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Class Coordinator - Term Time - Special Needs Position

Valence School, Westerham

  • Ref:KCC886-7021-127S
  • Posted:24/08/2018
  • Pay:Kent Scheme 5: £9.36 per hour
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:23/09/2018 at 23:45
  • Interviews:Thursday 4 October


Class Coordinator (Teaching Assistant Coordinator)

Full Time – 37 hours per week – Term Time Only – Permanent

Hours worked between 8.30am and 4.30pm Monday to Friday

Kent Scheme 5: £15,280 for 39 weeks (including 5 weeks holiday pay) £9.36 per hour plus generous local government pension

As a Class Coordinator you would be responsible for coordinating, informing and advising support staff deployed in lessons to enable them to effectively support students' learning and provide high quality support for teaching and learning. In addition you will:

  • ensure effective communication with, and between, staff and students and contribute to securing efficiency and high standards of care and personal development for students;
  • deliver particular strategies and programmes for students;
  • lead on general support duties including providing physical management and personal care.

Successful applicants will have a good general education including GCSE (or equivalent) at grade C or above in English and Maths and will be supported to complete the Level 3 Diploma in Specialist Support for Teaching and Learning in Schools (if not already achieved).

Experience of complex physical and medical needs is desirable however an aspiration to enable students to learn and achieve meaningful independence is essential.

We offer a supportive, friendly working environment in a country school setting and the chance to make a real and positive impact on the lives of Valence students.

We welcome applications from everyone irrespective of gender and ethnic group but, as men are currently under-represented in this role, we would encourage applications from male candidates. Appointment will be based on merit alone.

Please complete the application form and equality monitoring form and email to vacancies@valence.kent.sch.uk or call the HR team on 01959 567841 for further information

Information about the school

Valence School is a KCC foundation residential and day Special School for children and young people with physical disabilities, complex medical needs and associated learning and communication difficulties from age 4 to 19. It is part of the Kent Special Educational Needs Trust.

Our school is unique within the maintained sector in the whole of southern England. We have a large site with high quality teaching, social care and health care facilities. A staff team of over 250 people provides specialist teaching, social care, therapies and nursing care to an exceptionally high standard.

Valence School is a supportive environment and a rewarding place to work and every member of staff participates in enabling the students to learn and to aspire to achieve meaningful independence. The School always places children and young people at the centre of all decisions it takes and it has a relentless focus on achieving the best possible outcomes for every student.

Valence School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of every student and expect all our staff and volunteers to share this commitment. References will be taken up before interview and the successful applicants will require an enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check.

Job Contact Information

Fax: 01959 565046


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Our School and all its personnel are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children. This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service.