We are looking for people who have the resilience and character to:
- Support pupils in developing effective relationships with peers, younger pupils and adults, challenging and providing alternatives to those behaviours which are difficult for others.
- Help pupils to develop self-reliance and confidence in a range of areas including decision making, problem solving and general life skills, and deal in a positive way with their emotions.
- Work with teachers and colleagues to support pupils with communication and interaction difficulties.
We need great people with lots of:
- Patience, passion and positivity!
PEAK Academy is a day specialist provider of education in Dursley, Gloucestershire for children and young people aged from 11 to 16 years who have an SEMH profile. There are currently 60 pupils on roll but Reach South plans, in partnership with the LA to diversify both number and age range.
PEAK formally joined Reach South in August 2022. The Trust has secured capital to ensure the capacity for growth and diversification.
PEAK’s aim is to build safe independent lives for the SEMH population through a process of understanding, support, and enablement. To achieve this goal the school looks at the unique impact social, emotional, and mental health experiences has on the individual child. From this we aim as a school to personalise the child’s curriculum, care, and therapeutic package to ensure every child achieves and experiences success and independence.
REACH South is a forward-thinking academy trust that puts the child, and their diagnosis first. Springfields Academy, Calne was the first Reach South special school (Ofsted good March 2022. NAS advanced status June 2022) In September 2023 SAIL (Salisbury Academy for Inspiration Learners) will open. The three schools will work very closely to meet, lead, and shape regional agendas.
PEAK Academy is looking to recruit exceptional Teaching Assistants to join our team. You’ll join a team of dedicated SEND professionals and will work closely with your colleagues to promote the emotional, physical and educational development of pupils with special needs. The post holder will be responsible for supporting pupils in class and as they transition through their day. This is highly rewarding and challenging work, where you can make a huge difference to vulnerable young peoples lives. There will be lots of training made available to you.
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Each post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.
Reach South Academy Trust has an Equal Opportunities Policy for selection and recruitment. Applicants are requested to complete the Equal Opportunities Monitoring section of the application form before submitting.
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