Teaching & Learning Assistant Science

Valence School, Westerham, Kent, TN16 1QN

This job expired on 27 February 2022

  • Expected start date

    As soon as possible

  • Application deadline

    27 February 2022 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    26 January 2022

Job details

Contract type

Maternity or parental leave cover (up to 12 months )

Annual or full time equivalent (FTE) salary


Actual salary


Teaching & Learning Assistant Science job summary

Full Time - 37 hours per week - Term Time Only
£18,323 actual gross p.a. (£21,032 FTE)

As a Teaching & Learning Assistant you will provide high quality support in Science across the school. This will include creating differentiated materials to enhance learning opportunities and to ensure that the teacher has appropriate resources for curriculum delivery. You will support, inform and advise support staff who are deployed in lessons to enable them to safely and effectively support students’ learning. You will also be required to carry out general support duties, including personal care and physical management for students as required.

You will have a good command of written and spoken English, and a good general education including GCSE (or equivalent) Grade 5/C or above in English and Maths. You will be confident with basic computer software e.g. MS word, PowerPoint, and be prepared to train to use specialised software and equipment in the Science Laboratory. You must have a genuine desire to improve the progress of young people with disabilities in Science. Knowledge of working within a Science Laboratory will be an advantage.

Valence School is a KCC Foundation residential and day Special School for children and young people with physical disabilities, complex medical needs and associated learning and communication difficulties. We are part of the Kent Special Educational Needs Trust.

Valence School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of every student and we expect all our staff and volunteers to share this commitment. References will be taken up before interview and the successful applicant will require an enhanced DBS check.

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About Valence School

School type
Special school, ages 4 to 19
Education phase
School size
117 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 19
Contact phone number
01959 567841

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 for students aged 4 to 19 and have both day and boarding places. We have a large site with high quality teaching, social care and health care facilities. A staff team of over 200 people provides specialist teaching, social care, therapies and nursing care to an exceptionally high standard.

Our overall aim is to enable every child and young person to achieve meaningful independence. Students flourish in a supportive but challenging environment, making good educational progress and achieving a range of accreditation as they get older. There is excellent support to enable students to achieve functional communication, mobility and skills for daily living.

We are a Foundation Special School and are part of the Kent SEN Trust, a cooperative trust of ten schools working together to improve outcomes for all the children and young people attending the schools. In 2008 Valence became a specialist Sports College and this status plays a significant role in raising students’ achievements and their participation in high quality physical education and sport.

The School works proactively with parents and external professionals to provide holistic support for every child and young person. It is also developing high quality outreach support services to local schools and more widely for children and young people in Kent who have physical disabilities who are attending mainstream schools.

The School always places children and young people at the centre of all decisions it takes and it has a relentless focus on achieving the best possible outcomes for every student.

Arranging a visit to Valence School

Should you require any additional information or would like to arrange an informal visit to the school (following Covid protocols) please do not hesitate to contact us on 01959 567841 or via vacancies@valence.kent.sch.uk

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