Good standard of education especially with regard to literacy and numeracy skills.
Previous experience in an education environment
Experience of working with students, parents and professionals
Experience of training and knowledge in relation to the code of practice
Experience and understanding of safeguarding and child protection procedures
Good verbal and written communication skills appropriate to the need to communicate effectively with colleagues, students, parents/carers and other professionals
Ability to work constructively as part of a team, understanding school roles and responsibilities including own
Good standard of numeracy and literacy skills
Ability to use basic ICT packages and equipment effectively
Ability to absorb and understand a wide range of information
Basic understanding of child development and learning principles
Good working knowledge of behaviour management strategies
Good understanding and experience of effective strategies and interventions to support pupils with SEND
GCSE Maths and English grade C or equivalent
NVQ Level 3 or 4 for Teaching Assistants, a teaching qualification, degree or equivalent
Experience of managing staff
Understanding of National and Local Policies for SEND
Working knowledge of national curriculum and other basic learning programmes / strategies
Working knowledge of relevant policies and procedures, and awareness of relevant legislation
Spencer Academies Trust is a multi-academy trust with schools across the East Midlands, and with a strategic focus on Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire.
A high performing regional MAT with a national reputation for excellence, Spencer Academies Trust schools include primary, secondary and sixth form provision. Our academies work across highly diverse city and rural communities, including a strong presence in Derby and Nottingham. Standards and expectations in trust schools are high – and the trust focus on rapid improvement on the journey to outstanding education delivery.
Spencer Academies Trust is an educational charity, Multi-Academy Trust and Sponsor of Academies. We have approaching 18000 children and young people in our academies and employ more than 2200 teachers, leaders and educational support professionals across the East Midlands. We aspire to be a leading regional high performing Trust, with a national reputation for excellence.
We currently have 17 primary academies, 8 secondary academies and one primary aged special school in our family of schools. All of our schools benefit from the collaboration and added value that being a member of our Trust offers, and share our values and beliefs. Spencer Trust academies share an ambition to deliver results that compete with the very highest performing schools in the country, and deliver a curriculum for students that is underpinned by breadth, opportunity and quality: one that seeks to give young people the opportunity to develop into well rounded global citizens that believe they can influence positive change in the world.
Our Mission is to deliver the best possible outcomes for children and young people.
Spencer Academies Trust is an exceptional Trust, providing an outstanding education for local children.
Arnold Hill Spencer Academy are seeking to appoint a full time, permanent Higher Level Teaching Assistant responsible for cognition and learning who will be part of a strong and experienced learning support team.
This is a responsible role, which will make an important contribution to the academy’s Inclusion Team. We are looking for staff with experience and enthusiasm to work with pupils with a range of special needs and disabilities including autism, social, emotional and mental health difficulties. You will need to be able to work flexibly to meet the changing needs of pupils. You will be joining a forward looking and dynamic team which is warm and friendly, but which has high expectations of everyone.
Spencer Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our students and all posts are subject to enhanced DBS with children’s barred list checks and completion of Level 2 safeguarding training.
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