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1:1 Teaching Assistant - Part-time

Offham Primary School, West Malling

  • Ref:KCC886-2187-155S
  • Posted:13/05/2024
  • Pay:KR3
  • Start Date:June
  • App Close Date:03/06/2024 at 12:00
  • Interviews:Week of 3rd June


Offham is a friendly and ambitious one form entry school nestled in the picturesque village of Offham in Kent. We pride ourselves on our caring ethos and close partnership with parents and our local community. Our vision is based on ‘nurturing’, ‘enquiring’, ‘inspiring ‘and achieving’ and children are placed at the heart of everything we do.

We have a highly passionate and dedicated staff team, who all work together to provide the best learning experiences for the children. We are located in a beautiful rural setting and take pride in being a traditional village school, whilst providing modern technology and an environment that allows pupils and staff to excel.

We are looking for a motivated and enthusiastic SEND Teaching Assistant to come and join our hardworking team.

We are looking for someone to work Monday to Friday from 8.30 a.m. – 12.30 p.m. (20 hours a week) This will initially be on a fixed term contract although it is likely that this will be extended. 


 The ideal candidate will :-

  • Be able to work effectively as a positive team member
  • Be caring and compassionate
  • Have previous experience as a Teaching Assistant or working with pupils with SEND
  • Have knowledge or interest in SEND including speech and language and SEMH
  • Be organised and flexible


We can offer you: -

  • A vibrant school with high standards and expectations
  • A happy caring school where you will be supported and valued
  • A commitment to supporting staff wellbeing and workload
  • A forward thinking school committed to the development of all staff
  • A fantastic environment within a beautiful setting
  • Supportive governors, parents and local community


 For further information about the school please visit the school website:

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Early applications are advised as interviews may be held as applications are received and the position may be closed early. 

Offham Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people / vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This position is subject to an enhanced DBS check and satisfactory written references. In accordance with KCSIE 2023, an online search of shortlisted candidates will be carried out and candidates are expected to complete a self disclosure.



Information about the school

Offham Primary is a rural school with 7 classes and is located approximately 3 miles from the town of West Malling. The school serves a supportive community of children and parents, who are enthusiastic about learning and leading their school. Our core values: Respect, Responsibility, Collaboration, Resilience and Compassion are at the heart of everything we do. We have a keen interest in outdoor learning and future environmental sustainability.

We have an attractive school site with large classrooms and dedicated outdoor learning areas, including our amazing Forest School base. Our school is well equipped in all aspects of the curriculum with a school library, well-being room, and mini buses to use for trips. There is a very supportive PTA and Governing Body. Innovative teaching and traditional values are combined to give children an excellent primary education. There is a driving ambition for continuous improvement and we are always on an exciting journey to be the best we can be.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Emily John
  • Address:Church Road, West Malling, Kent, ME19 5NX
  • Telephone: (01732) 842355
  • Email: office@offham.kent.sch.uk

Fax: (01732) 875133


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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 Education.