High Needs Teaching Assistant 30 hours per week

The Commonweal School, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN1 4JE

This job expired on 8 August 2022

  • Expected start date

    1 September 2022

  • Application deadline

    8 August 2022 at 9am

  • Date listed

    25 July 2022

Job details

Working pattern

Contract type

Fixed term (Contract until 21st July 2023)

Annual or full time equivalent salary

£20,559 fte

Actual salary

£14,271 per annum

High Needs Teaching Assistant 30 hours per week job summary

We are looking for an experienced Teaching Assistant to join the school. You will provide support to a specific student who was born with Goldenhar Syndrome, without a right eye or ear and with butterfly vertebrae. The student has been diagnosed with congenital Horizontal Nystagmus, an involuntary movement of the eye that affects visual acuity and needs support to access materials and resources within the classroom. The student has also been diagnosed with ASC, the successful candidate needs to be aware of this and have experience in managing students with ASC. The successful candidate will be trained on using a tracheotomy, as well as trained on Connect & Learn to support access to the curriculum and independence. The student uses this device in lessons.

The successful candidate will be expected to support other students throughout the school when the named student isn’t in school for any reason e.g. study leave/absences.

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About The Commonweal School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 19
Education phase
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School size
1408 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 19
Contact phone number
01793 612727

Good organisational skills, flexible working practices and patience are also essential. Confidence and sensitivity are essential in providing often intimate personal care, management of personal care plans and delivery of medication – training will be provided for successful applicants.
Commonweal School is a forward looking single status academy striving for academic excellence. We seek to provide a high level of support and professional development for all staff. We are committed to realising our aim, which is to be known as a provider of high quality education for all our students, achieved by focusing on teaching and learning and the performing arts. We have two Specialist Resource Provisions, one for Physical Disabilities and one for Specific Learning Difficulties, both of which are an integral part of Commonweal life.

From September 2014 our new Sixth Form provision has enhanced and extended the school’s excellent curriculum, creating significant opportunities for up to 300 students to achieve their potential. Based in a purpose built three storey centre it offers an outstanding environment in which our students can succeed and grow, within a warm, caring and creative atmosphere.

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