Deadline is today

  • Expected start date

    As soon as possible

  • Application deadline

    28 November 2021 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    4 November 2021

Job details

Job role
Teaching assistant
SEND responsibilities (special educational needs and disabilities)
Working pattern
Part time
Hours/Contract: Term-time, Part-time, Permanent. 31.25 hours per week, 39 weeks per year
Contract type
Permanent
Annual or full time equivalent (FTE) salary
Grade F, £20,903 rising to a maximum of £22,183, per annum, pro-rata
Actual salary
Actual Salary: £15,643 rising to a maximum of £16,601 per annum

Job summary

The Role: The Springfields Academy is a Reach South Academy for young people aged 5-19 with autism. We have 170 pupils attending our Calne site and 40 pupils at our Satellite provision in Salisbury. Our goal is to build safe independent lives for autistic young people through support, understanding and enablement.
These are exciting times. In September 2022 we will open a new 150 place Free School in Salisbury and move our current provision (for 40 pupils) at the Sarum Academy site, into this larger and more purpose equipped facility. This role will be a part of that transfer process. The successful applicant will be part of the team who will make that move a success.
We are looking for 2 Autism Support Workers (ASW) to work alongside the teacher to deliver a personalised autism friendly academic and social skills curriculum, as well as to support the families to implement functional skills within the home and community.
Springfields is a fantastic, vibrant and caring community that engages pupils and develops positive attitudes to learning. Our autism approach is accessed by all our pupils and is personalised to meet specific needs. All our pupils have an education, health and care plan.

The Person: The position of Autism Support Worker (ASW) is an exciting opportunity for a passionate and compassionate individual to lead lessons, interventions and support our learners with autism.
Key skills:
• To have a good knowledge and understanding of autism and social communication needs and appropriate strategies to support pupils with this need. E.g. TEACCH
• To have knowledge and understanding of social, emotional & mental health needs and cognitive needs, that affect children and young people’s development.
• Excellent listening skills
• An ability to build strong, trusting relationships
• To be resilient and able to take regular responsibility for agreed learning /activities
• Promote and support the inclusion of all pupils in the learning and social skills activities
• To use positive and personalised anxiety management strategies

Applying for the job

Next Steps: So if you have any queries about this role, please get in touch with Rebecca Deacon: rdeacon@springfields.wilts.sch.uk If you are experiencing any technical issues, please contact recruitment@reachsouth.org for support.

All applications to be made directly through TES.

Closing date: for applications is Sunday 28th November 2021 at Midnight.

Interview Date: Interviews will be held on week commencing 6th December 2021.

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Supporting documents

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School overview

School type
Academy, ages 5 to 19
Education phase
School size
205 pupils enrolled
Age range
5 to 19
Contact phone number
01752422955

About The Springfields Academy

School Background: The Springfields Academy is an academy over two sites in Calne and Salisbury. This includes a residential provision at our Calne academy. We aspire to build safe independent lives for autistic young people through support, understanding and enablement. Additionally, we are a ‘National Autistic Society Accredited Provision’ with over 90% of the current cohort having a diagnosis of Autism. All students have the potential to access a primary/secondary curriculum.
We are an acknowledged centre of excellence for Autism; we are highly reflective in our practices, and are continually working to improve our provision and practices. We provide a personalised curriculum journey that enables leaners with a diagnosis of autism to develop skills in areas of need and to overcome their barriers to learning. The drive to build ‘safe Independent lives’ shapes this curriculum and everything else that we do. The Academy has a PAN of 190.
Trust Background: 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 14 academies in Plymouth, Bournemouth, Dorset 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.

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 is committed to ensuring that there is no discrimination on the grounds of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage/civil partnership, pregnancy, maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation at any stage of the recruitment process or in the terms and conditions offered to new employees, or promoted employees.

School location

Curzon Street, Calne, Wiltshire, SN11 0DS

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