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  • Start date details

    September 2023

  • Closing date

    18 June 2023 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    26 May 2023

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

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Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Part time: 33.5 hours per week, term time only (plus 5 teacher training days)

Contract type

Fixed term - 18-20 Months

Actual salary

£7.49 per hour

What skills and experience we're looking for

Role: Apprentice Teaching Assistant FTC
Hours: 33.5 hours per week TTO (plus 5 Teacher Training Days)
Salary: £7.49 per hour
Closing Date: 18th June 2023
Interviews: Week Commencing 19th June 2023

We are looking for a number of Apprentice TAs, starting September 2023, working across the whole school as part of the classroom team, supporting colleagues.

Working with children with a range of special needs including Autism Spectrum Disorder, Downs Syndrome, ASD, SPD, SLD, maybe non-verbal, have challenging behaviours and other overlapping conditions.

Successful candidates will work alongside experienced staff to gain knowledge and skills related to this role whilst completing aLevel 3 TA Apprenticeship.

Our vision is ‘Together children first…’ we need individuals who have a can-do attitude and prepared to learn and want to develop. Able to use your initiative, be commitment and dedicated with the ability to work as part of a team. You will work across the whole school and with children with different needs including profound and multiple learning difficulties.

We will offer:

  • An exciting programme of training to help you develop your skills set further
  • Fabulous, warm, and enthusiastic children
  • A happy school with a welcoming and supportive team
  • Opportunities to work with experts from a range of disciplines
  • AdvancedLevel Apprenticeship

What the school offers its staff

Duties include:

  • Work as part of the classroom team, supporting colleagues as necessary, within the class team and across the whole school. Work under the direction of the class Teacher and the School Leadership Team
  • Help provide a safe and happy environment in which the pupils can learn in line with the school’s vision and values
  • Keep abreast of current trends and developments in education by reading, attending school in-service training and courses and to share information with colleagues and to gain the skills required to support children with a range of SEN
  • Assist with the preparation of the classroom, tidying up of the classrooms, maintenance of equipment after each session as well as preparation of learning resources under the direction of the class teacher
  • Help carry out the individual programmes of pupils as agreed with the class teacher, keeping records as required including marking of pupils’ work and maintenance of learning journals and exercise books
  • Contribute to the systems of recording pupils progress and attainment

Further details about the role

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Positive experience of working with children in an educational setting/primary age children/special needs children desirable but not required
  • Knowledge of Special Educational Needs or a willingness to learn
  • Able to demonstrate an interest in working with and interacting with children
  • A basic understanding of principles of child development and learning processes
  • An understanding of/and the ability to comply with the school’s Child Protection, Health and Safety, Equal Opportunities policies and to implement the Behaviour and other relevant policies in the school
  • Good communication and listening skills
  • Able to use basic Word processing, email and databases well enough for school-based record keeping

Commitment to safeguarding

Our school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be required to undertake an enhanced criminal record check via the DBS.

Following recommendations from Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSIE)for an additional pre employment check with effect 1 Sept 22, please note, an online search may form part of this recruitment process.

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About Castle Wood Special School

School type
Special school, ages 3 to 11
School size
160 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 11

Castle Wood is an outstanding special school. We have 160 primary aged pupils with a broad spectrum of need - PMLD, SLD, ASD, social and communication difficulties and some complex behaviour challenges. We are passionate about teaching and learning and making a difference in children’s lives. Our vision is “Together, children first” as we recognise that everyone has a part to play in our pupils fulfilling their potential. Ofsted have judged us ‘outstanding’ in our last two inspections, recognising the warm relationships and the progress children in our school are making.

Arranging a visit to Castle Wood Special School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email cwhr@castlewood.coventry.sch.uk.

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