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  • Job start date

    31 August 2023

  • Closing date

    19 June 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    26 May 2023

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1, Key stage 2, Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Part time: 32.5 hours per week, term time only Mon - Fri, 6.5 hours per day

Contract type

Permanent

Full-time equivalent salary

£21,968-£24,054 pro rata

Actual salary

£16,597-18,752 per annum

Pay scale

GLPC-D SCP 6-11

What skills and experience we're looking for

We are seeking a proactive, enthusiastic, qualified and experienced Teaching Assistant with a strong background/interest in the field of SEN and Disability, ideally with Special School experience. A particular interest in supporting the learning of pupils with SLD/ASD who have challenging behaviours linked to their disability would be an advantage, as would experience of supporting the learning of children and young people with PMLD. The school would very much welcome applications from graduates with a degree in a relevant field as listed at the bottom of the NCC job description, who have a strong interest in/experience of this sector, and/or who might be considering a teaching career. Similarly, we would welcome applications from strong candidates who are nearing the end of their NVQ3 course in STL or other qualifications as detailed at the bottom of the job description. If in doubt re your qualifications, please contact Patricia Lewis (Headteacher) before you apply, as below – applications will only be considered at this level if you meet the NCC qualification criteria.

The focus of a TA2 post at our school is to support personalised learning at all levels, as part of a team - this includes teaching, learning, assessment, behaviour management, and care; the successful candidate will be expected to be proactive in seeking and developing their own CPD. The school provides training in areas such as Communication, Makaton, PSHE/RSE, Behaviour and Physical Intervention (we use NCC Approach), Moving and Handling, and Personal and Intimate Care (see appendix) to maximise access to learning. We also ensure access to multi-disciplinary training in physical management, and health tasks such as gastrostomy feeds, as appropriate.

What the school offers its staff

Oak Field School is Special School for 166 pupils aged 3-19 with a wide range of learning and physical disabilities, broadly SLD (severe learning difficulties) and PMLD (profound and multiple learning difficulties). This includes some pupils with challenging behaviours linked to SLD, some pupils with ASC, and some pupils with sensory and/or complex health needs. This is a permanent full-time post, to start on Thursday 31st August 2023; there is also the possibility of a 1-year temporary post.

Since Oak Field is a unique specialised educational setting, we strongly advise that before you apply for this post you have a detailed look at our website (oakfieldschool.org.uk), especially the 4-minute video and the Learning At Home tab, then have an informal telephone conversation with Patricia Lewis (Headteacher) to discuss this post further. This opportunity is available between 9.30am and 5pm, and we cannot stress enough how important this is, to support your application. Please note we are on half term in the week beginning Monday 29th May.

Although TAs work in a specific class, candidates are appointed to the school, rather than to a specific KS, to a particular area of Learning Difficulty, or to a particular pupil (class placement changes annually, by negotiation), and are expected to participate actively in the wider life and enrichment activities of the school


Further details about the role

Working hours for this post are Mon-Fri 8.50am-3.50pm, with 30 minutes lunchbreak,

Applications close on: Monday 18th June at 9am.

Provisional interview date: Week beginning Monday 26th June

For the Personal Statement section of the application form, please write a covering letter (2 sides max)

outlining your experience, knowledge, skills and abilities in relation to this post.


Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
medical
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

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About Oak Field School

School type
Special school, ages 3 to 19
School size
161 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 19
Phone number
0115 9153265

Oak Field School is a Special School for 168 pupils aged 3 – 19 with a wide range of learning difficulties (SLD, PMLD, ASD and CLDD) and/or physical disabilities, including complex health needs, sensory needs, and some challenging behaviours linked to disability.

Arranging a visit to Oak Field School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email admin@oakfield.nottingham.sch.uk.

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