11 days remaining to apply

  • Start date details

    September 2024

  • Closing date

    30 June 2024 at 3pm

  • Date listed

    23 May 2024

Job details

Job role

  • HLTA (higher level teaching assistant)
  • Learning support or cover supervisor
  • Other support roles

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Full time, term time: 37 Hours Per Week 39 Weeks Per Year (Term time including INSET days)

Contract type

Permanent

Full-time equivalent salary

FTE £29,477 to £31,645 per annum

Pay scale

Bucks pay range 4 - Salary £24,998 to £26,837 approx. gross per annum

What skills and experience we're looking for

Ideal candidates for this role will have experience of working with young people who have a range of special educational and complex needs either in a special school or similar setting, or maybe through a different job role. You will be able to liaise with other professionals in order to carry out recommendations required and also work on your own initiative. A good working knowledge of ICT to be able to effectively support learning and a commitment to training is expected. Resilience, common sense and a commitment to working as part of a team are also key attributes. Please see the candidate pack for further details

What the school offers its staff

Booker Park is a member of the Vale Federation of Special Schools, together with thesecondary and post-16 school Stocklake Park. With 237 pupils currently on roll, Booker Park caters for primaryaged children with a broad diversity of complex needs including profound and multiple, severe and moderatelearning difficulties. Almost half of the pupils have an additional diagnosis of an autistic spectrum condition. We are fortunate enough to have wonderful facilities including two large halls, a computer suite, hydrotherapy pool, soft play room, an observational mirror room, dark room and sensory theatre. We have purpose built outdoor spaces including a MUGA (multi use games area), climbing castle, pirate ship and sensory path which are available to all pupils. We are close to bus and train links and on-site parking is available for all staff.

Further details about the role

As an Assistant Teacher the successful candidate will work with the class teacher in lesson planning, evaluating and adjusting lesson/work plans as appropriate. You will assist with the development and implementation of individual education and personal care plans, attending to personal hygiene needs and administering medicines. You will be required to lead whole classes during the teacher’s non-contact time and also during the short-term absence of the teacher. Comprehensive training is provided as appropriate to the role with a brand new continued professional development programme allowing every staff member opportunities to develop and flourish.

Part of the Vale Federation of Schools, Booker Park School is a primary special school.

With 237 pupils on roll, Booker Park caters for primary aged children with a broad diversity of complex needs including profound and multiple, severe and moderate learning difficulties. Almost half of the pupils have an additional diagnosis of an autistic spectrum condition. We look for all our young people to be successful learners enabling them to achieve their potential in a caring and supportive environment. We provide high quality education and care and students have access to a range of therapies, multi-agency professionals and a team of therapists who support students’ needs. We offer an excellent training package for staff together with a fantastic opportunity to become part of an innovative and forward thinking team who are providing a therapeutic and unique learning environment for its pupils.

Commitment to safeguarding

The Vale Federation of Schools is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff, workers and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be required to provide two satisfactory references, undertake pre-employment checks including a health check and have a cleared Enhanced Disclosure & Barring check. An online search (including social media) will be carried out for all shortlisted candidates as part of our recruitment process.

Applying for the job

If you're interested in teaching or training to teach in England as an international citizen, we can help you understand your next steps.

Please download the application form using the link below, and once completed send to recruitment@thevalefederation.com

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About Booker Park Community School

School type
Special school, ages 3 to 11
School size
238 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 11
Phone number
01296 427221

Booker Park School is a special school meeting the needs of primary age pupils with a range of complex needs. These may include moderate or severe learning difficulties, autism, physical and other sensory disabilities, and sometimes challenging behaviour as a consequence of these difficulties. We look for all our young people to be successful learners enabling them to achieve in a caring and supportive environment. Together we work to provide the best that we possibly can to support all their unique learning needs.

Booker Park School is a member of the Vale Federation of Special Schools, together with the secondary school Stocklake Park, and its post-16 site Harding House.

Arranging a visit to Booker Park Community School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email recruitment@thevalefederation.com.

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