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Valence School

Our Learners Are:
Respectful - Resilient - Independent - Positive - Passionate



School Term Time Only



All Year Round

Swimming Support: If you can spare 2 hours a week, we are seeking local volunteers who would be willing to devote their time during term time to support our students in the water during their swimming lessons.

This is a hugely rewarding experience, and you will find our students are highly motivated, appreciative and love swimming!

You will need to:

  • enjoy being in the water and able to swim a minimum of 25m
  • enjoy working with children and young people

To apply please see below.

School Community Charity Shop: The ‘Friends of Valence School’ have secured the lease of a shop in Westerham to launch our very first Charity Shop!

We have an exciting opportunity for volunteers to assist in our Charity Shop, and you will play an important role in raising vital funds. This is a great way to meet new people, develop customer service skills, work with a small team and be part of the local community.

In this role, you will be meeting donors and receiving donations, sorting, labelling, and pricing stock. You will be a friendly face greeting and helping customers, serving on the till (training provided). To keep the shop inviting and well presented, you will assist with shop displays, re-stocking, light cleaning and tidy duties.

If you can spare a morning or afternoon, we are seeking local volunteers who would be willing to devote their time to support the Charity Shop Manager, Assistant Manager and our students who will be provided with valuable work experience.

Valence School is a Kent County Council special school with residential facilities for students aged from 4 to 19 with physical disabilities, complex medical needs and associated learning and communication difficulties.  We are part of the Kent Special Educational Needs Trust (KsENT).

Please contact the HR team for further information: or call 01959 567841.

To apply please complete the online application form

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.  We value diversity and promote equality for all.

References will be taken up and online checks undertaken for successful candidates. 

The successful applicant will require an enhanced DBS check (this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act).