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  • Expected start date

    4 January 2022

  • Application deadline

    1 December 2021 at 9:00am

  • Date listed

    18 November 2021

Job details

Job role
Teaching assistant
SEND responsibilities (special educational needs and disabilities)
Working pattern
Will consider full time, term time
Contract type
Fixed term (2022 - 2025)

Job summary

NJC point 7 £20,092 pro rata for 31 hours 40 mins per week TTO.

The school is seeking to recruit an enthusiastic Learning Support Assistant to join a busy and successful SEN department. This post has arisen due to the awarding of external funding to support a student with an EHCP. The post is a temporary contract until July 2025 due to external funding. The successful candidate would ideally have experience as a Level 2 or Level 3 Teaching Assistant though training would be offered.

Clear communication and commitment to working with staff, students and parents are essential in order to provide the best learning experiences for SEND students both inside and outside the classroom. We are looking for a dynamic colleague who is passionate about making a difference to the lives of young people. Our students are enthusiastic, well-behaved and have high aspirations. We are looking for a colleague who can offer additional support for those students who need it.

The role involves working with the school’s SENCO to offer in-class support, leading 1:1 and small group interventions and supporting teaching with teaching and learning for a student with additional needs. Being able to establish positive, professional and productive relationships as well as a robust understanding of planning, adapting and leading high quality in class support for students is key to this post.

King Edward VI Handsworth School is a warm and caring school which values all aspects of education as part of a broad and balanced curriculum. We have a thriving extra-curricular provision for students and place professional learning for staff at the centre of what we do. The successful candidate will be joining an outstanding girls’ grammar school which is part of the King Edward VI Academy Trust in Birmingham. Please download the job description, application form and department information from our website. Applications can be made by sending a completed application form, covering letter including the names and addresses of two referees, to the Headmistress, Mrs A Whittall.

Closing date: Wednesday 1st December 9:00am

Interviews: w/c 6th December 2021

King Edward VI Handsworth School for Girls 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 applicant will be subject to an enhanced DBS Check.
Love of learning, Pride in diversity, Excellence for all.

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School overview

School type
Academy, Christian, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
School size
1176 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Contact phone number

About King Edward VI Handsworth School

King Edward VI Handsworth School for Girls is an 11-18 selective girls’ school. We are an academy, a member of the King Edward VI Multi Academy Trust and the King Edward VI Foundation in Birmingham. The school has been situated on Rose Hill Road, Handsworth since 1911. Our facilities are excellent and provide a 21st century learning environment. Our school is built on a pleasant, enclosed campus, close to the centre of Birmingham. The main building was constructed in 1911 and contains some excellent specialist teaching rooms and a beautiful hall. As a school we are committed to offering vibrant extra-curricular activities in which participation is valued and celebrated. We understand that there is far more to education than the learning that takes place in the classroom and there is always an activity available for those who want to get involved. We believe students should take advantage of the opportunities provided; they will meet new friends from other classes and years; and learn a new skill or see a subject in a different light. Our extracurricular timetable changes termly to allow for a wide range of sports, societies and clubs. Many of these groups are led by our Sixth Form students who wish to share their passion for a subject or activity. We have a strong musical tradition with choirs, orchestras and numerous instrumental lessons. Drama flourishes and we have several clubs run as well as our school production and joint ventures with King Edward VI Aston School, King Edward VI Handsworth Grammar School and King Edward VI Handsworth Wood Girls’ Academy. Teams represent us in all the major sports. A contribution to the life of the School is expected from students and staff alike. Charity fundraising is an integral part of the school year. Students and staff commit themselves with great enthusiasm to a range of original fundraising events. We support a range of causes each year; Comic Relief, Sports Relief, LEPRA, Pink Day and Children in Need. Our biggest events are the annual Race for Life Pink Day held each year and Children in Need week which comprises of a series of form organised fund raising activities. As a result, we raise over £15,000 each year for the organisations we support. Whilst we may be a school steeped in tradition and history, something of which we are fiercely proud, we are also an ambitious, forward-thinking and outward-facing school. From this basis we are able to help our students face and meet the challenges of a fast-paced and ever-changing world.

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School location

Rose Hill Road, Birmingham, West Midlands, B21 9AR

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