Additional Needs Teaching Assistant

Arboretum Primary School, Derby, Derbyshire, DE23 8GP

4 days remaining to apply

  • Earliest start date

    31 October 2022

  • Latest start date

    30 November 2022

  • Application deadline

    11 October 2022 at 9am

  • Date listed

    22 September 2022

Job details

Key stages

Early years, Key stage 1

Working pattern

Contract type

Permanent

Full-time equivalent salary

£21,695

Pay scale

Grade E, pts 10-14

Additional Needs Teaching Assistant job summary

Do you have a passion to support additional needs children with varied ability levels? Are you looking for an exciting new role within a large, popular and thriving Inner City school? If so, and you can demonstrate that you are passionate about maximising our SEN children’s learning potential, then this role could be for you.

We are looking to appoint an experienced Additional Needs Teaching Assistant to work within our Orchard. This is a provision set up to cater for some of our children with SEN, which is split into two groups (Apples – 9 children from reception to Y2 and Pears – 8 children from Y3 – Y6 ) based on age and level of need, providing a differentiated, small group approach for each child.

The bespoke curriculum is tailored to meet the needs of the children and involves individual, small group and whole class teaching as appropriate.

You will be a qualified and experienced Additional/Special Needs Teaching Assistant who has recent experience within a primary school and a strong working knowledge of the primary and early years curriculums. You will ideally have experience of working with children with physical and educational difficulties. You will be able to demonstrate resilience and calm in stressful situations, focussing on solutions with patience, kindness and empathy. Your previous experience of supporting similar pupils will help your understanding and confidence in supporting a child and their family in overcoming barriers to their learning.

Our school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Assessment and testing of candidate’s suitability to work with children is an integral part of our selection process. An Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check will also be required for the successful candidate.

Using the application form

For application details, please go to Join Our Team on the Main Menu of our website at: www.arboretum.derby.sch.uk where you will find job details and application forms. Please complete both the DDAT Support Staff application form and the Monitoring form. Note that the correct forms must be completed, and that CVs or other methods of application will not be accepted.
Applications should be emailed to jobs@arboretum.derby.sch.uk

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Supporting documents

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About Arboretum Primary School

School type
Academy, ages 2 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
628 pupils enrolled
Age range
2 to 11
Contact phone number
01332291140

We are a large 635 place primary (which includes 32 children in our 2 year old unit and 78 in our 3 year old nursery), with a rich ethnic mix of delightful and well-behaved children. Our modern school has recently been refurbished and extensively extended and sits in large attractive grounds. We pride ourselves on our caring ethos and the value we place in our dedicated and friendly staff teams. We are a popular school, and have a waiting list for most year groups.

Arboretum is a Good school, as confirmed at our last Ofsted short inspection (November 2017). The inspectors felt that: “The pupils’ positive attitudes to learning and their respectful behaviour reflect the school’s values and the leaders’ good work to promote pupils’ personal development and welfare”. Our school is very well resourced and we see the benefits of regular training and development of staff, ensuring they really do make a genuine difference to our children’s education.

Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is embedded across everything we do at Arboretum, including all stages of our recruitment and selection process. The successful candidate will require enhanced DBS clearance.

Arranging a visit to Arboretum Primary School

We warmly invite prospective candidates to visit the school to find out more about us and the role. To register your interest, please call the school office on (01332) 291140 or email jobs@arboretum.derby.sch.uk . Please also take a few minutes to watch our school video on our Welcome page of our website www.arboretum.derby.sch.uk to get a true flavour of Arboretum Primary School.

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