Academy, Reach South Academy Trust is seeking to appoint an exceptional and
experienced SEN Teaching Assistant to join the School for January 2024
Post: SEN Teaching Assistant
Location: Oxford Street, Stonehouse, Plymouth PL1 5BQ
Salary Range: Teaching Assistant - Grade C5, £23,500, rising to a maximum of £24,294, per annum pro-rata
Hours/Contract: Fixed Term Contract - 29 hours per week, term-time only, 39 weeks per year, Monday to Friday
About the Role
Primary Academy is looking for an enthusiastic, motivated and committed SEN Teaching Assistant to join our
committed team. This role is for a TA to be working in our small class Nurture
provision with children with SEN and emotional needs. The ideal candidate will
be hard working, friendly and outgoing and have relevant experience of working
with high needs pupils or who has an interest in this area. They will have a
passion for supporting young children’s learning, be able to form positive and
meaningful relationships with pupils and enjoy working as part of a dynamic
note that this role is offered on a fixed-term basis due to the nature of the
temporary funding to school but, if funding remained in place for longer, it has
the potential to be extended.
About the Person
This is a great opportunity for a self-motivated
and well organised individual. We are
looking for people who have the following experience and qualities:
at least Level 2 Teaching Assistant and/or Level 2 Early Years Qualification
(or equivalent to these)
able to display effective communication skills with both children and adults
eager to work collaboratively in a wider team, adaptable and open to new ideas
a fast and highly flexible thinker, being able to deal with change and
unpredictability positively with a ‘can-do’ attitude
of working with SEN children preferable
About the School
Pilgrim is a friendly, caring and welcoming place, with children's learning, happiness and well-being at the heart of all we do. We understand that children will only get the best education when there are strong and respectful relationships between both pupils, staff, parents and the wider community. We are very proud of the positive relationships that exist at Pilgrim.
Our aim is to develop confident young people who have high aspirations, a clear sense of themselves as learners and citizens and who can contribute positively to their futures and those of others.
offer you a friendly, team approach to working in a supportive environment.
About the Trust
Reach South is a young and developing Trust which operates across the South West of England with the aim of delivering all through 3-19 education. We operate 16 academies in Devon, Bournemouth, Dorset, Gloucestershire and Wiltshire. We are building this Trust on a clear set of values, behaviours and curriculum principles. At the heart of those values and principles is a belief in our young people and a determination to support them to develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes to become the successful citizens for today and all of their tomorrows.
Our core business is delivering exceptional education for children and young people with a mission to help all pupils aspire to achieve beyond the expectations that others put on them. We do this through the development of a talented and committed workforce. In order to deliver exceptional opportunities for learning, we need highly motivated staff across all parts of the organisation.
Teachers within Reach South belong to a national community of professionals, and benefit from a wide range of networks and development opportunities across the Trust. In time, our best teachers are able to work across schools, develop specialisms and step up to leadership roles within and beyond their own academy. The Trust provides a strong culture of collaboration and support, together with high expectations for staff and pupils alike.
Those we recruit are able to demonstrate that they share our values, are highly motivated to work with colleagues, within and beyond their school, to continuously develop their skills and pursue professional excellence.
Closing date for applications: Wednesday 29th November 2023
Interview Date: Thursday 7th December 2023
We reserve the right to interview and appoint prior to the closing date. Therefore, an early application is strongly advised.
To apply for this opportunity, please complete our online application form by clicking ‘apply now’ on the advert
If you have any queries about this vacancy, please get in touch by calling our school office on 01752 225319 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can arrange a visit or answer any of your queries.
Opportunities and Benefits
We offer a competitive salary plus TPS pension, great career progression and development opportunities, access to our Employee Assistance Programme with many other benefits.
We’re proud of how we support our staff in order that you have high levels of job satisfaction, are aware of the difference you are making for the children and families you work with and can see your contribution towards our community. There are regular opportunities for professional development and training, and a wider community of staff to network with within Reach South Multi Academy Trust. You will have the chance to visit other local schools, work alongside a range of outside professionals and take part in a variety of e-learning and face-to-face training.
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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