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  • Start date details

    September 2024

  • Closing date

    12 July 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    3 July 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Part time

Contract type

Fixed term

Full-time equivalent salary

£22,737.00 - £23,893.00 Annually (FTE) Actual salary pro rata range = £10,651 - £11,193 p.a. at 23/24 payscales

2 x SEND Teaching Assistant roles - 20 hours/week job summary

We are seeking to appoint two special individuals to join our team.

Are you dedicated to ensuring school works for all children and resilient enough to keep going, even when it’s difficult? Then we have two roles available for supporting children with social, emotional and mental health difficulties to succeed in education. You will require patience, flexibility and be committed to helping children develop as independent and confident individuals. It would be desirable, but not essential, that you have experience in this type of role.

Beechfield School is a friendly place to work. We are part of the Inclusive Multi Academy Trust which was established in 2016 with a vision to Inspire and nurture our children and their community to be the very best that they can be. The Trust consists of three schools; Beechfield, Cherry Tree and Laurance Haines. Our nurturing Trust ethos places a strong emphasis of the development and wellbeing of staff.

Our recent Ofsted report (May 2022) states "Pupils are enthusiastic about school. They experience a broad and rich curriculum that extends their interests and develops their aspirations. Pupils take pride in their work and achieve well. From Nursery to Year 6, they are well prepared for their next stage of education."

The successful candidates will have excellent communication skills and will be able to work closely with the class teacher, the SENCo, the SEN team and external advisors. You should be keen to learn, be able to work on your own initiative, and carry out advice consistently.

The successful candidates will have a GCSE or equivalent in English and Maths (C or above) and a high standard of written and spoken English.

In return we offer the successful candidate:

  • A positive and caring working environment
  • A friendly, dedicated, and supportive staff team
  • A well-resourced working environment
  • A strong commitment to CPD with quality mentoring and development support
  • A healthcare plan which includes private medical care as well as well-being care, physiotherapy, stress counselling and lifestyle health screening days

Each role is for 20 hours a week; e.g. Monday to Friday 9.30am to 2.30pm with 1 hour unpaid lunch break, term time plus Inset days. However the hours will be confirmed at interview. Please be aware that the salary advertised is at 23/24 payscale as the 24/25 ones have yet to be confirmed along with the cost of living increase. Once confirmed, salaries will be amended accordingly.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding children and young people. All post holders are subject to a satisfactory enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. Shortlisted candidates will be required to complete a Criminal Record Declaration Form prior to interview.

When recruiting and selecting staff, the Trust is required to comply with all relevant employment legislation to ensure we are recruiting within the law as well as complying with the Trust’s Equality Policy. The Selection Criteria document is critical in the process and sets out the requirements which the person appointed should have in order to perform the duties of the post satisfactorily and against which applicants will be assessed. The selection criteria will be used throughout the recruitment process as an objective test of assessing candidates at shortlisting, test and interview stages. Shortlisting will be completed by assessing against the advertised person specification. Our interviews will always include relevant questions relating to child protection and/or safeguarding, and will usually involve a child centred task.

Prospective candidates are encouraged to submit their applications as soon as possible as the school reserves the right to close the advert early should we feel able to appoint an appropriate candidate.

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

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About Beechfield School

School type
Academy, ages 3 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
435 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 11

Beechfield School is a friendly and dynamic place to work. We currently have over 400 pupils and 60 enthusiastic, dedicated staff. We are situated near Watford town centre and have excellent transport links to Central London/major airports and the M25 and M1.

As part of the Inclusive Multi Academy Trust, each school maintains their own clear identity while working collaboratively, which means that there is a huge amount of opportunity and support for staff in each school.

Our three core beliefs be kind, work hard and love learning underpin everything we do. We believe in a positive culture of collaboration and support where we value, praise, reward and celebrate.

Through high expectations and positive relationships we enable our pupils from many different backgrounds and cultures to work together to become confident, successful and responsible.

We have a nurturing ethos that instils a sense of personal responsibility. We ensure everyone is kind and respectful towards themselves, others and their environment, developing responsible citizens for the future.

We value effort and working hard. We teach resilience and perseverance when faced with challenges and celebrate excellence and success when we work hard and give our best.

We inspire a love of learning through a rich and purposeful curriculum. We provide opportunities to learn about issues that affect our lives and communities, to enable all to become confident, independent thinkers and develop the skills needed to be successful in an ever changing world.

We can offer you:

• A real sense of community.

• An innovative approach to learning with an emphasis on enjoyment and creativity.

• A strong commitment to CPD with quality mentoring and development support.

• A dedicated NQT programme which offers bespoke support and training, as well as the opportunity to work with other people at the same career stage as you.

• A staff council that is listened to and has impact.

• Outstanding Trust leadership with children at the heart of all we do.

• A healthcare plan which includes private medical care as well as well-being care, physiotherapy, stress counselling and lifestyle health screening days.

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