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Whilst normally, we'd warmly welcome visits to our school during the school day, in order to see if this is the vacancy for you, we hope that viewing our school website will help you determine if West Malling is the school for you. We are happy to arrange tours of the school outside of school hours. Please contact the headteacher to agree a mutually convenient time. We pride ourselves on a positive, professional culture where we work supportively together to achieve the best outcomes for the children in our care. We know that if we, as professional staff, let our light shine, then so will the light of our children. Should you be interested in the vacancy, and have questions, please don't hesitate to contact me via the email address listed.
Full details of the interview process will be provded to successful shortlisted applicants, but candidates should expect to complete a panel interview via a video conference as well as a professional planning task and presentation. References will also be checked ahead of any interview, so please ensure referees can be contacted via email.
We can offer: * Fantastic pupils and a friendly and nurturing school family. * Support of an experienced, passionate 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 of speech and language needs, would be an advantage * 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.
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.
West Malling CEP School is a thriving, successful, 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 vision is to "let our light shine" as children and adults.
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 genuinely does matter and is treated as the unique individual they are. 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.
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