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Valence School

Teaching & Learning Assistant - Science

TEACHING & LEARNING ASSISTANT for SCIENCE

Full Time - 37 hours per week - Term Time Only

£18,323 actual gross p.a. (£21,032 FTE) MATERNITY COVER

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.

Please see the application pack to complete the online application form

Please contact HR on 01959 567841 or vacancies@valence.kent.sch.uk for further information or to arrange a visit.

Application closing date: 30 June 2022

Interview date: w/c 11 July 2022

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.