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Employer Valence School
Location Kent
Salary £17,827 FTE gross p.a.
Contract type Full Time
Contract term Permanent
Job dates
Closing date Applications are closed


Full Time – 37 hours per week – Term Time Only – Permanent

Hours worked between 8.30am and 4.30pm Monday to Friday

Kent Scheme 5: £17,827 Full Time Equivalent p.a. (£15,043 pro-rated p.a. for Term Time working, £9.24 per hour) plus local government pension

Our Teaching & Learning Assistants provide high quality support  for teaching and learning within our Science or DT curriculum. This  includes:

  • Informing and advising other support staff deployed in lessons to enable them to effectively support students’ learning
  • Ensuring effective communication with, and between, staff and  students and contribute to securing efficiency and high standards of  care and personal development for students
  • Delivering particular strategies and programmes for students
  • To lead on general support duties including providing physical management and personal care

Successful applicants will have a good general education including  GCSE (or equivalent) at grade C or above in English and Maths, and will  be supported to complete the Level 3 Diploma in Specialist Support for  Teaching & Learning in Schools (if not already achieved). A further  qualification in either Science or Design & Technology would be  advantageous along with a genuine interest in these subjects.

Experience of complex physical and medical needs is desirable, however an aspiration to enable students to learn and achieve meaningful  independence is essential.

We offer a supportive, friendly working environment in a country school setting and the chance to make a real and positive impact on the lives of Valence students.

Valence School is a KCC Foundation residential and day Special  School. We cater for children and young people with physical  disabilities, complex medical needs and associated learning and  communication difficulties from age 4 to 19.

Valence School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare  of every student. The successful applicants will require an enhanced DBS check and references will be taken up BEFORE interview.

For further information and application details please contact the Human Resources Department

Closing date for applications: Sunday 25 June 2017

About the employer

We are proud to share with you the excellent work we do with children and young people who have physical disabilities and complex medical needs.  Our school is unique within the maintained sector in the whole of southern England.  We cater ...

Information about Valence School
Org type Special Needs
Funding status State - Community
Gender Mixed
Age range 5 - 19 years
Denomination Non-denominational
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Westerham Road
TN16 1QN
United Kingdom
+44 1959 565046