relevant experience and skills to work with our pupils to enable them to accomplish their personal targets.

The role will be primarily based in the SRP, linked to one child. However, there will be the opportunity to work with other children and be supported by other colleagues in the SRP.  This role is suited to someone who can be flexible, resilient and, has a positive outlook and attitude. This is a temporary post pending a review of the SRP pupil numbers at the end of the academic year and associated funding.

You will be required to work 30 hours per week for 38 weeks per year.  

The team are highly skilled in adapting learning and delivery to enable all children to succeed, and this career opportunity would enable the right candidate to work alongside the current staff to continue to develop outstanding practice.

What we are looking for:

  • Proven ability to support pupils with ASD effectively through the use of dynamic & engaging techniques.
  • The ability to work with a team in a responsive and flexible manner, responding to the instruction and advice of the Lead Teacher.
  • Ability to reflect, adapt and see solutions in own practice.
  • The use of independent initiative when supporting pupils.
  • To share ideas for the adjustment of learning to enable pupils to access the learning effectively.
  • To build effective trusting relationships with parents, pupils and staff.
  • A willingness and interest in using CPD to further develop career.

What we offer :

  • A bespoke environment.
  • Pupils whose uniqueness is celebrated.
  • A friendly and inclusive team who are supportive of one another and focused on well-being.
  • Opportunities and support for career development includes coaching.
  • The chance to work across schools as part of our small and friendly Academy Trust.

We warmly invite visits to our school to see how we work and to find out more about the role.

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 download and complete the application and send to 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. As part of the shortlisting process, the Trust reserves the right to conduct an online search on shortlisted candidates as part of our due diligence and any relevant information found concerning a candidate's suitability to work with children will be discussed at interview stage.


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.

We reserve the right to appoint to this role ahead of the closing date should an appropriate candidate be found.


Information about the school

Valley Invicta Primary School at East Borough is a two-form entry school for children aged 4 to 11, with a Specialist Resource Provision, in the heart of the local community.

The school’s spacious facilities sit in a large outdoor space, with a forest school, and well-equipped sports and play areas. There are many extra-curricular activities on offer and bespoke spaces for music and ICT.

East Borough prides itself on working together with pupils and parents to ensure every child is encouraged to aim high. They are pleased to have achieved the Silver Sports Award and the Eco Schools Silver Award.

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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.