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SRP Teaching Assistant - Term Time

Valley Invicta Primary School at Kings Hill, West Malling

  • Ref:KCC886-2038-46S
  • Posted:04/01/2022
  • Pay:£11,7794, pro rata to VIAT 3 (£19,100 - £19,755)
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:20/01/2022 at 08:00
  • Interviews:To be confirmed


We are seeking to recruit an experienced, passionate, and effective practitioner, to join our successful and dedicated team of ASD specialist staff.

Our school has an established specialist resource provision, where children make excellent progress and achieve highly. We are looking for a person who has qualifications, skills, and ambition to enable specific pupils accomplish their learning and personal targets.

Working across the school, with SRP and mainstream staff, the role is exactly suited to someone with the ability to use IT programmes, adapt and create personalised resources and promote independence at all times.

This person will liaise closely with teachers and parents and so needs to inform others clearly in order to praise and reflect on success and plan a child’s next steps.

The school team are highly skilled in adapting learning and delivery to enable all children to succeed, and this career opportunity would enable the right candidate to work alongside the current staff to continue to develop outstanding practice.

It is a fixed term-time role.

Essential skills

  • The use of independent initiative when supporting pupils in  the SRP.
  • Knowledge of Sickle Cell Disease HbSC or be willing to undertake training to develop knowledge.
  • Experience of working with pupils with limited verbal communication who use alternative communication systems such as PECs or Makaton.
  • The ability to work with a team in a responsive and flexible manner, responding to the instruction and advice of the SENCo, SRP team and class teachers.
  • Ability to reflect and see solutions in daily teaching, in own practice and that of the team.
  • To share ideas for the adjustment of learning so that pupils with SEND know and remember more.
  • To build effective trusting relationships with parents, external agencies, and a range of professionals.
  • To use knowledge of research and experience to bring ideas and methods of support to the SENCo and school team to enable all children to reach their full potential.
  • An understanding of or willingness to undertake training to support pupils with sicle cell disease.
  • A willingness and interest in using CPD to further develop career.


  • Teaching Assistant experience and qualifications.
  • Proven ability to teach pupils with ASD effectively through the use of dynamic & engaging techniques.
  • Experience/secure understanding of working with SEMH pupils.

 What we offer 

  • A friendly and inclusive team who are supportive of one another and focused on well-being.
  • A full-time five days a week position from 9am to 3pm.
  • Fantastic pupils who want to learn.
  • Opportunities and support for career development that includes coaching.
  • The chance to work across schools as part of our small and friendly Academy Trust.

 We warmly invite visits to our school to see how we work and to find out more about the role.

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.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our students. You are advised that this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and therefore this post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).