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Inclusion Assistant - Full-time/Part-time - Special Needs Position

Orchard Academy Trust

  • Ref:KCC-F25-13-S
  • Posted:08/02/2024
  • Pay:Kent Range 5 (FTE £22,595 - £23,693)
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:06/03/2024 at 12:00
  • Interviews:W/C 11th March 2024


Orchard Academy Trust is looking to appoint an Inclusion Assistant to work across our 2 schools, supporting our Inclusion Managers in ensuring the needs of all of our pupils are met.

This position would ideally suit a candidate with the following:

  • A passion for working with children with additional needs
  • A strong professional presence 
  • Experience of supporting pupils across the primary phase
  • A desire to improve outcomes for children
  • Flexibility, initiative and the ability to work as part of a team 
  • Ability to build positive relationships with staff, parents and children
  • Strong administrative and IT skills

In return we can offer:

  • A passionate and forward thinking Trust with children at the heart
  • High quality training/CPD
  • Well-behaved and motivated children 
  • A flexible working offer

The successful candidate will offer admin support to the inclusion teams, completing assessments and referrals and contributing to the management and support of pupils during learning activities. See the job description and person specification for more details.

This is a permanent position is for up to 35 hours a week, term-time only. An optional SEND allowance may be offered should the successful candidate have the appropriate level of experience and/or qualification.

Visits to the Trust to meet with the Inclusion Managers are strongly encouraged.

Information about the federation

Orchard Academy Trust is a multi-academy trust consisting of two large, successful primary schools in Maidstone - Allington Primary School and Barming Pre-School and Primary School.

Our schools act as beacons of learning for children and adults alike, inspiring self-development and nurturing growth with fun and enjoyment. This is not a one size fits all trust; we recognise that our schools have their own identities and needs. Each school has their own Headteacher and autonomy to foster individuality, together with the advantage of working as a team to provide school to school support and share excellence across the Trust.

Orchard Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Applicants for this post will be subject to a DBS check and successful references prior to a start date. Please read the schools' Child Protection Policy which can be found in the documents below. We reserve the right to interview and appoint, prior to the advertised closing date.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Mrs A Crittenden
  • Address:Hildenborough Crescent,
    Kent ,
    ME16 0PG
  • Telephone: 01622 757350
  • Email: office@allington.kent.sch.uk



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 Education.