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Teaching Assistant - Term Time

The Malling School, East Malling

  • Ref:KCC886-5425-394S
  • Posted:13/02/2019
  • Pay:KR5 + SEN Allowance
  • Start Date:March 2020
  • App Close Date:24/02/2020 at 08:00
  • Interviews:Week commencing 24 February 2020


Teaching Assistant


Kent Range 5: 27.5 hours per week, Term-time only

Full-time equivalent salary £18,704 – £20,121 + SEN Allowance £1,274 pro rata (£11,768 –£12,660 + SEN Allowance £1,274 actual salary)

Required for March 2020


An inspirational Teaching Assistant is required to join a dedicated and enthusiastic staff working with pupils with speech, language and communication needs in the Tydeman Centre within this mainstream Secondary School. The Centre is recognised as a highly successful specialist provision.

The weekly working hours are Monday-Friday 8.40am to 3.20pm inclusive of breaks, term time only.

The applicant will be expected to have the skills to support lessons across Key Stages 3, 4 and 5 and the ability to work with small groups of pupils and on a one to one basis on personalised schemes of work. Previous experience of working with children with special needs is essential and a Teaching Assistant qualification desirable although applications from those considering entering a career in education and / or special needs are also encouraged. Training will be provided. A good level of education, with at least Level 2 qualifications in English and Mathematics (GCSE grade C or above or equivalent) is essential.


Please apply via the KentTeach website. For more information or to arrange an informal visit please contact the HR Department at hr@themallingschool.kent.sch.uk


Closing date: 24 February 2020

Interviews: Week commencing 24 February 2020


The Malling School is committed to the safeguarding and promotion of welfare of all children and young people. All successful candidates will be subject to an Enhanced DBS disclosure, CV, Teaching Agency, Occupational Health check and two satisfactory references.


Applications will be considered upon receipt and we reserve the right to withdraw this vacancy should sufficient interest be received.  Therefore, early application is recommended to avoid disappointment.


Information about the school

A mixed 11-19 co-educational High School of 900 pupils serving the historic market town of West Malling and surrounding villages. The school is set in pleasant rural surroundings and has its own lake and extensive grounds. It was completely re-built in September 2007 and therefore has outstanding facilities.

West Malling is close to the county town of Maidstone and has excellent rail links to London and Ashford International (for the Continent).

This is an exciting time to be joining the staff of The Malling School.

Our school is increasingly becoming the first choice school for parents. As a result we are currently oversubscribed. We have robust behavioural systems and Developmental Learning Walks, rather than formal observations. All of which allow a teacher to flourish and do what they do best – teach!

We provide a very supportive environment in which staff can further develop their skills and we ensure every new member of staff has access to a trained coach. With close teams of teachers and non-teachers working together we take a collaborative approach to school improvement and have a shared aim of providing the very best education for our pupils.

Job Contact Information

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.