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  • Start date details

    As soon as possible

  • Closing date

    10 March 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    28 February 2024

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  • Teaching assistant

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£22,353.00 - £23,512.00 Annually (Actual) NJC Gloucestershire, Grade F, Point 9-11

[240223] Teaching Assistant job summary

PEAK Academy, Reach South Academy Trust is seeking to appoint exceptional Teaching Assistants to join the School as soon as possible.

Post: Teaching Assistant

Location: PEAK Academy, Drake Lane, Dursley, Gloucestershire, GL11 5HD

FTE Salary Range: Gloucestershire Grade F, Point 9-11, £25,119 rising to a maximum of £26,421 per annum; pro rata for Part Time contract

Actual Salary Range: Gloucestershire Grade F £22,353 rising to a maximum of £23,512 per annum

Contract Type: Permanent, full time, term time only (39 weeks a year)

Contract Hours: 37 hours per week, Monday to Friday

About the role

PEAK Academy is looking to recruit exceptional Teaching Assistant to join our team. You will join a team of dedicated SEND professionals and will work as part of the team to promote academic, social and emotional learning of pupils with special needs.

As a Teaching Assistant at the school you will:

Support provision within a caring and supportive SEMH environment;

Support Pupils in developing effective relationships with peers, younger pupils and adults, challenging anti-social behaviour;

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;

Lead a Literacy and Numeracy group;

Prepare and deliver interventions;

Liaise with colleagues and parents as required.

You will need to be a team player and collaborator, sharing ideas and strategies with colleagues whilst learning from them, and reflecting on what has and (sometimes!) hasn't worked and seeking improvement through solution focussed practice. You will be committed to working in a rapidly improving SEMH school, within an ambitious trust, committed to the individual needs of its pupils.

At The Peak Academy we know that many of our young people will have experienced adverse childhood experiences (ACE's) and often early childhood trauma, as well as negative experiences in their education and schooling before they reach us. Therefore, our provision is based around a strong curriculum base and draws on trauma informed practice and the utilisation of nurture approach practises to meet need.

About the School

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.

Our 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.

Peak Academy formally joined Reach South Academy Trust in August 2022. The Trust has secured capital to ensure the capacity for growth and diversification.

This is a unique opportunity to not only join the team at Peak, but also to work for a Trust within a framework of specialist provision. The Trust, our schools, and our pupils require teachers who are looking to be innovative, bold, and collaborative. You can help to design your pupil’s curriculum and influence their future. Your work will always be challenging and rewarding as a part of the Reach South Specialist team.

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 17 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.

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.

Next Steps

If you think this role may be for you and want to be involved at this exciting time in our development and have any questions about the position, please get in touch by contacting the school. We would be happy to facilitate a visit to our site to see the school in operation. Contact details are: seasingwood@thepeakacademy.org, telephone: 01453 542130

Closing date: for applications is 10th March 2024.

Interview Date: Interviews are provisionally booked for w/c 18th March 2024.

To apply for this opportunity, please complete our online application form by clicking the apply now button on advert.

We reserve the right to interview and appoint prior to the closing date. Therefore, an early application is strongly advised.

Opportunities and Benefits

We offer a competitive salary plus LGPS 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.

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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