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Specialist Teaching Assistant - Part-time

West Malling CEP School, West Malling

  • Ref:KCC886-3086-84S
  • Posted:04/12/2018
  • Pay:Kent Range 3-5
  • Start Date:Jan 2019
  • App Close Date:14/12/2018 at 09:00
  • Interviews:AM Tues 18th December 2018


The Governing Body, children and staff of our thriving school are looking for a creative and enthusiastic specialist teaching assistant to join our Speech and Language Centre. This post is to support teaching and learning in our language centre and in mainstream classes with additional speech & language needs. This will be a fixed term appointment until 31 July 2019, with the possibility of extending.   The post is for 11 hours a week, worked over two days.

Visits are strongly recommended and can be arranged through the school office.

We can offer:

  • Fantastic pupils and a friendly and nurturing school family.
  • Support of a Language Centre team committed to excellence with high expectations.
  • A committed leadership team, friendly and dedicated staff and a supportive governing body.
  • A well resourced school with an exciting curriculum.
  • Specialist support and guidance from our Specialist Speech & Language Centre. 

We are looking for someone who:

  • Aims for excellence at all times.
  • Has a passion to make a difference, good communicator with a real ability to nurture, inspire and motivate vulnerable pupils.
  • Has experience of working within a school and supporting pupils with their learning. Experience of working with children who have a special educational need, particularly speech & language, would be an advantage but is not essential.
  • Has a sense of humour. 

The school is committed to inclusion, safeguarding & promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Information about the school

West Malling CEP School is a thriving, successful, oversubscribed 1 form entry Primary School set in attractive grounds on the edge of the historic, attractive town of West Malling, in one of the most beautiful parts of Kent at the edge of the North Downs.

Our school is small with a caring friendly environment, where it is possible to know all our children and their families. We have high expectations within a supportive and positive community where every child really does matter. We are fortunate to be supported by the local community of West Malling and as a Church of England school, we have strong links with St Mary's Church in the village.

OFSTED has acknowledged that the school together with its and highly regarded Speech and Language Specialist Resource Centre is Good, fully inclusive and well led. "The school is a welcoming environment where staff know pupils individually. Pupils are cared for effectively. Staff work closely together to make sure that each pupil gets the support they need" in addition " Staff enjoy working at the school and are proud to be part of an effective team."

The school is "outstanding" under the SIAMS framework (Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist School) March 2015 which found "Christian values are embedded into the life of the school. Shaped by Christian values, pupils can grow in confidence and character.The school is an inclusive school in which all are aware of their innate value and worth. Guided by these Christian values, school leaders have substantially improved achievement and attendance of pupils so that most achieve at or above national standards."

We are proud to be a member of the Tenax Schools Trust.

We are ambitious and aim to maximise the potential of all our children and staff.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Mr Matthew Clark
  • Address:West Malling CEP School, Old Cricket Ground, Norman Road, West Malling, Kent, ME19 6RL
  • Telephone: 01732 842061
  • Email: headteacher@west-malling.kent.sch.uk

Fax: 01732 842267


Below are documents that have been added to this vacancy.

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.