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SRP Teaching Assistant - Term Time - Special Needs Position

Valley Invicta Primary School at Kings Hill, West Malling

  • Ref:KCC886-2038-42S
  • Posted:17/09/2021
  • Pay:£11,500, pro rata to VIAT 3 (£18,809 - £19,511)
  • Start Date:October 2021
  • App Close Date:11/10/2021 at 08:00
  • Interviews:To be confirmed


We are looking for a talented SEN Teaching Assistant with experience of working with children with ASD to come and join our inclusive and high achieving Primary school.  This is a temporary appointment to cover the secondment of a colleague covering maternity leave, to be reviewed by July 2022.

We are offering a fantastic opportunity to work both in our mainstream classes and our Specialist Resource Provision for children with ASD.

Essential Skills:

  • Experience of working with children with ASD.
  • Experience of working with children in Early Years and KS1.
  • Knowledge of child protection/safeguarding.
  • Positive, friendly and enthusiastic personality.
  • The ability to be proactive and flexible.
  • Willingness to engage professional development/interest in SEN/ASD education.

Desirable skills:

  • Experience of working with children across all Primary phases.
  • Professional qualifications linked to SEND.
  • Experience in use of alternative communication systems such as PECS or Makaton.
  • Experience of Speech and Language strategies.

26.25 hours per week, term time only. The safety and well-being of our pupils is paramount and the successful applicant will have not only have a clear DBS and high quality references but be able to demonstrate vigilance and a caring approach.

We warmly invite you to contact the school to arrange a virtual tour and to discuss this position further with our Headteacher and SENCo.

Our School

This is an excellent opportunity to become part of a friendly, strong, encouraging team, within a popular, successful school, which is very much a part of the local community.

Our school goes from strength to strength and having achieved Good Ofsted rating in October 2018 we are now on the journey towards Outstanding. We have high expectations and believe in inspiring our pupils to achieve success, through a broad, balanced and enriched curriculum, that provides them with opportunities to excel.

Valley Invicta Academies Trust is dedicated to providing outstanding care, outstanding education and outstanding opportunities. This is a fantastic opportunity to work in a new, state of the art building with outstanding facilities.

Our Commitment

All our schools continually evolve in their drive for excellence; we aspire to provide staff and pupils to have

• Outstanding Care
• Outstanding Education
• Outstanding Opportunities.

New opportunities, including career progression, are actively sought for all staff across the MAT. Collaboration with like-minded colleagues across the MAT is set up to provide; networking, support, quality assurance and friendship. If you think you would thrive in this environment we want to meet you.

To apply, click on the link below to download a copy of our application form and email to: hrviat@viat.org.uk

Please visit our website for more information on the school: www.kingshill.viat.org.uk 

Information about the school

The Valley Invicta Academies Trust is a Multi Academy Trust, based in Maidstone, Kent. The Trust is a family of primary and secondary schools which work in partnership to provide nothing less than outstanding education for all our young people. Presently the Trust is responsible for five primary schools and four secondary schools:

VIAT Primary Schools

Valley Invicta Primary School at Aylesford, Valley Invicta Primary School at Holborough Lakes, Valley Invicta Primary School at Kings Hill, Valley Invicta Primary School at Leybourne Chase and Valley Invicta Primary School at Eastborough.

VIAT Secondary Schools

Invicta Grammar School, Valley Park School, The Lenham School and SST Maidstone. Invicta Grammar School, the highest performing “non super selective” school in Kent and Valley Park School, the highest performing non-selective school in Kent.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:VIAT HR Team
  • Address:11 Tower View, Kings Hill, West Malling, Kent, ME14 4AL
  • Telephone: 01622 675762
  • Email: hr@viat.org.uk


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.