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Higher Needs Funding Teaching Assistant -SRP - Full-time/Part-time - Special Needs Position

Valley Invicta Primary School at Holborough Lakes, Snodland

  • Ref:KCC886-2037-113S
  • Posted:05/06/2024
  • Pay:MPS
  • Start Date:TBC
  • App Close Date:19/06/2024 at 12:00
  • Interviews:24/06/2024


We are looking for a higher level teaching assistant to support within our specialist resource provision (SRP) for autistic children. This is a varied role and every day is different! Children within the SRP are valued members of both their mainstream class and the SRP and each child has a personalised timetable setting out when they will be based within the SRP and when they will access mainstream lessons. The role of the higher level teaching assistant involves increased leadership and responsibility to planning and overseeing elements of our provision.

 Within this role, you will:

  • Support children to complete their learning, both within the specialist resource provision and in their mainstream classes.
  • Support with the deployment of teaching assistants within the SRP
  • Oversee some interventions
  • Take responsibility for planning and assessing some interventions or learning
  • Work on both a 1:1 and small group basis
  • Liaise with external therapists and other professionals
  • Provide individualised feedback to parents
  • Oversee the daily routines within the SRP

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.

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020.

A copy of our school's Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy and Recruitment of Ex-Offenders Policy can be found here

Valley Invicta Academies Trust expects every employee to take responsibility for promoting a culture that values and respects difference. We welcome applications from all diverse and ethnic groups.

If you require access arrangements to complete an application form, please contact the Trust who will support you i.e., large print, coloured forms.

Information about the school

Valley Invicta Primary School at Holborough Lakes is a one-form entry school for children aged 4 to 11, with a Specialist Resource Provision which has a designation for children with ASD, in the heart of the local community.

The school’s modern and spacious facilities sit in a large outdoor space with well-equipped sports and play areas. There are also top of the range IT resources, including a Macbook suite and 90 iPads for pupil use.

Holborough Lakes prides itself on working together with pupils and parents to ensure every child has the ability to reach their full potential. They are pleased to have achieved the Rights Respecting Gold Award and the Kent School Award for Resilience.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:VIAT HR
  • Address:Pollyfield Close, Snodland, Kent, ME6 5GR
  • Telephone: 01622 675762
  • Email: recruitment@viat.org.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 Education.